Stand (The Cinematic Cut), TheFeatured
Narratively, this edit doesn't change that much from the original. In fact, I tried really hard to maintain the narrative as much as possible. I didn't want to alter the story, just to tighten it up and make it a single-sitting affair. I did add some stylistic changes and shifted around the timeline a little to cause tiny changes in peripheral events.
My goal was simple: Cut back the miniseries into a single-sitting feature-length film. I decided that the final product could be no longer than The Godfather Part II, which clocks-in at 3 hours and 21 minutes. I originally did this edit with a DVD source and it came out okay-ish, but there were both narrative and quality problems. Once I heard that there would be a BluRay release I got very excited to try again.
This Cinematic Cut of The Stand clocks in at a comparatively svelte 3 hours and 5 minutes. And also makes heavy use of popular music for it's soundtrack. Everything from Procol Harem to The Police to Pink Floyd. I think this came out very well and I am excited to share it with you.
Please enjoy, and your feedback is very welcome.
Abbey Road - The Beatles
Abraxas - Santana
American - America
Beggars Banquet - Sympathy for the Devil
Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues
The Doors - The Doors
Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Endless Wire - The Who
Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty
Heart Shaped World - Chris Isaak
Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
Magic Christian Music - Badfinger
Music from Big Pink - The Band
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid - Bob Dylan
Point of Know Return - Kansas
Procol Harem - Procol Harem
Relics - Pink Floyd
Stealing Fire - Bruce Cockburn
Synchronicity - The Police
That's Where I Went Wrong - The Poppy Family
Up To Here - The Tragically Hip
Wheels of Fire - Cream
All-new opening sequence.
26 new pop/rock songs featured throughout.
Colour-graded many scenes and sequences.
5 new composite shots
Cropped to 16:9 (and lovingly pan-and-scanned throughout)
I broke the miniseries down into 131 unique sequences. 91 of were not removed entirely, of that group, only the following were not trimmed or tightened in some way:
- Nadine’s Gone
- Mother Abigail’s Prayer of Repentance
- Fran’s Dream (for now)
- Tom is Identified
- Nadine Runs Out of Gas
- Stu Has the Flu?
- Glen v. Flagg (best scene)
- Stu’s Struggle
- The End of Vegas
Cut the Project Blue outbreak scene.
Cut the Fly Buddy commercial.
Cut the Police Check-in.
Cut the first meeting with Larry.
Cut Vic’s death.
Cut Nick’s dream.
Cut the Times Square Chaos.
Cut Nick setting off for Nebraska.
Cut the insert of the Monster Shouter (both of them).
Cut Flagg killing the deer.
Cut the convoy to Colorado.
Cut the appendix operation.
Cut the funeral of the appendix operation guy.
Cut Stu and Fran telling Harold about their relationship.
Cut turning on the power.
Removed two of the spies - Judge and Dana.
Cut Nadine and Flagg’s drive to Vegas.
Cut Tom sneaking past the guards.
Cut everything after the bomb goes off in Vegas.
As ususal taking out some of the parts that seem to make a Stephen King movie or tv series kinda bog down. Tightened up and very enjoyable to watch. The soundtrack is great waiting for other titles to emerge. Thanks for the hard work. I know its a short review but I am not one to pick things apart bit by bit as long as I enjoy what I am watching is all that matters to me. And I very much enjoied this title.