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What The First
Rough Cut Of
Nope Was Like
By DON KAYE
A rough cut edits the footage recorded from the film to give the director a better idea of what the final version might look like. Editor Nicholas Monsour for Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” recently revealed to Looper what the first rough cut of the sci-fi thriller was like.
Monsour said that director Jordan Peele had more room to experiment while shooting, resulting in an abundance of material, but Peele always had a clear vision of the movie. Monsour explained that some cuts “are the result of an extreme delusion on the part of the director where somehow, they thought this was all going to go into a movie and they don't know what to do.”
However, this wasn’t the case with “Nope,” and Monsour said, "it felt less like a much bigger story that we had to structurally alter, and more like the movie plus an exploration of each setting and each character that was more in depth [...] the story was pretty much the same in the four-hour version as it is in the two-hour-and-10-minute version."