Hello! I’ve been lurking on these boards for about two months now, but this is my first post!
I’ve been working on a new edit and one of the things I’ve been trying to add back into the prequels is the emotional shorthand of the original trilogy. It’s so clear when you look at a Star Destroyer that that’s what the bad guys fly around in. But when I see Palpatine’s Senate Office Building, it really doesn’t have that huge, imposing feel that would give the audience a sense of dread. I think that kind of evil in plain sight was what George was going for, but I was wondering if anyone has ever replaced it with footage from another movie. I keep thinking a futuristic version of Saruman’s tower would look so cool in the middle of Coruscant!