OK, I've never seen any of John Woo's American movies, so today I'm working my way through what's available on Netflix. I watched Hard Target earlier (verdict: hilariously awesome) and I'm now a third of the way through Broken Arrow (Verdict so far: hilariously awful). And though I am able to look past most of Broken Arrow's more ludicrous elements, one scene had me so dumbfounded that I had to rewatch it a few times just to make sure I actually saw what I thought I just saw. And yep, my eyes were correct; I did just see this:
Does it look off to you? Hint: look at Travolta's head. In the first shot, co-star Bob Gunton is closer to the camera, therefore his head appears larger on screen. In the second shot Travolta is closer to the camera, therefore his head...is smaller? Wait, what the fuck? How did this happen?
My thoery: someone mistakenly let Travolta watch the dailies and the actor was so horrified by the sight of his ever embiggening, child-scaring, booze-monster head that he asked Woo if it could be fixed it in post. Woo complained that doing so would be quite jarring, as people would find a small Travolta head beyond the realm of possibilities; Travolta said, "I'm John Travolta." Hence, the freaky images posted above.