I had the pleasure of reviewing this edit for the Academy/IFDB.
An outstanding edit. Honestly one of the best I've seen. The rescoring is excellent, and I'm a sucker for Johnny Cash. I didn't have any problems with this movie initially, but after reading the cutlist I think the removal of Laura's dialogue and exposition was a good choice.
I recommend for everyone to check out this edit, and look forward to seeing what dannydangle will create in the future!
Finally got round to watching this Last night. Very nice. Got a soft spot for Cash, but also the other inclusions tended to fit very well and were very contextually used - Night of the Hunter is prominent here too, although including it's narration is still 50/50 for me.
I used to generally like the superhero genre to whatever degree, but I'm sick to bloody death of them now. Couldn't care less. But Logan stands out among them as a very independent piece of self aware film making. Just quality contexts and well considered, emotionally & intellectually valid dialogue ect. - In this edit the best stuff is honored and some exposition is minimized. The shots that were cut, helped to tighten things up and I did not miss them. The musical inclusions actually heightened it's already visceral qualities, as the songs chosen are very apt - sure there are a couple of musical cues that came in a little early, a little quiet, or hung on a tad too long maybe, but that's the fan editor in me - It's hard to just sit and be a punter sometimes. The timing of the new material is generally very good and is always well considered. Overall this edit felt seamless and the B&W grading was usually quite punchy which I like. I would recommend for sure.
One of the greatest superhero films becomes greater. The black-and-white palette, and the light tweaks, but most especially the new. well-chosen and effectively deployed country and folk soundtrack emphasised the noir feel, existential questions and the story of larger story of loss, sacrifice and redemption to powerful effect. Wonderful.
I'm finally able to have a look at a Logan fan edit :)
I am already a fan of Logan and The Wolverine. But Logan has a more personal, intimate feeling. The movie does not have 2 much in the face CGI and it feels like a grim cross between a gothic western and a dystopian “Mad Max”-esque road movie.
Each billow of dust emboldened by Logan Noir amplifies the suffocating environment and the desert looks white and as it is void of color and life. Not mention the sporadic darkly contrasted plants scattered sparingly across the landscape.
What does Logan Gothic bring then? Well, it amplifies the absence of life and gives the movie a very personal and desperate feeling. The music has been re-scored to the very best. I am not an American folklore expert or do I live in the US. But changing the whole soundtrack with folk and Johnny Cash brings the movie closer to the original trailer and Johnny Cash Hurt song. What I also like is the removal of certain narrative elements, bringing it to better pacing and understanding.
Amazing work dannydangle and well deserved March favorite edit of the month win. Looking forward to your next project.