Lost: The Crash

 
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Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2004 - 2005
Original Running Time:
1080
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
195
Time Cut:
885
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Brief Synopsis:
As an editing exercise, I condensed the primary storylines of Lost Season 1 into a 3 hour (ish) film. With the exception of one major flashback that was moved into my Season 2 cut, the goal was to include enough information for all subsequent seasons to make sense for someone who hadn’t seen the show.
Intention:
I didn’t feel like Lost needed to be fixed, but as a challenge, I wanted to see if I could condense and reconstruct the original 18 hours of the show and make an enjoyable, alternative experience.
Other Sources:
Lost Season 1 Original Soundtrack
Lost: Missing Pieces
Special Thanks:
DominicCobb for providing valuable feedback on my edit and njvc for helping me through the approval process.
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
In order to focus the story and fit it into a shorter format, I only used the plot lines which were most relevant to the season (and series) as a whole, while keeping only the flashbacks I felt were most important to the characters. The plot lines I didn't use were more self-contained in nature and didn't inform the larger story of the series as much.

Some liberties were taken in order to achieve this. Many scenes were reordered or intercut with events from different episodes to streamline things and music has also been added to some segments for cohesion or emphasis in the narrative structure. A major challenge was choosing not to use any footage with opening credits overlaid. I did this to improve the experience of the viewer, but it was much more difficult to get across important information in some cases since that's often where exposition takes place.
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User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0  (3)
Visual Editing 
 
9.7  (3)
Audio Editing 
 
9.3  (3)
Narrative 
 
9.0  (3)
Enjoyment 
 
9.0  (3)
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

I really enjoyed this edit having been a fan of Lost since the beginning.A must watch for Lost fans," So I guess I’m out of the book club."

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Overall rating 
 
9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

A rather brilliant condensing of Lost season 1 into a single three hour film. It's all there, all the characters, the plots, the emotional beats. Besides a few strange moments (that are few and far between) it's hard to believe that this edit cut out almost eleven hours of material.

Essentially, this is a great way to re-watch the first season of one of TV's greatest shows without having to spend too much time on it. I almost feel that this could even work as someone's introduction to the show - such is the quality of this edit that I think a non-fan would understand and appreciate it.

My only criticism is that I do feel there are too many flashbacks, most of which end up being relatively unnecessary. But, if you're looking for Lost Season 1: the Digest Version, look no further, you've, uh, found it.

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Overall rating 
 
8.4
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

This was a pretty darn good edit of LOST season 1. The plot lines are streamlined well and the editing is nicely executed. For my tastes though, I felt there were too many flashbacks that had little bearing on the story as a whole and dragged things down a little. But definitely worth watching, and I look forward to the next installment.

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