Though losing a presentation or document could spell disaster, imagine how embarrassing it is to lose a film at a screening.Last month, we noted how “Toy Story 2″ nearly failed to make it to the big screen after the final copy was deleted. Had it not been for an extra copy on a worker’s home computer, the film may not have made it to theatres … on time anyway.
With help from data recovery service CrashPlan, we’ve pulled together a few more backup blunders on the big screen—and small screens.
From “The Avengers” to “Sex and the City,” check out a few of Hollywood’s near mishaps.
The Marvel team has now assembled more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide; however, the film nearly didn't show at a press screening. After a projectionist deleted the film those in attendance had to wait for a backup to be delivered to the morning event.
Entertainment Weekly critic, Lisa Schwartzbaum went to Twitter to jokingly put the blame on the Avenger's villain Loki:
'The curse of Loki: Projectionist accidentally erases 'The Avengers' before packed a.m. screening. 143 mins of download later, Earth is saved.'
If you've watched 'Sex and the City,' you're probably familiar with the episode 'My Motherboard, Myself,' where titular character Carrie Bradshaw loses years of work at the helm of her computer.
The episode was based on the real-life computer failure of one of the shows producers who lost files for the hit HBO show.
After producers Terry and Oorlagh George accepted the Academy Award for best short film, 'The Shore,' this past February, the two were unsure if they could release the director's cut of the film. All versions of the movie were saved on a MacBook Pro that lost the files during a reboot.
Naturally, the pair didn't have extra versions of the files anywhere else. However, unlike the 'Toy Story 2' mishap, the duo were able to recover the lost files with a data recovery program.
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