36 Ingenious (and Idiotic) Ways That Movies Dealt With a Minuscule Budgets

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36 Ingenious (and Idiotic) Ways That Movies Dealt With a Minuscule Budgets

If there’s one thing Hollywood bigwigs know, it’s that they want to make more, with less. Some filmmakers are up for the challenge, while others crumble under the pressure

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Instead of spending money on music for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the director made it himself. THE IMPROVISATION: With a sound recordist, he did things like screaming into a cardboard tube, torturing an upright bass, and playing broken instruments. THE RESULT: One of the scariest movie soundtracks of all time. It's the equivalent of pouring terror straight into your ears. CRACKED.COM

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Because it blew its budget, Lost locked up a bunch of major characters in cages. THE IMPROVISATION: The producers saved most of the third season's budget for its final half - so Kate, Jack, and Sawyer had to be stuck in cages for the first half. THE RESULT: A spectacular season finale with the show's best twist. CRACKED.COM

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The plan for dressing the main cast of Clueless was to have them all in designer couture. THE IMPROVISATION: The budget for that didn't pan out, so the costume designer just bought a bunch of clothes at the mall. THE RESULT: The movie helped bury grunge fashion and made preppy style look cool. CRACKED.COM

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Vince Gilligan planned on setting Breaking Bad in Riverside, CA. THE IMPROVISATION: They shot the pilot in Albuquerque, NM, because it was the only location they could afford. THE RESULT: A New Mexico look and feel that, in Gilligan's words, made the show a contemporary Western. CRACKED.COM

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36 Ingenious (and Idiotic) Ways That Movies Dealt With a Minuscule Budgets

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36 Ingenious (and Idiotic) Ways That Movies Dealt With a Minuscule Budgets

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36 Ingenious (and Idiotic) Ways That Movies Dealt With a Minuscule Budgets

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36 Ingenious (and Idiotic) Ways That Movies Dealt With a Minuscule Budgets

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36 Ingenious (and Idiotic) Ways That Movies Dealt With a Minuscule Budgets

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