Silk Spectre

 
8.7 (2)
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Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
I'm used to going out at three in the morning and doing something stupid.
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2009
Original Running Time:
187
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
72
Time Cut:
119
Time Added:
4
Brief Synopsis:
This edit follows Laurie and touches upon the other characters only insofar as they affect Laurie.
Intention:
I wanted to create an edit about Laurie.
Additional Notes:
The sources for this edit were the Director's Cut and Theatrical North American DVDs. The ripper software used was DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15. The editing software used was Womble MPEG Video Wizard DVD 5.0. The DVD-authoring software used was Womble DVD Editor.
Other Sources:
For the opening credits, I used an Amazon-purchased MP3 of "Gut Feeling" / "(Slap Your Mammy)" by Devo.

For the alley fight, I used "Edward Blake - The Comedian" by Tyler Bates from "Watchmen: Original Motion Picture Score".

For the closing credits, I used an Amazon-purchased MP3 of "Beautiful World" by Devo.

For the trailer, I used "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Lorde from the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack".

Various video excerpts come from the "Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter" North American DVD.

For the DVD Menu, I used "Silk Spectre" by Tyler Bates from "Watchmen: Original Motion Picture Score".
Special Thanks:
That One Guy for the cover, disc, and banner art
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Special Features
Trailers
Excerpts
Editing Details:
I wanted to create an edit that followed Laurie, so we could follow the story from her perspective. I cut all non-Laurie scenes except two: Rorschach right after Jon teleports him off the base (to avoid a jump cut) and Dan visiting Hollis and learning Dr. Manhattan lost it on live TV (both to fill in a story gap and because Laurie is mentioned). I also created a Laurie-centric opening title sequence and new closing credits and added Devo songs, which is a nod to Laurie's interest in Devo in the graphic novel.
Cuts and Additions:
- created new opening credits; added new theme song
- cut most non-Laurie material
- repeated shot of Laurie looking out the window to set up flashback scene
- added new music to alley fight (foreshadowing!)
- mixed audio where needed
- created new closing credits; added song
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User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0  (2)
Visual Editing 
 
8.5  (2)
Audio Editing 
 
7.5  (2)
Narrative 
 
8.5  (2)
Enjoyment 
 
9.0  (2)
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
6.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I enjoyed this edit. I'm a big Watchmen fan but not the biggest Silk Spectre fan. Most of the story unfolds around her and Doc Manhattan. This works as a fast-paced edit of the story. There are two very hard audio cuts early on, when we first go to the government facility and particularly after the fight scene with the thugs in the alley. Watching this along with the End is Nigh cut focused on Rorschach was a very cool companion set.

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
DVD
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(Updated: November 11, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

This really worked as a great story line and I enjoyed it a lot with the focus on Silk Specttre. The film flowed nicely and there was only 2 points really where I noticed it was a fan edit. These were:
a) the alley fight scene versus the punks. The soundtrack has quite a harsh ending into the dialogue, maybe it could be faded out a little more into the dialogue.
b) when Silk Specttre moves into the other SuperHero's apartment. The cut to scene was abit harsh (I don't know how you could improve on that though)

All in all I loved it. 48 out of 50. Excellent score :)

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
DVD
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