If you've ever been curious about how a movie is budgeted. . .

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  1. Guestx

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    Here's the full 79-page breakdown of the budget for M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (originally called The Woods):



    Plenty of enlightening shit here. M. Night gets $7.2 million for story rights alone but, if I'm reading this right, only $230K to direct. 15 Year Old Boy on Stump walks away with $13K. Roger Deakins only gets $385K but the composer gets $1.2 million?

    $184K on film stock. $20K on photocopies. $90K on cell phones?!

    Fascinating shit. check it out.

    EDIT: I guess you gotta click the little imgur logo in the upper left to go to the actual page.
     
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  2. DrDune

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    ive sat on a stump for much less than 13k
     
  3. Irenaeus

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    I'm going to have to put off looking at this, but as a pretty big fan of both movies and data, thanks for posting it.
     
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  4. Guestx

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    I'm not sure I've ever heard someone refer to himself as a "fan of data" before. But I'm glad you're excited about this.
     
  5. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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  6. Peteyandjia

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    James Newton Howard deserves that 1.2 mil.

    The Village score is amazing
     
  7. Guestx

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    But is it 3x more amazing than Deakins' beautiful cinematography?
     
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  8. Irenaeus

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    Few other tools we have for understanding reality is something we can so easily and objectively share with others; It builds a solid foundation for the shaky house that is the rest of our thoughts, speculations and discourses. I love seeing the numbers behind mostly everything.
     
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    We are quite the opposite in that regard. Throw a bunch of numbers at me and my eyes immediately glaze over.
     
  10. Peteyandjia

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    Hard to answer that, apples & ohrangutangs. Deakins is brilliant.

    The Village was JNH's 4th rodeo with M. Night though, so maybe he was getting that extra inside-circle scratch.
     
  11. RJ43

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    I wonder how much money I'd need to fund The Sherdog Movie.
     
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  12. Guestx

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    It's a gorgeous movie. But the score is also great. So much came together to make that film what it is.

    I just don't think a legend like Deakins should only be making 1/3 what the composer is making.


    I'd guess that has something to do with it.
     
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    TAKE MY 1.2 MIL MONEY
     
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    Depends on if you go with pre-op trannies or post-op.
     
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    Just get a woman and a prosthetic penis. Probably cheaper and you don't have to worry about renting separate tranny toilets.

    I'd like to see the napkin that Robert Rodriquez wrote the budget for "El Mariachi" on.

    24k to drive the director around for 11 weeks. And Uber say they're the best paying driving jobs.
     
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    How much does he usually get paid for a movie? What do DPs make in general?
     
  17. Guestx

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    I'm actually not sure. I haven't seen that much info on DP earnings. But it should be equal, or should surpass, the composer. The visual look of the film is so important. If I had to choose, I'd say it's more important than the score frankly. Film is a visual medium first and foremost.
     
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    How'd you get this? @shadow_priest_x
     
  19. Guestx

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    Just ran across it online looking for the budget for The Village.
     
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  20. A.A. Riggs

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    Consider Howard created the music while Deakins had more supervision and instruction.
     

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