(emphasis mine)Sic et Non wrote:My wife and I have just returned from a private showing of the latest director’s cut of the Interpreter Foundation’s Witnesses theatrical film, at the home of its producer. The director and the other principal member of the project’s cinematographic inner circle were also there.
I was very pleased. Plainly the film has profited from the discussions and comments that followed its prior screenings. Some things have been cut, some things have been added, and, overall, I think the narrative flow is much improved.
Nice to see him being honest for once. First: I hope they that took appropriate pandemic-related safety measures. Their track record on that subject has been pretty shaky, unfortunately. Still, Dr. Peterson's comments here are kind of vague. What's been "cut"? The image of that battery pack clipped to the back of the actor's pants? Have they cut that scene where the young Joseph Smith smacks his pursuer with the Gold Plates? Who knows!
Whatever the case may be, I'm glad that Prof. P. feels that "the narrative flow is much improved." You're welcome. But, of course, we will all have to see for ourselves how the thing has turned out. You get the sense from his post (especially this line: "but we are now beginning to turn our serious attention to the next phase of the overall effort, the documentary") that he's in a hurry to move on from the anxieties that the narrative film has caused him. I guess that I don't blame him. I do think they did their best, but the proof, as they say, will be in the pudding. And they still have not released an "official" trailer. Time to move on to the documentary--just like the man said.