Look, it's not like every film in Hollywood has the benefit of getting Avengers: Endgame or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides production money. While movies on that scale still have to be meticulously planned out, they obviously have more wiggle-room than the kinds of flicks that get picked up at Sundance every year. That doesn't mean filmmaking decisions made for budgetary reasons can't turn out for the best, though. After all, some mega-budget films end up being absolute messes while more moderately budgeted movies end up running all the way to the bank.
Classics from the '80s like Back to the Future and Ghostbusters fell victim to budget concerns in pre-production and look how they turned out. Micro-budget staples like Swingers and Once had to make do with what they had. And have you even seen the opening scene of Halloween? The proof is in the pudding - sometimes a minuscule budget can lead to dynamite cinema.
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