Sign In

Original Trilogy Times Chart

Author
Time

Chart

Image at: http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9362/swotrilogy.png

This is the conclusion to my timecode info that I was putting in the quizzes... what do you think?

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

Author
Time

No, really this is a work of genius.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

Author
Time

The chart and the games were both a lot of fun. This charts from the webcomic XKCD.

Perhaps I should do a "How Well do You Know The Phantom Menace"?

Author
Time

I saw that one and didn't think it was very representative of the movie run time.  Also, it's wrong in regards to R2's whereabouts when Luke sees Yoda prior to his death.

Other than that, it's a spiffy image.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Agree More Games, More Charts:

So on the Games side, flying from 'one side of this galaxy to the other' calculate the time in parsecs for the following vehicles:

...errr that's a bad game...

Was thinking of the Timing game and future iterations could focus on character dialog, so one game with a bunch of Han Solo quotes for instance.

Author
Time

TheBoost said:

Perhaps I should do a "How Well do You Know The Phantom Menace"?

http://snapcracklepopfizz.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/imp.jpg

GORMALLY FEELS THIS WOULD BE PLEASING, ALTHOUGH GORMALLY CANNOT EXPLAIN WHY.

Author
Time

I wouldn't want to put the time and attention into a Prequel timing game, so I leave that to you, Boost, if you'd like.  But I'd like to see a comparison Prequel Trilogy chart to see if it "charts" like the OT.  My sense is that it would not.  I would like to see (and may even whip up) charts like this for other movie series... Indiana Jones, James Bond, etc...

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

Author
Time

Here were my observations from the timing chart.

1. I always divided the OT movies in two parts.
 a. Tatooine and Death Star
 b. Hoth and Cloud City
 c. Tatooine and Endor
And it's not quite that simple.  At the very least ESB is more in thirds than halves.  Still, each movie has about 5-7 set pieces or environs.  It's more than I would have thought, but still relatively simple.

2. How similar ANH and RotJ are in reverse.  ANH starts with three different perspectives (Luke, Leia and Vader) and ends with a single unified narrative.  RotJ starts with a single unified narrative and then splits into a three way split at the end.

3. Luke and Han are introduced relatively late in ANH.  They're reintroduced immediately in ESB and have late intros again in RotJ.  But it is ESB what keeps introducing new characters throughout almost the entire runtime.  ANH and RotJ mostly lay their cards on the table in the first act and let them play out through the second and third.

4. The movies are almost all the same length, though they did get longer by a minute or two each time.

Speaking of acts:  Looking at this (or not) can you call the act breaks in the films?

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

Author
Time

This almost makes me want to watch WookieeGroomer's Addicted to Star Wars again.

Author
Time

I hadn't heard of that!  Wow, I might have to see if I can snag that and give it a watch through.  Sounds like an interesting exercise!

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

Author
Time

I find these to be immersuarbly helpful as I craft my own Prequel storylines in concious imitation of the flow of the OT films.

Author
Time

This guy did the 6 at once and has screen caps and video of 'choice' moments with explanations of their significance. 

http://www.weirdhat.com/swsimultaneously/ 

Done back in 2005 so it's a precursor to the Wookiegroomer version.

This is a nice observation:

Well, here's an interesting trend... There are at least ten times that Anakin is talking to Padme at the same time that he's talking to Palpatine in another movie. I've marked the Padme scenes in blue and the Palpatine scenes in red:  (http://www.weirdhat.com/swsimultaneously/stuff3.php)

Author
Time

TheBoost said:

I find these to be immersuarbly helpful as I craft my own Prequel storylines in concious imitation of the flow of the OT films.

 I needed to see what they looked like so I could visualize PT rewrites and a few other projects I work on.  In my head.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

Author
Time

xhonzi said:

Speaking of acts:  Looking at this (or not) can you call the act breaks in the films?

 http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Act-Breaks/topic/11489/

I took my Acts discussion and moved it to Off Topic.  Though it is sort of on topic as well. :$

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

Author
Time

xhonzi said:

:$

Is this putting your money where your mouth is?