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Obi-Wan Kenobi by DominicCobb

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I don’t have anything to share, and I don’t work as fast as many people here, but figured I’d reserve a space for this sooner than later. This is a feature length edit, and, if you’re familiar with my ROTS edit, you can expect a similar approach in terms of a more saturated color grade, film grain, and classic SW music cues.

Primarily this edit will be for people who actually like Reva and are a little tired of the incredibly questionable level of vitriolic hatred fans have for her. Personally I think having Vader kill her off is a terrible, terrible idea, so if you agree, this edit will be for you.

Anyone else on my wavelength, happy to hear thoughts or suggestions (I’ve already got an edit timeline laid out that accomplishes this, but hardly fully settled on anything yet). Otherwise, I’ll probably have stuff to share later (either a few days or a few weeks, who’s to say?).

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fantastic! I loved your work on ROTS and am excited to see this as well. I really like how Reva’s story parallels Anakin’s and how she makes the choice to be better and it would be a damn shame to lose the more interesting of the emotional climaxes of the series.

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Hell yeah, looking forward to it!

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Single movie format?

Two-part TV movie ala 1990’s “It”?

If the former, you’d have to cut a fit bit to include the Lars and Reva stuff at the end.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

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I’m looking forward to it! My own edit cuts it down to a 2-hour movie and lets Reva live as well; I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment about having Vader kill her off. I’m excited to see what you’ve got!

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Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

Hal 9000 said:

Single movie format?

Two-part TV movie ala 1990’s “It”?

If the former, you’d have to cut a fit bit to include the Lars and Reva stuff at the end.

Single movie. Current runtime is sitting around 142 minutes, though that fluctuates every time I work on it. I have a solution for trimming the Reva/Luke stuff I’m surprised I haven’t seen anyone else land on. Might be the first clip I share once I get it to a clean spot.

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Hi I would like a link to your Kenobi edit as I loved your ROTS Edit

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Could I have a google drive link to your Obi-Wan Kenobi edit please

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OT member Phase3 had a wonderful suggestion for altering the final duel in the Kenobi series so that we don’t end on Obi-Wan’s baffling choice to let Vader live. The basic idea is to move the burying obi-wan in rocks to the very end of the duel so that after Kenobi walks away from Vader with a sliced helmet, he screams out “Obi-Wan” then cracks the ground with the force, proceeding to bury Obi-Wan, walk away from the fight the victor. Then Obi-Wan climbs out and the fight is over.

If we can make this work, I think it would make the duel even more amazing than it already is (I quite enjoyed the fight outside of the nonsensical ending where Obi-Wan lets Vader live).

I created a mock-up of this idea. The changes so far:

-Reversing the flow of Kenobi retreating so it links smoothly to the later part of the duel.
-Flip shot of ground breaking for visual continuity.
-Removed Vader’s line “And that is why you will always lose” as he breaks the ground, rough sfx replaced (can be polished later)
-Cropped out vader of wide shot of ground breaking for visual continuity.
-Removed vader’s line “Did you really think you could defeat me?” after he buries him.
-Rearranged shots of Vader walking away for better flow

The one key change remaining to tie this whole idea together is somehow changing the final shots of the rock burying so that Vader’s helmet is still sliced in half. I don’t know who would have the special effects skills to do this but perhaps a community effort would achieve this.

Mock-up of the rearranged duel: https://streamable.com/myzuo3

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