Source Code: Version 1.2Featured
- To my sister, for designing poster art
- To my OTHER sister, for bringing my attention to the memory flashes
- To ThrowgnCpr for technical assistance and advice on colour correction
- To my brother, whose idea it was to utilise the phone call scene
- To anyone else I’ve forgotten…
- Applied minor colour balance filter
- Removed “Love Conquers Plot Holes” Ending.
- Rearranged scenes to create new ending narrative.
- Shifted the emphasis from “life” to giving Stevens dignity and closure.
- A handful of other, minor cuts
- Added fanedit.org templates
- Added Scribbling Man logo
- Added custom title
- Tightened first train explosion, also:
- Removed naff CG shot of train crashing
- Tightened second train explosion
- Trimmed second post-explosion blackout
- Edited all flashes to exclude any "future" memories (and, in one case, created a new one)
- Trimmed Stevens getting hit by train
- Removed memory flash completely (I.e. Train hits - Stevens Jolts awake)
- Removed "Bing" product placement when Stevens is using the woman's phone
- Cut “I knew he was a keeper”
- Re-edited and rescored phonecall scene. It’s now ambiguous who Stevens calls, and whether he gets through.
- Cut some of Goodwins more bizarre expressions when looking at Stevens body.
- Trimmed Max’s joke so we hear as little of it as possible without it being jarring. It’s a bad joke.
- Cut “Look” “What?” “All this life…” – somewhat poorly placed alongside Max’s sex joke.
- Re-edited and rescored film during when everyone freezes to include Stevens phonecall to his dad as a partial voice over. Changed closing shots to the infinite kiss followed by Stevens looking peaceful.
- Rescored end credits.
Since version 2 (HD Rework), the following has been changed:
- Cut "I've been having dreams of you... Really vivid" (It occurred to me that this was referencing the "future memories" that Stevens has which do not exist in this edit; therefore the conversation holds no relevance.)
- Slight variation in scoring, due to the HD version being done from scratch
A good ending is not necessarily a happy one. This is the main point this edit proves, and does it exquisitely.
I enjoyed the Theatrical Cut, yet was confused by its ending. I felt it didn't do justice with the rest of the film and sacrificed its internal logic in favor of a saccharine twist. This edit fixes that issue, as well as a few smaller issues I did not remember, but upon comparison seem well deserving.
The technical aspects, as always, are perfect and seamless.
All in all a very recommended edit.
What could i possibly say about this edit other then stunning?
I rembered the original pretty good despite the fact i´ve watched it 7 years ago. Loved it back then but always was troubled by this heartwarming hollywood ending. Your edit may be sadder but way more comforting for the character. Barely noticed your changes, so hats off to you. The phone call to his dad is well placed.
I´m very grateful you decided to do this edit.
Its been a while since I saw the original, so I couldn't exactly tell or remember where certain scenes differed, which means this was very well done! Great pacing and the ending is way more impactful and meaningful than the original. Great edit and my go to recommendation for a fan-edit from now on. Thank you
I feel like I'm one of five people who had no issue with the theatrical ending. That being said, this is an absolutely phenomenal edit with seamless editing throughout and sumptuous video quality.
This was easily one of my most favorite fanedits I've seen till date.The editing is seamless and so is the re-scoring of certain scenes,which shines especially with the re-worked finale.The aforementioned re-worked finale really injects the film with a new lease on life.It surely gives Colter's arc a much more meaningful finish then that haphazardly rushed romantic end the theatrical end used in a bid to send the audience back happy.