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the lost reviews and comments are found
#21
Thread moved to Site News.  This isn't about fanediting news.

Also, I'm tempted to close the thread, but the entertainment value is too high.
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#22
Well, it's clearly as much about fanedits as it is about the site.

To get back on topic, here is another one:

THE JUDAS BREED

a TRUE FANEDIT by THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK

review by blueyoda — June 17, 2010 @ 7:50 AM

“Them!” meets “Alien,” in “Judas Breed”, the new fanedit by TMBTM.

There’s something just a little too familiar here. You might say the film “mimics” some more memorable genre films, in particular, “Alien” and its first two sequels. But that’s ok. Even if it gives you exactly what you expect, it goes about it in such stylishly effective energy that you forget you’ve seen it all before.

The creature effects and cinematography (aided by the use of filters) are effectively creepy, and TMBTM sustains the tension throughout the movie. What the fanedit lacks in originality, it amply makes up for with tight editing. A number of scenes could have been positively ludicrous but TMBTM did what he set out to do: make a fast-paced, enjoyable giant bug film.

7/10
review by blueyoda — June 17, 2010 @ 7:50 AM

it's by blueyoda...
I am a bit disappointed that my history on fanedit.org is nowhere mentioned anymore. It was 5 years of my life.
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#23
(04-08-2016, 01:27 PM)boon23 Wrote: Well, it's clearly as much about fanedits as it is about the site.

It's about the site and what is or isn't on it.  Fanediting News is that someone made a chronological edit of Season 4 of Arrested Development.
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#24
Setting aside the fog of sock accounts,
could, as Boon suggested, some of the
lost yet legitimate reviews be returned to IFDB?

After more pressing problems and bugs are resolved, of course.
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#25
(04-08-2016, 01:27 PM)boon23 Wrote: Well, it's clearly as much about fanedits as it is about the site.

To get back on topic, here is another one:

THE JUDAS BREED

a TRUE FANEDIT by THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK

review by blueyoda — June 17, 2010 @ 7:50 AM

“Them!” meets “Alien,” in “Judas Breed”, the new fanedit by TMBTM.

There’s something just a little too familiar here. You might say the film “mimics” some more memorable genre films, in particular, “Alien” and its first two sequels. But that’s ok. Even if it gives you exactly what you expect, it goes about it in such stylishly effective energy that you forget you’ve seen it all before.

The creature effects and cinematography (aided by the use of filters) are effectively creepy, and TMBTM sustains the tension throughout the movie. What the fanedit lacks in originality, it amply makes up for with tight editing. A number of scenes could have been positively ludicrous but TMBTM did what he set out to do: make a fast-paced, enjoyable giant bug film.

7/10
review by blueyoda — June 17, 2010 @ 7:50 AM

it's by blueyoda...

it's also not lost: http://ifdb.fanedit.org/judas-breed-the/...ions/4813/

A slight date discrepancy, but the review is clearly there.
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#26
(04-08-2016, 05:34 PM)Vultural Wrote: Setting aside the fog of sock accounts,
could, as Boon suggested, some of the
lost yet legitimate reviews be returned to IFDB?

They could, in theory, but as you can see we first have to determine that:

1) They're legitimate and
2) They're actually missing

Once the ones that don't apply have been weeded out, I suspect the actual number added will be very small, if any.
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#27
I did miss that there are more pages with reviews, which you only get to by clicking on "all reviews". My mistake. And, yes, it adds a bunch more of reviews to the fanedits, which is great. Nevertheless I do not think the number of missing reviews is small, depending on what small means (for a website the size of FE, I would consider 50 small, 200 not small). On the other hand my personal opinion is that every detailled review that is missing is a loss. So here is another  example, this time properly checked:

V for Vendetta: The Fanedit by Mollo


Ok, here is my review of this fanedit.
Now as a way of setting this up I must mention that I do know Nick Mollo, he is famous for starting the “Consecution” series.
Also I don’t hold any hatred or animosity towards him.
Sometimes I have been accused of being unduly harsh and insensitive.
But that is not my intention, I just call it like I see it.
So Mollo if you are ready for this read on…

V For Vendetta – The Fanedit
Just finished watching it.
The dvd comes with animated menus and music. very nice.
I was a little confused that there was no “Play” button but soon realized that the title of the dvd was the play button.
The first thing I noticed is that the aspect ratio seems a bit odd. there are black bars on either side. As if the 2:35:1 has been shrunk a bit. Odd.

After the logos a nice bit of montage editing intros the film. This leads to a second intro of England 1992 which really looks like England 1942 which leads to a third intro which leads to a Chapter title card. The editor is having fun.
Finally we are into the film proper. Boy the film looks really noisy.

And after a while I realize that the editor is having too much fun.
As audience I feel lost and confused as if the projectionist has mixed up the film reels.
Characters appear and seem to know each other even though I just met them.
Scenes are taken out of order. I hang in there, waiting for the purpose of not setting up and introducing the protagonist proper.
And then came the second music video montage.
this montage along with the opening indicates that the editor needs a producer with a firm hand to reign in his 80’s music video montage tendencies.

There are some criteria for the music montage to be effective:
- The song that is used must be a good one. Tired, overplayed songs will take the viewer to a different place, perhaps where they remember that song in their own life.
-The music video inside the film should advance the plot. At the end of it, we should be aware of something that we weren’t aware of before the song started.
- It should fit the movie.

“dancing in the streets” although as stated a tip of the hat to the novel, is too well know and dramatically indifferent to the visuals. The result of the juxtaposition of music and visuals is a vague feeling of confusion. there is no real advancement of plot and it is too long. Probably the entire song. The suggestion of it being used as a credit bed is a good one. And finally it doesn’t fit the style/art direction of the movie. Now compare this song with the choice of “Cry me a River” used later in the film and the differences are obvious.

“Paint it Black” also suffers from over-familiarity. it also doesn’t advance plot. dramatically it is more like a montage you would see on mtv for the release of a new movie whose music mtv is peddling. what’s important in those types of montages are images and music not story.
All that was missing was the MTV bug in the corner and
Quote:
Painted Black
The Rolling Stones
from the V for Vendetta Soundtrack

typed across the bottom.

On the positive side I did not miss the Stephen Fry character nor the V-mob and the film ultimately did engage me.
The ending was well conceived and executed.
An ambitious yet awkward effort that is redeemed by it’s sheer love of editing.
I only wished the editor would consider the audience and story a bit more and less on editing fireworks.

On a technical level the video is noisy and strangely cropped. Audio seems to go up and down.

On the editing level it is very well done. clean edits.

On a story/entertainment level I found it awkward and confusing.

On my street-wise rating system I give it a
Red Light: Don’t Go

Review by killbillme — November 2, 2008 @ 5:54 PM

Then there are a bunch more Rocksavage copied from the forum. Forum and website were two databases and some users signed up for only one of them for whatever reason. All of them were checked and truly written on the forum, so they were accepted on the website by this user (who is Nick Mollo himself). If the current staff thinks, these don't apply, because users only posted them on the forum that is of course fine. Back in the days I thought it all should be on FE, because that's the place where everybody reads about the fanedits.

Please be aware that the only reason I post this is because I care, not to step on anybody's toes or to blame anyone for anything or to point out that someone was not doing their work proplery. I am very happy the website still exists, I think the staff is doing a superb job in running it and presenting this art to the community. And I think that FE as it is today is way superior to anything I did with it.
I am a bit disappointed that my history on fanedit.org is nowhere mentioned anymore. It was 5 years of my life.
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#28
They'll be back, in good time.
You're an adult. Just cope.
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