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  • Top 5 Edited Films with a Podiatric Ref. in Title

    Top 5 Edited Films with a Podiatric Ref. in Title

    March 9, 2011, 12:09 pm
    I don’t really have a good intro to this topic besides that I thought it would be fun. It turned out to bring a very wide selection of genres and proves that one word (or concept around a single object) can have a plethora of meanings.

    5. Steel Toes (2007)

    Here we have a great attempt at filming a play for cinema, which ultimately falls a bit flat in the shooting and editing. While the shots look good and the acting is impeccable, not much attention was paid to montage, and the viewers eye ends up jumping all over the screen.
    4. My Left Foot (1989)

    A great film with great acting, but because it was shot in a typical 1980s British way it ends up lacking many artistic elements of montage. That said, the brilliance in the editing lies in the pacing and movement of the story. Intercutting between the past and present makes us want to know more about the main character’s life than we would if it just started from the beginning.
    3. Happy Feet (2006)

    At first I cringed at the oversaturation of pop music but as it got about halfway through I found myself liking the film well enough. The thing that won me over, really, is the editing. I’ve talked about editing animation on a number of occasions, but some do it better than others. The pacing is good and the movement of all the cuts together are smooth and musical, just like the dancing penguin.
    2. 100 Feet (2008)

    I’m guilty of judging a movie by its poster with this one— I was expecting a cheese ball horror film with all the typical (and predictable) editing tricks to scare audiences, but it ended up impressing me with a few very choice and deliberate cuts. It was clear to me that it was very well thought out (editing-wise) and paced well. I ended up feeling just as frustrated as the main character over her situation.
    1. Footloose (1984)

    While the montage isn’t really exciting or particularly artful (in my opinion, at least) it is the pacing in this film that makes it great. The dance sequences are so full of movements and cuts that flow together so well that you find yourself toe-tapping (if not dancing). Then, you find that you’ve been sucked in to the rest of the film because it captures life so nicely, which wouldn’t be possible without great pacing.

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    • Light Sabre Battles! (v)
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      Light Sabre Battles! (v)

      January 18, 2012, 3:00 pm
      As an interesting note, it was conveniently blocked by FOX just as the internet is on blackout strike today in solidarity against SOPA. American friends, please be aware that if SOPA passes, videos like this where I attempt to teach about film editing in a fun way will not be available anymore, even if I am in compliance with the Fair Use clause— in fact, I could be shut down, fined, and/or jailed without due process. If you like the internet and the ability to find information freely and easily, please educate yourself about this bill, and do whatever you can to stop it from passing!

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    • Top 5 Marx Brothers Films
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      Top 5 Marx Brothers Films

      January 4, 2012, 1:19 pm
      First EDL of the new year up! Marx brothers, see? nyaah!

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    • Top 5 Moment of Despair Scenes in a Xmas film (v)
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      Top 5 Moment of Despair Scenes in a Xmas film (v)

      December 14, 2011, 4:44 pm
      Have a video version of my very first Christmas blog, the best edited Moments of Despair in a Christmas film!

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    • Top 5 Scenes With a Steam Engine
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      Top 5 Scenes With a Steam Engine

      November 30, 2011, 11:29 am
      Check out this week's EDL, featuring the top 5 edited scenes with steam engines!

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    • Top 5 Edited Dinosaur Attack Scenes!
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      Top 5 Edited Dinosaur Attack Scenes!

      November 16, 2011, 1:28 pm
      I know I've covered this one in the past, but with the new video format I feel like I can really do some of previous written blogs justice. This one especially!

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    • Top 5 Scenes on a Mountaintop
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      Top 5 Scenes on a Mountaintop

      November 3, 2011, 1:54 pm
      Vlog number 3! Scenes on a mountain. See my epic climbing skills (not)...

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    • Top five scenes in a Mad Max film!
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      Top five scenes in a Mad Max film!

      October 19, 2011, 1:19 pm
      In Vlog number 2 of the Edit Decision List, I look at the best edited scenes in a Mad Max Movie, as well as manage to completely butcher an Australian accent.

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    • Top 5 Edited Die Hard Scenes
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      Top 5 Edited Die Hard Scenes

      October 5, 2011, 12:07 pm
      My very first vlog covers the top 5 scenes in a Die Hard movie!

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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

      September 7, 2011, 12:16 pm
      Great scott! I must've blown a hole in the space-time continuum with my 1.21 "Jiggawatt" blog entry…

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