Unbreakable Glass Split

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Tagline:
Are they truly Broken?
The Narrative Experiment Concludes
Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
2000 / 2016 / 2019
Original Running Time:
353
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
185
Time Cut:
189
Time Added:
20
Brief Synopsis:
The re-telling of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy in SPLIT UNBREAKABLE GLASS was the first part of an experiment to retool these movies with a new narrative structure to facilitate surprises, adjustments to reveals, new parallels, new opening and closings and much much more. One can be surprised again.

In what may be a fanediting first, this version takes extensive material NOT used in SPLIT UNBREAKABLE GLASS (Dr Fletcher and David's marital issues) and tells the same (or similar tale) as an alternate version of the events from a very different perspective. Over 50% of this version of events is newly repuposed and previously unused and differently structured. With a different resolution and enough left untold to permit both edits to surprise and re-reveal, UNBREAKABLE GLASS SPLIT and SPLIT UNBREAKABLE GLASS can be watched in any order and still shine a BRIGHT light on M/ Night Shyamalan's genius, patience and discipline in anchoring these characters in the real world.
Intention:
To create a more emotional telling of the Eastrail 177 trilogy with a focus on emotions rather than alter egos and to provide a different resolution to the events told in Split Unreabable Glass. This still contains many surprises, new deleted scenes and over 90 mins of material that was not used in the Split Unbreakable Glass...with a new set piece and reveal which agai, WILL surprise and thrill viewers further.
Other Sources:
- Freesounds.org
- Freefonts.com
- Score CDs from all 3 movies.
- Deleted material from all 3 blu rays
- Additional shots of Raven Hill from Glass Blu Ray featurettes
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Special Thanks:
Artisdead for his relentless ability to watch and rewatch the previews with constructive (and patient) eyes.
Crow550, for opening up a platform to discuss this.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
The Making of Split Unbreakable Glass
https://ifdb.fanedit.org/making-of-split-unbreakable-glass-parts-1-3-a-feature-length-presentation-the/

and the parallel telling Split Unbreakable Glass

https://ifdb.fanedit.org/split-unbreakable-glass/
Editing Details:
The core of this version of events are peoples emotions and motivations, thus a more rounded understanding of the protagonists is revealed.
Cuts and Additions:
In order to not spoil the reaveals and parallels and to showcase M. Nights Genius and discipline, this is a NEW edit telling the story from a completely different perspective...as in different from Split Unbreakable Glass SUG that is.

DETAILS - NO SPOILERS
68% of Unbreakable material is newly used; this is new material not seen in SUG
100% of Split is new material not used in SUG
16 mins of new deleted scenes
The last 75 mins play out differently than in SUG and have been re-structured to facilitate this.
An hour of Glass is removed and 15 mins are new material not used in SUG
CASEY is NOT in this version nor is OLD Mrs Price
Barry is heavily featured and was not in SUG
A new central set piece
Different structure to SUG
The ending is also different...
30 mins shorter than SUG
And a few more surprises narratively and more examples of M. Nights consistency in direction
plus a post credits sequence...
Cover art by Wraith (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Very enjoyable, certainly benefited from a shorter running time.
An opportunity to see the characters from a different perspective.
Very well executed, thank you.

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Watched after SUG, again shows just what can be achieved with a skillful hand, the story told with same sources but in a way that leaves you feeling profoundly different.

While I think I prefer the companion edit on balance, both are great pieces of work.
Hope that whoever I get around to seeing the original Glass it doesn't disappoint!

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Briefly, this is absolutely brilliant. This is why I love fan edits, the editor takes a movie or a series and makes their own vision. The editing in sight and sound are awesome from new music cues, sound effects and edits that are just unbelievable. This editor has crazy skills and incredible vision. I enjoyed the original films but this edit is insane and I could not believe the talent that went into making UGS. I could not recommend this enough or Wraith's other edit of this series. If you want to know what make fan edits so darn special watch this.

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So how does one split glass that was once made Unbreakable? well I believe that it is through sheer force of will and creativity that the unbreakable glass can be bent splitting it’s narrative shards into multiple directions without causing the glass that contains these narrative threads to break as they instead smoothly slide and slot into place joining together to form a similar perfect cohesion present in Split Unbreakable Glass.

It is an interesting experience knowing the characters from Split Unbreakable Glass and uncovering new depths about them within this edit as such in a way Unbreakable Glass Split almost feels like a sequel to Split Unbreakable Glass though given it’s more streamlined and condensed approach it could very well be a predecessor for Split Unbreakable Glass.

I say this as it leaves questions that yield answers in said predecessor and the same applies if the viewing order is reversed as such regardless of the journey the destination will yield answers but the choice on where to start that journey will offer differing and intriguing perspectives into the world that M. Night Shyamalan created and that Wraith enhanced through the use of his non linear narrative structure but alas which is the better edit?

In terms of audience recommendation I would say that if one is looking for a more streamlined and focused experience than my recommendations go to Unbreakable Glass Split however if one is looking for an expansive experience that builds upon the mystery and world building than my recommendations go to Split Unbreakable Glass but as for me well I feel Unbreakable Glass Split has better pacing and relatability to the films main protagonist Split Unbreakable Glass has the superior narrative structure as it revolves around the greater scope of it’s world.

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Owner's reply April 29, 2022

Once more, I'm taken aback by your eloquent analogy in your review. which spins a more accurate representation of the project's intentions than mu hamfisted descriptions.

Thank once more for sharing those insighs and observations without spoilers for those who may be considering going on this journey.
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Greatly Appreciated
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Of this and SUG I must say I prefered SUG. But perhaps that was partly on my viewing experience. I watched this just one day after SUG and sitting through two 3 hour plus versions of the same story so close together was a bit exhausting.

Taken by itself this is still a great edit of a trillogy down to one epic story. It's remarkable how different of a narrative Wraith was able to put together from the same source material. Highly recomended!

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