Tin Cup: The Golfer's Cut

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Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
Golf is Easy.
Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
1996
Original Running Time:
135
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
116
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
My first fan-edit deserved a new look since the original movie was finally released at a considerably higher quality on Blu-ray in April of 2020

As an avid golfer, there are some great golf moments in this movie. There is unfortunately an over-the-top “80s romance” too, which hasn’t aged that well. My editing goal is to focus on the golf.

In this new version, Molly is edited to be “less damsel-like” and seems smarter, more confident. And the golf gets the highlight it deserves with this new upgrade to the film quality.

When I was preparing the cover art, I found an awesome set photos with a monotone color grading that has a cool blue tint. I loved the way the photo felt classic and special. The set photos felt almost “Rat Pack” cool. I love the original movie and especially the new HD release, but the overall color saturation and obviously dated technology made it feel dated as well IMO. So I dove back in and tested an idea.

Personally, I love the new “cool blue noir” look. The footage feels more timeless, and the old technology isn’t as distracting. The fashion looks less distracting too, allowing to focus on the golf.

Both the "Timeless" B&W version and the original color version are available.
Intention:
As an avid golfer myself, there are some great golf moments in this movie. There is unfortunately an over-the-top “80s romance” too, which hasn’t aged that well. My editing goal is to focus on the golf.

In this new version, Molly is edited to be “less damsel-like” and seems smarter, more confident. And the golf gets the highlight it deserves with this new upgrade to the film quality:

“the only two DVD editions (released in 1997 and 2009) made use of the same source material, a dated master created back when laserdiscs were still being produced. Not surprisingly, Warner Archive's new Blu-ray marks a huge improvement; it's sourced from a recent 2K scan of the interpositive and looks great with strong image detail, plenty of visible film grain, and a pleasing palette that showcases Tin Cup's sun-baked locations. Warm earth tones are prominent with plenty of room for vivid greens, which are richly saturated but show no obvious signs of bleeding. As usual, the disc is well-authored and runs at an extremely high bit rate while completely avoiding compression artifacts, banding, and other eyesores. Overall, this is a very tight and stable image that, while clearly looking like a product of its time period, is so far beyond previous home video releases that die-hard fans will be thrilled.”
Additional Notes:
When I was preparing the cover art, I found an awesome set photos with a monotone color grading that has a cool blue tint. I loved the way the photo felt classic and special. The set photos felt almost “Rat Pack” cool. I love the original movie and especially the new HD release, but the overall color saturation and obviously dated technology made it feel dated as well IMO. So I dove back in and tested an idea. Personally, I love the new “cool blue noir” look. The footage feels more timeless, and the old technology isn’t as distracting. The fashion looks less distracting too, allowing to focus on the golf. Both the "Timeless" B&W version and the original color version are available.
Other Sources:
ZZ Top’s La Grange
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
As an avid golfer myself, there are some great golf moments in this movie. There is unfortunately an over-the-top “80s romance” too, which hasn’t aged that well. My editing goal is to focus on the golf.

In this new version, Molly is edited to be “less damsel-like” and seems smarter, more confident. And the golf gets the highlight it deserves with this new upgrade to the film quality:
Cuts and Additions:
Trimmed Molly's explanation of her job
Removed Roy’s walk through strip bar to remove nudity.
Trimmed Roy's call with Doreen to remove blatant time off request.
Trimmed “Pink Fag Ball” line to “Pink Ball.”
Removed Molly's call with another psychologist.
Removed Molly watching Roy from inside her car.
Trimmed Molly in Roy's RV to remove her lack of confidence in her profession (since she mentioned at the beginning that its her life's work)
Removed Molly's mention of how she think Roy's arrogance is attractive
Removed Molly returning the Caddy to Roy and the resulting car ride.
Trimmed bar golf shot bet scene to remove Simms telling Molly that "she really looks good" at the end.
Removed RV sex scene
Trimmed Waffle house scene to remove Molly explaining that she is now sleeping with Roy
Removed final RV sleeping scene
Trimmed and moved final RV couch discussion up before Romeo's tango.
Move Romeos tango to the end
Changed closing music to ZZ Top’s La Grange
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Overall rating
 
9.8
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10.0(1)
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10.0(1)
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Overall rating
 
9.8
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Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Loved Tin Cup originally and Wakeupkeo has done an excellent job of bringing Golf to the Fore (sorry) in this edit.
The romance is still there in the background, but it's the golf and the machismo that gets full billing in this edit.
A couple of continuity moments did not distract me and did not diminish the story. A very nice edit that's trimmed the story to avoid the romantic drag on the narrative. Well done Wakeupkeo.

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