Visions of the Past

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Visions of the Past
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
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Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1962
Original Running Time:
28 minutes minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
15 minutes minutes
Synopsis:
This is the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel.
Intention:
To trim the movie down but still manage to telll a cohesive story
Special Thanks:
Neglify and others who gave me advice.
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features:
"MP4" is through Vimeo
Editing Details:
Edited using Sony Vegas Pro 11
Visions of the Past
Password: Fanedit.org

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1962
Original Running Time:
28 minutes minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
15 minutes minutes
Synopsis:
This is the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel.
Intention:
To trim the movie down but still manage to telll a cohesive story
Special Thanks:
Neglify and others who gave me advice.
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features:
"MP4" is through Vimeo
Editing Details:
Edited using Sony Vegas Pro 11
Visions of the Past
Password: Fanedit.org

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Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
An arthouse offering, outstanding!
The original, “Le Jette” seems from another planet, it is so far ahead of its time.
I was stunned by how well the condensed narrative held together, and the emotion punch it still delivers.
Part Noir, part SciFi, of the guinea pig snared in time’s pendulum.
And “Love” as self deception, self betrayal.
Biggest complaint? Too many fade to blacks throughout, and they go on too long. And easy enough to remedy by adding more vintage stills during the voiceover.
I never saw the original, but I can envision Terry Gilliam screening it, jaw dropped.
Extraordinary closer to Disc 01 of the Time Consecution.

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Overall rating
 
9.7
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
Audio/Video Quality: 9
It's still images, so perhaps that explains why the detail here is absolutely beautiful. Black and White still photographs on filmstock somehow capture human life in so much more colour than reality.

Visual Editing: 10
I didn't notice a single trim.

Audio Editing: 10
Again it's perfect. I imagine editing the voiceover must have been quite tricky.

Narrative: 10
It felt like it was all here despite half of the original source being gone. Nice reduction.

Enjoyment: 9
This was haunting and sad. You know where it is going all along and that only adds to the sadness. But it's also quite uplifting at the core.

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Owner's reply November 04, 2014

thanks for the review, I am glad you liked it.

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Overall rating
 
8.0
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8.0
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7.0
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9.0
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8.0
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7.0
Creepy. The source material's still images and inappropriately calm narration really add to the atmosphere of this. Far removed from the whimsey of the DeLorean and the TARDIS, this method of time travel is unnerving. The plot is condensed very well - it didn't feel like much was missing here. Concise and tragic.

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Owner's reply November 04, 2014

thanks for the review, I am glad you liked it.

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Overall rating
 
8.2
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9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
Audio edits were a little rough, but a nice change of pace and a great story.

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Owner's reply November 04, 2014

thanks for the review and I will try to get better in my editing skills so such mistakes are a thing of the past.

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Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
Simple but effective short version of La Jetée, that did see very long ago.
12 Monkeys basicaly was a kind of a remake of this movie and this edit keeps the main plot intact.
Enjoyable and different.

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9.8
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10.0(2)
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10.0(2)
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10.0(2)
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9.5(2)
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9.0(2)
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
This is an amazing short. Ive never seen the original, and after watching this looked it up to find that its in the top 100 of TSPDT's greatest films of all time. I feel discussing the content would ruin it -- suffice to say the use of stills to tell the story completely works and thoroughly impressive. This is a cinema experience one shouldn't miss, and its only 15 mins! Countless future films (some pretty obvious) have been 'inspired' by or lifted from this, but the combination of story, narration and technique blends together perfectly here.

Perfect work jswert. Really great. Cheers, and thank you very much for making this...

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Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
This was unique, different than any edit I've seen.

All of the imagery was spot on for the accompanying dialog. It started really slow for me, but towards the end it grabbed my attention and held it.

This is a sad story, really. The 'scientist' that was conducting the experiment looked creepy as all get out. I don't understand why he had to be killed. Like anyone would believe anything he said... He just wanted love!! :-(

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