Paranoia (A Truman Show Fanedit)

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While the original would still be my prefered version this is a great and original take on it. Telling the story entirely from Trumans point of view and leaving the audience as confused by what is happeing really adds great tension and suspense. As a viewer I can imagine a first time viewer trying to unravel the mystery and firgure out what is happening just like a classic Hitchcock thriller. The resocring of the entire film is especialy noteworthy. Very carefully and well solected Bernard Hermann tunes. Loved it!

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What about this edit? It's the very first one I've watched, and frankly I'm not disappointed!

The intro is just great!
The atmosphere is really very heavy: the constant noise of the vinyl cracking is really good. Also, I think it's cool that the scenes that are "outside" have been removed, so we are really immersed in Truman's world, without real interruption.
Also I was pretty happy that the pace was smooth, although at times it did slow down, but I know that was on purpose so it's not a negative!

The only negative point I could say is that at times you can hear one music over another which is a shame.
And that the so-called final scene in the boat was not kept in its entirety, because in my opinion it is really epic

Anyway,
A great edit that I recommend, it was great!

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What a fantastic idea! The Truman Show was a pretty good movie, but never a great one. The concept was good but the felt the lighthearted humor of the outside world was a strange contrast to this guy who's really a prisoner but doesn't know it.

But this edit completely changes EVERYTHING. It's now like a Twilight Zone movie! And I LOVE IT. We're just as in the dark as Truman as weird stuff happens. We're understanding his paranoia and fear as he unravels the strange truth. Not just watching him go along as we did in the original version.

GREAT WORK here!! I can't wait to show this movie to my friends who haven't seen it, then tell them how the original, less interesting movie was :)

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Truly, this edit is amazing. I love the allegory of Plato's Cave. I love Hitchcock. I love The Truman Show.
The new color grade, plus black & white shots, with the added Psycho score really ratchets up the tension and anxiety of this film that the original film doesn't have like this does. It's amazing what a great selection of music can do for an edit.
Most of the humour that remains is like Truman trying to laugh off the situation still, further ratcheting up the anxiety. Carrey does a wonderful performance.
This is just about as perfect of a fanedit as you can make in my opinion. This is easily a favourite of mine now. The original film is one of my best friend's favourite movies. I need to show him this version.
I like to think Hitchcock himself would like this fanedit.
On a technical level, the Video and Audio quality is spot on. Again, the score is perfect and everything feels and flows wonderfully.
Bravo Paulisdead2221.

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What a compelling re-structuring this truly is!

I have not re-watched this since it was on the big screen (disc remains shrink wrapped)....and yet this is the story I recall BUT now incredibly more compelling.

I was forewarned about the B&W from having read the reviews, and for the most part I found it was consistently used and when it was not, frankly I forgot to notice since I was so immersed in this.

My only minor quibble I communicated to the editor directly, and it would be churlish of me to dock points or even re-state it hear since it is a minor "preference" observation only...so it's a 10 in that category.

THIS IS WHAT FANEDITs are all about for me...peeling back the layers of the onion to reveal more of what was already there....
EXCELLENT WORK!
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