The woman in the window Director Joe Wright said the Netflix version of the film is not the film he originally made.
The 2021 thriller, in which Amy Adams plays an agoraphobic doctor who begins spying on her neighbors, was not well-received by critics, who called it “stunning” and likened it to “the wreckage of a car crash.”
It had a rocky road to the big screen: after poor reception from test audiences, its October 2019 release was pushed back to May 2020 while reshoots and rewrites took place under Disney and 20th Century Fox. Disney then sold the film’s rights to Netflix after its theatrical release was canceled due to Covid.
Speak with vulture In a new interview, Wright said, “It’s been a long, drawn out, frustrating experience. The film that was eventually released was not the film I originally made.
“It’s been watered down a lot. In my original conception it was much more brutal. Both aesthetically, with really fucking hard cuts and really brutal music – Trent Reznor did an incredible score for it, which was aggressive and hardcore – and in his portrayal of Anna, Amy Adam’s character, which was a lot messier and kind of despicable in a lot of ways. “
He added, “Unfortunately, audiences like women who are nice in their films. They don’t want to see them get messy and ugly and dark and drunk and take pills.
“It’s okay for men to be like that, but not for women. So the whole thing was watered down to be something it wasn’t.”
Wright said it would be too expensive to release another cut, adding, “It was very different. I will be wrong. It could just be that it was a film that didn’t work, and that’s okay too.
“We have the right to fail as artists. We have to keep pushing ourselves. You have to come in with a pretty decent batting average, but if you’re not doing the odd film or two that doesn’t work, you’re not trying damn hard enough.”
Wright has also directed the hit films Atonement, darkest hour and Cyrano.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-woman-in-the-window-netflix-b2038745.html ‘The Woman in the Window’ director says mocked Netflix movie ‘wasn’t the movie I originally made’