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5 stars goes to the movie not the directors expanded version
on November 27, 2012
First and foremost, I must say that I absolutely love this movie! I could not find myself to take off any stars because I feel I would be doing an injustice to the magnificent actors and actresses that starred in it. 2 days before receiving the directors expanded version by mail, I watched the theatrical version through you tube (thank goodness for the generous soul who uploaded that version). I completely and utterly agree with the masses, when they say, that the important lines that help create the movie are missing in this version.
It is very difficult to understand why Mr. Mann would choose to delete such monumental lines from the movie. Specifically referring to this scene:Hawkeye: He said "Do not try to understand them". Cora Munro: What? Hawkeye: Yes, and, "do not try to make them understand you. That is because they are a breed apart and make no sense".(I almost threw something at my flat screen while watching this version becasue this line was not in it!!!) A big portion of the movie is made up of picturesque scenes that complete this film, and those too were shortened by this version! In any case, I will definitely be buying the Definitive version