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After receiving some suggestions from folks who watched an early cut of this fan edit, I now have a (hopefully) final digital copy of Finest Hour! This fan edit/supercut takes two excellent World War II films (Dunkirk and Darkest Hour) and combines them into a single, sprawling war epic that tells a fuller story about the Dunkirk evacuation.
In addition to providing a color version of Finest Hour, I have also created a black & white version with added film grain. This is a totally different experience than the color version in my opinion, but it isn't for everyone which is why I am offering both versions. If you're into older war epics from the 50s/60s like The Longest Day, I'd highly recommend the black and white version...the cinematography is stunning in monochrome.
THE CUT LIST
There are plenty of other trims, cuts and changes I've made but these are the major ones. I color corrected both films to help them match each other visually as well. This wasn't easy because Dunkirk has a very sharply contrasted, natural look and Darkest Hour is much softer and stylized in terms of lighting. The sound mix was re-worked a bit because of all the audio changes that needed to be made, especially for Dunkirk. Even though most of the dialogue/SFX were on the center channel, there was still a good deal of spillover onto the other channels that occasionally had to be muted since it was mixed with the film's score. As a result, some of the scenes may not sound as "full" as the original. Dunkirk also had a preposterously loud sound mix, so I bumped some of the action scenes down a hair so the transition between them and the Darkest Hour scenes wasn't so dramatic. I showed this version to a friend and they were surprised that they could actually understand all the dialogue from the Dunkirk scenes!
Questions/comments? Let me know, I'd love to get some feedback!