My interpretation of the scene was also that Anakin didn’t want to kill a weakened and defenseless Obi-Wan Kenobi. One might even say that the reason Darth Vader is as evil as he is, is to get back at obi-wan (“see what you’ve done to me?!” approach) and that that hatred is what drives him to never look back on his mistakes and fuel his powers with it. Then, when he finally kills Obi-Wan in EP IV, is when he starts to shift his moral compass as he becomes aware of Luke and actually starts slowly but steadily question himself. That is at least how I like to view it with how the story has progressed thus far.
Imperial March Piano Theme
A lot of people seem to like the Imperial March Piano Theme with added reverb, and it might become the go-to for this edit. I think Vader’s actions along with that theme presents the scene both extremely haunting and very sad - feelings we should experience as an audience seeing Anakin hunting down Obi-Wan in this manner. I feel like it should be both scary and heartbreaking.
I will however make one more version with Anakin’s Dark Deeds (either tweaking my own variation of the original OST like I did for the “Kenobi senses Vader” clip or find something fitting) and then we’ll go from there.
I agree with @Sirius that this is the best episode so far and literally everything except Inquisitor cringe and some pacing issues (along with removing cringe) from the final “duel”) will mostly be kept. The scenes between Obi-Wan and Leia alone justify her being in the series for me now without a doubt, and the actress has great chemistry with Ewan. I have a feeling the first scenes in Episode I were her first scenes filmed, and if that is the case that was a stupid mistake on the director’s part mesa be thinking dis.
ANAKIN RETURNS - IMPERIAL MARCH EXAMPLE:
The version of the Imperial March used here makes this feel super cheesy. If you could find a more horror-esque arrangement of it then I think it would work a lot better.
Edit: saw further down you did another one with the piano version and I LOVE that.
Thank you. Yes, we decided against going for the more bombastic theme and The Piano Theme ia currently the main approach to that scene (although that might change).
I thought the duel in the new episode was pretty awful… If by the end of the series we are able to remove the duel or Ep3 all together, I think this may be a cool way to retool the scenes.
This is just a quick mockup… and would require a ton more work to pull off that good “dream” feel… But since I’m not planning on doing an edit myself, figured I’d share the idea at least!
I agree with you. The duel ia not impressive, although it is not meant as one, mostly for my part down to pacing issues and the HORRIBLY rendered sabers - that I suspect in some scenes are not even added visual effects to. Sometimes the sabers look like plastic toys from Toys R’ Us, so I will probably have to create new sabers for the scene (ugh! I have PTSD from rotoscoping Qui-Gon’s in TPM).
Wanted to make an opening suggestion with a pretty bold idea. Forgive the rough edit, just through this together quickly. Needed a star field and keeping in line with TESB and ROTJ, I wanted to open this Obi-Wan movie from an imperial perspective. I imagine a scroll with something like this:
"Darth Vader continues his search for Obi-Wan and has created his own personal Jedi Hunters, Inquisitors.
The ambitious THIRD SISTER has come up with her own secret plan to find KENOBI…
Also includes a new introduction to Leia.
Not a bad idea for an opening, but I don’t think I will take this approach for my edit. One reason is that I like the film opening with Obi-Wan’s trauma from his failed attempt at saving Anakin (in all literal senses), and that is what the series is also all about; - and the other reason is that I do not want the edit to feel like a fan edit, and when you start restructuring a lot this often happens, no matter how good the intentions. I, however, love radical edits done for all the right reasons, and if you do decide to make your own with this approach I would be most eager to watch.