This could even dovetail with the Michael Bay conversation, I'm not sure.
I just read an interesting quote about the new Harry Potter movie. Apparently director David Yates and cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel's first cut of the film used a funky, bold unusual color scheme that Daniel Radcliffe calls "surreal".
But Warner Brothers didn't like it, and Yates and Delbonnel recolored the film to make it much more straightforward.
Yates states "We'd done a few wacky things originally, and in fairness to the studio, they are very sophisticated in their artistic sensibilities, but they do have to be very aware of what works in the marketplace".
Apparently Joe Sixpack doesn't like his Harry Potter movies surreal.
Good thing, bad thing? At what point should commercial concerns override the director's vision?
And who wishes they could see the original cut?