Oh cool! I hadn’t seen that until now.
Save for maybe David Prowse, it seems that everyone even tangential to the Original Trilogy has made their reappearance in Disney’s new lineage of creations. Even Ewan McGregor had a line in TFA. I can understand holding off on Hayden Christensen, considering his shying away from the industry as a whole, but why not McDiarmid, someone who is a giant in the franchise’s legacy? James Earl Jones himself returned for Rebels, and yet Sam Witwer stayed on as Palpatine. Of all the chances given to legacy contributiors to reprise their roles, why not give one to him?
The look I am aiming to recreate was very easily obtainable in After Effects. Essentially by adjusting curves/levels, compressing highlights, and adding gate weave/grain I was able to produce an authentic look that I imagine comes close to how the movie appeared in many theatres in 2004.
Title is self explanatory, I s’pose.
Luke having a moment across the universe with Leia, as well as his final lesson to Rey, will be reinstated.
It will not in the slightest reach feature length, in fact it’s meant more to be an extended episode of a hypothetical miniseries. The resistance is being chased through hyperspace by the first order; that’s all we need to know about them. And of course the Finn/Rose plot is gone entirely.
Will post more updates as I go about the planning process. As a wise man once said, “Hopefully it’ll work”.
The absolute best use of this would be to take the face of ESB Yoda and put it over TLJ Yoda.
TV’s Frink said:
Broom boy is Ric Olie’s grandson.
We won’t know for sure until he speaks.
“I catch on pretty quick!”
One number doesn’t do any movie Justice imo, but:
ANH - 9/10
ESB - 9.5/10
ROTJ - 7/10
TPM - 5/10
AOTC - 4/10
ROTS - 6.5/10
RO - 6/10
TFA - 8/10
TLJ - 9/10
I really enjoyed Last Jedi.
Here’s a new method to approaching these films.
I’m going tomorrow, and I’ve already spoiled myself rotten. Every twist, every story beat, every surprise cameo and reference. It’s all in my mind.
Now what my focus as a viewer is on is how well these events are executed and strung together in the composition of a film. Sure, I’m not that happy with where a few things went, but I’ll be more keen to just accepted as what it is - a movie - once I’m in the theater. I don’t know, maybe I’ll like it more.
Here it is: the full (albeit cut up in a few spaces) score for TLJ:
It feels like Star Wars purgatory set to music. Though I mean that in a positive connotation: it’s moody, subdued, and it pulls a plethora of cues from places I definitely never expected to hear again. Definitely evocative of early 70’s Williams in its style.
Simply an audio track that would be compatible with any GOUT synced version Return of the Jedi, that stays true to the 1983 mix in all ways but the music playing over the finale.
Has it been done? Is it feasible with the way both versions’ endings are cut? If so, may give it a try myself.
for example, I’ve done rollbacks of Pokémon
Did you happen to complete any sort of theatrical project for The First Movie? I’d be interested to see the results.
Hence, I assume, why they crushed the hell out of the blacks and darkened the picture in 2004.
My mistake, I was just going off however it’s labeled on the 'spleen. Thanks for the info.
That desaturated, orange-teal look matches quite closely with -1’s Jurassic Park scan. Did films of the 90’s typically look this way on screen at the time? I can’t quite remember.
There is a certain level of detail naturally present in the SE prints that I just can’t find in some of the greatest of IB tech scans. I wouldn’t mind a ‘Cinema Despecialized’ edition that uses mostly SE 35mm footage, plugging in 77 35mm footage whenever necessary. Or if some technical genius could digitally average the two together, that would be fantastic.
Is it good news? Difficult to say. Always in motion, is the future.
Here’s a curveball. What does this spell for Fox’s holdover on a potential OT restoration?
Any updates on this?
I’ve had a workprint sitting on my hard drive for some time now. Aside from a handful of low quality sources outside of ROTS, and one stray frame that was left in by mistake, it’s a pretty seamless first cut. When I find a sustainable domain to host it on, I could upload it, provided there’s interest.
Make episode II episode III
make episode III a streamlined, grounded psuedo-western about a disgraced Obi-Wan rallying others to his cause and going after the blood lusting tyrant Darth Vader
I don’t know what’s worse; that we’ll never be seeing a Star Wars movie from Brad Bird, or that the endless debate over the validity of TFA has now artificially extended its lifespan.
I trust Abrams to do the ‘reboot’ entry; to set things up, and implement his world famous Mystery Box. I don’t trust him to wrap things up. It was obvious he didn’t really know who Snoke was, or who Rey’s parents were, or anything at all that happened in between his movie and Return of the Jedi; a film that saw the return of the original film’s director’s involvement, and suffered heavily in quality as a result.
Once I’ve seen Johnson’s entry, I strongly feel as if I will already be able to pinpoint every story beat in JJ’s part IX.
Oh, I don’t think so.
What the fuck?
My collection grows by the day.
Here’s an idea I’ve been toying with for my short film edit which I feel may more appropriately belong here.
What if, instead of the dreadful frankenvader scene from III, we repurposed footage from Rogue One to signify the introduction of the suit? Krennic may be out of place, but the viewer would just quickly assume that he’s some imperial lackey overseeing the reconstruction of Anakin.
I was also thinking a sharp editor could replace the hooded figure from the beginning of the Vader scene with The Emperor. Technically speaking if you rotoscoped Palpatine’s face into the hood, and then drenched the scene in contrast and dark to cover up any remnants of altercation, you could probably get away with it.
My edit is dialogue free at this point, however, so a standard feature length edit may have some difficulty implementing this idea.