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The Original Trilogy Radical Redux Ideas Thread — Page 30

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https://youtu.be/EZGyFm6zZeU

I know perhaps this isn’t the best forum to make such a proposal, as many of you are opposed to the inclusion of Prequel friendly scenes in the Original Trilogy. However, has anyone ever thought of including this scene in Return of the Jedi? I think it would be very nice to include it in the movie…

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(Anakin Skywalker)

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It’s spoonfeeding the audience “Oh look how tragic his life is and how much he regrets it.” That comes across just fine without having to be explicitly shown it.

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I find that Crow-style flashbacks completely break with how Star Wars stories are told through all eras, especially in the OT. If it’s a vision Luke has in the deleted scene cave, it’d be a bit better. Having a vision scene in the opening of ROTJ would also be a better place for Luke to learn Anakin’s name (instead of Obi-Wan just dropping it with no fanfare).

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Flashbacks break Lucas’ style of editing. Notice how in all 6 of his films, there aren’t any flashbacks or major time skips. I feel like that’s a big part of Star Wars’ style that shouldn’t be hampered with. It’s part of what makes it feel like a serial.

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Well, I like it. If one day I can create a Return of the Jedi fan edit, I’d like to include this modified version of the scene. It would be practically the only change I would add to the 2019 version, in addition to the cut of Jedi Rocks and the reintegration of the despecialized scene, of course.

«This is where the fun begins!»
(Anakin Skywalker)

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So do you guys dislike TLJ’s use of Rashomon-style biased flashbacks?

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Anakin Starkiller said:

So do you guys dislike TLJ’s use of Rashomon-style biased flashbacks?

I love it. Flashbacks can work in the correct settings. Randomly interspersing clips into Vader’s redemption, I find, isn’t one of them.