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The Big Sleep - Doctor M Reconstructed Gangrel Hybrid Cut

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as always: detailed and well written. Nice review.
 

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by DoctorM
What is it about?
Adding 9 minutes to the theatrical release to create the most complete film version of the Raymond Chandler novel as possible by combining scenes from both the 1945 Pre-Release Cut of the film and the final 1946 Theatrical Cut.

original film name(s) : The Big Sleep 1945/The Big Sleep 1946/The Big Sleep - The Gangrel Hybrid Cut
new film name : The Big Sleep - Doctor M Reconstructed Gangrel Hybrid Cut
film studio name : Warner Brothers
edit crew name : Doctor M / Gangrel

Date Original Film Was Released : 1946
Date Edit Was Released : September 2007

Original Runtime : 114 min
New Runtime : 123 min

Amount of time Cut/Added : 8 minutes added

Cuts removed/added/extended :

v1 (Original Gangrel Cut)

1. Added 1945 Marlow's search at Gieger's house.
2. Added 1945 scene of Marlow in the car with Carmen.
3. Kept 1946 version of Marlow arriving at the Sternwood house with Carmen.
4. Kept 1946 dialog about Carmen with Marlow and Vivian at his office.
5. Added Marlow with Bernie at the D.A.s office after Brody's death.
6. Kept the 1946 scene with Marlow and Vivian in the bar as opposed to the 1945 scene with Vivian wearing a black veil outside Marlow's office.
7. Kept 1946 alternate dialog with Marlow and Vivian after he knocks out the hijacker.
8. Kept 1946 scene with Marlow and Carmen at his apartment.
9. Kept additional dialog from 1946 with Marlow and Bernie in his office.
10. Added 1945 Mona Mars scene after Marlow is knocked out in the Garage, Mona is played by Pat Clark in this scene instead of Peggy Knudsen (I thought Pat was sexier in the part and the entire film is about sexy women).


v2 (Reconstruction changes from Original Gangrel Cut)

1. Fixed frame rate to restore 23.976 fps (no re-encoding).
2. Fixed audio keeping DD 2.0 at same bitrate as original DVD (previous release was mpeg audio).
3. Fixed a cut when Marlow brought Carmen home (the butler opened door twice).
4. Added 30 seconds of Marlow putting the coded diary on his desk after entering his apartment. (1945)
5. Replaced 1946 footage with better quality 1945 footage of Geiger's house (the fight and arrest of Lundgren). (1946 transfer was over-bright and detail was washed out).
6. Added 30 seconds of Marlow removing his car registration and getting a gun before going into the service station. (1945)
7. Re-instated 1946 Mona Mars scene with Peggy Knudsen (I felt it was performed better (by everyone) with better close-ups and camera moves. It also allowed me to avoid an ugly cut). (Thanks Gangrel for being cool about this change. - Dr. M)


Extra Features added:

* Original DVD menus preserved with some additions/changes.
* Original DVD extras (including documentary and trailer)
* Chapter index changed to accomodate edit.
* English Subtitles.


* New special feature "1945 / 1946 Comparisons!"
* Full scenes that were completely altered from 1945 to 1946 are presented.
* -Carmen being brought home.
* -'Black Veil' scene vs. Resturant/racehorse scene
* -The two Mona Mars.


DVD-ROM Content:

* 1944 Original Script
* 1946 Final Script


v1

* Conceptual improvements/advancements of edit over original:
* To create the most complete film version of the Raymond Chandler novel as possible by combining scenes from both the 1945 Pre-Release Cut of the film and the final 1946 Theatrical Cut.


v2

* To improve the viewing experience of a wonderful edit.


DVD Details:

* 123 minutes NTSC 4:3 full screen Dolby Stereo 2.0 (Mono)
* DVD-5
* Extras as detailed above.


Languages: ENGLISH

Time needed for the edition

* Planning: None
* Editing: 2 days
* Authoring: 1 Week


Persons involved: Doctor M (Reconstruction Editor), Gangrel (Original Editor)


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Maybe downloadable from Fanedit.info
 
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I wasn't even thinking about the liability issue.

I notice you deleted my post but not your response to my post. Don't you think that if you left the post it might tip off other newbies before they go through the same process?

I don't think my asking the question is going to leave you liable. In fact, showing that I was asking the question and you redirected me in the appropriate way, actually demonstrates respect for the law.

Just something to think about.
 

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The rules are clear. All newbies should read them before posting.
 

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This edit is available again. PM me if interested. Maybe we'll eventually get some actual discussion in here...
 
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