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New Name :ELEVEN
Original Film : Capricorn One
Film Studio : Lew Grade AGF
Editing : Mollo
Original Film Release : 1978
FanEdit Release : April 2008
Original Runtime : 2 Hrs Approx
New Runtime - 1 Hrs 20 Minutes
Summary: ELEVEN: The Number of Missions. ELEVEN: The Number of Murders.
DVD Features: Menu & Scene Selection. Extras - Selected Commentary & Stills
The Right Stuff
Having edited my first FanEdit, Star Trek BUGS, on iMovie, I felt I needed a more advanced editing suite if I was to embark on a feature length project. The choice of software was easy; the selection of a project was not.
I watched Capricorn One again and was struck by the fact that such a great premise rapidly descended into a simple chase movie with all the usual Hollywood baloney thrown in. Unrealistic dialogue and endless monologues pepper the film. There is a scene where one astronaut climbs a cliff and recites a joke while he's doing it. The scene is just too painful to watch.
Apart from the speeches and corny dialogue, there are some really terrible performances. O.J. Simpson being a point in case.
So for this fan edit I have tried to construct a more insidious beginning. I have removed most of the appalling dialogue and the more ridiculous scenes. This means that Telly Savalas is no longer in the picture and Karen Black is left with only one line. Elliot Gould as the intrepid condescending reporter has also been trimmed and re-jigged to try and make the character a little more believable. I have also changed the ending.
What I hope I have done with this FanEdit is created a more exciting and conspiratorial version of the movie but I will let you be the judge of that.