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Old 02-17-08, 10:08 PM
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Movies you'd like to edit?

Are there any movies you love, but you get to a certain scene, cringe, and wish you could take the scene out?

Some of my recent ones are:

Donnie Darko (the bad CG "liquid spears")
Across the Universe ("I Am the Walrus" and "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite")
Charlie Wilson's War (the helicopter conversation)
Paris, je t’aime (the hairdresser / Chinese section)
Mr. Brooks (the last few minutes after the last murder)
Spider-Man 3 (strutting scene, dancing scene, Sandman is a murderer, Harry's amnesia, butler, Venom)
American Gangster (about an hour)
Old 02-17-08, 10:11 PM
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Jackie Chan's "Who Am I?" - I'd change the order of some of the scenes around to keep up the suspense of who he is longer.

I know there's a few more I've always thought could use some editing but that's the main one that comes to mind off hand.
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Originally Posted by nemein
Jackie Chan's "Who Am I?" - I'd change the order of some of the scenes around to keep up the suspense of who he is longer.
On that same note, I'll add Identity. Rearranging some of the scenes to keep the "twist" from being revealed so early...



I would completely remove the "raindrops keep falling on my head" montage in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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Serenity. I'd cut the length of the movie to 0.
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From 300, to cut all those meaningless human slaughterings.
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Originally Posted by arga
From 300, to cut all those meaningless human slaughterings.
I was thinking that 300 would have benefited from removing all of the stuff with Leonidas' wife. It really slowed down the movie and kinda ruined it for me.
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Star Wars I : The Phantom Menace. I cut out Jar Jar Bink.
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Transformers: Cut down a lot of the human characters scenes and some of the humor.
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Originally Posted by RagingBull80
I was thinking that 300 would have benefited from removing all of the stuff with Leonidas' wife. It really slowed down the movie and kinda ruined it for me.
QFT.

I just read the graphic novel over the weekend, and all the awful "narrative scenes" from the film that drug on, where not in it.
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Old 02-18-08, 12:23 AM
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Peter Jackson's King Kong. Not exactly a new complaint but I'd get them to the island quicker. I'd cut out a lot of the the scenes on the boat. I'd also cut out the giant insect scene simply because it grossed me out to no end.
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Episode II - anytime Anakin says "master" or "m'lady".

The movie would instantly be 10 times better.
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Thread on Fan Edits in top forum
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=520702
Old 02-18-08, 06:42 AM
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Just thought of another one... I'd take Matrix Reloaded and Revolution, cut out all psycho-babble/philosophy, and combine them into one movie.
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the last 10-15 minutes of HIGH TENSION
Old 02-18-08, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by nemein
Jackie Chan's "Who Am I?" - I'd change the order of some of the scenes around to keep up the suspense of who he is longer.
You should check out the HK cut of that film.
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Originally Posted by RagingBull80
I was thinking that 300 would have benefited from removing all of the stuff with Leonidas' wife. It really slowed down the movie and kinda ruined it for me.
Maybe those scenes were almost clear copy of scenes from Gladiator and slowed it down.
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I'm going to re-edit Armageddon so it would have more jump cuts!
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SPOILER!



I always though "A.I." would have been better if it had faded to black and ended when the kid gets trapped on the ocean floor, staring at the Blue Fairy statue. I really disliked the "archeologist robot" rescue/resurrection coda.
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Originally Posted by redskull
SPOILER!



I always though "A.I." would have been better if it had faded to black and ended when the kid gets trapped on the ocean floor, staring at the Blue Fairy statue. I really disliked the "archeologist robot" rescue/resurrection coda.
I agreed with this initially, as I suppose many people did, but felt the touchy feely ending ultimately wound up dark enough and with better closure.
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I'd love to be in the editing bay for a Kate Beckinsale, Scarlett Johansen, and Amy Adams lesbian menage-a-trois flick.

Am I not getting the purpose of this thread?
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Originally Posted by nemein
Just thought of another one... I'd take Matrix Reloaded and Revolution, cut out all psycho-babble/philosophy, and combine them into one movie.
I second that. You take out all the babbling, and you might have one really good nearly 3-hour movie.
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- The Al Pacino/Sofia Coppola scene that wasn't in the theatrical GODFATHER III but got put into the home video versions needs edited out again...she's just horrible in that scene (we all know she wasn't that hot in most of the other scenes, but this one is cringe-inducing).

- Most of Michael Bay's movies...if only so we can stay on a shot/character for more than 3 seconds.
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all of the 2 hour plus comedy movies that have come out lately. Superbad, 40 yr old virgin, knocked up. Take away 40mins from each to make them much better movies.
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Trim down all 3 Lord Of The Rings movies to 2 hours, and put Christopher Lee back in Reurn of The King. (of all things to cut out, Peter Jackson cut the main villian of the trilogy)

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