Sweet Charity (1969): The Wonderful Perfect Edit

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It can end as originally filmed (but rejected) - in HD
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Original Release Date:
1969
Original Running Time:
149
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
129
Time Cut:
5
Time Added:
5
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This is one of my PERFECT MOVIES.

So why create a fanedit?

Well, Fosse (to his directorial credit) found the original ending too ideal and reshot it to be more in tune with where society and the world was at in the late 60s…realism! So here I assembled it again…the original ending from my archive so you too can share in that childlike joy and all the other musical and choreographically wondrous moments peaking with Sammy Davis jr rendition of The Rhythm of Life…

Intention:
To re-insert the original ending, seamlessly!
Additional Notes:
I was 7 when I first saw this, and I was already a big MGM musical fan…Gene Kelly especially…(The Three Musketeers … no dancing) I had already sat though the dreary Oliver the year before and dreaded seeing another boring musical like Dr Doolittle from the year before that (as a birthday treat… YUK) but Sweet Charity floored me then…and still wows me every time I watch it. I’ve lost count how many time I’ve put it on just to watch THE ALOOF, If the could see me now, and SAMMY!!!! The only let down fir 7yr old WRAITH was the ending… I hated it. Now, I’m all grown up and it has settled with me and it is the right ending for this “fairy tale”. But….. Then I read about an alternate ending…and when I finally saw it that 7 year old awoke in me… Perfection (in my child eye)…so straight away I made an edit from the dvd. Then the blu ray came out, and I thought the footage would be carried over in std def… but it was in HD to my delight.
Other Sources:
Sweet Charity CD Score
Special Thanks:
DwightFry, ArtisDead
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
None
Editing Details:
This is quite a light edit substituting the theatrical ending with the original ending
Cuts and Additions:
Added new captions at opening and end
Replaced theatrical ending with the original ending
Removed Overture and Intermission

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Unlike the original Sweet Charity, this fanedit by Wraith captures the actual "feel" of the whole movie, where the central character (the protagonist, Charity Hope), is able to pull herself out of her miserable existence and, with the help of Oscar (her love interest) achieve a "hopefully ever after" ending.

All of the famous musical numbers from the stage-play are still in the film, but the ending has been suitably altered to create a happy ending. The director, Bob Fosse, believed that the happy ending was too corny, but he filmed it anyway just in case the film executives back in Hollywood demanded that a happy ending be included. Surprisingly, the Hollywood executives supported Fosse's artistic vision and the original downbeat ending became the official ending of the cinema cut.

Wraith's fanedit cut shows what Fosse had created as a "backup plan" - and personally, looking back with over half-a-century of hindsight, I consider the happy ending to be superior.

Thank you Wraith for showing us, once again, the true value of the fanedit community... the preservation of films and the exploration of alternative ways of conveying a story.

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