gaslight: There's multiple ways of saying the same thing. In finance, we say stop throwing good money after bad, in the military they said never reenforce a loss. Ultimately, management is to blame. At some point the 'no' word needed to be used rather than repeatedly doubling down on losses.Perhaps the memory of Star Wars was in some peoples' minds. Twentieth Century was apparently close to going under in 1976-77 and so when Lucas came back post shoot having blown 90 per cent of his special effects budget setting up computers for this weird thing called motion control, and asked for more money, some wise person there said 'Bet the farm'. They did and it worked out, however, a light comedy is not likely to be that kind of block buster. Maybe Back to the Future is the closes example of a picture in trouble -- needing to recast the lead and start shooting from scratch -- where a reinvestment is made and it worked out. This kind of thing where scenes are being shot twice and three teams of editors not talking to each other indicates chaos and not a creative bet.
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