Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader ~Book Cut~

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Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader ~Book Cut~
Faneditor Name:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2010
Original Running Time:
113
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
101
Time Cut:
12
Time Added:
3
Brief Synopsis:
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia along with their cousin Eustace Scrubb, in a high seas adventure that will bring them to the very edge of the world and Aslan's country itself. This fanedit conitnues the "Book Cut" Narnia series started by SoboFilms and brings The Voyage of the Dawn Treader closer to its book counter-part. This was achieved by removing bad plot elements, like the Green Mist and subplots like, the seven swords of Narnia, as well as other major changes/additions.
Intention:
When I saw Prince Caspian in theaters I actually thought it was okay, even if it wasn't very true to the book, however when I saw this monstrosity of a film I was disgusted and felt that the film makers were abusing the magical world of Narnia that C.S. Lewis had created. Again, like with Caspian my goal wasn't to make a purist cut, but a cut of the film that would still be a film but could also retain most (or some) of the elements from the book. As well as make the film's plot a lot less goofy and cliche and more enjoyable as a whole, even if there was still some inaccuracies to the book.
Other Sources:
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader DVD (Deleted Scenes)
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Soundtrack CD
- BBC Chronicles of Narnia Soundtrack Aslan's Theme
Special Thanks:
- dangermouse for all the great and helpful ideas he contributed, which have helped shape this edit overall and for previewing the edit.
- lotrjjw for previewing the edit and giving input into the final cut.
- TomH1138 for his help/suggestions and interest in the project.
- And anyone else who showed interest in the project and contributed to the thread in any way.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
When preparing to cut this film I actually wrote down all the cuts and changes I wanted to make on paper, as well as be open to new ideas along the way. In fact this fanedit's cut list was actually finished before I even thought about doing a Caspian fanedit. Again just like with Caspian I looked around on the web, on forums, websites, etc. in order to get more ideas for this project. I also went back and looked at the book for reference, as well as inputting what I myself didn't like about the film. When I actually started editing, I used Adobe Premiere Pro CC and freesound.org for background sound effects that I would've unable to make on my own.
Cuts and Additions:
- Cut opening with Edmund trying to enlist, now the film begins with showing us some war imagery and then introduces us to Eustace first.
- Added the scene where Eustace is sea-sick, as it was off handily mentioned in one the following scenes, as well as being in the book.
- I've left in Caspian's line where he say's that he hasn't found a queen yet and the part where he mentions Susan, however when he's saying it he's just being polite; he's not in love with her.
- Cut all of the scenes on the Lone Islands pertaining to the Green Mist and the sacrifices.
- Cut all reference to the Seven Swords of Narnia, now there's only one sword and it was a gift from Caspian's father to Lord Bern for being loyal to him.
- Completely removed the character of Gael from the film
- Restructured some scenes in the film to match the order of the book
- Restructured the Magician's Island scene to remove all reference to the Green Mist, now the crew of the Dawn Treader have to get rid of Dark Island because it has become a plague to the surrounding islands, but not to Narnia or anywhere else.
- Added the deleted mutiny scene to fill the gap where some footage has been removed, as well as to give the crew a little more "depth"
- Cut a lot of Lucy's temptation to remove green mist and re-purposed some footage into a flashback to create a semi-new scene.
- Liliandil no talks about the seven swords or green mist
- All green mist illusions removed from entry into Dark Island.
- Battle restructured to remove Gael from the battle, removing the bit where Caspian screams about losing the sword.
- Removed all of the scenes where Eustace is trying to lay the sword at the table and battles with the green mist
- Removed the White Witch completely from the film.
- Jill Pole is no longer mentioned at the end of the film
- Carrie Underwood's song has also been removed from the credits, as it didn't complement the end of the film that well.
Cover art by SoboFilms (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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Opening Scene (Password: fanedit.org)

Faneditor Name:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2010
Original Running Time:
113
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
101
Time Cut:
12
Time Added:
3
Brief Synopsis:
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia along with their cousin Eustace Scrubb, in a high seas adventure that will bring them to the very edge of the world and Aslan's country itself. This fanedit conitnues the "Book Cut" Narnia series started by SoboFilms and brings The Voyage of the Dawn Treader closer to its book counter-part. This was achieved by removing bad plot elements, like the Green Mist and subplots like, the seven swords of Narnia, as well as other major changes/additions.
Intention:
When I saw Prince Caspian in theaters I actually thought it was okay, even if it wasn't very true to the book, however when I saw this monstrosity of a film I was disgusted and felt that the film makers were abusing the magical world of Narnia that C.S. Lewis had created. Again, like with Caspian my goal wasn't to make a purist cut, but a cut of the film that would still be a film but could also retain most (or some) of the elements from the book. As well as make the film's plot a lot less goofy and cliche and more enjoyable as a whole, even if there was still some inaccuracies to the book.
Other Sources:
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader DVD (Deleted Scenes)
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Soundtrack CD
- BBC Chronicles of Narnia Soundtrack Aslan's Theme
Special Thanks:
- dangermouse for all the great and helpful ideas he contributed, which have helped shape this edit overall and for previewing the edit.
- lotrjjw for previewing the edit and giving input into the final cut.
- TomH1138 for his help/suggestions and interest in the project.
- And anyone else who showed interest in the project and contributed to the thread in any way.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
When preparing to cut this film I actually wrote down all the cuts and changes I wanted to make on paper, as well as be open to new ideas along the way. In fact this fanedit's cut list was actually finished before I even thought about doing a Caspian fanedit. Again just like with Caspian I looked around on the web, on forums, websites, etc. in order to get more ideas for this project. I also went back and looked at the book for reference, as well as inputting what I myself didn't like about the film. When I actually started editing, I used Adobe Premiere Pro CC and freesound.org for background sound effects that I would've unable to make on my own.
Cuts and Additions:
- Cut opening with Edmund trying to enlist, now the film begins with showing us some war imagery and then introduces us to Eustace first.
- Added the scene where Eustace is sea-sick, as it was off handily mentioned in one the following scenes, as well as being in the book.
- I've left in Caspian's line where he say's that he hasn't found a queen yet and the part where he mentions Susan, however when he's saying it he's just being polite; he's not in love with her.
- Cut all of the scenes on the Lone Islands pertaining to the Green Mist and the sacrifices.
- Cut all reference to the Seven Swords of Narnia, now there's only one sword and it was a gift from Caspian's father to Lord Bern for being loyal to him.
- Completely removed the character of Gael from the film
- Restructured some scenes in the film to match the order of the book
- Restructured the Magician's Island scene to remove all reference to the Green Mist, now the crew of the Dawn Treader have to get rid of Dark Island because it has become a plague to the surrounding islands, but not to Narnia or anywhere else.
- Added the deleted mutiny scene to fill the gap where some footage has been removed, as well as to give the crew a little more "depth"
- Cut a lot of Lucy's temptation to remove green mist and re-purposed some footage into a flashback to create a semi-new scene.
- Liliandil no talks about the seven swords or green mist
- All green mist illusions removed from entry into Dark Island.
- Battle restructured to remove Gael from the battle, removing the bit where Caspian screams about losing the sword.
- Removed all of the scenes where Eustace is trying to lay the sword at the table and battles with the green mist
- Removed the White Witch completely from the film.
- Jill Pole is no longer mentioned at the end of the film
- Carrie Underwood's song has also been removed from the credits, as it didn't complement the end of the film that well.
Cover art by SoboFilms (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

Trailer


Opening Scene (Password: fanedit.org)

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Very well done, for the most part this is probably as close to book-accurate as any edit of the film could be without implementing special effects to remove the (already mentioned) glowing swords. It does lead me to wonder if this particular added plot point would be worth keeping if only for the sake of filling in what could feel like a plot hole to the uninitiated, though this would bring the story back to the "hunt for a MacGuffin" type plot and could feel tired.

The removal of the green mist was pretty much flawless, if there is going to be an active malevolent element in the story that drives the characters less admirable actions I think that it helps that it remain more subtle. As mentioned below though, this is not in the book so it does make one wonder exactly how such a force is vanquished at the end, does it take the form of a sea serpent and vanish when said creature is killed?

The addition of the deleted scenes (with no uncompleted effects shots) was nice, adding a little more depth to a simple story and not standing out too badly despite effectively having been cropped to 1.78:1 from a 2.35:1 source that itself was a crop of a 1.78:1 master. Visual editing was very good technically, but (again as already mentioned) the short scene where a man asks to join the crew on the first island feels like it could have been dispensed with.

The replacement music over the end credits worked well too though I don't think the original was that bad, both the previous films ended with songs not dissimilar to this. I think too that all the diegetic dialogue in the last scene (Aunt Alberta) could have been removed instead of just the reference to Jill Pole, as the editor did in their "Prince Caspian" edit.

I'm not completely sure if it quite works as a total replacement of the original but it certainly fulfills it's brief and makes for a less-dragging chronicle, thanks SoboFilms!

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C.S. Lewis' third published Narnia book, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," would have been difficult to adapt anyway, but the filmmakers seemed to take great effort to distance this film as much from the source material as possible, adding in a weird unnecessary subplot about a green mist that never gets resolved anyway, and some strange bit that's not from the book about needing to collect 7 swords, among other missteps.

SoboFilms' edit removes the green mist and other such things that annoy fans. There's even a clever segment where Lucy is reading the magician's book where Sobo inserted a flashback to restructure the scene to work around the mist. It was so neatly done that I didn't even notice the change at first!

There are a couple of minutes where Sobo couldn't remove a part of the movie that didn't work just because there's no logical way to cut around the material without removing something important. And that's completely understandable. What he has here is probably the best version of this movie with the available footage, a nice blend of cutting the bad stuff and adding in a little bit of extra good material. Great job, Sobo!

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(Updated: December 17, 2016)
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is one of those films, I can not believe that with such good material, has made a film like this, the story had nothing magic of the first film and added a stupid subplot to fetch seven swords and green mist, so was not sure whether this arrangement would work because many additions to the movie elements were extremely traced in history?

and is better than the movie ?, Well yes, but could not solve all problems of the original film.

The subplot of swords and the green mist has been removed (whcih), but left several plot holes: on the island of Coriakin, say there is evil in the Dark Island, then go to the Dark Island and appears a sea serpent .... Ok ..... Then for some reason the Sword of Edmund begins to shine .....Ok ......and the Snake Stab killing her so that begins to throw rays. .... Ok ..... and ends the spell, .... wait What ?, Why the spell ended? , The Sea Serpent was the great Evil ?, What happened to the wife of the character at the beginning?, Only they mentioned that his wife disappeared because if?

Leaving the scene in which the father Gael says that kidnapped his wife was a serious mistake, the whole scene is a clear indication something was removed and comes to nothing in the end, without that scene, he could move smoothly as one of the sailors on the Dawn Treader.

Do not blame the Editor, I'm not sure if you can fix the brightness of the sword and I guess if he had removed the scene Coriakin and Lilliandi talking about all that bad, it would have been somewhat abrupt, then I guess it was something very difficult fix this movie.

In the rest I have no complaint. Good Introduction, less obtrusive conflict and more than the typical Narnian adventure, you feel a little closer to the book, but it is difficult to get something like the book of an adaptation like this.

Not even think about touching the version for theaters, This is the version that was forced to leave in theaters.
Recommended despite the problems.
I hope someday you review the first movie, I would like to see.

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