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#1120153
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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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Snaketibe said:
Donald Trump might struggle to understand it, but regular humans with at least double-digit IQs won’t.

I have a triple-digit IQ and I don’t like the unflipped version which is not consistent in its permanent change of side of the “narrative” movement. If the little inconsistencies of them being flipped can be fixed I say “why not”, but unflipping them is incredibly jarring. Glad Ady feels the same.

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#1119771
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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The fact is that the point of this thread is hardly about convincing others that ROTS is good or “less bad” than most people think; the main goal here is to give one’s own view of the saga and from what we like the most to what we don’t (or just “like less”). Every time someone thinks ROTS is good, there is always the same guy/bunch of guys (like an Imperialscum mirror with TFA) who come to tell us how shitty ROTS is and how mad are some people to think it’s better than TFA/R1/whatever. Every single time. I didn’t remember when I signed in there was a disclaimer about the fact that the PT was to be disliked on every post and the ST to be loved as much as the OT…
People like myself who think ROTS is better than R1/TFA have explained why on multiple occasions; everyone is entitled to their own opinion. To my point of view it is as mad to think that R1 is almost as good as ANH/TESB as it might to others to think ROTS/ROTJ are good SW entries. So it’s time for this witch hunt to stop for good. Get mature people, accept what others think even if you believe they are wrong.

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#1119533
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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You should try to watch it again. IMHO it’s the best thing that happened in the SW universe since TESB. It also provides exactly what’s missing in the PT about Anakin, Ben and the Jedi.

Han is 29 in ANH, so he’s between 7 and 10 during the Clone Wars. He’s likely to have seen a Jedi at some point (I’m pretty sure Genndy intented this little boy to be kiddo Han without confirming it, like “it’s your theory dude, think as you wish”. I need to check his commentary track about that). Han just got cynical afterwards.

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#1119357
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Poor title. It’s time for a “how are you going to title your SOLO fanedit ?”.

Falcon, Speeders and any smuggler’s ship.

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#1119348
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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After watching R1’s fanedit “Rise of the Rebellion” a few weeks ago, which cuts around 9 minutes of very tiresome material and the very embarrassing fan-service and weird “NAME THIS PLACE” cards, I’m beginning to reconsider my quite harsh 0/10 to R1 (could be a 3 or 4/10 now, don’t know yet). It’s a bad and boring movie but I’m very fond of the visuals and of the soundtrack, with lots of little good additions here and there (the whills, kyber crystal, Vader’s castle, Tarkin taking full power of the DS, etc.), and overall it looks very good and, at least visually, makes a fine transition between ROTS (which is still a good SW entry in my book) and ANH (still the best SW to date). I might then put TFA at the bottom of my ranking and put R1 just below AOTC.

So, my ranking:

  1. OT
    1.5. CW (2001-2003)
  2. PT
    2.5. TCW (2008-2014) / Rebels (2014-2018)
  3. R1
  4. ST

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#1118679
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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YodaFan67 said:

Rogue One was a flat out war movie.

I was surprised by the violence of the movie when I saw it again: it’s quite cartoonish as well as a matter of fact. Even when Darth kills rebels by dozens the scene is less violent than Anakin killing seperatists in ROTS. There is no bloodshed or severed limbs and most of the people getting killed are in a white suit (and they kinda die funny). R1 is far from being the “gritty war movie” everybody seems to remember.

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#1118332
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Last movie seen
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Your Name : as moving and as beautiful as Whisper of the Heart.

9/10

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#1118300
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Rise of the Rebellion: A Rogue One Edit
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MalàStrana said:

DigMod said:

That’s weird indeed. Do you have a 5.1 system that you can test it on?

Yeah and it’s indeed weird 'cause all channels display something.

After a second check, it appears my sound system just “converted” 2.0 into 5.0, but it doesn’t sound anywhere close to the 5.1 of the bluray (if I put aside the compression factor, I just need to compare with Hal’s PT or Ady’s TESB which have 448 kbps sound tracks as well that really display 5.1).

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#1118240
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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NeverarGreat said:

Here’s the mockup, with significantly streamlined subtitles: https://vimeo.com/238169635
Password: finn

Another even more blunt possibility is:
“I hear you’re looking for some labor.”
“Yes, but you need not fear the First Order here.”
“It’s neutral ground.”

Why not a clearer “The First Order would never come here” ?

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#1117823
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Last movie seen
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suspiciouscoffee said:
EDIT: I had to watch Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will this summer

One of many movies that influenced Lucas when making both trilogies. This woman knew how to make movies.

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#1116352
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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chyron8472 said:

Any word on Episode V?

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We may assume Episode V (& VI-VII-VIII-IX) is off the table now. Very unfortunate, this movie format was a very good idea to extend the “movie saga experience” with TCW material and so far the 4 episodes were a vast improvement over the episodes.

Last call for anyone who would happen to have a link for the bluray version of Smuddger9’s Episode I- Army of the Republic ?

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#1116335
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I like it, although the audio transitions need to be a little bit smoother to make it work completely.

That being said:

The shot where Rey sees the attack force is worse than superfluous, now that we see the Finalizer. It also makes no tactical sense for Rey to go back to the castle since she has no hope of outrunning fighters that are already overhead, and indeed we see the results of her tactical error directly afterward.

I don’t agree: the shot is needed for various reasons:

  1. it’s a cool shot (in a somehow cheap looking movie, this kind of money shot is truly needed);
  2. Rey needs to know there is a great danger coming, because she cares for her friends, even though she doesn’t know if she can make a difference she’ll try (“I’m saying something nice about Rey, what have you done !?!”);
  3. the shot establishes the continuity between the characters and the current situation.

So, to sum up: leave this shot where it belongs 😉 !

Now, are we sure we leave “Those beasts!” untouched 😃

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#1116329
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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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TK42-WAN said:

I think the rescue of Han needs to play into the larger story, perhaps the Rebels need his knowledge of old smuggler hyperspace lanes for the impending attack on the Death Star.

He’s one of the heros of the 2 previous movies, that’s enough reason to spend half an hour rescuing him I would think.

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#1116063
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Rise of the Rebellion: A Rogue One Edit
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DigMod said:

That’s weird indeed. Do you have a 5.1 system that you can test it on?

Yeah and it’s indeed weird 'cause all channels display something. Unrelated questiion: you’ve chosen 448 kbps for the audio export, why not 640 kbps which could provide a deeper quality ?

edit: by the way, do you have an external chapter txt. file ? I cannot use iso format so I convert m2ts format into mkv hence I lose the chapters of the bluray version.

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#1116047
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Rise of the Rebellion: A Rogue One Edit
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DigMod said:

ChainsawAsh said:

The opening scene (young Jyn) is 6 years after ROTS, the rest of the movie is 19 years after ROTS.

You got me there.

This is what I’m talking about 😃 the opening scene ! (and the flash back scene on Coruscant - with slightly younger Krennic and Erso - is probably set just after the end of the Clone Wars). DS construction begins a few months after the end of te Clone Wars (according to the strange ending of ROTS); I guess Krennic is in charge of the project with Erso, who believes the Empire is for greater good after the separatist wars. He discovers the evil nature of the Empire, defects, and is found by Krennic 6 years after the foundation of the Galactic Empire. I would love a special TCW episode/arc with Krennic-Erso-Tarkin that would take place in parallel of the events of ROTS. But I digress here 😄

About the audio of your edit I don’t understand if it is supposed to be 5.1 or 2.0 : the audio file I retrieved from the bluray version is 5.1 but when I open it with audacity 4 channels are empty.

audio

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#1115971
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Rise of the Rebellion: A Rogue One Edit
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Found something: according to wiki (yeah, I know…), the opening scene takes place 6 years after the foundation of the Empire/end of the Clone Wars/the Jedi purge (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rogue_One:_A_Star_Wars_Story).

I think your edit is very fine for the purpose you intended it to be (and the little trims over the cargo pilot character that remove his Jar Jar behavior are definitely most welcome !), but I would suggest (if you are thinking about a v2 for your edit some other day) a slight rewrite of the crawl. Here ismy suggestion using yours with small alterations:

Founded at the end of the Clone Wars, the GALACTIC EMPIRE has spread its evil reign across the Galaxy. Hope and freedom are fading into darkness.

To resist it, the last remnants of the REPUBLIC have formed an ALLIANCE. Little do they know that the Emperor is building a new weapon that would secure his absolute power.

Director Krennic has just located the whereabouts of defected scientist Galen Erso, whose knowledge is crucial for the completion of this super-weapon and the fate of the Galaxy…

(english is not my mother tongue so I take it’s no De Palma quality 😃)

edit: by the way, is there a version of your edit with a 5.1 sound file ? (the bluray version is 2.0)

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