After compleing TF:ROTF edit, my next project is a fanedit of one f my favourites movies of all time.
What I am going to do is “What if” project. What If Jackson couldn’t do three movies but just one. So I am trying to literally cut out everything what I can. Of course what’s left must still makes sense as a single long (3-3.5 hours) movie. Of course this project will NOT improve the movie. I dont even think that those movies needs any improving, they are perfect for me as they are, but trying to compress those three epic movies into one is lot of fun and interesting editing experience
I’ve just finished assembling first cut, and it is 247 minutes long which is too much. I’ll try to trim some scenes which are still in, but could be shorter, and watch whole thing and try to find more scenes which can be cut. I’d like to have a version which can be burn on DL DVD without any video compressing.
Examples of changes:
there is no Faramir in this edit
most of Frodo and Sam scenes from Two Towers has been cut (there is only 62 minutes of TTT left in my first cut)
Arwen has only three scenes, Denethor has only two
we meet Eomer, Theoden and Eowyn when Aragorn meets them
there’s no Caradhras, after Gimli suggesting going through the mines of Moria, there is cut straight to Moria.
many scenes which are still in are heavily trimmed, for example: