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Kevin Costner Criticizes the Concept of Director’s Cuts in Films

Kevin Costner Criticizes the Concept of Director's Cuts in Films
Kevin Costner's Horizon (Kevin Costner)

Kevin Costner, known for his roles in iconic films like “Dances with Wolves” and “The Untouchables,” has taken a firm stance against the recent trend of director’s cuts in Hollywood.

In an interview with Empire Magazine, Costner expressed his belief that the version of a movie shown in theaters is the true director’s cut, asserting, “The movie I make is the director’s cut.”

Costner’s comments come in the wake of the fan-driven campaign for Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of “Justice League,” which has prompted other directors to seek their own unfiltered cuts of their films.

While some filmmakers, like Ridley Scott and Peter Jackson with “The Lord of the Rings” extended editions, have found success with director’s cuts, Costner remains steadfast in his traditionalist approach to movie releases.

Kevin Costner’s Horizon (Kevin Costner)

Despite the growing popularity of director’s cuts, Costner’s views reflect a preference for the original theatrical versions of films. He joins a chorus of voices in Hollywood who believe that the initial release of a movie represents the director’s vision in its purest form.

Costner’s commitment to preserving the cinematic experience is evident in his latest project, “Horizon: An American Saga,” a four-part epic ode to classic Westerns.

Despite warnings against making the film for the big screen, Costner has invested heavily in the project, which explores the divide among American states before, during, and after the Civil War.

Kevin Costner’s Horizon (Kevin Costner)

While the first chapter of “Horizon” received mixed reviews following its premiere at Cannes, Costner remains dedicated to the theatrical experience, believing in both the big screen and the future of television.

As the debate over director’s cuts continues in Hollywood, Costner’s stance serves as a reminder of the importance of the original vision of filmmakers and the unique experience of seeing a film in theaters.

Jolina Rosales
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Jolina is a movie enthusiast from Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. She enjoys reviewing the latest Hollywood blockbusters and indie films. You can connect with her at [email protected].

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