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#1117114
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Caligula (1979) - Complete score!
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It should be noted that some of Nicolai’s tracks that were previously 5.1 rips have been identified. I don’t have the time now to update the compilation, and I’d only do so if can update the other cues.

However, if people are interested the tracks in question are:
-Track 9 is “Contorni” from Contrasti (MPS 3002).
-Track 10 is “Ombre E Riflessi” from that same album.
-Tracks 12 and 13 are “Sfida Romantica” (again from Contrasti) and “La Salda Rocca” from L’Arma Meravigliosa (NLP 103 - NLP 104). I was wrong to present them as separate tracks, since “La Salda Rocca” is one continouous cue.
-Track 25 is “Inno Sacro” and “Aulos” from Mythos (MPS 3005).

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#1114750
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Can anything possibly be improved in ESB?
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The only thing I can think of (and this applies to the entire trilogy) is for it to be R rating material.

Mind you, I love the OT as it is. However, I always imagine an alternate universe where the lightsaber doesn’t cauterize wounds, blasters result in bloody sprays, the Rancor graphically devours its victims, Jabba’s eyes pop out when Leia kills him, etc. Obviously I would never expect exploitation-type violence, just something in the line of Conan, the Alien franchise or John Carpenter’s films.

Essentially such a scenario would have prevented the franchise to become what it is now, albeit the films would still get a much deserved cult following.

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#1112731
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Your favourite directors
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Stanley Kubrick.
Ishiro Honda.
Akira Kurosawa.
Tinto Brass.
Yoshimitsu Banno.
Mario Bava.
Early Tim Burton.
Early Steven Spielberg.
Early Dario Argento.
John Carpenter.
Nathan Juran.
Sompote Sands.
Lucio Fulci.

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#1109168
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Editroid said:

Jani-wan said:

Editroid said:

The canon firmly establishes that ROTJ takes place one year after the events of TESB.

How?

Every bit of official information around says that in the Star Wars universe, TESB takes place 3 ABY (3 years after the Battle of Yavin), and ROTJ takes place 4 ABY.

Where does it say that in the films? And what is ABY, in which scene they mention such acronym? To me it always seemed pretty vague how much time had passed between each movie.

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#1106680
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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I noticed users have come with a long list of suggestions, and I have several myself; however for the sake of brevity, I’d focus on the most pressing to me: The film’s structure, more specifically that of the third act.

Often it has been brought up how this film’s climax (and that of TPM) feels like a collection of scenes. Indeed this a problem with a great many blockbusters, multiple climaxes playing simultaneously (The Matrix sequels, The Return of the King, Marvel’s nonesense, etc), often with the transitions feeling choppy or non-existing at all.

What comes to the top of my head: Since the most interesting of the three scenes is the Duel, it ought to be emphasized more. Rather than “meanwhile in the Death Star”, Luke has to be looking at the battle as it progresses, perhaps even catching a glimpse of the Falcon being chased by fighters. As it currently stands, all he sees (as does the audience) are tiny ships in the distance, it’s not clear who’s winning or losing. The scene must also be affected by what’s happening on Endor. Luke could very well sense Leia being hurt, an in turn Vader and the Emperor could feel such turmoil in Luke. What about Leia sensing Luke being tortured by the Emperor, would that be too intrusive?

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#1080657
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Transfer all of Anakin’s anger from Obi-Wan to Mace Windu. For instance, his response to Padme’s “you are more mature now” could easily be edited to “Master Windu manages not to see it”. Cut his rant. This could tie with Windu’s distrust of Anakin in the first film, and would pay off when he gets his hand chopped off. This way you can retain a good friendship with Obi-Wan and frustration with the Council.

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#1080652
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I find it funny that the climax of Star Wars was edited to have to have the Death Star preparing to fire… and in Return of the Jedi the Death Star preparing to fire was deleted.

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#1079336
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Extreme Prequel Plot Holes And Inconsistencies
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It always seemed to me that twist was meant to cash-in with Vader’s own revelation, and on its downside it shrunk that universe further. However, it’s not enough to ruin the movie for me, as the payoff to that sisterhood is Luke’s brief taste of the Dark Side, which is one the better scenes in the trilogy. The progression of the Skywalker/Vader narrative, while bumpy still managed to provide a satisfiying whole despite its improvised nature.

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#1076194
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Rumors
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I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing.

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#1076192
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Despecialized Revisions
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There some bits and pieces of GOUT left to be replaced, but aside from those I don’t know what further improvements could be made.

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#1074804
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George Lucas
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I agree some of the deleted material is fairly cringey. However, what remains in the finished film does come across competent filmmaking. Editing improved, the music and sound design made potentially boring scenes more interesting, but when I see fragments of the workprint I see material that needs work, not necessarily a doomed production. Raw footage hardly seems convincing in any film.

Deleted Magic and the recreation of the original climax does reveal it to be less exciting than what we ultimately got, but I doesn’t like something in the same level as the prequels.

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#1074387
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George Lucas
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Chlorine said:

Are the people here of the opinion that George was never talented, or do you guys think it’s more of a Francis Ford Coppola situation where he just lost his touch?

The second. Star Wars is a fine film. It is often said that it was saved in editing, and that the first cut was terrible, but I simply can’t picture the editors turning a really bad film into the one we know today. If anything, post-production enhanced material that was already in place.

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#1072136
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ANDREAS presents: Star Wars - Episode I - The Ancient Lore [Remade]
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You’re making the underwater city the actual sanctuary? It’s great to see that finally implemented in an edit. It always bothered the so called “safer place” where Gungans took refuge was nearer to the invaded zone, and in broad daylight. Reminds me of that Scorpion King movie where a bunch of people was “hidden” in a plainly visible oasis, and were like “you people are bringing the enemy” when the zeroes arrived there.

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#1069234
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How Do I Explain &quot;Slave Leia&quot; To My Kids? Any Ideas?
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What’s the deal with these recent “children and Star Wars” threads? A lot of current fans were introduced to the franchise when they were lads, and I hardly see any of them telling stories of being traumatized or getting the wrong message out of these PG rated movies.

This is not meant to be a criticism on the posters, mind you, it just boggles the mind to see it brought up all of a sudden.

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#1069109
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What is wrong with Attack of the Clones?
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While I agree AoTC is the worst SW movie, I wouldn’t consider the factory scene to be the worst overrall. The duel with Grievous is much more tiring and ridiculous.

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