-Rebel Scumb also inserted the music from RotJ when Luke first gets his lightsaber when the Jedi reveal themselves in the arena. I think that might really enhance the scene.
I know I'm going to replace that weird music originally present; it could very well be that cue.
-And thinking about the lightsaber duel, maybe you could work it where Dooku force pushes Anakin across the room at the beginning? Just a thought, because I like Anakin's reckless charging at Dooku and paying *some* price for it.
Good idea- but I'm not sure how to make it work with available footage.
And sorry I'm not able to help in any practical way, but I'll always be around as a creative consultant!
I've been thinking and experimenting with Yoda vs. Dooku, and I have found that it is possible that the confrontation might be powerful enough without any lightning or lightsabers- with the proper music. The current "music" is just a lot of punctuated blasts setting up for something that isn't going to happen. So I experimented and used the triumphant cue with Yoda's theme way back from TESB, when Yoda levitates Luke's ship from the X-Wing. And I was really surprised.
Once I had it synchronized well, it made the scene very powerful and dramatic, and it worked very well without the lightning. It's amazing how the music can change a small scene used to set up the next two into a very powerful climax, which it is. I'm also considering removing Yoda's earlier line, "Bring me a ship." That way, there is no anticipation for a big fight with Yoda, and when Yoda walks in to save the Jedi, it comes as a complete surprise, and a triumphant moment.
I'm very, very pleased with my current cut of that scene, now.
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