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DominicCobb

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#1198922
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Ryan-SWI said:

Is it just me or have most of the Disney era Star Wars posters had a very… Commercial (?) feel to them?

I think the theatrical TLJ poster was alright, but a number of other ones strike me more as promotional posters you buy in stores from the prequel era. Kind of like these: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/a9-IKSKOlpw/maxresdefault.jpg

Commercial might not be the right word but they have a very slapped-together feel, especially some of the Solo ones and for Rogue One.

Maybe it’s just the heavy use of photoshop, I’m not sure.

Wish they would have stuck with the more classic style of poster art instead of the generic blockbuster treatment.

I agree on some, but not all. Don’t think I ever found a TLJ poster I didn’t like, and most of the Solo ones have been excellent thus far. Plus Rogue One had a couple really good ones too. TFA was rough though.

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#1198909
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2001: A Space Odyssey SEVERE Color Changes in 50th Anniversary Edition! :(
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I don’t think that’s really a teal and orange look, and I do think it looks like film, whether it was done photochemically or not. The richer orange and greens seem very film-esque to me, and look almost exactly how I remember the film when I saw it projected (though yes, of course that isn’t a perfect barometer).

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#1198716
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2001: A Space Odyssey SEVERE Color Changes in 50th Anniversary Edition! :(
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Jay said:

DominicCobb said:

Reminds me of the 70mm print I saw in November. Looks legit.

I think bad NTSC masters throughout the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s established a preference for color timing that was never close to the original film.

Yup.

SilverWook said:

Kubrick personally signed off on the Criterion Laserdisc master though.

Well, who knows.

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#1198545
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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Mrebo said:

TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

Neglify said:

I think I just got MFM mixed up with LuckyGungan or something like that.

I’m way less interesting.

What? Do you not want to die young? Boring

You can’t deny that most cool people die young.

You can’t deny that being cool is something only young people should care about (if anyone should, which is debatable).

Yep. Cool is a condition (or illusion) of youth. A kid with a cherry red convertible might be cool while a middle aged man is just having a crisis. A young musician is generally cooler than an older one regardless of talent. Having one’s cool level ossified by an early death is no worthwhile achievement.

Only a person who has never been cool would say that.

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#1198540
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Dek Rollins said:

My second-to-oldest brother’s girlfriend had to move into our house because her parents were moving and she wanted to stay. Now we have all of her many large boxes of stuff cluttering up places in the house. I also feel awkward around her, because of course, she’s living in our house and I don’t know her. I went to plug in my school-issued laptop for the night since it’s a little low on charge, but as I was trying to pull my cord out of the power strip pile, I realized that it wasn’t stuck on something, it was plugged into her laptop. And me being a person who hates unnecessary social confrontation put my computer away, and I will now go to bed. Happy 420 everyone.

Respectfully, this doesn’t sound like much of a problem.

DuracellEnergizer said:

Handman said:

Dek Rollins said:

My second-to-oldest brother’s girlfriend had to move into our house because her parents were moving and she wanted to stay. Now we have all of her many large boxes of stuff cluttering up places in the house. I also feel awkward around her, because of course, she’s living in our house and I don’t know her. I went to plug in my school-issued laptop for the night since it’s a little low on charge, but as I was trying to pull my cord out of the power strip pile, I realized that it wasn’t stuck on something, it was plugged into her laptop. And me being a person who hates unnecessary social confrontation put my computer away, and I will now go to bed. Happy 420 everyone.

She had to?

What about… no.

Drive her away. Be a perv.

Congrats! You win this

DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Or buy a blu-ray copy for six dollars and watch it in the comfort of your own home.

This is the single worst piece of advice I’ve heard anyone give.

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#1197775
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Star Wars "Official" Canon Content Thread
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DominicCobb said:

I am kind of curious if they’ll end the Poe comic soon. He can only be looking for Lor San Tekka for so long. It’d be nice if they jumped ahead to after TLJ, but I don’t know if they’d allow that sort of thing.

I won’t get into spoilers here obviously but it is interesting that no members of Black Squadron make an appearance in TLJ besides Poe.

Well, apparently they’re at that point, with the new issues taking place more or less immediately after TLJ, but just as a framing story for a retelling of TFA, and for what Black Squadron was up to during TLJ. Needless to say, I still find this very exciting.

What will be really interesting is what happens after those stories wrap up. Where do they go? Does the series end? Is it put on hold? Do they do flashbacks to before Poe was in the Resistance? Or do they do the obvious (yet unlikely) thing of continuing after TLJ and up to IX? The last would be the coolest, of course, but who knows what plans LFL has for IX and whether they’re willing to let up any info about the time in between yet (probably not, considering).

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#1197406
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Last movie seen
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TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I’m more disturbed by Batman Forever getting a 5/10. Granted, that is a solid F, but I don’t understand why anyone finds much redeeming quality in it.

I don’t think stars and letter grades should be considered equivalent. There’s nothing lower than F, so I don’t think it makes sense to give a 1/10 and a 5/10 the same weight.

This is why I stopped using number grades, because I can’t really get over 7/10 = 70% = C-.

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#1197383
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Dom's Useless Prequel Edits
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jarbear said:

DominicCobb said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

DominicCobb said:

When I was a kid, the Order 66 sequence really worked for me. I don’t know why, probably because I was familiar with all the Jedi characters from the animated Clone Wars and a couple books I’d read (and from my own adventures with their action figures) and also probably because John Williams owns it (as usual). Problem is, you have to take the films on their own, and in that case, the music and the emotion of the whole montage is way out of whack with our investment in these non-characters. Plus, I feel like cutting around to random planets that we’ve never seen before is rather un-Star Wars. Basically, the sequence had to go.

So, without further rambling, here’s my rough radical edit of the Order 66 “montage” (not so much anymore) with a couple music changes thrown in:
https://vimeo.com/248689159
pw: rots

Added bonus: the Jedi don’t all die in one day

Honestly, while it obviously works better if you’ve seen these Jedi in additional content, I think it works fine even without it simply because we recognize them from the previous films. Besides, it’s not meant to be such a personal thing; it’s about the death of the Jedi as a whole, and showing a bunch of them die conveys that idea much better. Plus, it’s just an all around amazing scene.

I could probably write an essay with a word count in the thousands as to why I think this is the right change to make for me. Suffice to say, while Star Wars has always been a story with an epic scope, its always been rather grounded and focused in on the main characters and their stories. The Order 66 montage breaks that convention and tries to reach for some (in my opinion unearned) emotion that, in my version of ROTS, I don’t want to have that be a factor at this point in the story.

I do get what you are saying, it is a good point. The original scene was done well, be it the music and feeling of it all for me. However, your edit and reasoning does have merit since it was very different for Star Wars.

Yeah, the way it is done in the theatrical is not bad by any means. Most (all?) fan edits of ROTS keep it and that’s cool. It’s just not for me.

I would say the edit you made was executed nicely. I think what is needed is a splash sound when Obi and Lizard hit the water. Doesn’t have to be loud or anything, but since you are changing the portrayal of the original sound/music/feel/etc, it does need it.

I got kinda confused for a second but then I figured you must be referring to the clip I had posted. Must not have added a splash sound by that point, but it is definitely in there now.

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#1197311
Topic
Dom's Useless Prequel Edits
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Anakin Starkiller said:

DominicCobb said:

When I was a kid, the Order 66 sequence really worked for me. I don’t know why, probably because I was familiar with all the Jedi characters from the animated Clone Wars and a couple books I’d read (and from my own adventures with their action figures) and also probably because John Williams owns it (as usual). Problem is, you have to take the films on their own, and in that case, the music and the emotion of the whole montage is way out of whack with our investment in these non-characters. Plus, I feel like cutting around to random planets that we’ve never seen before is rather un-Star Wars. Basically, the sequence had to go.

So, without further rambling, here’s my rough radical edit of the Order 66 “montage” (not so much anymore) with a couple music changes thrown in:
https://vimeo.com/248689159
pw: rots

Added bonus: the Jedi don’t all die in one day

Honestly, while it obviously works better if you’ve seen these Jedi in additional content, I think it works fine even without it simply because we recognize them from the previous films. Besides, it’s not meant to be such a personal thing; it’s about the death of the Jedi as a whole, and showing a bunch of them die conveys that idea much better. Plus, it’s just an all around amazing scene.

I could probably write an essay with a word count in the thousands as to why I think this is the right change to make for me. Suffice to say, while Star Wars has always been a story with an epic scope, its always been rather grounded and focused in on the main characters and their stories. The Order 66 montage breaks that convention and tries to reach for some (in my opinion unearned) emotion that, in my version of ROTS, I don’t want to have that be a factor at this point in the story.

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#1197012
Topic
Last movie seen
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moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Can anyone tell me if the Before Trilogy by Richard Linklater is worth watching sooner rather than later? It’s been on my list for a while but I haven’t bothered with it yet. I know it’s supposed to be great, but my question is: should I prioritize watching it?

It’s a great watch for sure, but that’s a tough question to answer. Depends on what other stuff is on your watchlist I suppose.

Right now the remake of the Karate Kid with the girl in it is on my watch list if that gives you an idea.

So… it should probably be near the top of that list then?

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#1197008
Topic
Most Dissapointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying?
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Mocata said:

There were a few points made about the music and I have to agree, in TLJ it’s pretty weak. I’ve listened to it a few times and seen the movie just recently, but it’s not growing on me. The Resistance theme was bland in TFA and here it just feels overused. I would have really enjoyed new pieces for individual scenes like ESB. Rose gets a theme but it’s bleh. There are no Asteroid Field moments. Even scenes like the Throne Room would have been given a unique tune back in the old days - which is where all the best stuff here (Luke and Leia, TIE Fighter Attack) comes from.

No.