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Hal 9000

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#1050524
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Welcome, and thank you for lending your voice.

If I follow you, this is the mockup video in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWP1FJQyF6A&feature=youtu.be

I can’t say I disagree. All things considered, this might be the best template to adopt for this scene going forward. Might need some slight tweaking since we aren’t going with TIE fighters in the establishing shot with the Destroyer. If we go this route, which seems like a good idea, I will see about using the TIE sunset shot elsewhere in the edit.

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#1050506
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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When I used it, the term was a shorthand to get my point across about saving Finn from the tentacles. I truly don’t get the hubbub. Rey’s a good character and protagonist, but I think she’d have benefitted from fewer abilities and fluencies.

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#1050318
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Aside from those two puzzle pieces and the deleted scene, that leaves one more question, which I will submit for discussion.
The rathtars are something that many people have trimmed. A proposed trim of this scene for this project would be to cut from, “What do they look like,” “They look like that!” to Han telling Chewie, "I’ve got the door, cover us!"
It would remove Finn being wrangled by a rathtar tentacle and Rey coming to save him.
Now, I want to be respectful to the intentions of this project, so I would prefer to err on the side of leaving the scene alone, unless there is near universal desire for this particular cut to be made. (Remember, this ain’t my edit!)

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#1049982
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Great! I am okay with the TIE sunset shot and, "Those beasts!"
It might be good to export a version of the audio for the sequence that includes both, “They’ve found us,” as well as, “They’ve done it.” But I expect to go with your new line.

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#1049878
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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The invasion sequence audio is a missing piece, and I hope the deleted scene will be usable. We haven’t got too terribly far yet to go, thanks to you all.

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#1048111
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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DominicCobb said:

Hal 9000 said:

DominicCobb said:

Hal, if you’re reading this, were the blu-ray deleted scenes ever upscaled like the DVD ones?

No; none of them struck me as useful at the time. They were not presented well, at any rate.

Did you do the upscaling? I thought it might have been someone else (Dr. Dre?).

Most are definitely worthless. But there are a couple fun bits in “Elevator Antics” and I think “Changes to the Constitution” should definitely have been in the film. What do you mean by not presented well? Is the picture quality much worse than the DVD ones? I haven’t watched them in a while.

DrDre did the upscales at my request, and I didn’t pass along any of the BR scenes. They are unfinished and rough compared to (most of) the DVD deleted scenes.

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#1047981
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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Don’t sell yourself short. I shared your exact motivation with doing my prequel edits. (This time; not the 2006 edits.)
Use every and anything of mine you like; it’s part of the textual lineage now.

DominicCobb said:

Hal, if you’re reading this, were the blu-ray deleted scenes ever upscaled like the DVD ones?

No; none of them struck me as useful at the time. They were not presented well, at any rate.

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#1047682
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Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
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Yes, that is correct. Unfortunately, the establishing shot from the deleted scene itself was very much unfinished. I figured it’d be okay to try and get away with using two different establishing shots of Palpatine’s office and hope no one notices. But, you are correct.

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#1047169
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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I believe all four scenes involving Yoda using a lightsaber were intended to be funny, especially his duel with Palpatine. It’s hilarious, and breaks up the more serious duel it’s intercut with.

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#1046459
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Has anyone actually watched Labyrinth Of Evil with the included Backstroke Of The West subtitles? If so, how was it for you? Sort of like the “irrelevant subtitles from Henry VIII on the Holy Grail DVD”?

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#1046288
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Glad to hear it. That’s pretty cool, really, when you think about all the changes that made their way into the project. It’s quite a twisted textual history, as if it were an ancient textual tradition being researched.

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