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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread — Page 321

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I think it is cool and makes sense! Although I think in its current form, so much has been cut and it feels too brief. I think seeing so Obi-Wan looking out the window and then seeing him in the air speeder are too close together.

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Wow, that’s impressive work! I’m not sure it’s seamless, with Obi-Wan coming out of nowhere with a previously unseen speeder.

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Much improved! I made my own slight (and sloppy) alteration as a suggestion for reordering shots to direct the kinetic energy, https://streamable.com/9lznz

Now it goes from Padme to the threat from screen right to Anakin looking screen right and immediately diving off screen right and following the action through. Felt like reversing the Obi reaction while I was at it too since his reaction time in response to Anakin leaping through the window felt a little sluggish for a Jedi. Thoughts?

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Do you think you could add a quick shot of the air speeder pulling away from the parking area?

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An ideal edit of this scene would have Zam’s speeder pull up to the window, doing away with the droid entirely. That way she just tries to shoot into the room herself, and when Anakin leaps out of the window he lands on the back of her speeder. After that there’s an extended bit of him trying to hold on to the speeder, and when he drops his lightsaber Obi-wan catches it in what could be a bit of audience cheer moment.

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We definitely need to see Obi-Wan getting in the Speeder somehow. A shot of Anakin on the drone would also be greatly beneficial.

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It’s about time this has happened! Seriously, this is one of the major improvements that has needed to take place for years!
I also agree with Anakin Starkiller…a shot of Anakin hanging from the droid would be very beneficial. Difficult, I’m sure - but very beneficial. 😉

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Yeah tbh I have a shot in mind it’s just i really freaking hate rotoscoping aaaa

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snooker said:

Yeah tbh I have a shot in mind it’s just i really freaking hate rotoscoping aaaa

Had to rotoscope 1 frame of the version I posted and it was still the most tedious step. I’ve had dreams of scoping an AotC Anakin into TPM cockpits to retain some of that stuff and skirt around kid Annie…but only so much can be done.

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I always felt that George’s problem in writing the Prequels was introducing Anakin too late, and too young. I know he wanted to get them Spielberg feels going and give kids something to latch onto. With an adult Anakin, or hell at least teenaged Anakin, he’d have been closer to Kenobi’s age, and you could’ve had them bond more. You could’ve seen them being “good friends”. Then the tension in AOTC would’ve been a little less jarring. Both just come across as bitter assholes right out of the gate in AOTC.

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If I’m not mistaken TPM was originally going to feature a teenage Anakin. God, I wish it had.

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No, from what I’ve heard it was always going to be a kid, Lucas just aged him down from 12 to 9 because he thought a 12 year old wouldn’t be so distraught over leaving his mother behind. Then again, I believe there was concept art done for the film with Mark Hamill’s face.

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When I saw this image it seemed close enough to early adolescence, which is what I was thinking when I said teenage.

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It’s just too bad it wasn’t Hayden from the start, albeit with a better script. I think he certainly had the look. People give Hayden a lot of crap, but I’ve seen him in stuff outside of Star Wars, and he’s pretty good when he’s got the right dialogue.

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How about going from the window jump directly to the foot chase using a wipe ? You can use Anakin holding to the drone as you wipe. We get that the drone is taking him back to Zam…

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A wipe mid-action scene seems really improper

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PM me for links to my edits; apparently, some feel shy about this.

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act on instinct said:

snooker said:

Yeah tbh I have a shot in mind it’s just i really freaking hate rotoscoping aaaa

Had to rotoscope 1 frame of the version I posted and it was still the most tedious step. I’ve had dreams of scoping an AotC Anakin into TPM cockpits to retain some of that stuff and skirt around kid Annie…but only so much can be done.

If someone ever figures out a way to do the very cockpit thing you just mentioned, scope shots of AoTC Anakin into a training montage narrated with dialogue from Qui-Gon Jinn as well as into Qui-Gon’s funeral scene, I think I have a way of putting a better story together for TPM that cuts out child Anakin completely.

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Augie Ben-Doggie said:

act on instinct said:

snooker said:

Yeah tbh I have a shot in mind it’s just i really freaking hate rotoscoping aaaa

Had to rotoscope 1 frame of the version I posted and it was still the most tedious step. I’ve had dreams of scoping an AotC Anakin into TPM cockpits to retain some of that stuff and skirt around kid Annie…but only so much can be done.

If someone ever figures out a way to do the very cockpit thing you just mentioned, scope shots of AoTC Anakin into a training montage narrated with dialogue from Qui-Gon Jinn as well as into Qui-Gon’s funeral scene, I think I have a way of putting a better story together for TPM that cuts out child Anakin completely.

A future in the distance where deepfakes allow us to insert Hayden reshoots of our own!

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Maybe we can deepfake Hayden over existing footage of Lloyd and redub the voice. He’d just be an older kid who hasn’t quite hit his growth spurt yet.

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that’s what im talking about before, i would like to see more anakin as a best starfighter in the galaxy in live action too