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The Last Jedi: Rekindled (RELEASED!) — Page 14

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Hi poppasketti this edit sounds amazing. If I could get a link, it would be much appreciated.

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I’ve posted this one Hal’s thread about adding a bit more Canto in the movie.

Here is my ROUGH draft of an edited scene:

https://vimeo.com/345609062

The password is fanedit.

The focus on this edit is to remove the theme of “poor creatures” and “I want to do (and I will do) something about it!” (Basically remove another one of those agendas in this movie.) At the same time, we try to tamper the audience expectations that the heroes may do something about it since the agenda was heavily displayed … and in The Last Jedi each agenda was both introduced and answered. (Crying Porgy anyone?)

It now focuses on the ENTIRE situation of the Star Wars Universe at this time. Not just certain animals are mistreated, but people too. Recall, in The Force Awakens, the Republic doesn’t seem to care, or at least is not motivated to do something about the threat of the First Order. If you do not read any of the books, comics, articles or etc., we don’t really understand why. Since it would be better for the movies themselves explain SOME of the plot/situation/reason, let’s not have the audience need to look up “why” things are this way.

So, by reinstating some more of the Canto Bight section of the movie, we get more of an explanation why that is the case … why when the distress signal went out later in the movie, no one answered Leia’s call. The answer? Money. Power. Influence.

The Powers That Be do not wish to go against the First Order since they have a very profitable arrangement. Granted, this is not the most original idea, but it helps gives us an explanation on what’s going on with the current Star Wars Universe since Finn has been, in a sense, “sheltered” as a storm trooper in the First Order.

There still needs to be some tidying up, like removing the rolling coin sound from BB8. Also maybe some minor touches to some scene transitions with the music. But overall, this clip gives us an idea.

A bonus aspect of this edited scene is we get to see our Jedi Boi. This helps “sell” the ending of the movie. Here we see he tries to stand up against “evil” but fails. However, after Luke’s heroic stand against the First Order (evil) that sparks life into the “new” rebellion, there is hope that motivates our Jedi Boi after hearing that story.

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I like it. It feels kind of weird that they start to look for the codebreaker and then say 2 seconds later that they’ve searched the whole casino, like it should cut away to Luke or something while that’s happening. Did that happen in the original? I don’t remember.

Definitely agree that this section needs to be tied more closely into the rest of the movie somehow.

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After they say they are to look for the code breaker, the scene cuts to BB-8 and the coin gag. Here is another attempt but adds a trimmed coin gag:

https://vimeo.com/345751523

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I’ve also trimmed it a bit more with another attempt, but I hit my weekly vimeo limit, so I will post it when I can!

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I’m interested in seeing this edit. May I have a link as well?

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I’m curious about this one, how can I access this??? Also, when done watching this, will it be ok to review? I wanna do a comparison between Ivan’s, ForceGhostRecon’s, and this one.

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Jarbear, thanks for posting those clips! Just PMed you some files you were looking for, BTW.

I think it’s a good idea to see a bit more to connect Canto Bight with the rest of the story, and to introduce the young boy. When you get a chance to post the latest version to Vimeo (when your upload limit resets!), I’d be interested to see your latest version.

InitAbsolute, PM sent!

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I’m curious about this one, how can I access this??? Also, when done watching this, will it be ok to review? I wanna do a comparison between Ivan’s, ForceGhostRecon’s, and this one.

PM sent! And yes, you’re always welcome to review and contrast this edit with other edits.

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Hello, I’d like a PM as well, if possible.

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I would love to see this version! Help me poppasketti, you’re my only hope!

I actually love the theatrical version, but my teenage son just had too many issues with that version (some I agree with, some not so much). I really think this version will be a perfect blend to still get what I love of the movie, and remove the parts that really bugged him. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it!

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I have a suggestion for you: can you remove Phasma from the entire movie? There was no point in bringing her back, there wasn’t an explanation for why she survived being thrown in a trash compactor on a planet that promptly exploded, and even though the fight was removed she’s still a wasted character because in your version she’s killed in Holdo’s suicide attack.

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I believe that is on the wishlist of a lot of editors, but no one’s been able to figure out how to do it seamlessly just yet.

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Yes, that would be ideal. The problem is her role in Finn / Rose’s arrest and the climactic moment of Holdo’s suicide attack are inextricably linked. I don’t think there’s a way to do it convincingly. It was silly to bring her back given her arc with Finn was complete in TFA and should have died on SB. Since they brought her back to be a familiar face among the storm-troopers, though, I’m okay with her going about her duty and this time being beaten by fate. Holdo’s shocking maneuver was a more satisfying victory for the rebellion in this moment, and I didn’t want/need Finn to have another showdown with Phasma, which by comparison, seems like small potatoes. I’d also rather Finn express his commitment to the rebellion through his other actions in the film.

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ChainsawAsh said:

I believe that is on the wishlist of a lot of editors, but no one’s been able to figure out how to do it seamlessly just yet.

Maybe remove the shots featuring her or even rotoscope her out of some shots, like how poppasketti removed Finn and Rose out of the shot of the cannon destroying the door?

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I mean, yeah, but Poppasketti’s post explains exactly why just doing that isn’t enough.

You can remove her from the movie, but the scene she’s featured in doesn’t work without her. Best idea anyone’s had is redubbing her lines and maybe also recoloring her armor to make her into an entirely different stormtrooper-in-command, but both of those things are tricky and haven’t really been attempted yet.

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For what it’s worth, my offer to dub new lines for this hypothetical new captain is still on the table 😉

But I totally understand that the work it would take to pull off might not be worth it.

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ChainsawAsh said:

I mean, yeah, but Poppasketti’s post explains exactly why just doing that isn’t enough.

You can remove her from the movie, but the scene she’s featured in doesn’t work without her. Best idea anyone’s had is redubbing her lines and maybe also recoloring her armor to make her into an entirely different stormtrooper-in-command, but both of those things are tricky and haven’t really been attempted yet.

Try doing the whole “recoloring the armor” in Adobe After Effects?

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If you think it’s that easy, maybe you should give it a shot.

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