I had a thought about whether the “Luke trains Leia” scene could be used as a night training scene between Luke and Rey? We already know Luke’s going to have his Green Lightsaber at the end of TLJ and by possibly reframing the fight as being Rey’s “turning point” in her intense but advancing training with Luke could make much more sense why we the audience feel she’s becoming a worthy successor.
Oh, man. You actually just gave me a really good idea. Not necessarily with using that footage with Rey’s training, but I think I have a great place for it. I don’t want to spoil the surprise yet though.
From your comments it’s clear that your edit will make it seem like Rey has been training with Luke for a while. How long is it in your headcanon for this edit?
I’ll have to double check the timing of events in the edit, but upon first glance I think it’s reasonable to assume that the whole movie takes place across a couple of weeks. This is done by assuming time advances in the day/night montages.
I’ve always felt that if the ST had let Rey train with Luke for a few months at least it would’ve been much more believable.
The challenge is also in balancing that with Rey and Luke’s relationship. That has to be paced at the same level as her training. And with the turmoil they experience it’s tough to get that in sync.
I’m currently toying around with one of the scenes where Rey is silhouetted against Ach-Toh training in the sunset and trying to colour and edit it to create the same scene but appearing in a variety of conditions (Sunset, Sunrise, Night, Day, Rain, Snow) and making them snapcut together giving a quick 10 or 20 second impression of days or weeks passing between lessons and scenes on Ach-Toh.
That’s sounds pretty cool. Feel free to post it in here when you complete it.
Jimmy Chips said:
I saw that you’d have draft tomorrow. Could I have a link to it when it’s done?
Of course. It might be tomorrow night but I’ll send it to you as soon as it’s done.