Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Art House Cut

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Art House Cut

 
7.9 (6)
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Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
108
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Fanedit Running Time:
15
Time Cut:
93
Brief Synopsis:
Follow Joel as he learns to let go of love.
Intention:
A re-edit of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind designed to make it look more like a student film from the 90's.
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
Numerous audio/visual aging/damage effects.
Poster by Ken Poirier

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Arthouse Cut by Ken Poirier (15.21)

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Overall rating 
 
7.9
 
7.7  (6)
 
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Overall rating 
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

I love the source material, so seeing a shorter version of it was fun but ultimately I couldn't get past the aging. It seemed very artificial most of the time, which distracted me from everything else. There were plenty of smart edits but I was unable to engage with it for the most part.

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Overall rating 
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Yeahhhh sooooo.... It's definitely safe to say I liked this short the least. The primary problems were:

1) The aging effects felt forced and unnatural.
2) I didn't know what the motherflip was going in. And I've seen the original movie.

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Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Another impressive effort at condensing a story and maintaining coherence. Most of the editing seemed fine to me - as some others have noted, the only significant issue with this is the "aged film" effect, which was sometimes quite obviously artificial and would likely have benefitted from further adjustment on a scene-by-scene basis (though this would obviously be quite time-consuming).

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Overall rating 
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

The story's well condensed, giving it poignancy. Interesting how this edit got me thinking about past relationships.

The aged film effect is sometimes unobtrusive (bueno), at other times draws attention to itself (less bueno).

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Overall rating 
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
6.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Conceptually and as far as the narrative goes, I enjoyed this edit quite a bit. Unfortunately I found the edit's film damage effects unconvincing and fairly distracting. Cool idea though.

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Yes
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MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
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