This edit is made using the Italian dub and is subtitled so as to - assuming you don’t understand the vocals - say another thing, hopefully changing the story significantly.
Apologies to those who can understand Italian and similar language, I made the faux pas of choosing a language that can be understood by people who don’t even speak it.
Anyway, I hope you take no offence to my butchering of the language 😅
Inspired by David Houghton’s article; “George Lucas nearly wrote a perfect prequel trilogy. He just didn’t notice” and my own philosophical and political opinions - as well as my understanding and interest in historical eras - this edit is an attempt to change the meaning and themes of the prequel’s story, whilst keeping most beats intact.
This is a foreign language edit, akin to The Blackened Mantle, using the Italiano dub.
War is brewing, the Republic and their Jedi Knights are readying for war, and love is burgeoning.
Childhood sweethearts, Jedi Knight Anakin Lars and Republic Senator Padme Amidala are reunited after 5 years apart. Meanwhile, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is on the scent of a conspiracy to destroy the Republic, the centre of civilization and order in the Galaxy.
Whilst on the Capital planet of Coruscant, the mysterious Chancellor Palpatine and the pompous Grand Master of the Jedi Order, Maximilian Windu are fighting to decide the fate of the Galaxy.
Unlike in theatrical cut of Attack of the Clones, I – through my edit – hope to depict Anakin as a lucid,
intelligent and considerate – if unbalanced – young man, and his relationships with Padme and Obi-Wan as genuine.
As well as this, I hope to flip the morality of much of the cast of characters, whilst leaving their roles in the
story the same.
Dooku is now a reluctant Revolutionnaire and the exiled Jedi Master who instructed Obi-Wan, and Windu is the
warlike and arrogant Grand Master of the Jedi Order, with Yoda relegated to the roll of trusted wiseman, a bit like
Nestor from the Iliad.
Feel free to view these sample clips:
More coming soon…
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Hal9000 for creating my first viewed fan edits and inspiring me – and humouring me.
ThatGuyWhoEdits for helping me with my editing endeavours.
Snooker for introducing me to foreign language editing and for making high quality edits.
Darth Lunar for being the first – I think – to use foreign language editing and for making The Blackened