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#1086439
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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DigMod said:

Ady, do you find it hard to watch Star Wars now that you’ve spent so much time analyzing, edition and creating it? I’ve found that, while I still love Star Wars, the extensive editing of the film’s makes me kind of ADHD when it comes to watching them. I can’t seem to just sit there and watch them anymore.

I always have been thinking to ask the same question. It would seem nearly impossible to do so after investing so much time in it.

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#1086005
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Random Thoughts
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Listening to sad music and questioning why I’m even alive and if I have left a net positive or negative effect on the world. About as random as I can get.

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#1086004
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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darth_ender said:

While it is obvious generalfrevious is very depressed, continuing to respond to his hyperbole only promotes further exaggeration. He is here only for attention. I do believe he needs help, but when we respond, we only strengthen his behaviors. The best bet is to leave him alone unless he wishes to engage in more rational discussion. I’d love to read that he has sought help, but I no longer will engage him until I see some effort on his end.

+1

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#1085739
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Han Solo Movie ** <em>Spoilers</em> **
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luckydube56 said:

I dont think “playing ball” is the right term per se. He wasn’t brought in for his take on Han Solo. He was brought in because he is a known quantity to Lucas Film. A friend of the family if you will. He was not brought in to re-imagine or re-tool or rebuild this movie. He was brought in because he is a sane and competent director. Not to say that he doesnt have imagination of his own. But he knows the functional ins and outs of directing producing and can be a steady and calming influence.

Like The Wolf from Pulp Fiction.

I think Lord and Miller are good directors. They are at the height of their popularity and they have a comedic tone that Lucasfilm trusted could be utilized in a toned down fashion. Lord/Miller wanted to stay true to themselves and take the film in a wild new direction. I cant say I blame them. It’s part of their success formula. Kennedy/Kasdan wanted to stay true to Han Solo and didnt want the level of “zaniness” they were getting.

Agree with everything above. Just wish they saw these differences earlier in production.

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#1085736
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Extended Edition
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Octorox said:

MalàStrana said:

Octorox said:
-A Plot to Destroy the Jedi?

I agree there is a repetitive aspect to this scene with the “situation room during Grievous meeting with Obi” scene, but there is also a more layered concern about Palpatine. This scene, placed after the - long - overture was very good to set the mood of an uprising coup d’état from Palpatine. I think you should have inserted it (but I assume you’ll do that for your “real” edit of Episode III).

Yeah, I like this scene too, but I felt that with the war room scene unedited, it didn’t really work, and since this is supposed to be purely an extended edition, I didn’t want to do that. It will probably be in my full fan edit of episode III.

I’m hoping in your fanedit you pick to keep either the deleted scene (Plot to Destroy the Jedi) or the war room theatrical scene. Either one or the other because in L8wtrs he keeps both and the repetitive dialogue is so obvious that I feel it really detracts from the experience whereas in Hal’s he inserted the deleted scene and removed the war room scene which did not have any issues of repetitive dialogue and it improved upon the theatrical. Not saying if you should include the deleted scene over the war room scene but I think it would be best to decide on which one to keep rather than doing both.

Sorry for being off topic from the thread but wanted to throw in my 2 cents 😃

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#1085340
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If you need to B*tch about something <strong>other than originaltrilogy.com</strong>... This is the place
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Lord Haseo said:

I can see why it would be illegal on a moral basis but the practical benefits of legalized prostitution are often ignored by people. Not only would the STD rate would drop considerably, if regulated prostitution would bring in a substantial amount of revenue.

Exactly. As I said before, I would never do it. But I guess the libertarian in me just is thinking “Who gives a crap?”. Your not hurting anyone. I seem to remember on the Joe Rogan podcast when he talked about how stupid it is that it is illegal in most places.

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#1085231
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If you need to B*tch about something <strong>other than originaltrilogy.com</strong>... This is the place
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I for one am not jumping to pay for a prostitute and do not plan to for the rest of my life since I agree with everything that Possessed has said, but it is ridiculous that it is illegal in America. It is basically legal when you see a rich old white man marry some hot chick who is less than half his age. It is pretty apparent what that relationship entails.

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#1085029
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The DC Extended Universe
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I really hate that DC thinks tone is their biggest issue. Tone is fine by me. The darker tone was fine. What didn’t work in BvS was that it was a narrative mess, with not enough character motivation, and an obvious need to bloat the film with a billion different hefty checkboxes like doomsday, Wonder Woman, and supermans dearh. Tone was the least of their problems. Which is why I’m pretty sure Justice League could just as well be BvS + a ton of jokes if DC keeps thinking that was the big issue with BvS.

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#1084477
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Banned members
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I’m seeing it now that I’m on my phone but didn’t see the symbols when on my PC.

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#1084407
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Last movie seen
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Sougouk said:

Star Wars - Harmys Despecialized Edition v2.7.

I introduced Star Wars to a cousin of mine. He has never seen any Star Wars movie. My friend who came by too said - Yeah we should do a Star Wars marathon in order. I quickly stopped the crazy talk, and he too enjoyed the original unaltered version. We also watched most of that 20 minute video showing all the changes.

I’m planning on making another full set for a family friend, my family and I will be visiting later this year. I’ll try to educate family and friends as much as possible, in hopes they will do the same.

Good on you for talking that friend out of such nonsense. Nothing hurts more than someone just going “Oh that good ol Star Wars series, you haven’t seen it? Look at this dandy complete saga blu ray set. Let us just sift through chronologically from 1-6.”

Poor soul is forced to watch unedited prequels before OT, and then the hacked up special editions after that.

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#1084403
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The Batman Complex?
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That was actually a really intriguing trailer. Very cool base concept. But thinking about the logistics of making this edit actually work…breaks my head.

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#1084400
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Star Wars Episode IX to be directed by Colin Trevorrow
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Earlier in the thread I saw someone suggest Spielberg should do episode 9 instead of Colin and boy oh boy, that is literally now something I can’t get out of my head. It would have been such a good move on Disney. An undeniably amazing director who has a long history with both Lucas and Star Wars, who originally was going to end off the saga when it was just a trilogy and then he could end the real saga (or you might say, a trilogy of trilogies).

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#1083705
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Last song you listened to.
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Walking the Wire - Imagine Dragons

New single released today from them to lead up to their very soon release of “Evolve”. I’m pretty hyped and thought this was pretty damn good. I noticed that the four singles released so far for the album have a far more poppy sound than they’ve ever had which is refreshing and pretty satisfactory so far.

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#1083614
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

So WaPo is reporting that Trump is under investigation by Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, and there’s also a report that Trump floated the idea of firing Mueller publicly in order to influence Mueller to go easy on the investigation.

Amazing.

I hope he does fire Mueller it will add ammunition to the case.

Same. It would be very amusing to see Trumps idiocy really punish him in the case. I still can’t believe some of these stories as well Frink.

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#1083590
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Share your good news!
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Bingowings said:

Some of you will remember sometime back when I unexpectedly got my dream job working for the Mental Health Foundation.
Well I’ve been feeling a bit glum recently.
Trying to get the manager of the charity I’m seconded to applying for continuance funding has been a real struggle and I thought I would have to just close our service down despite it being very successful.
We have had two events and a film which we have had to organise for a couple of months and today was the big one for me. The events organiser was dreading it. Expecting it to poorly attended. I hate public speaking so the thought of doing it over two days is my idea of hell.
Well it was packed and the film went down really well and all the questions and the feedback were really positive. Two major funders seem very keen and I may have another extention to my contract while we wait for the results.
I’m really buzzing with excitement but also totally knocked out and tired (the stress has been playing havok on my sleep patterns) so in short not exactly great news yet but I feel much more optimistic than this time last week.

Congratulations! That sounds amazing and must feel pretty cathartic 😃 I wish you the best and am sure you’ll continue to do great.

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#1083589
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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NeverarGreat said:

TV’s Frink said:

Sounds like the guy who tried to shoot up the GOP baseball team was a liberal nutjob.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/us/politics/virginia-shooting-suspect-james-hodgkinson.html?_r=0

This sucks. I hope everyone makes a full recovery.

Also, Mr Hodgkinson, thanks for giving the Republicans years of ammunition with which to pillory Democrats.

Very true. But of course this happens on both sides. Cherrypicking of specific incidents to support a narrative. Fox and places like Vox do this all the time to promote a narrative. Which is precisely why I feel that large number statistics are a lot more useful and effective in getting to the bottom of an issue.

Kind of got off track there but really hope everyone has a strong recovery.

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#1083571
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Ranking the Batman films
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Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

I don’t consider Batman Returns a Batman film as much as I consider it a Burton film, but I still love it way more than any of the Nolan movies.

I have no idea why anyone would think that. I think Batman Returns is terrible. Batman tricked into taking it easy on Catwoman because “I’m a woman!”‽‽‽‽ Seriously‽ The Danny Devito’s Penguin just isn’t an effect villain. Nor is Max Shrek. I can easily watch Batman Begins and TDK and even TDKR over and over again. I have no desire to ever watch Batman Returns ever again.

Agreed. I really enjoy Batman 89 but found Returns was really not that good. I do recognize that it receives a lot of love however.

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