In this week’s episode, Stephen Southall reviews Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the new Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie movie.
After receiving some useful comments about the first Southall at the Movies, I did some experimenting with this one: I edited. The original tape was 34 minutes long; the version here is just over 12 minutes. I’m an apprentice digital audio editor, so the cut-down isn’t as smooth as it could be, and there were several instances where I was talking over Stephen so it was hard to make a cut where I would have liked.
There are some other rough edges: I just up and appear half way through out of nowhere (I tried to but myself out, but it just didn’t work). I go back and forth on the trailer clips. And we did sort of ramble on out.
But I think this one is better then the last. And I think we can get a lot better if we keep at it.
Again, comments are welcome.
I really liked review #1. It reminded me of WireTap (CBC radio) or This American Life (NPR). With only one listen I didn’t think it needed editing. I liked the conversational aspect of it as much as the review — meaning — it probably wouldn’t have mattered what the topic was; movies, dogs, the weather today. But about the movie review — all that plot information! I would care if that was a movie I wanted to see. But its not a movie I want to see. What do you say when someone does that? Warning…plot buster? There is some succinct little media phrase for that. Anyway, I’d trade the movie for the review. Looking forward to listening to this one.
That should be the least of your worries.