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Revenge of the Jedi (The Snooker edit)

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Hello!

I have always loved Return of the Jedi, but I know that it can be so much more.

I’m sure you’ve heard the story of Gary Kurtz’s falling out with George Lucas, with George kiddying up the final act of the Star Wars trilogy in order to boost toy sales. Gary Kurtz’s bittersweet and somber conclusion to Star Wars was taken from him.

Revenge of the Jedi is my upcoming edit of Return of the Jedi

My edit intends to bring the version of Jedi we got as close as possible to Gary Kurtz’s original plan.

There won’t be a Death Star in the film!

The rebels mount a desperate attack on an Imperial stronghold in the Outer Rim. The plan is to infiltrate the forest moon of Endor, blow up the shield generator, and for the fleet to then provide support. Vader and Luke’s final confrontation will take place in the Emperor’s personal Star Destroyer.

Vader’s character arc will be a continuation of the previous film.

He has no respect for the emperor (established in the previous film) and tries to convince Luke to join him on the dark side of the force to overthrow the emperor!

Han Solo (might) die!

This one I’m not so sure on. If I did do it he would die in the Shield Generator’s explosion in a manner of self-sacrifice after a squadron of imperials storm the room. However execution would be incredibly difficult. We’ll see. If you have any suggestions I am open to them.

-VARIOUS OTHER CHANGES-

Maybe Luke and Leia aren’t siblings? Maybe Luke has a twin sister but it isn’t Leia?

-I NEED HELP!-

-I need various imperial voices.

-PREVIEWS-

-Here’s a poster I made: https://i.imgur.com/0iqxeEl.jpg
-Trailer: https://vimeo.com/256663714
-First 24 minutes of the film: https://mega.nz/#!EiAy0LxD!OTvtEzldgQh52rz1TeMFR71nEJ8jseEjkRw2QmIWbu4

I have no timeframe for when the edit will be released.

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-I need a british voice for one line

Can a Australian voice do instead? (Not Over the Top of Course)

Proud owner of the wizard turtle and his duck apprentice.

Pumpkin world on the Pumpkin world system by the pumpkin people in the year 13.

“I’ll make fun of anyone who likes You’ve Got Mail.” - Tv’s Frink

Why don’t you knock it off with them negative films?

“Eh… it doesn’t bother me.” - George Lucas

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Cool! But what will become of Dawn of War?

As for Han dying, while it might serve the trilogy it would be very hard to pull off (the final shot has Han clearly visible).

Also just to simplify the story, how about Endor is the forest moon of the Imperial Capital (like how it wa originally intended). The throne room could take place on a space station overhead.

Excited for this!

Vader, a 7 in 1 edit of the entire Star Wars Saga

Maul, a clone wars edit

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OutboundFlight said:

Cool! But what will become of Dawn of War?

Still working on it but it won’t be my priority. I have less passion for that film than I do for this one.

As for Han dying, while it might serve the trilogy it would be very hard to pull off (the final shot has Han clearly visible).

There will be no celebration at the end. The rebel forces lose the battle. But I agree that it will be hard to pull off.

Also just to simplify the story, how about Endor is the forest moon of the Imperial Capital (like how it wa originally intended). The throne room could take place on a space station overhead.

In my edit the Luke and Vader stuff doesn’t happen till after the battle, so its location wouldn’t matter.

Excited for this!

Thank you!

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So it won’t tie in with anything that came after? Meaning the ST and the PT. If so, really awesome. I’m very excited. Very.

you guys did it! thank you guys so much! 😄

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Cool. Tell me if I can contribute in any way shape or form.

you guys did it! thank you guys so much! 😄

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Hey Snooker will you make a Poster for Dawn of war also?

Proud owner of the wizard turtle and his duck apprentice.

Pumpkin world on the Pumpkin world system by the pumpkin people in the year 13.

“I’ll make fun of anyone who likes You’ve Got Mail.” - Tv’s Frink

Why don’t you knock it off with them negative films?

“Eh… it doesn’t bother me.” - George Lucas

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How should I open the film? I want the first moment to be 3PO and R2 going through the desert, but I don’t know how to transition from space to that?

Obviously after the crawl it’s going to pan down to Tatooine, but I don’t know what ship should be flying towards it? Maybe an X-Wing and the Falcon, but I feel like showing the Falcon in the opening shot would be a mistake. I don’t know.

I’m also working on a trailer. Here’s a shot from it:

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Considering Lando has already been in place, I don’t know that the Falcon would be necessary to show anyway. Luke’s X-wing would probably be enough.

I hope you will use the original name for the Imperial capital: Had Abbadon. The only place you could put it is in the crawl, however.

If the Rebels lose, what will be the victory? Considering this would clearly be the “end” of this version of the Star Wars saga, there would need to be some redeeming, happy ending I think. Han dies, the Rebels lose, Vader is redeemed but dies, and the Emperor dies…I’m not sure it’s enough of a victory. Will the non-Death Star space station be destroyed as well in spite of the lost battle? It just seems that the Rebels need some sort of consolation prize to me.

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snooker said:

How should I open the film? I want the first moment to be 3PO and R2 going through the desert, but I don’t know how to transition from space to that?

Obviously after the crawl it’s going to pan down to Tatooine, but I don’t know what ship should be flying towards it? Maybe an X-Wing and the Falcon, but I feel like showing the Falcon in the opening shot would be a mistake. I don’t know.

I’m also working on a trailer. Here’s a shot from it:

Heres a suggestion pan down to space falcon landing on Tatooine. Wipe to luke building his lightsaber, and then c3po and r2d2 go off to jabas palace.

My edits
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Star-Wars-the-clone-wars-the-prequel-trilogy/id/57546

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darth_ender said:

Considering Lando has already been in place, I don’t know that the Falcon would be necessary to show anyway. Luke’s X-wing would probably be enough.

Can 3PO fit on the X-Wing? That’s my dilemma.

I hope you will use the original name for the Imperial capital: Had Abbadon. The only place you could put it is in the crawl, however.

Yeah, that’s the name of it in my head but I’m not sure where I can put it.

If the Rebels lose, what will be the victory? Considering this would clearly be the “end” of this version of the Star Wars saga, there would need to be some redeeming, happy ending I think. Han dies, the Rebels lose, Vader is redeemed but dies, and the Emperor dies…I’m not sure it’s enough of a victory. Will the non-Death Star space station be destroyed as well in spite of the lost battle? It just seems that the Rebels need some sort of consolation prize to me.

I feel like this edit would work better if there was the hypothetical sequel trilogy detailing Luke’s quest for his twin sister.

I don’t know if I can put a Rebel victory, but I also don’t want the ending to be ‘happy’. It should feel ‘bittersweet.’ Like the audience should be thinking “Yay, Luke got what he wanted and the Rebels were defeated, but they can rebuild.”

Also, in the very ending there will be VO from Ackbar saying

“This is Admiral Ackbar. The Empire might have won this battle, but our Rebellion still stands. We fought the good fight and will do so again, and again until the Empire crumbles. Remain vigilant! There is always hope! And may the force be with you… always”

…all of this will be playing over shots of Leia being a leader and Lando being with the falcon while it’s fixed (using ROTJ deleted scenes) maybe with a shot of Chewie being sad, who knows. Finally ending with the funeral pyre with Ackbar’s line “May the force be with you always” just before the credits start to roll.

Of course everything depends on execution, but I hope that it will all work.

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HerekittykittyX said:
Heres a suggestion pan down to space falcon landing on Tatooine. Wipe to luke building his lightsaber, and then c3po and r2d2 go off to jabas palace.

You have no idea how much I hate the Luke saber scene. It ruins his great reveal later on in the movie, as well as not really serving a purpose in the story.

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snooker said:

HerekittykittyX said:
Heres a suggestion pan down to space falcon landing on Tatooine. Wipe to luke building his lightsaber, and then c3po and r2d2 go off to jabas palace.

You have no idea how much I hate the Luke saber scene. It ruins his great reveal later on in the movie, as well as not really serving a purpose in the story.

This.

Honestly, I don’t understand why people are so enamoured with this scene.

My screenplay index.

I went to ot.com and all I got was this lousy blank space.

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snooker said:

HerekittykittyX said:
Heres a suggestion pan down to space falcon landing on Tatooine. Wipe to luke building his lightsaber, and then c3po and r2d2 go off to jabas palace.

You have no idea how much I hate the Luke saber scene. It ruins his great reveal later on in the movie, as well as not really serving a purpose in the story.

My thoughts exactly.

I must say I really liked the shot in the trailer without the Death Star and I LOVED Luke’s lightsaber’s sound. Amazing.

you guys did it! thank you guys so much! 😄

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Collipso said:

snooker said:

HerekittykittyX said:
Heres a suggestion pan down to space falcon landing on Tatooine. Wipe to luke building his lightsaber, and then c3po and r2d2 go off to jabas palace.

You have no idea how much I hate the Luke saber scene. It ruins his great reveal later on in the movie, as well as not really serving a purpose in the story.

My thoughts exactly.

I must say I really liked the shot in the trailer without the Death Star and I LOVED Luke’s lightsaber’s sound. Amazing.

😄

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