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I finally got round to watching this fanedit and simply brilliant. As echoed with other reviews here, the two movies worked beautifully together and really enhanced the narrative and character of Walt in Gran Torino. I hadn't seen either of the two films but brought the dvds in order to get a fresh experience and as Todd Howard says "it works". The flashbacks were well timed, the editing was smooth, the narrative was strong and compelling. Overall brilliant job Wraith.

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This edit is justification for the art of fan editing. It takes great elements from two exceptional movies and makes a whole different experience. The editing is flawless, the audio was great. I was very impressed with the cuts where they may have called him Thomas "Highway" . I know they were in there.

Minor quibble and so minor it doesn't lose any points because I could be convinced as to why it makes sense, but in the Gran Torino section he clearly states that he got his lighter from the First Cavalry (Army), and in Heartbreak Ridge he rejoins the second recon team (Marines) that he was a part of in Korea. Blink and you miss it, though. And if some war buff told me that they worked in tandem... I can't prove them wrong. Just something that stuck out to me.

Altogether incredible enjoyable narrative experience and it truly adds depth to what would n0rmally be a mysterious character.

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Owner's reply March 07, 2021

HI...I'm so glad you enjoyed that!

I'll take a look at that lighter reference and see if it can be fixed...(I got rid of many single words, espcially the comedy tripe from HB).

Always grateful for all input.
W

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I previously enjoyed both of the source movies for their own merit, so I was looking forward to this as I started it up on a recent flight across the country.
Wow, it was great. In fact the two stories linked so well I actually wanted more flash backs. This isn't just for Clint fans, it's for fans of story telling and knowing what drives a character to become who he is.
The removal of family background detail allowed the movie to concentrate on the relationship between Walt and his neighbors. The flashbacks are well timed and linked consistently to the current situations that Walt finds himself dealing with.
Excellent work ^_^

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I enjoyed this edit very much. It is a must watch for any Clint Eastwood fan. The flashbacks from Heartbreak Ridge were seamless and for the most part did an excellent job of serving the narrative in the movie, especially near the end. The scenes that were cut from Gran Torino (mostly family background stuff) were not missed and the story had a good pacing and flow to it which doesn't happen in all fanedits. Lastly, I loved how you opened the movie. It was an excellent choice.

The reason why I gave enjoyment an "8" instead of a "10" is that, at times, it did still feel like two separate movies (which of course they originally were). Nevertheless, I appreciate the experiment to meld these two movies and I will be keeping this one on my hard drive :)

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Owner's reply August 14, 2014

I'm honoured to take up some space. Thanks for your time.
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First of all, this is a huge accomplishment-- to meld two films so flawlessly to create a unique narrative detailing the decline and redemption of a damaged man, none other than Clint Eastwood, is definitely as hard as it looks. Wraith has continued in his tradition of brilliantly mashing up thematically connected films (much like his Matrix edit) to come up with a deeper and more insightful version of Gran Torino, if such a thing were possible.

Here we have the story of ageing Clint, living out his last days in suburbia while reflecting on his tough militaristic past (courtesy of Heartbreak Ridge), and how his spirit of encouraging and training potential marines is resurrected in his old age as he trains a young Hmong boy. How Wraith concocted this perfect brew is a testament to his skill, all I can say is, narrative-wise, this movie blew me away, and top marks for story/ enjoyment.

I gave 10s on A/V because I did not notice any problems at all. Everything flowed smoothly, with no rough cuts.

All in all, an edit I will definitely watch again, and is part of my collection.
A Must-Watch for any Clint fan!

Kudos Wraith. You did it man.
K

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Owner's reply August 14, 2014

Thankyou for generous comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it and invested so much time.
W

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