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Collipso

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#1158531
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some soundtrack covers
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Loved them! TLJ and TFA suffer but it’s the art’s fault, not yours. They look amazing.

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#1158514
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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My Cloak Of Deceltion’s version’s crawl starts with “Mired by greed and corruption…” but I’ve seen some that starts with “For over a thousand generations…”

Which one is the most recent? And which one will be included in the new version? (Sorry for being confused)

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#1158468
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Michael Ward said:

nickyd47 said:

The Phantom Menace was shot on 35MM so that can be true 4K, however the other two prequels were shot digitally and not even at 1080p

So by trying to appear technologically innovative Lucas shot AotC and RotS on formats that can’t meet today’s high resolution standards, but the first one from 1977 can? That’s hilarious.

AotC and RotS are the worst two IMO anyway.

You can’t deny he was technologically innovative though, since most movies today are shot in digital cameras and Lucas was the one that started the trend.

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#1158464
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Which franchise is bigger and more iconic Star Wars or Harry Potter
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Mike O said:

chyron8472 said:

Mike O said:

What is the “Kurtz version?

Gary Kurtz, co-producer of Star Wars and TESB, wanted ROTJ to end on a bittersweet, poignant tone. Were Lucas not to have intervened and changed the story to be more fun and have a happy ending, among other things Han Solo would have died a sacrificial death for his friends (and completed his character arc from a selfish scoundrel to a loyal hero), there would have been no second Death Star, and also no Ewok Celebration (or “teddy bear picnic” as Harrison Ford put it).

No kidding? I’m fascinated. Did Lucas kick Kurtz off the project because of creative differences or something? I read just recently that McQuarrie had some clashes with him and was running out of ideas by ROTJ. Did they originally want to bring Kershner back to direct?

Lucas wanted Kershner for VI too, but he turned it down.

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#1158410
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Michael Ward said:

  1. Star Wars
  2. The Empire Strikes Back (#1 and #2 are extremely close though. It’s almost a tie.)
  3. Return of the Jedi
  4. The Force Awakens
    T. Rogue One (I can’t pick between these two yet, very different strengths, very different weaknesses.)
  5. The Phantom Menace
  6. The Last Jedi (#6 and #7 are also extremely close, and also hard to compare.)
  7. Attack of the Clones
    T. Revenge of the Sith (I can’t pick between these two. Both are completely bottom of the barrel.)

So basically AotC, RotS and TLJ are almost tied?

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#1158344
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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bromeo said:

Collipso said:

Hal 9000 said:

Yes, it too is located within the Google Drive folder linked to on the ‘red… it’ site. It’s a .wav file, as pure of an output as I can provide.

Thank you so much Hal!

Collipso, would you be so kind and help me out with the audio track muxing? Do I need to convert the .wav to some other extension (PCM?) you talked about earlier?

Sorry mate I’m as clueless as you are! Hahah

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#1158212
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

SW/Empire
TLJ
TFA/ROTJ

So having just watched Star Wars for the first time in more than a year, I have to retool this:

SW
Empire
TLJ
TFA/ROTJ

Empire might be a more complex and technically perfect movie, but no ten minutes of cinema puts a wider smile on my face than every moment of Star Wars after Ben tells Luke to “use the Force” and turn off his computer. Makes me feel like I’m a kid again. That’s worth five movies as good as The Empire Strikes Back.

Can’t argue with that.

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#1158211
Topic
Which franchise is bigger and more iconic Star Wars or Harry Potter
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chyron8472 said:

Mike O said:

What is the “Kurtz version?

Gary Kurtz, co-producer of Star Wars and TESB, wanted ROTJ to end on a bittersweet, poignant tone. Were Lucas not to have intervened and changed the story to be more fun and have a happy ending, among other things Han Solo would have died a sacrificial death for his friends (and completed his character arc from a selfish scoundrel to a loyal hero), there would have been no second Death Star, and also no Ewok Celebration (or “teddy bear picnic” as Harrison Ford put it).

In the novelization Han’s arc is much more satisfactory, mostly because of the sandstorm scene.

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#1158210
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Mrebo said:

If, as has been suggested, Poe believed that the attempted attack on the gun was going to fail and he called off the attack for that reason, that looks less like a character arc for Poe than a practical decision, just as he made in successfully attacking the Dreadnought.

If Poe had not destroyed the dreadnought, would its guns have been successfully used to destroy the rebel ships during the later pursuit, or alternatively the Crait base?

Save who you love don’t fight what you hate.

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#1158208
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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chyron8472 said:

I watched TLJ again tonight, and my wife and I had a funny moment during the film.

To give some backstory to this moment, my wife and I have watched the recent My Little Pony:FiM cartoons with our daughter several times. During one of the Halloween episodes, there is a character in the episode wearing a silly clown costume who attempts to talk to the little kids in a scary and spooky way, but another character turns and says “ugh. The rainbow wig just kills it for me.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L021arfz-CA&t=25s

I had previously had a discussion with my wife about how I didn’t really like the Holdo character because her appearance made me think she would have looked more at home in The Hunger Games rather than in Star Wars. Well, during the film this time, after Holdo first appeared on screen, my wife turns to me and says “The purple hair just kills it for me.”

I laughed. I will always remember her saying that whenever I see Holdo in the film from now on.

Haha that’s so nice! Warms my heart to see pure joy and happiness. 😃

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#1157984
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

Yes, it too is located within the Google Drive folder linked to on the ‘red… it’ site. It’s a .wav file, as pure of an output as I can provide.

Thank you so much Hal!

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#1157881
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Handman said:

I’m not sure I understand what the difference between 2.0 and 2.1 are. Would someone be kind to enlighten me?

I know there’s a new line spoken by a member here, and that Kylo with and without the hood in the same scene was corrected. (With Snoke’s hologram)

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#1157880
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Which franchise is bigger and more iconic Star Wars or Harry Potter
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Shopping Maul said:

Star Wars. But Harry Potter does share some interesting similarities. And to be brutally honest I wish Lucas had followed Rowling’s example and trusted the audience to grow with the series. I’m amazed at the depth, nuance, and darkness in the Deathly Hallows - especially when compared to the wide-eyed innocence of Philosopher’s Stone. JK clearly trusted her audience to mature and take it all on board as things got progressively heavier. I wish George had taken the same route with ROTJ.

Well, RotJ is visually and graphically darker than Empire. If not for the slapstick and if better executed the whole concept of Luke getting closer and closer to turning to the dark side, it could’ve been a pretty dark movie.

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#1157879
Topic
Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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SilverWook said:

Saw it in 70mm IMAX tonight. When I heard the San Jose theater had undergone renovations I feared it might have gone digital. The water damage on the massive domed screen is finally gone! Some scenes seemed much darker than when I saw it digitally last month. Very strange. And no, I don’t think the projector had a bad bulb. 😉

I had a good chuckle at a bit of fuzz on the film that looked like some strange creature on the ocean horizon in one scene. You don’t get that with digital!

Nice to see the gate weave in the closing credits.

It didn’t occur to me until the second viewing that Kylo taking out the hangar bay is very similar to Anakin destroying the Trade Federation ship in TPM.

Didn’t notice the first time that a child’s voice says Rey’s name in the Dark Side cave. No idea what it could mean.

Mark Hamill is listed as playing another character in the credits. Was it just a voice or did he play an alien or something?

I’ll admit I laughed when Kylo destroyed the hangar because when he spins the camera spins too and of course I couldn’t stop thinking about how that’s a good trick.

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