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The Eopie fart joke appriciation thread (Formerly "Revenge of the Sith and inconsistencies with my memory - wipe transition?") — Page 2

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Suspense, suspense!

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Chase Adams said:

The Eopie sequence is yet another reason why the prequels are secretly brilliant. George employs the use of fundamental filmmaking techniques to immerse viewers into the storytelling experience and most importantly, entertain them. Let me explain, the great filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock defined the difference between mystery in a film and suspense in a film as:

“Mystery is when the spectator knows less than the characters in the movie. Suspense is when the spectator knows more than the characters in the movie."

In the case of the Eopie, there is a distinct sense of mystery surrounding the theatrical cut of the fart. We are calmly watching Jar Jar toiling away at the pod when suddenly, he is bombarded by an overpowering odour. We are surprised by this as we had never suspected such a thing to occur beforehand.

In the extended cut of the fart, we see the Eopie from the very beginning, we watch with suspense as he snorts in agony, waiting for something to happen, we know more than Jar Jar at this point and are the only ones aware of this approaching storm.

I ask you, which is more effective?

THAT is why I love this forum 😃

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Hal 9000 said:

In the extended podrace intro, the farting animal is extended to wonderful effect. It’s a hell of a fart there.

That thing is taking an invisible shit. I wonder if they got cold feet at the last second and decided not to render the actual fecal matter. I don’t remember ever seeing that before, but that’s pretty obviously intended to be a poop joke, not a fart joke. Now I’m imagining the conversation in the edit room where they have to cut that gag down and make it “clean”

Which reminds me - I’m pretty certain Anakin actually says “oh shit” in this shot at :50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9NYH3NQwgc

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Broom Kid said:

Which reminds me - I’m pretty certain Anakin actually says “oh shit” in this shot at :50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9NYH3NQwgc

Does he? Or was that just an offscreen cameraman realising what film this is…

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Can we ask Darth Giacomo to retitle this thread to “The Eopie flatulence appreciation thread”

My homeworld is Australia so be wary of timezones!

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Chase Adams said:

Broom Kid said:

Which reminds me - I’m pretty certain Anakin actually says “oh shit” in this shot at :50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9NYH3NQwgc

Does he? Or was that just an offscreen cameraman realising what film this is…

Edit:

Can we ask Darth Giacomo to retitle this thread to “The Eopie flatulence appreciation thread”

Well, the original topic has been completely lost, so I suppose sooo…

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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Broom Kid said:

Hal 9000 said:

In the extended podrace intro, the farting animal is extended to wonderful effect. It’s a hell of a fart there.

That thing is taking an invisible shit. I wonder if they got cold feet at the last second and decided not to render the actual fecal matter. I don’t remember ever seeing that before, but that’s pretty obviously intended to be a poop joke, not a fart joke. Now I’m imagining the conversation in the edit room where they have to cut that gag down and make it “clean”

Which reminds me - I’m pretty certain Anakin actually says “oh shit” in this shot at :50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9NYH3NQwgc

I can’t hear anything, but it does look like he’s saying something that got muted in post to me, but I could be wrong.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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Hal 9000 said:

https://youtu.be/DCDCWyDrLEU

2:45

The whole gag is a good 15 seconds. The thing farts and howls about it. We need to get that into 4K and back into the movie. All theatrical otherwise.

In all seriousness, I miss my ooooold TPM edit sourced from DVD, where I could mix and match from all the extended podrace bits. Couldn’t really do that while working with the BluRay since it’s so different.

Thank you for sharing this knowledge. I’m actually really surprised a shorter version of this gag exists, since I’ve only seen TPM on VHS. Was it cut down for the DVD release or the later BLuray release?

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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What has happened to this thread?

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SilverWook said:

What has happened to this thread?

I wanted to know about a transition in ROTS, and now we are appreciating the Eopie fart Joke instead…

In short, I have no idea. HELP.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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Darth Giacomo said:

Hal 9000 said:

https://youtu.be/DCDCWyDrLEU

2:45

The whole gag is a good 15 seconds. The thing farts and howls about it. We need to get that into 4K and back into the movie. All theatrical otherwise.

In all seriousness, I miss my ooooold TPM edit sourced from DVD, where I could mix and match from all the extended podrace bits. Couldn’t really do that while working with the BluRay since it’s so different.

Thank you for sharing this knowledge. I’m actually really surprised a shorter version of this gag exists, since I’ve only seen TPM on VHS. Was it cut down for the DVD release or the later BLuray release?

It was never changed within the film itself. What that link shows is the bonus extended podrace sequence.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Hal 9000 said:

It was never changed within the film itself. What that link shows is the bonus extended podrace sequence.

The extended version of the Eopie gives a whole new meaning to the title ‘The Approaching Storm’ if you know what I mean. 😉 Despite not being a reference to TPM.

My homeworld is Australia so be wary of timezones!

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Hal 9000 said:

Darth Giacomo said:

Hal 9000 said:

https://youtu.be/DCDCWyDrLEU

2:45

The whole gag is a good 15 seconds. The thing farts and howls about it. We need to get that into 4K and back into the movie. All theatrical otherwise.

In all seriousness, I miss my ooooold TPM edit sourced from DVD, where I could mix and match from all the extended podrace bits. Couldn’t really do that while working with the BluRay since it’s so different.

Thank you for sharing this knowledge. I’m actually really surprised a shorter version of this gag exists, since I’ve only seen TPM on VHS. Was it cut down for the DVD release or the later BLuray release?

It was never changed within the film itself. What that link shows is the bonus extended podrace sequence.

Oh, so this extended scene was never in the film.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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Right.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Hal 9000 said:

Right.

Well that’s another inconsistency with my memory, since I remember the extended version being on the VHS. Thanks for the clarification. I’m starting to no longer trust my memory…

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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One of the beautiful things about the podrace is how it syncs up perfectly with the speeder chase in Return of the Jedi. The pods explode at the same second for example.

I also found this recently. The original arrival on Courscant!

https://youtu.be/-r4ucS1WhQc

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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BB-Rey said:

One of the beautiful things about the podrace is how it syncs up perfectly with the speeder chase in Return of the Jedi. The pods explode at the same second for example.

I also found this recently. The original arrival on Courscant!

https://youtu.be/-r4ucS1WhQc

That’s awesome! Gotta love the attention to detail.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.