Fight Club – The “I Am Jack’s Laryngitis” Edit

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Fight Club – The “I Am Jack’s Laryngitis” Edit
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Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1999
Original Running Time:
139
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
139
Time Cut:
0
Time Added:
2?
Brief Synopsis:
By removing Edward Norton’s voiceover, FIGHT CLUB gets to be a much more introspective and artsy film.
Intention:
Shortly after seeing Fight Club in the theater, a friend commented “Imagine how awesome it would be without any of the voiceover.” He was right.
Release Information:
DVD
Editing Details:
Edward Norton’s voiceover has been completely removed, making this a much more introspective and “arty” film. I believe it puts you even MORE inside the head of the main character. It’s kind of hard to explain, really. You’ll have to check it out.
The narration is completely in the center channel of the 5.1 mix, so I simply faded out any instance of it. I had to use the soundtrack to fill in a few musical holes, had to do a bit of foley work (new audio for the Ron Popeil infomercial on TV, whistling as Jack is leaving his job with the shopping cart), and had to trim a second or two off a couple of shots (very minimal and unintrusive).
Cover art by Zach Action (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1999
Original Running Time:
139
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
139
Time Cut:
0
Time Added:
2?
Brief Synopsis:
By removing Edward Norton’s voiceover, FIGHT CLUB gets to be a much more introspective and artsy film.
Intention:
Shortly after seeing Fight Club in the theater, a friend commented “Imagine how awesome it would be without any of the voiceover.” He was right.
Release Information:
DVD
Editing Details:
Edward Norton’s voiceover has been completely removed, making this a much more introspective and “arty” film. I believe it puts you even MORE inside the head of the main character. It’s kind of hard to explain, really. You’ll have to check it out.
The narration is completely in the center channel of the 5.1 mix, so I simply faded out any instance of it. I had to use the soundtrack to fill in a few musical holes, had to do a bit of foley work (new audio for the Ron Popeil infomercial on TV, whistling as Jack is leaving his job with the shopping cart), and had to trim a second or two off a couple of shots (very minimal and unintrusive).
Cover art by Zach Action (DOWNLOAD HERE)
image

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8.9
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8.5(9)
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9.0(9)
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9.4(8)
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9.1(14)
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The first thing that comes to mind when starting watching this edit. Is the feeling of knowing a secret about the movie. Since i've seen the original more than a couple of times.
But just after 10-15min, the movie opens up and it feels like you're watching the movie for the first time. Not having the narration, opens the movie up. And you get to see so many other things in the movie.
This is my new way of watching this movie. The editing is 10/10, the movie narrative of the movie actually got stronger.

I really recommend this movie to everyone who is a fan of the original movie

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8.8
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7.0
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10.0
Apart from video quality (and sometomes audio editing) being below standard (the edit is from 2008), everything else is well done.

The idea for this is remarkable. Since the narration is such a big part of the original film, I’d thought it wouldn’t work that well, but it does. It actually changes the style and even the genre of the film.

Every fan of the original should experience this edit.

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8.1
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7.0
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7.0
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9.0
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9.0
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This is one of the first fanedits I saw many years ago, and it made me realise how irritating the voiceover is in the original. I cannot watch Fight Club anymore, this edit is definitely superior for me. The AV quality isn't the best, and sometimes it's obvious the voiceover has been removed, but these are honestly minor gripes compared to the improvements this edit makes to the original.
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8.7
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5.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
I did enjoy this edit, it's just a shame the video quality is not very good.

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8.2
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
No narration turns this movie into a completely different experience. It won't replace the 'original', but I'll be watching this version every so often whenever I'm in the mood to watch Fight Club again.

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