PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A study in fear escalates into a heart-stopping nightmare for a professor and three subjects trapped in a mysterious mansion.
This is the third movie composed by the late Oscar Winner Jerry Goldsmith which was plagued by production problems during the making or in post production in 1999. The others include The Mummy, which was a box office hit but had problems on set including the near death of Brendan Fraser during the hanging scene with Goldsmith himself not too happy with what writing the music for and The 13th Warrior starring Antonio Banderas in which the film was delayed from its' original May 1998 scheduled release date under the films' original title, Eaters of the Dead, which was based on the book by Michael Crichton in which after the film was screened and studio executives were not happy with Director John McTiernan's cut of the film, Crichton himself took over the project and reshot alot of material and hired Goldsmith who was Crichton's most trusted musical collaborator to replace the score originally written by Graeme Revell and retitled the movie. This film also suffered the same problem as The 13th Warrior, in which Steven Spielberg was not happy with the cut assembled by Director Jan DeBont and ordered reshoots to be done against DeBont's wishes which put more emphasis on the house itself and more visual effects than the psychological story that DeBont was trying to tell. Spielberg prevailed at the end and would be the one involved in the post production of the film and hiring Goldsmith for the music, which he coincidentally did for Poltergeist 17 years earlier.
You already owe two months worth of rent.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: It's mine, and you're not taking it away.
Jane: Read the will, Nell. It states in plain language, the executor shall have the right to dispose of any and all personal property, as he shall see fit.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: He's not even real...
After the portrait of Hugh is marked up with red paint, it is said that, "Mrs. Dudley will take care of it," and the effort to remove the paint is seen later. However, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley left early on with the injured people to get help. Additionally, they locked in everyone who remained in the house from outside the gate.
At the beginning, the music from Dreamwork's studio is not heard. Instead we hear the strange noises from inside Hill House.
Allegedly, there was a love scene between Theo and Nell which was removed to ensure a PG-13 rating. Portions of the footage have since been destroyed, although the soundtrack still exists. The scene was only 45 seconds long.
$33,435,140 25 July 1999
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