'Moon Pie... what a time to be alive."
Griffith said:I've actually only ever seen "The Director's Cut," which is, as I understand it, basically a proto-Final Cut made in consultation with Scott, though not directly by him, with some technical issues; certain effects and scenes they fix in the Final version. I've been waiting to have a perfect Final Cut viewing, but I have to admit I kind of like the rough edges of the Director's Cut out of a natural skepticism of "Final" editions with CGI fixes, etc. But, as Ruhe testifies, I've heard nothing but good things, that the Final Cut is basically just the Director's Cut perfected.
Ah, see I'm in the opposite situation of having only seen the Final Cut, so I had no prior experience to compare it to. What I can say is that the Final Cut looks bloody marvellous.
But on the subject of the Director's Cut, Griffith: would you equate your fondness for the 'rough edges' to that of listening to music that has the crackle of a record spinning? Technically speaking, digitally processed music is of a better quality, yet somehow the 'flaw' of a record crackle adds a bit of warmth to a piece. I wondered if the same could be said of this Director's Cut, as I might prefer it for that reason.