I feel like the choking scene is the best part of the fight, though. It would be incredibly easy to cut around, but I feel like that’s the only part of the actual fight where there’s pure, raw emotion.
The choking bit is nice but the rest of that scene is just as silly as the rest, if not moreso (running and tripping on top of a table? Great stuff George). If one cares about continuity it’s the first thing to be cut (what are they even doing there anyway?).
In my mind the best part is when the force push each other. A lot of people give it shit but I’ve always appreciated that brief moment where they’re forcing but neither is budging. So often the duels in SW are mismatched and this really emphasizes how much that is not the case here (while at the same time there’s that feeling of “these guys shouldn’t be fighting in the first place, courtesy of Williams mostly), plus I’ll take as much as I can get when it comes to bits where they use the force and not their lightsabers. I’m also the only person who doesn’t hate when they twirl their lightsabers, as I rationalize it as something like the high energy version of the Rebels Kenobi/Maul duel, where they understand each other’s fight styles so much that their mind goes through the motions of the different possible attacks before actually making contact. Of course, the whole fight was choreographed wrong, but like I said, I find ways to rationalize it.