January 22, 2014

Watch Scenes from 'Fight Club' Without Tyler Durden & 'The Shining' Without Delbert Grady

If you haven't seen David Fincher's Fight Club, it's probably a good idea to either watch it right now or stop reading this post immediately. Brad Pitt plays Tyler Durden in the film, and while there are a few glimpses without him in the movie, we've got almost a whole scene with his character removed. The creator, Richard Trammell, has also a new video that he just released along the same theme of unreliable narrators, showing a scene from The Shining without Delbert Grady (you should probably watch that one, too, if you haven't).

Richard Trammell's newest video is the same technique used on Stanley Kubrick's film:

A follow-up to the Fight Club scene. I decided to keep Grady's voice audible on this one, since his existence is a bit murkier than TD's in Fight Club. That and I really love Philip Stone's voice and would have hated to lose it. I also avoided cutting to his close-up so as not to have shots of "nothing" interspersed.

And the original scene:

Removing objects from scenes is now routine in films, but it's interesting to see what the movies might have looked like if we could have been spectators in the room with the real characters. In both of those films, we're never really sure if what we're seeing is truly happening in the same way, so it's interesting to see the scenes with those characters completely removed (even though Fight Club does devote a bit of screen time showing you what Edward Norton's character is really seeing).

Check out more from Richard over on his Vimeo page.

Link: Richard Trammell -- Vimeo

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I like the Fight Club video but love The Shining! It's great!

January 22, 2014 at 9:42AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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I know this is alittle off topic but I though it was very interesting. HitFilm Express is now free until Feb 4.(which includes the mac version which just released) I just though it was some newsworthy information.
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January 22, 2014 at 10:10AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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January 25, 2014 at 2:19PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Christian Anderson

Kubrick's subtle play with the "180 degree rule" is lost when Grady is painted out.

January 22, 2014 at 11:57AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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gee

Paul Pfeiffer has another take on the same concept, but using sport footage, I think this artists has removed the ball from a basset ball games, boxers from a boxing match, etc,
but he's been doing this work for the last 15 years or so !

http://artforum.com/video/mode=large&id=20095

January 22, 2014 at 4:34PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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I haven't seen it, but I heard someone edited Jar Jar completely out of Episode One.

January 23, 2014 at 8:21PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Daniel Mimura