The Breakfast Club is quintesenntial 80’s teen movie, but there are aspects that have aged pooly. So far, I’ve cut 11 minutes and I’m ready to ask for some help.
I’ve never liked Allison’s transformation and only recently, I thought of using rotoscoping to remove it entirely. I’ve cut down the shots that need to be reotoscoped down to 2. If anyone is interested in helping me, please let me know (and some other VFX work is needed as well).
As for the cuts, here they are:
1: Claire no longer interrupts Vernon while he’s talking about the rules of detention (used a shot of Andrew shaking his head from slightly later in the scene to cover the transition).
2: Trimmed Vernon telling Claire there will be no talking.
3: Brian no longer stands up and sits back down again (used shot of Claire I cut out from cut 2 to cover the transition).
4: Bender no longer insults Vernon’s clothes (I have never heard of the guy Bender compares his clothes to anyway).
5: Trimmed Allison biting her fingernails and the Club’s response to it.
6: Vernon no longer leans back telling the Club to be quiet.
7: Bender and Brian look at each other for longer.
8: Bender no longer pretends to go to the toilet in the room, (now Andrew gets annoyed at him because he’s making annoying noises).
9: Cut out a close-up of Bender (as his face and head position changes in-between shots).
10: Trimmed Bender telling Claire she couldn’t ignore him if she tried (used a close-up of Allison from later to cover the transition).
11: Bender no longer suggests they impregnate Claire (used a close-up of Allison from later to cover the transition, now Claire and Andrew get pissed off because Bender suggests they are lovers).
12: The characters look at each other for less longer after Vernon tells them to shut up (used a shot of Claire I cut out from cut 10 to cover the transition.
13: Trimmed Andrew telling Bender nobody would miss him so now Bender interrupts him earlier.
14: Bender doesn’t ask Brian to repeat the fact he’s in the physics club.
15: Bender asks Brain quicker what happens in the physics club.
16: Brian responds quicker to Bender insinuating the physics club has sex.
17: Andrew no longer uses a gay slur (used a shot of Brian from earlier to cover the transistion).
18: Brian responds to the tights comments quicker.
19: Trimmed club saying they have no idea what happened to the screw.
20: Vernon no longer threatens to beat up Bender to get the screw.
21: Fixed continuity error of the chair changing positions between shots by simply having Vernon grab the chair off-screen.
22: Trimmed Vernon giving Bender extra detentions to remove the reference to cut 4 and having the music fade-out earlier to reflect the anti-climatic end to Bender and Vernon’s argument.
23: Vernon stares at Bender for less longer.
24: Removed Bender whispering ‘fuck’.
25: Trimmed Bender and Andrew talk about language.
26: Trimmed party talk (moved a shot of Bender to cover the transition).
27: Trimmed Bender asking Claire which of her parents she likes more.
28: Trimmed Bender asking Andrew if he gets along with his parents.
29: Trimmed Bender and Claire’s talk so now he’s less harassing her and more like he’s making her realise how much she’s missing out by being a virgin.
30: Andrew gets up sooner after telling Bender to leave Claire alone.
31: Fixed continuity error of the knife changing positions between shots by trimming the knife stab into the chair.
32: Trimmed argument between Bender and Andrew.
33: Vernon picks Allison to accompany Andrew quicker.
34: Trimmed conversation between Andrew and Allison.
35: Trimmed conversation between Bender, Claire and Andrew.
36: Trimmed talk between Bender and Claire about sushi.
37: Fixed continuity error of Claire’s arm moving between shots by having Andrew get out all his food during their conversation.
38: Cut out a shot of Allison to fix continuity error of having captain crunch just appear in-between shots. Now the sound suggests that she got them out of her bag.
39: Bender no longer sits back down, only to get up again, while impersonating Brian’s (and then his own) parents.
40: Bender no longer put his face in between Claire’s legs (with some rearranging of the material).
41: Trimmed Carl blackmailing Vernon.
42: Trimmed Bender and Claire questioning each other.
43: Used a shot of Allison from earlier to cover up a continuity error.
44: Trimmed shot of Allison for cut 43.
45: Trimmed conversation between Carl and Vernon.
46: Trimmed group therapy session.
47: Zoomed in on a shot of Claire to fix a continuity error.
48: Trimmed Club chastising Bender.
49: Trimmed Club talking about parents.
50: Trimmed Club talking about Monday.
51: Allison no longer gets a makeover, and all shots of her are either removed, or altered.
52: Trimmed Bender and Claire in the closet.
51: Got rid of Carl goodbye.
I do have somebody making the deleted scenes look less terrible for a special workprint edit I’m planning, so there’s that. I do plan having a deleted scene in this edit.