Shadow of the Day: Director's Cut video

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    Astat

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    This is a bit of a random discovery, but a director's cut version of the Shadow of the Day music video has been posted on Joe Hahn's LPN profile, along with many other videos he's directed. This version of the video features an entirely different ending than the final version. Note that this is NOT the "alternate ending" version that was shown in Europe (the version where Chester's bag falls to the ground in the final shot).
     
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    erasethepain

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    wow suprised no one noticed this. checking it out now.
     
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    Gitsnik

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    At last the cops are marching at the rhytm of the song. :lol:

    I didn't even know Europe had a different version.
     
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    Snail

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    Wow, I found this version to be a lot better. I really dug the ending.
     
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    Fleur de Lys

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    Was he planning to blow them all up or something?

    EDIT: If that's it then it made me think. Hahn said the idea of a the video was to bring the Middle East chaos to the place where we live. Chester is some sort of a suicide bomber.
     
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    lpeinstein

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    That ending really changes the meaning of the video for me. I felt kinda lost when I watched the other version. It makes a ton more sense now.
     
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    Chris

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    So 'Shadow Of The Day' has 3 endings?
     
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    Pretty interesting. Though I don't know what's the reference to the paper and TV.
     
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    and the shadow of the day,
    will embrace the world in gray,
    and the sun will set for you...
    :D
     
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    The One And Only....

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    i still didn't get it.....so he threw his bag and it blew up? i didn't notice anything really suicidal about it...
     
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    someone upload this to youtube...
    i cant watch it ¬¬
     
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    monkey030306

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    i actually like it better than the original.
     
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    It was better than the original. It took a sec to put it together but I finally figured it out
     
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    INK12Many

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    this a new view...when did they posted this on his LPsite?
    yesterday?
     
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    Shrazer235

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    I like it better than the original... ^.^

    I still don't understand the concept much except for what Fleur de Lys edited in their post. T.T
     
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    thesungoesdown

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    Well in his room he had blueprints to the infrastructures of the buildings he walked to. If you look at the camera they showed an explosion, so yeah i'm pretty sure it was a bomb. If you really analyze the lyrics and look at it in the context of the video, it just points towards suicide.

    -Songs beginning at 11:55--> once the clock hits 12 then the doomsday clock theory comes into play meaning the END of the world or in this case Chester's life.

    -Chesters bag and him throwing it on the floor HAS a purpose in this video. If its not a bomb then that was random as hell..

    -The fire in his eyes and him turning his back at the end of the song at 12:00

    etc etc

    The video shouldn't be taken too literally it's really just a HUGE metaphor, something very political and/or personal.

    Thats why I got from the video. I could be way off, but i'm just adding to the dicussion :D
     
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    Luke

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    It's better than the original but that wouldn't be too hard to be honest.

    I don't mean to sound like I'm saying that I'm more talented than Joe Hahn or anything but I could have made a much better video with the same style of concept - one that doesn't involve half the video nothing more than seeing Chester Bennington semi-nude.
     
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    minuteforce

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    that shot of the desk would've fit in better at the start of the song ... but, all in all, pretty good.
     
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    Astat

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    Yes.

    -"Normal" version: Ends with Chester standing in front of the fire and turning around.
    -European version: Ends with more shots of fighting in the streets, with the final shot showing Chester's bag falling to the ground.
    -Director's cut version.
     
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    thesungoesdown

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    I actually think it works well at the end. Why give away the twist from the get -go? I'd rather be confused throughout the video and say "whoa" at the end. Directors cut was awesome
     
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