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Idea: Tiny edit idea for ESB
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25-May-2020, 6:35 PM
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There is a well known plot hole in ESB. Either Luke gets a few days training on Dagobah, or The Falcon gang spend weeks limping to Bespin with no hyperdrive. Either way, the timings don’t quite work.

If we would use title cards, a perfect place for one would be between the scene of the Falcon leaving with the garbage (followed by Fett) and the scene of Luke having a force vision while standing upside down. But don’t worry; I think title cards are a terrible idea.

Now that scene change is accomplished by using an optical wipe, just like so many scenes in the franchise.

But wipes give the effect of something in the next scene happening right after or even simultaneously as the preceding scene. Thats the feeling I get anyway, it doesn’t feel like any significant time has passed.

In ANH there are two instances of fading to black between scenes; one after Owen and Luke purchases the droids, and the other after the epic twin sunset.

A short fade to black gives the viewer a sense that some time has passed, in a way that an optical wipe doesn’t.

So why not change the wipe in ESB to a short fade to black? Adding perhaps one second to the runtime.

It might just subtly change how the viewer sees the passage of time in this part of the movie.