Publication Notes: ‘Dead Links, Vaporcuts, and Creativity in Fan Edit Replication’

“Dead Links, Vaporcuts, and Creativity in Fan Edit Replication” is my essay published in volume 20 of the journal Transformative Works and Cultures. Building on some of the groundwork in an earlier paper of mine, I examine some of the ongoing problems related to storing, sharing, and accessing fan edits online, followed by examples of how fan editors attempt …

‘The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit’ and Screener-based Fan Edits

In my previous post, I wrote about the anticipation for fan edits of The Hobbit trilogy as a single film and I characterized them as “inevitable edits.” Last week I encountered TolkienEditor’s The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit, which is the first of these recombinations to be publicly released. Culture bloggers and journalists picked up on …

Inevitable Edits: Waiting for the Hobbit Superfilm

Yesterday I came across Peter Sciretta’s story on /Film about The Hobbit: The Complete Journey, a fan edited trailer by Joel Walden that combines material from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014): Reflecting on the trailer, Sciretta writes: Since the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, …

Publication Notes: ‘Fan Edits and the Legacy of The Phantom Edit’

“Fan Edits and the Legacy of The Phantom Edit“ is my first essay published in volume 17 of Transformative Works and Cultures, which is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by the Organization for Transformative Works. In my essay, I provide an extensive history of the controversial reception of The Phantom Edit, discuss its various effects on the critical reception of contemporary fan …