Naked Gun, The
A nice idea that didn't quite work for me, I would have been more impressed if the editor had been able to make the cuts smooth which is a very tall order considering the source material. It would also have been good if maybe he had left a few jokes in but maybe made it seem like unintentional humour again a tall order with these films. A nice idea but to end on a pun not much cop.
Didn't care for this a whole lot, but aspects of it kept gnawing away in my mind, so I rewatched it.
Subversive job of turning a comic film into a cheap B-flick cop show.
Deft use of jump cuts to minimize Nielsen's humor and shift his character to Joe Friday territory.
Presley also cast as more shadowy, mysterious.
I suspect Matrixgrindhouse could have taken her farther if he wanted.
Audio and video work was ugly, jarring, often amateurish.
Again, I suspect that was the point.
If it wasn't for time restrictions, this might have worked even better as a 30" television episode. Dragnet - 77 Sunset Strip - M Squad, something similar.
A prickly weed of a short, and all the better for it.
matrixgrindhouse takes a comical gem and modifies it to the best of his ability to make it a pulpish noir 'tec caper. The editing may appear choppy, but given the material that had to be trimmed there is little to fault him for, and at least the grindish mixture of transistions and jumps try to excuse all the hard trims as being a part of the overall experiance. I also admire the originality of the ending and the downbeat somber tone of the final moments. Overall a nifty concept and it works better than you may think.
This is a tough one. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't easy to watch. I don't really blame the editor for this. He took up a thankless task, trying to make Naked Gun unfunny. The problem of course is that so much gets cut out that there is an abundance of jarring edits. Grindhousing it kind of disguised this, but it still didn't feel right.
The edit is fun though. There are some laughs to be had from how much certain scenes need to cut down to get rid of jokes. As well I enjoyed the noir treatment. Good work on a tough job.
i found this edit rather amusing in that every time a funny line of dialogue or scene was about to happen we then have a rather sharp cut. i think it's impossible to make a serious version from the naked gun, even the best faneditors would struggle given the film knocks out a gag a minute. so for me by removing the gags it makes for another amusing police squad episode.
there are a lot of quick cuts throughout the edit and i did notice some half second clips in there that should have been removed. the black and white suits the film but i didn't feel as if i was watching an old 40's or 50's movie. the audio scratch effect i guess is needed to remove any humour i'm not sure what else could have been used in it's place.
overall as a fan of both naked gun and police squad i enjoyed this and say it's definitely worth 15mins of your time