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One From the Heart

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  • Restored (2003)
  • Reprise (2024)
Release: Apr 09, 2024 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Muck47 - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the restored version (US Blu-ray from 2012 in a Coppola box set) and the Reprise Cut on the German 4K UHD set from StudioCanal
 
 
18 differences that sum up to 5:23 min (without logos/credits)
* 15x additional material in theatrical version with a duration of 5:49 min
* 7x additional material in the Reprise Cut with a duration of 26 sec
 
 
We have already summarized the curious background of One From the Heart and the now three different film versions approved by director Francis Ford Coppola at different times in detail in the report on the Reprise Cut released in 2024. Here again in short form:
 
1. Theatrical version (1982): 103 minutes (or 99 minutes PAL on the German DVD, for example)
Included on some European DVDs and Disc 2 of the Blu-ray/4K UHD release from StudioCanal. For the sake of completeness, we have also compared the old German DVD separately with the 4K remastered theatrical version; there are no differences here.
 
2. Restored Version (2003): 99 minutes
This is not only shorter, but also partly recut with alternative/exclusive material and changes to the soundtrack/score. First released on US DVD after a theatrical re-release and also on US Blu-ray in 2012. Also shown in the original version on the German/French channel Arte in 2013.
 
3. Reprise Cut (2024): 93 minutes
Largely based on the restored version, but also has some of its own alternative/exclusive material and has been further trimmed. Disc 1 of the Blu-ray/4K UHD release from StudioCanal, but unfortunately only in OmU or without German sound.
 

Special features of the restored version of ONE FROM THE HEART

In this comparison, we will focus on the 2003 restored version. Significant differences, which later made it into the Reprise Cut, were already apparent here. First and foremost, this concerns a reduction in the quarrels/relationship problems at the beginning and some alternative, somewhat more "grown-up" dialog. However, it should be noted on this front that the rather essential re-cut, moving our protagonists' encounters with their two affairs further forward, only occurred later on in the reprise cut.
 
Another curious, restored-exclusive cut can be found in the large dance sequence in the middle of the film. The film has a more chronological progression here, especially during the crowd scene. Apparently, Coppola didn't find this so exciting years later, so the Reprise cut again switches between the two different settings like it was in the original theatrical version.
 
At this and other points, it is also noticeable that the restored version has its own exclusive material and at the same time that parts contained in both other versions are missing. For example, a dialog at the beginning is much more detailed and several small moments here and there at the end of scenes are longer. On the other hand, part of the dance scene around the cut is missing for continuity reasons, which is a bit of a shame. In the report, we have written bits where the restored version corresponds to the theatrical version in italics. Exclusive moments are marked in blue.
 
US fans are probably more familiar with the restored version and might miss some specific bits in both the different versions presented in 4K. Overall, however, this cut of the movie can simply be set aside historically as an intermediate step towards the more rounded Reprise Cut. Having the original theatrical version and the 2024 recut in 4K is the better choice.
 
 
Running times are according to the scheme
Restored Version on US Blu-ray in 23.976fps / Reprise Cut on German 4K Blu-ray in 23.976fps
The restored version was (of course) still without the introductory reference to StudioCanal.

20.2 sec




Alternate / Re-ordered scene / Additional material in the restored version
14:15-15:46 / 14:35-20:02

After various changes to the reprise cut (when compared to the theatrical version) in the first quarter of an hour were already apparent exactly the same in the restored version, the film here runs almost as it did in the original theatrical version - but curiously with a much longer take.

The lamp can be seen a little longer in the Restored version. When the lights fade out, the conversation between Frannie and Hank at the dinner table begins a little earlier. In principle, this was also the case in the theatrical version, but compared to the latter, around a full minute of dialog has actually been added here at the beginning, which can therefore only really be discovered in the restored version. Here, both are emphatically willing to compromise: Hank shows himself open to a vacation and Frannie admits that maybe the house isn't so bad. However, Frannie nails him somewhat on the previous "if we can afford it" statement and says that Hank would have paid for the house after all - to which he unhappily adds that he did so with their joint money. Frannie asks why he didn't talk to her about this in advance. Hank asks her the same thing about the tickets to Bora Bora. Frannie says that she would have gotten a discount on them and sarcastically wishes him a happy anniversary. Hank returns the congratulations.


In the Reprise Cut, the block of scenes with Frannie follows, in which she meets Ray and, as if in parallel, Hank meets Leila. This comes almost 15 minutes later in theatrical version/restored and we have highlighted it again in color there because of three small differences.

Reprise Cut 234.6 sec (= 3:55 min) longer


Alternative / Additional material in the restored version
17:55-18:05 / 22:11-22:26

After Frannie walks out, Hank bows in an alternate take and shouts something after her. This is also exclusive footage, as the theatrical version showed yet another take and generally also alternative footage in the surrounding area. The only real difference between the restored cut and the reprise cut is this one shot.

Reprise Cut 5 sec longer

Restored Cut (2003)Reprise Cut (2023)




Re-ordered scene
27:56-37:58 / 32:17 respectively 14:35-20:02 and 39:46-41:46

In the reprise cut, there is a smooth transition to the exterior shot of the house. Instead, in the Restored Version (as in theatrical version), Hank is seen walking sadly forward for a while. There are also a few vocals in the song and it fades to black.

Restored VersionReprise Cut


Now follows the scene block that could be seen much earlier in the Reprise Cut at 14:35 - see the mention above. Highlighted in color here are only the exclusive moments within this scene block that were omitted in the Reprise Cut. In italics, as we already knew all this from theatrical version.
29:21-29:35 / 14:35

Here (as with the next deviation), the restored version is identically longer than the theatrical version: Frannie tells herself several times in the shop window that she doesn't even care anymore.

+ 13.5 sec




32:23-32:48 / 17:23

Frannie and Ray (Raul Julia) say goodbye a little longer and agree to meet at 12 p.m. Frannie walks away. Maggie immediately says to her that he's cute. Ray asks for her name from the background and after Frannie has given it, she says that she likes to dance. Ray replies that he would also like to dance and does a few steps. Frannie tells Maggie that she will dance with him.

The two then walk out of the picture on the right, whereupon Hank immediately appears behind them - and the reprise cut begins again.

+ 25.1 sec




Alternative
35:24-35:56 / 19:59-20:02

Hank looks surprised at the offer from Leila (Nastassja Kinski) in an alternative take. The scene in the Reprise cut ends immediately.

In the Restored Version (identical here to the theatrical version), Hank still says enthusiastically that he would meet her anywhere. Leila is called from behind, smirks and walks away. Completely surprised, Hank tells Moe about his date. He summarizes that the most unlikely event would have happened.

Restored 29.1 sec longer


Restored VersionReprise Cut



Additional material in the restored version

One curiosity can be noted here: At the very end, this scene is a little longer in the Restored version than in the theatrical version, which otherwise basically featured this conversation. At the end, Hank flicks a cigarette into his mouth.

2 sec



The scene continues with Hank presenting Moe with a new outfit for his date and a montage of a conversation between Frannie and Maggie. They both have their hair done and look melancholy. This comes later in the Reprise cut at 39:46, after the two have almost run into each other on the street in their outfits for their respective dates.

It fades to black and the scene in which Frannie returns to the house begins a little earlier.



A total of 602.4 sec (= 10:02 min), 155.3 sec (= 2:35 min) of which are exclusive to the restored version.


Now it gets messy, because the scenes between Ray and Frannie were reassembled or shifted slightly only in the restored version. On the one hand, this means that material has been completely dropped, but on the other hand, some new material has been added.

Alternate / Re-ordered scene
52:16-54:10 or 57:33-58:26 / 48:34-49:56 or 51:22-53:14

The dance scene between Frannie and Ray runs much longer in the Reprised version (identical here to the theatrical version). The two briefly embrace on the floor and then move into another room. At least the latter part from 48:54-49:46 is also reintroduced shortly afterwards in the restored version. Here, this was edited together with a dance moment between Ray and Frannie outside and then inserted with a soft transition.


Additional material in the restored version

Here's a quick look at the exclusive fade effect in the restored version at the start of the recut scene.

Restored VersionReprise Cut


The shot of Frannie and Ray in the middle of the water (49:46 in the Reprise Cut) runs longer in the theatrical/reprised version and then they walk outside towards an entrance.


Instead, the Restored Version already shows Hank walking to his date with Leila. This comes in the reprise/theatrical version unchanged around 1.5 minutes later in the middle of the big dance scene outside. This cut has the effect that the elaborate crowd scene outside runs through in one take without interruption in the restored version.

Additional material in the restored version

Interestingly, at the conclusion of this scene (from 58:08-58:10), the Restored has a brief shot of Hank exclusively, which makes up 1.7 sec.


Reprise cut 79.9 sec (= 1:20 min) longer

How Ray and Frannie then come through the curtain on the other side with the caption "Bora Bora" can be seen in the same chronological order at this point in the restored version.


57:33 / 55:11-55:14

As just described, in the restored version there is a soft fade in the middle of the dance scene outside and the previously removed dance is reinserted inside. This meant that this shot of Ray, Frannie and all the people was actually a little longer.

2.8 sec




Re-ordered scene
58:26-59:08 / 55:14 or 56:42-57:25

After the recut dance sequence inside, the restored version immediately shows Ray and Frannie making out in the elevator and them saying goodbye. In the reprise/theatrical version, this doesn't happen until around 1.5 minutes later, after Hank and Leila have gotten closer.


60:37 / 57:25-57:28

In the restored version, the beginning of the shot of Frannie walking alone through the corridor in the hotel has been removed.

3 sec




Hank waking up from his night with Leila in the 68th/65th minute and then calling Maggie and Moe can be seen in the restored version in the alternate takes, which were also used in the reprise version.


Alternate / Additional material in the restored version
74:56-74:59 / 71:48

Interesting: Both the Reprise cut and the Restored version have a shot of Hank at the end of the scene, which is missing in theatrical version. However, only the restored version also shows the previous shot with the car for longer and Hank is still at the bottom of the picture here. In the Reprise cut, the moment directly before (only the car visible) was frozen for a few frames.

Restored version 2.2 sec longer




Additional material in the Restored version
75:03-75:06 / 71:52

And the follow-up shot of Hank (added to the theatrical version) is also a little longer in the Restored version.

+ 2.8 sec



The staircase/roof scene in the 77th/74th minute was already extensively recut in the restored version compared to the theatrical version, as it was then retained in the reprise cut.


80:21-81:37 / 77:07

Interestingly, after Ray goes back to his apartment and our reunited couple drive off, the restored version already had the scene with the two of them on the drive, which wasn't there in theatrical version. However, while the Reprise Cut then (rather abruptly) picks up in the middle of the conversation outside the door, the Restored Version (like the theatrical version) shows them arriving home. Hank gets out first. There's some dialog in the yard: Frannie announces that she's going away for a while because she wants to be by herself. Hank tries to persuade her to come in or offers her coffee and something to eat. He says that they've always had a really good time. Frannie remains dismissive and he wants to know what she sees in Ray. Frannie says he would sing for her.

Up until this moment, this is basically identical to the theatrical version, but then it switches to alternate shots of the dialog from the Reprise Cut.

+ 76.5 sec (= 1:16 min)




Re-ordered scene / Additional material in the restored version
81:45-81:50 + 81:54-82:00 / 71:15 or 71:19-71:23

The shot of Hank, which is identical to the alternative but in itself identical in both the Reprise Cut and the Restored Version, was arranged slightly differently: He says his "I can't sing" straight through in one in the Restored Version, while the Reprise Cut inserts this again in a shortened form only after the cut to Frannie. However, this also removed Frannie's reaction "Can't you see this is breaking my heart now, Hank?" in the reprise cut.

Restored version 6.8 sec longer




82:13-82:18 / 77:36

Frannie walks off to the side for a moment longer and it fades to black. The scene inside then begins (as in the Reprise cut) a little later than in the theatrical version, but still a little earlier than in the Reprise cut: Hank is just going into the dining room.

+ 5.1 sec



The "Let's hear it for Miller time" at said follow-up scene was only removed in the Reprise cut in favor of an instrumental and only comes about 30 sec later when Hank leaves the house.


86:04-86:06 / 81:21

Frannie is seen a little earlier and says, "Hank, I gotta go."

+ 2 sec




86:55-86:57 / 82:10

After his little singing interlude, Hank stammers: "Come on, Frannie."

+ 2 sec




90:06-90:08/ 85:20

In both versions, the part of the scene where Hank goes up the stairs and lies down on his bed is missing from the theatrical version. However, the Restored version still had a soft fade, whereas in the reprise cut it is a hard cut.

Restored version 1.8 sec longer




93:03-93:10 / 88:15

The two are seen a little longer and Frannie gives Hank another kiss.

+ 6.9 sec




94:03-94:11 / 89:08

After the dedication, the Reprise cut immediately continues with the credits. The rest of the theatrical version fades to black and then back to black again, which admittedly seemed a little unnecessary as the blue curtain can be seen in the background.

+ 8.1 sec


After otherwise identical credits, there are different restoration notes.

Restored version 13 sec longer

Restored Version (US Lions Gate Blu-ray)>Reprise Cut (2024 Blu-ray)