Two days ago, I asked my wife, Alexis, to watch the 2nd Cut.
She hasn't seen any of the footage. She went in completely cold.
The verdict? Shorter. Everything shorter.
"Thats it?" I talked her through the cut, scene by scene, asking about pacing, tone, performance, digging for any more notes...
"Stop lingering so much on her and move on!"
So we're continuing with pacing as our chief concern for Cut #3 as planned. Looks like we're heading in the right direction. Right now, I'm listening to over 300 submissions for the film's composer and looking for more potential sound designers!