“You’re out of your depth.”
Okay, so I may have called the Moneyball movie “boring.” Perhaps it could have been spiced-up a bit by adopting Bradley Woodrum’s excellent suggestions. But I may need to revise my opinion now that I have happened across one of the many revisions of the script. This particular reivision was done by noted directory Paul Thomas Anderson. One unfilmed scene from Anderson’s script between Brad Pitt’s Billy Beane and Anderson-favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman Art Howe really stood out to me.
INT. A’s OFFICES – THAT MOMENT
BILLY BEANE and PETER BRAND emerge from Billy’s office and walk done the hallway…. PETER’s eyes widen and he ducks into the video room… BILLY keeps walking…. ARTIE H. approaches…
ARTIE H.: Hey, Billy.
BILLY: Artie, hey, what’s up, man?
ARTIE H.: Freaking lost again, y’know, right?
BILLY: Four in row.
ARTIE H.: Right. Hey, did you see my new lineup for tonight’s game?
BILLY: You have a new lineup?
ARTIE H.: Yeah, you wanna see?
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