Stand Trilogy - The Spence Edit, The

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Tagline:
The End of the World is Just the Beginning
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Original Release Date:
2020
Original Running Time:
509
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Fanedit Running Time:
407
Time Cut:
102
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Brief Synopsis:
I am a huge King fan and I particularly love The Stand. I was very excited for the new miniseries adaptation coming to Paramount Plus last year. It was a great cast and creative team, and was going to be 9 episodes long, which meant they could tell a lot more of the story than in the previous miniseries.

However... it was kind of a dud. They made the absolutely puzzling decision of telling the story out of order, which makes a lot of the events feel pointless and aimless because you're getting a pay off before you get the full set up. It's the equivalent of telling someone the punchline of a joke, then over explaining how you got to the punchline.

They also didn't really tell much more of the story. Huge swaths of the plot were rushed through or completely cut out. It really was a bit of a mess.

But! There's a lot of good stuff in there. So, I'm removing the confusing narrative structure and cutting tons of footage out to create a Trilogy of films that tell the story of The Stand.
Intention:
To create a trilogy of films that cover as much of the story of The Stand as is possible, given the available footage. The story will be told chronologically as it was in the book.
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Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
Part 1: 2 hrs 12 min. Part 2: 2 hrs 24 min. Part 3: 2 hrs 9 min.

Part 1 - Takes the story form the very beginning (the virus outbreak) and runs through to when most of our main heroes first link up together.

Part 2 - Having established most of the characters, the second episode deals more with Flagg and his followers, and the strife within the survivor community. It has a rather explosive finish.

Part 3 - Takes us all the way through to the end of the tale.

One of the big buzzy things about this adaptation was a new ending by King himself. However, this isn't really an ending, it's more of a coda to the story. It's nice, but feels very disconnected, and I was trying to make this an adaptation of the book. So that's been omitted. The movie wraps up pretty quickly after the return to Boulde

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Very good chronological order edit of the TV show! Its as a three movie set ideal. Cuts , transitions and narrative 10/10 ! But still I don't like the show :P , the original 1994 had me (its not your fault of course !!).

Thank you for the edit !

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I've always loved the original The Stand mini series from 1994 and was looking forward to the new one. Oh, how I was disappointed. The jumping back and forth in the story was a TERRIBLE choice and I just kept watching because I wanted to see the different scenes. I really wished that I could switch the order of the scenes. This made my wish come true! Thank you! I suddenly really like this series!

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