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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread — Page 314

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I like it but it does feel rushed.
If a scene doesn’t work, it’s better not to have it at all.
I’d drop the suitcase packing scene for example. Much better Anakin and Padme scenes latter on in the movie.
The less Anakin talks, the better and more in character. Vader doesn’t talk that much 😉

Here’s something I’m playing with.

Anakin crying when he decides to help his mother:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wrfhfxZCz_XN6eqXLEJplWoonB0dnjVm

Anakin’s mother is already dead:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=13tiQ2TXGr5hgvq75oQVwQtTAqZuP14zq

Just playing around and sharing ideas 😃

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Neither quite work for me in their current states. I’m not entirely keen on them.

Not sure how the first would be made to work, what with there being no background that would fit the spatial continuity of that scene. The second one I doubt could work simply due to the footage available.

Alas, toying around doesn’t always yield perfect clips, especially when unfinished of course.

PS, really tried to word this well. Nearly pulled a Starkiller 😛

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“This is a total disaster and a waste of my time. You are the worst filmmaker on the planet.”

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Here’s a few ideas I’ve had for Phantom Menace:

https://streamable.com/t3qyd

Changes:

Complete rescore/color correction+grain
Simplified bet with Watto
Implied Qui-Gon is Anakin’s father.
Added a little bit of personality to Maul’s entrance.

Having Qui-Gon be Anakin’s father really adds so much depth and subtext to this dumb, boring movie. It almost seems like it was intended at some point, with how much Shmi and Qui-Gon look at each other. In this cut, Qui-Gon’s first bet with Watto is clearly motivated by nothing but leaving the planet, but the second time he pleas for his son to be freed. In the original cut, why are these two scenes separated? Why does Anakin need to be in the dark about the race potentially leading to his freedom? In my cut, it makes sense because Qui-Gon realizes that this is actually his son AFTER betting the first time.

"Aquilae is a small independent country like North Vietnam… The Empire is like America ten years from now, after gangsters assassinated the Emperor & were elevated to power in a rigged election… We are at a turning point: fascism or revolution." - George Lucas, 1973
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A new introduction to Anakin:

https://streamable.com/2zt46

I’m very proud of the first shot of Anakin here, especially because it didn’t exist. Also, the cut from Qui-Gon to Anakin implies some sort of connection 😉.

Also: I have no idea what the subtitles should say! I know they should convey that he’s looked down upon and he’s a slave, but I can’t come up with anything!

Note: this isn’t the podrace. Anakin still later on goes and wins a bigger one. This one is meant to show him losing and then later winning (adding a tiny bit of an arc to his character).

"Aquilae is a small independent country like North Vietnam… The Empire is like America ten years from now, after gangsters assassinated the Emperor & were elevated to power in a rigged election… We are at a turning point: fascism or revolution." - George Lucas, 1973
Champions of the Force

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Snooker
I haven’t logged in to post anything in years but I wanted to say you’ve got some great ideas! These TPM clips you’ve posted are excellent. I love this idea of two pod races and having Anakin lose the first time. And your new intro for Anakin in the shop is great. I was trying to think of what Watto could say. If he wasn’t betting on Sebulba and instead was betting on Anakin he could tell him to get going to the race. You might want to consider adding Anakins theme to that scene as well. Just some thoughts. Well done!

YouTubers!
Attack of the Clones | Alternate Timeline Edit
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SSWRs-Attack-of-the-Clones-Alternate-Timeline-Edit/id/66888
My OLD Return of the Jedi thread. Be gentle.
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ROTJ-Fan-O-Matic-3-new-clips/id/7919

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Oh my gosh, I’m absolutely honored! After nine whole years, I bring you back!

At first I had Anakin’s theme (from the album) playing, but it felt to grand for the moment and I couldn’t remember any ‘softer’ renditions of it.

Thank you!

"Aquilae is a small independent country like North Vietnam… The Empire is like America ten years from now, after gangsters assassinated the Emperor & were elevated to power in a rigged election… We are at a turning point: fascism or revolution." - George Lucas, 1973
Champions of the Force

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I feel like the Huttese announcer can say something subtitled as ‘Sebulba wins!’ or something, then show a shot of Anakin. Or something.

"Aquilae is a small independent country like North Vietnam… The Empire is like America ten years from now, after gangsters assassinated the Emperor & were elevated to power in a rigged election… We are at a turning point: fascism or revolution." - George Lucas, 1973
Champions of the Force

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@snooker
Hmm…not sure how many versions there are of his theme. The only one I can think of IS a soft flute version (I have no idea if it’s actually a flute or not).

Ha ha yes YOU brought me back! Actually, I’ve been lurking again for quite some time. And, in fact, I’ve been planning on finally doing my own edit soon.

Something else I noticed in your edit: the way you have it now, Anakin’s first lines of dialogue are not in English. The first time viewer might be wondering if he knows English (until he finally speaks it). But that might be intentional on your part. I could see it working either way.

YouTubers!
Attack of the Clones | Alternate Timeline Edit
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SSWRs-Attack-of-the-Clones-Alternate-Timeline-Edit/id/66888
My OLD Return of the Jedi thread. Be gentle.
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ROTJ-Fan-O-Matic-3-new-clips/id/7919

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^ Good stuff

Now known as Mr. Jung.

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Italiano. I’m using it for my edit, but, unlike something like the Japanese dub, the Italian dub isn’t just understandable to people who know that language. Italian is so similar to other “Romance” languages that the Spanish, Portuguese, Latin-Americans, and others can understand enough of the original dialogue for it to be a little hard to enjoy.

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Approaching Kamino in the style of the theatrical The Empire Strikes Back.

https://streamable.com/2p5ww

"Aquilae is a small independent country like North Vietnam… The Empire is like America ten years from now, after gangsters assassinated the Emperor & were elevated to power in a rigged election… We are at a turning point: fascism or revolution." - George Lucas, 1973
Champions of the Force

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Great stuff as always Snook! A little nitpick, when the ship’s computer shows, I think the shot should shake a little to flow the edit better.

Now known as Mr. Jung.

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That’s great! It evokes a bit more of Luke travelling to Dagobah for me. Really nicely timed and observed!

AOTC editing is in the air!

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paja said:

Great stuff as always Snook! A little nitpick, when the ship’s computer shows, I think the shot should shake a little to flow the edit better.

100% agree. The static-ness of the shot is jarring.