Personally, I think you hardly notice the audio cuts and fading is not necessary. Even at the “That’s good. You’ve taken your first steps into a larger world. / doors open, officer enters in to deliver message to tarkin” reel change where you loose almost 60 frames I hardly notice it. That’s just my opinion but I think it’s much more noticeable to insert almost 60 blank frames.
But you can try for yourself if you notice the audio cuts 😃
Yeah, the ones between reel changes should definitely be fine. Was wondering about some of the others (mostly since I don’t know where they occur!).