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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Another Happy Sanding. (Released) — Page 4

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The final in the series Another happy sanding and I must say that you fixed the audio glitch when C-3PO is given of to Antilles by knowing that cleaning the droids. Another one of the scenes I found interesting was anakin’s fate based on how he lost the duel against Obi-wan kenobi. Overall Good Work

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So I know I just released this edit, but I’m already thinking about the possibility of more changes. Quick question: Does anyone feel the second seeds of rebellion scene really adds anything? It’s really unclear whether the Jedi she’s talking about is Anakin or Obi-Wan, and I think the first and third scene would work just fine without the middle one. I’m just trying to find moments where I can speed up the flow of the edit. Any feedback?

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Octorox said:

So I know I just released this edit, but I’m already thinking about the possibility of more changes. Quick question: Does anyone feel the second seeds of rebellion scene really adds anything? It’s really unclear whether the Jedi she’s talking about is Anakin or Obi-Wan, and I think the first and third scene would work just fine without the middle one. I’m just trying to find moments where I can speed up the flow of the edit. Any feedback?

I think that is the point we don’t know who she is talking about at that moment, i think it gives a little more credibility to Anakin line you are with him before he choke her out on Mustafar. Yes he is completely gone at that moment, but she was talking to Obi Wan behind his back still. ( and multiple times in the script, the Obi Wan came by this morning that anakin sense in the Force was actually filmed but never release as a deleted scene.)

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I really like all of the seeds of the rebellion scenes, and I think they fit nicely into your edit. I like the ambiguity that arises out of whether Padme means to reach out to Anakin or Obi Wan. I also like these scenes because they give Padme more to do, whereas in the theatrical cut, she’s reduced to a mere plot device.

I think your cut is really good. I think the pacing of the theatrical cut is already pretty good, so I personally don’t really think it needs to be sped up. The only exceptions are that the opening and the ending are a bit overlong. I think you have already done a fine job of tightening up the opening, but I suppose if something had to be sacrificed, I’d go after the ending. The stuff with Yoda communicating with Qui Gon and going to Dagobah seems extraneous.

But really, the edit is already very good.

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I think the Qui Gon stuff is pretty necessary in a edit, at least for me. In the original Yoda’s line at the end feels so written in at the last minute to explain a plot hole and the extra dialogue at least gives it a bit more justification. That being said if you want to trim things the first thing I would take out would be Yoda arriving on Dagobah, I think the ending is paced better without it and it feels unnecessary to focus on. I’ll try to watch through the edit in the next couple days to see if any thing else feels unnecessary as I don’t think cutting the second seeds of rebellion scene should be the first thing to go.

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Honestly, I don’t really have problems with the ending as is. On rewatch, the scenes that stuck out to me as dragging things down are the scene where Anakin tells Padme about his dream on the balcony (I kind of agree with Hal that it’s better if Anakin doesn’t share this info with Padme, but I kept it due to wanting to preserve the later apartment scene between the two of them) and the second seeds of the rebellion scene, as it kind of feels like it’s spinning wheels. It’s hard for me to get the idea as a viewer that she might be talking about Obi-Wan because at this point in the movie, they literally haven’t shared a single scene together. I wish the deleted scene between the two of them in Padme’s apartment surfaced, as that really feels like the missing link.

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So I’ve decided not to make any additional cuts, but I did fix a small audio issue where a removed line could be heard faintly in the surround channels. I also removed a reference to Grievous being a “coward” since I just watched the Clone Wars microseries, and while there’s no bridging those two versions of the character, that line in particular bugged me. I’m exporting the new version right now and should have it available soon in the usual channels.

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Hi there, would it be possible to get a link to this edit? This sounds like EXACTLY what I’m looking for!!

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Hi Octorox!! I was wondering if I could get a link to your edit of revenge of the sith. I’m showing my fiancé star wars for the first time, and I really want to show her a cut of ROTS that lines up better with anakin’s clone wars characterization. Would love to check out your version and see if it’s what I’m looking for! It honestly looks absolutely perfect based on the change list. Anyway, hope to hear from you soon! Thank you so so so much!