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    John Krasinski Teared Up From A Heartfelt Line Change, And 14 Other Times Script Changes Either Helped Or Hurt A Film

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    There are so many moving pieces behind-the-scenes of our favourite media that help it get from just being an idea to a thing on our screens — from test audiences to studios having the final say over the directors, it's a lot.

    1. Get Out

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    I think we can all appreciate the lighthearted and hopeful ending of this film that made it to the big screen when compared to the ending from the original script that did not go over well with test audiences

    In what is now considered the "alternate ending", thanks to the scene being featured on the Blu-ray/DVD, we see the film conclude with the gut-punching sequence of Chris ending up in prison for the murder of Rose and her family — despite his actions being purely self-defence. 

    This original ending came from Peele's need to address that we're not living in a post-racial world, telling BuzzFeed, "The ending in that era was meant to say, 'Look, you think race isn’t an issue? Well at the end, we all know this is how this movie would end right here.’"

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    However, as America started to talk about race more realistically in the wake of multiple racially-motivated tragedies, Peele felt that the story needed "a hero" and the audience needed "an escape", and we got the cheer-worthy finale we now love Get Out for.

    2. The Evil Dead (1981)

    3. Jaws (1975)

    Watch the ~iconic~ ending we all know and love:

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    4. Don't Worry Darling

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    5. Fatal Attraction

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    6. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    7. Death Becomes Her

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    8. Edward Scissorhands

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    It's a little hard to imagine, but in contrast to the 150 total words the titular character speaks (seen above), Edward was way more conversational in the original script.

    Johnny Depp explained in a 2020 interview at the Zurich Film Festival, that he actually cut around "85% of dialogue" that Edward would've had. He felt that due to the isolation of the character, it made more sense that his "vocabulary would be limited".

    In my opinion, this change really added to the depth of Edward, and I can't imagine the version of the film where he speaks 85% more.

    9. The Crow: City of Angels

    10. The Descent

    11. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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    12. Escape Room (2019)

    13. Bird Box

    14. Happy Death Day

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    15. A Quiet Place

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    Such a small script change can make a moment between two characters that much more impactful, and the change in John Krasinski's character's last words in this film proves that. 

    His character, who would use sign language to communicate, was written to just sign "I love you" before sacrificing himself. However, because of a suggestion from co-star Millicent Simmonds, Krasinski's character signs "I've always loved you" as his final words instead, signifying his love throughout everything. 

    My heart is breaking, brb. 

    Is there a film that you'd like to see the original version of? Let us know in the comments!