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#1284503
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Game of Thrones - Film III - A Feast for Crows
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ThanosM. said:

Ι finally finished Film III “A Feast for Crows”… and it was a blast!
I have to say that Season 3 might be my favourite and I was a bit anxious about your cut.

I also have to admit that some things weren’t exactly how I was expecting them to be, but your editing was trully flawless and the whole film felt really smooth and delightful.
As I have said before, this progect is your artistic vision and I am going to watch it as such.

! SPOILERS, I GUESS !

I really liked the fact that you chose to begin the film with a “cold start”.
At first I thought why didn’t you start the film with Sam running away from White Walkers, as the previous one ended, but then I came to realize that showing from the beginnig the aftermath of the battle was a smart choice.
The return of Daenerys was definitely a plus, but I was hoping to see also some of the scenes out from Season 2 you left. Especially her vision in the House of the Undying because of the events of the final season.
One other thing that I was hoping to see and didn’t make the cut was the whole ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’ arc. But I understand why you chose to left it out and, if I have to be honest, it didn’t affect at all Jaime’s and Brien’s growth throughout the film.
Finally, concerning the “big event” of Season 3, I was hoping that you would leave it completely untouched for I believe it is trully a flawless sequence. But again I liked what you chose to do. Merging of the ‘mergins’ in a montage between the weddings of the Freys and the Lannisters, was I really smart move. And of course THAT ending. A “cold start” and a “cold end”. Genius.

Summing up, I think Film III was a bit more ‘artistic’ than the previus two films and I absolutely loved that.
I have said it before and I will say it once more: You are doing God’s work here. I salute you, frined.
I can’t wiat for Film IV!

My kind, kind brother! This was an honor to read through, and I am thrilled to see that a lot of my ideas and executions of them were rightfully picked up by you as an audience member. That feels good, as it can sometimes be the hardest part along with the pacing!

Thank you for your kind words and enjoyment. Thank you!

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#1282766
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Game of Thrones - Film III - A Feast for Crows
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ThanosM. said:

So glad that this project is near completion. I have fully enjoyed your previous cuts and I completely trust your choises and skills for this one.
I am super looking forward to it.

As far as it goes with the changes you want to make to Season 7 and 8, I just hope you won’t tweak things too much.
Despite all of its flaws I want to enjoy the show for what is it. But then again this is your project, your own vision so I will watch and enjoy it for what you want it to be.

Thank you so much for the kind words. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Film III, A Feast for Crows.

As for your concerns to the ending chapters - season 8, the only thing I would drastically change would be the ending reveal of Bran as the Night King.

Here’s a post from fanedit.org, an explanation if you will:

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And as Random and me have been talking about on PMs, revealing Bran to be the Night King could make for a more satisfying and dark ending. I could reveal him to have warged into Daenerys, or the dragon, right before the slaughter. It would still justify her plotline - slowly losing her mind; because she would still at this point be conflicted and mad and having burned Varys and threatened Tyrion, but instead of the insanely sudden shift to genocide; it would be Bran/NK who would put the final nail in the coffin.

I, personally, think that the most emotional and dark ending would be if Bran was revealed to have warged into Drogon (and not Daenerys) and performed the slaughter, and Daenerys would kind of just have had to stand for what had happened - making the episode 6 material be more of her having been forced to go Mad Queen rather than chosen to do so. It would also make more sense, as the dragons are many times told to be uncontrollable and dangerous throughout the series. Therefore, Daenerys would try to hold face and pretend to be all just and true about what has happened, when in reality she’s completely destroyed. Her death would also be more tragic, because the audience would be the only ones to know that what happened wasn’t really her (dragon’s) doing.

Either way, long time until film 8 (or perhaps 9/10) now - but tell me what you think!

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#1282601
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Game of Thrones - Film III - A Feast for Crows
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[UPDATE]

A Feat for Crows is nearing its completion, and the fourth film is also slowly in the works. Thank you all for your brilliant ideas on PMs, and for your questions! I’ll make a couple of things clear in here:

  1. When I come to season 7 and 8 then yes, I will make major alterations to the story. Season 8 simply doesn’t work most of the time.
  2. I will fix Dorne plotline to the best of my ability, which means removing a lot of the stupid and cringey things surrounding it.
  3. The second film, A Storm of Swords, has the name of the third book because it fits better thematically with the film. The second film features a big, climactic battle (with SWORDS), a lot of fighting (with SWORDS) and a lot of scenes involving SWORDS, including the opening title with the naming of Robb as the new King. The third film has the name of the fourth book (“A Feast for Crows”), because it involves a lot of scenes with crows. Sam and Gilly are attacked by a White Walker and crows. Jon Snow is many times called a crow. The opening shots of the movie includes dead bodies and crows. This film also ends on the most dramatic note, with three main characters dying - which makes a true feast for the crows, themetically. So, the names fit thematically much better for the films I’m making rather than the seasons on the screen.
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#1282600
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Game of Thrones - Film III - A Feast for Crows
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This edit, and this series of edits, will create each separate season of Game of Thrones into one movie each - in the style of Lord of the Rings.

A Tale of Kings and Honor and A Storm of Swords are already finished.

[1.1] PROJECT INFO AND EXPLANATION

Game of Thrones - A Feast for Crows is the third film in this series of Game of Thrones movies. The project is meant to have the same structural pace and tone as the Lord of the Rings, while maintaining the story and characters of Game of Thrones, to create a suspenseful, truthful-to-material, one-time adventure in which - instead of watching 10 hours of episodes, you watch one condensed 3-hour long movie with the story fundament of Game of Thrones and the pure adventure and tone of the Lord of the Rings.

Except for the shorter running time, adventurous feel of LOTR and GoT combined, and more condensed storyline, half the idea is also that it will be much easier to watch this with a nay-sayer friend than to ask him to watch 10 hours of episodes with you. Also, much easier to do a Game of Thrones-marathon.

The series’ soundtrack is completely removed and replaced with that of Lord of the Rings, using different themes for the different houses (Rohan for the Starks, Gondor for King’s Landing etc), as well as the entirety of the score of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies where suited.

[1.2] PROGRESS

A Feast for Crows, the third film, has been worked on simultaneously with Film II (which recently was finished). This was to create a good and confident bridge between the two movies, as Season 2 and 3 function as the same story with their respective character arcs. I hoped to release them both before the Season 8 premiere, but it was too much work.

Winter Is Coming!

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#1279331
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EDITED TO BE WRONG: Harry Potter and the Half-Erect Prince
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In this EtbW episode, at 21 hilarious minutes, we follow the very beginning of Fellowship of the Ring, in which Gandalv comes back to town. And oh boy, does he come back with a bang! This is the extended, and improved - and more hilarious version - of the only previously teased at only 4 minutes.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ss5sKpwMdRRalhMkV1xOrxlGXJDHG7oy/view?usp=sharing (This file can NOT be downloaded).

Please enjoy! Flame of Udun!

@Doctor M: Yes, I will make a longer version of the Harry Potter one, and probably more.

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#1278767
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EDITED TO BE WRONG: Harry Potter and the Half-Erect Prince
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I’ve been thinking about making a fanedit series, named “Edited to be Wrong”, in which I take a movie and make it “wrong”, with the runtime about 20-30 minutes.

It’s been well-received by friends - but that’s cuz we share the same humor, so it might not be as liked online. But I thought i’d give it a try.

Here’s an example from my Harry Potter edit; Harry Potter and the Half-Erect Prince.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV357PIV13E

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#1277929
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Sigh. I give up on Star Wars as of right now, and hope for the love of good that Benioff and Weiss can do miracles with their upcoming film.

J.J. Abrams re-did A New Hope to critical acclaim because we got fanservice from high and low and kept to a safe formula. Rian Johnson tried to be too bald and ruined storylines and mysteries presented in TFA. And now, these asshats are trying to win back the fanbase by re-introducing Palpatine - completely undermining ROTJ’s ending and even the new trilogy itself, making it clear it can not (and never have) stood on its own legs. Just failure from left to right. We’re all just taught and expected to like these movies now to the point that we fool ourselfs that we still want them. I think, after this one, it will be clear in a year or two how weak this trilogy really was and is (“but man, you haven’t even seen Rise of Palpatine yet” - one film doesn’t make a good trilogy).

Working at a cinema, I don’t have to spend a dime. TFA was cool. TLJ was… weird, but refreshing - but overall a disappointment as you let it sink in. Rise of Disappointment will fly by me, and I’m happy to watch it all end for free. Maybe they can pull of a decent movie at best.

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#1266677
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Game of Thrones - Film II - A Storm of Swords
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Thank you, my friend! Appreciated!

I won’t do soundtracks from other places as of right now (for film II at least), but I might consider it in the future. But It would of course have to match the same musical structure as Howard Shore’s.

But I have re-incorporated a couple of GoT soundtracks in there, for good meassure. It was highly requested.

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#1265383
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STAR WARS: Episode I - THE ANCIENT LORE [Episode I Remade /Proj started: 2014]
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[UPDATE]

VIDEO REFERENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfNiSkd3HfI

A lot of people has asked me about V2 and Star Wars, and I’ve thought a lot about the Star Wars community as a whole. This video, from Ahmed Best - the actor of Jar Jar Binks, has completely changed my mind about a lot. And especially the Star Wars community.

I did not know or ever choose to think about what love, passion and care there has to be, both involved but also shared, among a lot of certain individuals to create a character like Jar-Jar Binks. How much emotion and love you put into something you expect to be loved back only to get crushed in the most emotional and heartfelt of ways.

I have never been a monster towards anything Star Wars related. I’ve criticized - maybe even been a little rude at times, but I’ve never attacked the actor or the director or anyone who has ever poured their soul into the making of a film, or a project, or a “thing”. Seeing now, as an adult nonetheless, how the SW community is acting towards the creative people involved in the making of Star Wars - just like back in 1999 and onwards, and how much the monster backslash might hurt the actors, the costume designers, the lightning technicians, and the smaller people involved is a terrifying thought. Some research into the topic and you will find horrifying articles. And I’m not speaking about criticism. I’m speaking about personal attacks, death threats - hell, even stalking and harsh, verbal language (and/or mocking) both in private as well as in public.

Fanediting for me has always been about either improving or altering something to what I consider to be a better, more interesting and perhaps more emotional product. The Ancient Lore adopts this exact philosophy.

I have for many days thought about discontinuing The Ancient Lore and Star Wars overall. I do not feel passion for the universe going forward (faults of both the community as well as Disney). I do not support the fanbase at all as most of them have turned into a mob - and I do not support how I am a continuing force of negative critique of the Prequel era, and importantly The Phantom Menace, be it inside the fanediting community or beyond.

I choose to leave Star Wars behind, proudly doing so, keeping what fond memories I have from EP I - VII. I also applaude every Star Wars fan that both love and care for the universe with decency and respect, regardless of how you feel about the movies from the past, present or maybe even future. Having our voices heard is crucial, but the manner of how you speak can sometimes be even more important than your message.

I simply choose to distance myself from the toxic community it has become.

The Ancient Lore will still be be obtainable out of respect for the work done, and V2 will come to finish it down the line - but I hope that with this post I at least make my intentions clear. I have loads of respect for Ahmed Best and everyone ever involved with TPM and so should you all. This edit was only ever intended as a love letter to a movie I always felt had much more in it. Thank you, to George Lucas and LucasFilm and all the brilliant people involved!

Please view this work as a sign of respect and love for the universe, and not as a hate speech (which so many unfortunately seem to think it is).

Please close this thread.

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#1265349
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Game of Thrones - Film II - A Storm of Swords
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TRAILER: Watch it on YouTube here!

Film I - A Tale of Kings And Honor: Internet Fan Database Link

Game of Thrones - A Storm of Swords - FILM II

is the second film entry in my Game of Thrones film series, a high-paced and intensely structured 3 hour epic of the second season, featuring the musical and stylistic structure of the Lord of the Rings movies to create a wholly epic experience. After the immensely positive feedback and encouraging words from fellow faneditors and viewers from both Fanedit.org and OriginalTrilogy.com upon the release of the first entry; A Tale of Kings and Honor, I have now settled on seeing this project through, and it is my wish to create something really unique, inspiring and fresh to the world of fanediting. I hope this future saga can bring just that to the table!

PROJECT EXPLANATION AND DETAILS

  • Project Started: October, 2017.
  • Runtime: (CurrentlySmile 3 hours and 6 minutes.

The project is meant to have the same structural pace and tone as the Lord of the Rings, while maintaining the story and characters of Game of Thrones, to create a suspenseful, truthful-to-material, one-time adventure in which - instead of watching 10 hours of episodes, you watch one condensed 3-hour long movie with the story fundament of Game of Thrones and the pure adventure and tone of the Lord of the Rings. It will be much easier to watch this with a nay-sayer friend than to ask him to watch 10 hours of episodes with you, as well as to do a Game of Thrones-marathon.

The series’ soundtrack is completely removed and replaced with that of Lord of the Rings, using different themes for the different houses (Rohan for the Starks, Gondor for King’s Landing, Arwen theme (and later when dragons; DoS Dragon theme) for Daenerys), as well as the entirety of the score of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies where suited.

Unlike A Tale of Kings and Honor, which settled on a flattering 2 hours and 38 minutes, I soon realized well through the heavy and struggeling parts of editing the first rough cut that this endavour would be well towards a proper, long epic. The amount of traveling and growth for each of the key players is immense, not to mention the inclusion of new characters that has to get a small, but growing voice of their own, and an end-battle that very much resembles Helm’s Deep - all earning their spot in the spotlight.

THE NARRATIVE: STORY AND CHARACTERS

CHARACTERS WE FOLLOW: Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark, Arya Stark, Jamie Lannister, Theon Greyjoy, Tyrion Lannister, Lannisters, Stannis Baratheon and Jon Snow.

Other main or side characters in season 2 are visited through the presence of our key players that we follow for Film II, such as Sansa Stark, Joffrey Baratheon/Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Renley Baratheon, Gendry, Littlefinger, Varys, Brianne of Tarth etcetc.

The story for Film II does revolve around escaping the claws that the characters found themselfs in at the end of the last film, often failing to do so, and trying to get to a better and more just place. It’s also about the war of the five kings, and how the kingdom is slowly growing more and more violent and shredded. The film ends with all the characters finding themselfs in even worse places than when they first started, leaving a small victory - once again - to the family of the Lannisters, and a growing tension among all the key players.

Daenerys Targaryen is not featured in the second film entry, A Storm of Swords, due to three main things;

  • her storyline is rather boring and uninventful for S2, with little character growth or narrative expansion.
  • an already filled up narrative, with little to no room for more.
  • the ability to see her in Film III having grown past her previous struggles, and having created friends and oppurtunities for herself during this time period.

YOUR PART IN THIS STORY

I would LOVE for ideas, suggestions and constructive criticism from my fellow friends here at the fanediting community. This edit is not completely finished, and there is still some room for exploration and/or major alterations or additions. I am thrilled to hear from you guys, be it what i just mentioned or just well-wishes. Thank you!

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#1260548
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Harry Potter Revisited: PoA, HBP and DH
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Anakin Starkiller said:

You keep comparing your take to LotR, but I don’t recall any scene in those films looking like sepiatone the way your second clip here does. Look at the color of the Shire! And even in the darkest time, on Mount Doom, there’s still a thousand times color than in anything Yates ever directed.

I’ve never compared my edits to LOTR or their color grade with the sole exception of how those films feel grounded in reality. But that is taking many things into account; such as musical continuity and tone and pace. That is a red thread that goes all the way from Fellowship of the Ring and til the end of Return of the King. They feel like one and a whole, rather than single pieces in a puzzle. That is what I’m going for with the musical continuity, tone and to an extent the color grading.

This is what I wrote:

When Alfonso Quaron took over the helmet in the Prisoner of Azkaban he gave the series what they so desperately needed: a gritty, realistic atmosphere in an elsewhere magical fantasyworld. He grounded the series, much like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy grounded Tolkien’s fantasy books for the big screen; in what could have been an ancient, forgotten world.

I only compared Cuaron’s work, not his color grade (?), to what Peter Jackson did for the Lord of the Rings. PJ made the Lord of the Rings feel real, and so did Alfonso Cuaron for Harry Potter. Harry Potter 1 & 2 were brilliant in their own right, but they felt more like childish adventure stories (which the first two books were) sprinkled with some menacing cherries on top. But as additions to the movie franchise they felt completely misplaced due to the massive changes in both tone, cinematography, themes and even - unfortunately - actor replacements. Therefore, when you also take into account how much color there is to Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets compared to, say, Fellowship of the Ring - since you thought I compared them - Harry Potter 1 & 2 still feel and look like a disney fairytale compared to LOTR, PoA and the HP entries onward.

Therefore, the best way to make the franchise fit as a whole - which is and has always been my goal with these edits - I made the musical continuity, tonal approach, themes and pacing the sole focus of every one of the eight film entries to make them feel and flow like one, complete whole.

And also, for the sake of this debate:

What is the second clip you refer to? The Half-Blood Prince Great Hall sequence?