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  • Top 5 Edited Hangover Scenes in a Feature

    Top 5 Edited Hangover Scenes in a Feature

    January 13, 2010, 5:52 pm
    <strong>Wow.</strong> New Years, as usual, was quite a party. Unfortunately, some people ended up partying too hard, and woke up not feeling too hot the next morning. Whoops. Well, it seems fitting to showcase some exceptionally bad hangovers (from not only New Years but all other types of parties as well) as a follow up from last episode, so here we go.



    Criteria:
    -Main character(s) must wake up with hangover from being too intoxicated the night before, and editing must put the viewer in his/her shoes
    -Scene must be set in such a way that the viewers start to wonder "holy cow, what happened?!"
    -Bonus points for hair of the dog
    Top 5 Edited Hangover Scenes in a Feature
    5. Animals are Beautiful People (1974)

    This movie isn’t really edited that well in technical terms. There are a lot of obvious cuts and at times it feels messy. That said, animals getting drunk off of fermented fruit? WIN. Anthropomorphised baboons with obvious hangover headaches? WIN. This scene actually was edited in such a way that shows the hangover without the narrator hitting you over the head with it. First, MS baboon sleeping after drunken antics. Cut to: sunrise sped up (yeah, morning always comes too soon... even for baboons). Cut to: CU of baboon with hand on face— clearly he needs an advil.
    Top 5 Edited Hangover Scenes in a Feature
    4. The Lost Weekend (1945)

    This movie has a different kind of hangover, seeing as the main character is a hopeless drunk rather than a party animal. Regardless, there is a hangover scene where the viewer feels just as hungover as the main character is. They managed to get the sharpest, loudest, and most obnoxious telephone ring they could find and have it wake him up. There’s a long zoom out from an extreme close up of his eye until he finally manages to get up, and it’s painful to watch. Nice to note: it was nominated for an Academy Award in Best Editing. Also, is it just me, or does the score for this scene sound almost identical to one of the star wars themes?
    Top 5 Edited Hangover Scenes in a Feature
    3. Galaxy Quest (1999)

    The editing in Galaxy Quest is clean in that nice Hollywood style, and it follows the standard hangover wake up sequence. First, extreme CU on the main character’s eye as he wakes up, then a shot of what is his acting alarm clock. In this case it’s some interestingly dressed aliens that he thinks are nerdy fans. The comedic timing is spot on and the takes chosen really sell the situation. This will always be a personal favourite of mine.
    Top 5 Edited Hangover Scenes in a Feature
    2. The Hangover (2009)

    Bachelor parties are probably the most surefire way to guarantee a hangover. However, this particular hangover was good enough to become the title of the film. Again, it follows Hollywood standards of cleanliness in edits as well as hangover shot sequencing, but what makes this one stand out is how the edits help paint a picture of just how messed up the night must have been. It’s very slow and methodical in how it unveils objects of interest around the suite, which consequently builds a solid comedic timing. Bonus points for effective use of cutting in an attached chest-cam.
    Top 5 Edited Hangover Scenes in a Feature
    1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

    You don’t get a worse hangover than this. The takes are long and the cuts are purposeful. They either expose a piece of the puzzle from the night before in the form of a flashback, or they reveal a chunk of the room as Gonzo explores it. You don’t feel the cuts, in fact I had to watch the ultimate hangover haze scene (after he takes the Adrenochrome in the hotel room) a couple of times in order to catch them all. If there ever was a movie that put you right in the middle of what the character was experiencing at that moment, this is it. If you watch this film, you’ll never have to even try drugs.

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    • Top 5 edited scenes in Metropolis
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      Top 5 edited scenes in Metropolis

      September 21, 2011, 4:25 pm
      Metropolis is one of the most influential science fiction films of all time, and it's obvious that the editing has a lot to do with it. The expressive nature of the acting is superbly juxtaposed with epically framed shots in such a way that story isn't only easy to follow, but really fun to watch!

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    • Top 5 Back to the Future Scenes
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      Top 5 Back to the Future Scenes

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      Great scott! I must've blown a hole in the space-time continuum with my 1.21 "Jiggawatt" blog entry…

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