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You were sorta right first time. I originally had no intention of showing that maybe Loki wasn't dead. People on the forum lobbied me that it would be weird for future Thor movies... hence the re-edited post-credits is-he-isn't-he scene with the added FX. It's the best of both worlds, as Odin's heartfelt speech to his son doesn't get sh*t on and canonicity (That's a word right?) is maintained.
Thanks for the thoughful review. It was gratifying to hear you frequently say things about the story/mystery unfolding for the characters at the same time as the audience. That was perhaps my main goal. I'll also take it as a compliment that you said you didn't think much was edited... as most major sequences of scenes play in a different order (For the first two acts at least).
Haha this was a very interesting 53 minutes of listening. Yes it is supposed to be pronounced like the plural Spanish for "cat". Lol at them jumping all over you for 'YWCA' (i was thinking to myself, how do they not know that that's a thing?!). Good call on the out of order chronology with washing the car. Hadn't even thought of that. The three of you gave legit criticisms, I liked hearing the good and the bad. I'd definitely be interested in hearing an episode that focuses on movies that you think could be improved by editing them in a non-chronological manner.
I actually put that scene of the car washing where I did because a)I thought that was the appropriate place chronologically b)to pair it with Naomi Watts cleaning her daughter bloody clothes and shoes - that scene, I also realized, after I had already finished the edit, actually probably occurs later in the film after she is in the relationship with Sean Penn.
That was a really interesting listen Beezo, thanks. The discussion ranged away from fanediting and onto general film biopics, which was interesting too. The Hendrix discussion reminded me of 'Selma', which is another biopic that for legal reasons couldn't use a single word of the original material. In that case it worked 100% but I can't speak to the André3000 film.
FYI: There's already a David Bowie biopic... sort of... called 'Velvet Goldmine'. It's really good fun so check it out. with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the kinda Bowie character and Ewan McGregor as basically Iggy Pop. Here is the official 90s trailer...
Being obssesed myself with film history and graphic/font design, I enjoyed the obsessing over the logo and font bits...
- A little more info on the vintage Columbia logo: The Columbia logo is pulled from the Blu-Ray of Easy Rider. Quality wise, that's just how the logo looks. I've also got the new 4K scan of Taxi Driver on Blu-Ray and it looks the same. This was the same logo used for the entire period in which the film takes place (Not just 1969).
- On the end credits font: IIRC It's the same font (and same size) as the original movie but I made it much more bold. You never know what size screens people are going to watch fanedits on, so I'm always concerned about legibility. I think I could have afforded making it thinner though and maybe chosen something a little less plain.
The final "It's better than Sgt. Pepper!" was my little cheeky joke (Hence the exclamation mark). But I guess without a winky face that doesn't come across. It definitely wasn't supposed to be stating it as a fact (I love The Beatles too). It's referencing the famous friendly rivalry between Wilson and The Beatles with each record designed to top the last. e.g.
The Beach Boys Today! (march 1965)
Rubber Soul (December 1965)
Pet Sounds (May 1966)
Revolver (August 1966)
??? SMiLE ??? (January 1967)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (June 1967)
There's an alternate dimension where Smile gets released in January 1967 and The Beatles have to top it with a bold concept album about their childhoods in Liverpool (Which they were going to do before it morphed into the quasi-concept Pepper LP). etc etc
My ending hasn't totally worked for some people clearly. I was trying to make it feel upbeat but after hearing this, I thought perhaps I should have embraced the final note the Dano material ends on and gone for all out depressing and sad. It would have been a bummer would have packed more of an emotional punch. I can see ways that the material could have been edited to strongly support that.
By the way, I did briefly start on an edit of the Cusack stuff, just out of sheer curiosity (while I still had the source files on my hardrive) but instantly realised it wasn't all that interesting.
Thanks again, I'm glad the edit was enjoyed by all.
Yes. Search for the Gary Buseytown Massacre Podcast on iTunes. My Feature This episodes with the crew from GBTM will be found on their stream. Eventually there will be a Feature This podcast available on iTunes, but this is a WIP.
Great episode on Scream: The Giallo Cut. I particularly agree with Donna's comments about Courtney Cox's characterization in the movie itself though I prefer your solution.
I mixed up Skeet Ulrich and Billy Crudup (who is also in Spotlight) so I spent a couple minutes yelling at the radio thinking you somehow confused him and Liev Schreiber when you said the killer is in Spotlight.
Seriously though, i really enjoyed the ep. It's nice hearing you guys cover really good edits; I find those most enjoyable. And Ethan made a stellar point about filmmakers being able to have reprises made, and how much the subtle differences can make it feel less repetitive like when we faneditors reuse music for thematic emphasis.