Did they ever end up filming the spontaneous combustion scene? With the Wall Street exec? I don't think they did. It's in a pretty late version of the script though. I've just never seen any pictures of mentions of anyone cast in the role.
Like Michael mentioned above, Fuller had auditioned for the role. The scene was cut before being filmed. For deadline reasons, if I had to guess. It would've been a cool scene! Mr. Less is correct, though-- it was in the script fairly late, well after shooting began.
I think it would've been cool/cheaper/faster to go with another slime gag over fire. Foreshadow the slime shell of the museum, have slime pouring out of the walls, desk, lamps, etc.
Where did you get the call sheets and other goodies? I'd love close examinations of them. Do they reveal any interesting tidbits?
I still find it hard to believe they were filming a mere 2 months before release date AND some of the scenes had FX requirements. The production of this movie is INSANE.
I've been collecting since (checks watch) the late-90s. There are TONS of interesting tidbits!
The March/April reshoot wasn't even the latest. The went until basically zero hour. Insane is a good word to describe it.
I wish someone would write a book about it.
I've heard there's a very detailed documentary in the works.
Like Robert Brown once said, "If you wanna get something done, you gotta do it yourself. OWWW!!!!"
I'm also pretty sure d_osborn has a lot of these old papers sealed in tubes in a vault under his house.
Or stowed in climate-controlled crates like the ending of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
I wish I had that much room. I'm an archival binder man. Tubes are for posters, blueprints, and large format photo prints.