Okay, color me confused. I can't remember now exactly how I phrased my question to Charles about the Thunder Child scene in the Director's Cut, which he said hadn't been improved. Perhaps I asked if the FX were improved, and he said no. But McTodd said the scene had been improved.
This is certainly possible; the editing/pacing of that scene was one of the worst in the movie; it very repetitively and excessively cuts to individual reaction shots of the people on the ferry. The scene could easily have been improved by editing out some of that, without improving the FX one iota.
Of course this is sheer speculation on my part. Would you care to comment further, Charles?
As far as buying the new version, even if it is offered for retail sale-- As Nerfherder said: Once bitten, twice shy. I was willing to pay for the movie once, even tho I had already been warned by extremely negative early reviews. But I have no intention of giving Mr. Hines any more of my hard-earned shekels.
I didn’t remember the Thunder Child scene having been improved, but it was; and Tim was miffed with me for not noticing. I must have been distracted by my then-newborn son. I haven’t had a chance to watch it again, but he was probably right.
What the whole thing came down to for me (and still does) was something I do remember saying: I liked it - but if you didn’t like the first cut, the second isn’t going to change your mind.
Post by mctoddridesagain on Jan 14, 2006 15:24:50 GMT
But McTodd said the scene had been improved.
No I didn't - on page 2 of this thread I wrote:
As for the new cut, even Charles Keller, one of Little Timbo's staunchest supporters, has had to admit elsewhere on this site that all it consists of is some of the interminable walking cut out. No tarted up fx. No Improved Chunder Child. Bugger all new, in fact.
Now, I may have been wrong, but that is what I wrote. And if Charles didn't even notice that the Chunder Child scene had been improved, well, that says a lot for the improvements, doesn't it?
I sat down last night and compared the recut Thunder Child scene to the original. There are differences, subtle though they are, and as I’ve said before, not enough to change the minds of those that (still) seethe over Pendragon’s version. But its all academic if the recut never made it to the shops.
Never have I earned the title “staunch supporter” with so little effort. If only other things in life were that easy, LOL.
"One attains the gifts of reason, empowered with the bitter truth. Through suffering perseverance to the end, One's strength emerges frozen in steel. I am He, Conqueror of Fear." - ORDER FROM CHAOS