Father Time

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Initially, I thought this resembled a pitch for “About Time,” an interesting, if slight film from 2013. That film was leisurely to the point of lethargy. In addition, it tried, over hard, I thought, to fiddle the heartstrings.
As this edit progressed, however, I realized the story and themes had been chiseled to essentials.
For lack of a better phrase, similar to a prose poem.
Better than most, the character grasps the reward of Life is not replaying “moments” over and over, but embracing the joie de vivre.
An excellent edit with a sly, positive subtext.

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Absolutely beautiful and exceptional. The story is amazing, the music is fantastic, the father and son story very strong.

Amazing job, njvc!
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Great edit of a really enjoyable film. Distilling it down to the father/son relationship works perfectly. I'm a huge sucker for father/son relationship films so this is right in my wheelhouse. The cuts were invisible and the music great. I don't remember if that song played at the end was in the film or not but either way, it worked for me. This is a really fun way to view it. It's hard for me to say whether or not the emotional punch works on its own since the short evoked a lot of the emotions from when I saw the full movie. I suspect it works on its own, though. Great job.

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Good approach to this short, giving time to the father-son relationship. I predict I'll revisit this piece every so often to enjoy its beautiful warmth.

(Sorry, enjeivisi—the audio editing score is because of the end song. Otherwise fab.)

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Audio/Video Quality: 9
Spot on SD encode.

Visual Editing: 10
Invisible and perfectly executed.I couldn't begin to guess which cuts were in the original film and which were the fan edit ones.

Audio Editing: 9
Near perfect (There was this one moment in the final voiceover music mix). Such an emotional story but I nearly lost my sh*t during the music montage. One of my all time favourite songs by Nick Cave so it went straight for the emotional jugular with me.

Narrative: 10
The story was so, so tight. There was never a moment left unexplained or unexplored despite some scenes/shots lasting a few seconds only. Such a great job.

Enjoyment: 10
I'd heard mixed-to-good things about the source but from this edit I'm going to go watch it very soon. It really looks like my type of film (Father/Son stories really chime with me), although I suspect njvc has cherry-picked only the very best moments. Just one brief moment in the edit suggested that the rest of the actual film wouldn't be as nearly good and be chock-full of the usual Curtis upper-middle-class-problems cr*p (When they talked about not being rich, despite clearly being fantasically wealthy already).

njvc, please do a full-length edit of this movie. I just know it would be masterpiece after seeing what you did here.

p.s. It was awesome seeing Domhnall Gleeson of 'Dredd' and 'Star Wars' fame. He's really good and more than held his own against Nighy.

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