The balcony scene isn’t looking too good. It doesn’t work to be placed between Grievous speaking with Palpatine and the nightmare, because Anakin and Padme already should have a rift between them by this point. Which means the only place it can really go in this edit is right after they have their conversation about her being pregnant. However, the transition into the scene is a little awkward since we transition from them to them. And the transition out of the scene is very awkward since there’s no nightmare to dramatically fade/octopus-wipe to.
If it weren’t for the necessary restructuring to meet LOE’s goals, and the basic structure were intact, I would agree with you guys about including it.
That being said, it seems I could at least borrow some of their chuckling to include over another scene, ala NFBisms. What do you guys say to including the necklace scene in Episode I, knowing full well that it never shows up again? (Anyone want to try rotoscoping it around Portman’s neck in the Boleyn footage?)
Here’s the balcony scene to prove I’m not making things up: