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Scary Movie 2000 - 88 Min Commedia

The series continued with Scream 3, which premiered on February 3, 2000, at the AMC Avco theater in Westwood, California[24] and was generally released on February 4, 2000. Like previous entries, the film was directed by Craven, but Williamson was unable to formulate a complete script due to his commitment to the short-lived television series Wasteland and his original film Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999). Consequently, he wound up being replaced by Ehren Kruger who finalized a script based on several ideas supplied by Williamson. Set in 2000, the film focuses on Sidney Prescott who faces a new Ghostface killer and the truth about her mother that led to the start of the Ghostface killings. The film, like its predecessors, featured characters who were self-aware of horror conventions, in this case the rules and structure of the final entry in a movie trilogy. Scream 3 was less successful than the previous two installments, commentators noting that the film had become akin to the horror films it originally parodied in Scream and Scream 2. Others were critical of the change in tone, focusing more on humor instead of horror and violence. However, critics who reacted positively were supportive of this change in tone and praised the film for successfully completing the film trilogy.[25] The movie and its themes were re-evaluated and examined in the wake of the MeToo movement.[11][4]

Scary Movie 2000 - 88 min Commedia

Filming for Scream 3 began on July 6, 1999, in and around Hollywood, Los Angeles, in the areas of San Fernando Valley, Macarthur Park, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills and Silverlake,[129] with a $40 million budget and wrapped on September 29, 1999.[104] The isolated home of Campbell's character is situated in Topanga Canyon and Cox's character is introduced in a classroom at UCLA.[109] A scene where Campbell's character is pursued through movie set replicas of locations from Scream was not scripted but the sets were built because Craven knew he wanted to revisit the original film in some way, after which they wrote the scene around the set.[109] Due to the constantly changing script used for the film, which would often be usable on the day of filming, the production filmed large amounts of footage of different variations of the same scenes in order that, should the script again change, they would ideally have a scene they could use without having to film new ones at a later date. In particular, the opening scene had three variants and the three-minute scene featuring the character of Randy Meeks had two-hours of filmed footage.[109] The ending too was refilmed in January 2000, three months after principal photography finished, adding in the character of Mark Kincaid (Patrick Dempsey) and having Campbell's character beaten and then shot by Ghostface after it was decided she defeated him too easily.[109][111] So in flux was the script that the final scene of the movie was filmed with three variants of Dempsey's character, one with him absent, one with his arm in bandages and one with him in a normal condition as they were unsure of what his fate would be.[109]

The original Scream has remained the most successful of the series, accruing a US$173,046,663 gross worldwide and receiving a largely positive critical reception, closely followed by Scream 2 with less than $1 million separating their respective box-office takings. Despite competition from other big name films during its release, including Tom Cruise's Jerry Maguire and Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!, its release date of December 20, during the Christmas season, and Variety labeling it "DOA" before it was even released,[107] Scream became the surprise hit of the year and continued to show in cinemas for nearly eight months.[107][125] By late 1998, Scream 2 broke December opening weekend records for its box-office takings in 1997 and held the record until December 15, 2000, being replaced by What Women Want (2000).[120][158] Unlike the first two movies, Scream 3 was not well received critically and made less domestically at the box office (though still did very well), taking $89.1 million, compared to Scream and Scream 2 with $103 million and $101.1 million respectively. The takings of all three installments remained relatively equal in other territories with less than $2 million separating them. Scream is currently the 518th highest-grossing movie worldwide, followed by Scream 2 at 520 and Scream 3 at 616. As of 2011, Scream remains the highest-grossing film in the slasher genre, followed by Scream 2 and Scream 3 at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.[9] Scream 4 underperformed domestically, grossing just less than its $40 million budget, making $38.2 million in the United States and Canada. It did better internationally, grossing $59 million in other territories for a total worldwide gross of $97.1 million.[159] It remains the lowest financially performing entry in the series to date and, according to industry experts, the film's opening weekend was "disappointing",[160][161] with the film representing the second-lowest opening of the Scream franchise.[162]

Scream 3 received mixed reviews, with many critics agreeing it was a step down compared to the first two entries and relied too heavily on horror movie clichés.[25] Of the characters, Roger Ebert said "[they] are so thin, they're transparent" but praised Campbell's appearance, saying "The camera loves her. She could become a really big star and then giggle at clips from this film at her AFI tribute".[183] Not all reviews were negative: Kevin Thomas at the Los Angeles Times called it "genuinely scary and also highly amusing"[184] and Tom Coates at the BBC stated that "as the conclusion to the trilogy it works more effectively than anyone had a right to expect".[185] 041b061a72


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