Posted by Rich on December 02, 1999 at 11:58:48:
In Reply to: The Infamous DVD posted by MMMMarcia on December 02, 1999 at 10:13:10:
: What puzzles me most, though, is the lack of comment about the jerky, unprofessional "splice-jobs" (for want of a better term). Are you saying, Rich, that you didn't notice those, or that they aren't on your version?
Hi there, Miss Marcia!
Nothing of the kind was noticed on our viewing ... nothing unprofessional about it. The movie just flowed, pretty much like normal ... maybe we'll notice those flaws upon repeated viewings, but certainly they didn't pop out at us.
I know you love your man Hawkeye & all ... I know ... And I certainly would not have complained if MM had left those lines in. It's not like I hated them or anything. The SILENCE though, I felt, went even further towards establishing a Hawkeye/Duncan relationship.
Actually VERY little is taken out of the film ... very little. Much more is added, & it all goes towards enhancing all the other characters. What puzzles me is why they went back to CRP, nearly a year later, to film that little - now missing - sequence (at Inspiration Point) in the first place?!
The music behind The Rescue, is that of the ending credits ... I wouldn't call that lame. And there really wasn't much, if any, more running. Some more captive shots, yes, including the stellar one that you mentioned.
Better sound, better picture, better character development, better ending = to my mind, better job. I LOVE it!
I honestly don't know if I'll ever watch the video again!
I feel fairly certain that my opinion will be the minority one, overall, amongst die-hard fans ... I hope not.. Newcomers to the film, though, would have to love it!
Oh well, just think of the great arguments (err ... discussions!) we can have at The Gathering!
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