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Flashbacks in 'AOTC': Can they work?


This is very belated, but I feel like I meant to ask about how I implemented flashbacks in my fan edit of ‘Attack of the Clones.’

Before the scene of Anakin telling Padme about dreaming of his mother, I showed a scene of him winning the Podrace and thus his freedom, and then a scene of him saying goodbye to his mother.

Before the scene of Dooku interrogating Obi-Wan, I showed the scene of Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon dueling Maul. However, I think I went too far in showing Anakin destroying the Trade Federation ship, especially considering that this flashback is supposed to be from Obi-Wan’s point of view.

All in all, do these flashback ideas work, more or less?

If not, how can I use flashbacks in AOTC in a way that’s efficient?



Okay, I feel like I’ve got this figured out.

For the beginning of the flashback, I decided to cut directly into it, to throw off the audience just for a bit.

At the end of the flashback, I implemented a transition that’s a trippy ripple effect.

I’m just about to export the new version of my AOTC fan edit.