It gives an insight though why Adrien Brody was so upset when he saw the final cut of the film:
“I was so focused and professional, I gave everything to it, and then to not receive everything … in terms of witnessing my own work. It was extremely unpleasant because I’d already begun the press for a film that I wasn’t really in. Terry obviously changed the entire concept of the film. I had never experienced anything like that.” Brody had initially been touted as the lead, based on the size of the role in the James Jones source novel – he learnt a valuable, if painful, Hollywood lesson. “You know the expression ‘Don’t believe the hype’? Well, you shouldn’t.” Since that time, Brody has chosen projects – Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam aside – that will not resubmit him to media scrutiny.