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Anakin Starkiller

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#1251875
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Would Lucasfilm have made new SW films with or without Disney?
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all I can say is I think I would much rather have what we got than that “microbiotic” world…https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2018/06/george-lucas-says-fans-would-have-hated-his-star-wars-sequel-trilogy/

What he’s describing sounds like Osmosis Jones, which I don’t even he would want a SW film to be like. He’s probably just poorly describing his ideas. I assume they’d have the creativity of the Prequels, which would be a marked improvement over the Sequels we got in at least that regard. I wonder if he’d have learned some lessons from the Prequels and avoided making the same mistakes. As Jar Jar’s role proves, he responds to criticism at least to some extent. It’s pretty clear he wouldn’t have directed the whole trilogy. I suspect he’d have taken an approach similar to the Originals, if not even more backseat. Hell, for all we know, maybe he’s doing that right now but (understandably) doesn’t want anyone to know.

We didn’t find out until after the Disney deal that the real reason he wanted his own studio space was so he could make the ST right there in his backyard.

I love the idea of George Lucas, waking up, grabbing some breakfast, and heading to the set of the latest Star Wars in his PJs.

From what I understand Solo was being developed by Lawrence Kasdan even before the Disney buyout, and Lucas had at one point planned to write/direct Episode VII himself.

Add to that Rogue One being in development before the buyout.

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#1251783
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New Member/new to fan edits - Direction pleased re "Prequels"
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Some mix and matches won’t work due to choices one editor makes that contradict things in a different editor’s work, but Seciors’ I, Hal’s II, and L8wrtr’s III is a popular combo trilogy.

Can I get fries with that?

I’ll also give a shout out to his The Force Awakens: Restructured, which has definitively replaced theatrical TFA for me in a way no other fan edit ever truly has, even prequel edits

Probably because it strays so little from the source material.

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#1251780
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Rey & Kylo Ren's Relationship
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OutboundFlight said:

This is a pretty good video on just that topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-qi4OhCii4

You know, back in the pre-TLJ days I thought Reylo was idiotic but TLJ goes to great lengths to set it up. Finn, who I believed would end up with Rey by the end, is now with Rose and Poe’s got BB8.

While it might be a cliché, it is an interesting and a new place of the franchise to go. If they do it right, it could help Ep 9. But doing it right would be very hard to pull off, and they might see the entire saga fall apart if they fail. Something to keep in the back of our minds, I guess.

This^

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#1251357
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Random FE Thoughts
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I’ve got both one part (2:37) and two part (1:22 + 1:15) edits of The N00b Adventures I’m currently proofwatching. The split actually just so happens to be at the perfect place both narrative and editing-wise, as it’s just after a midpoint boss battle and covers up the one transition I just couldn’t pull off successfully. Based on my rewatch so far, I think it might work better in smaller chunks (no pun intended) of 10-15 minute episodes. It would still an upgrade from the original, with episodes being mostly around 5 minutes, but would stop between plotlines. This should make for about a dozen episodes. What do you guys think? I guess this series is a little too young for you? It’s not exactly high art, but it holds up.

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#1250372
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Harry Potter Movies with Video Game Music
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Oh no, I perfectly understood what you meant. It’s just I think we could stick to one thread for all thing relating to rescoring Harry Potter. If this is a personal project you actually intend on making this, then yes, this warrants its own thread. If you’re just throwing out ideas to see what people think, it should just go in the other thread.

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#1250148
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How to make Episode 3 work as a standalone prequel?
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Super easy, barely an inconvenience. Since, as with all Star Wars films, Lucas was mostly just making it up as he went along, he got so caught up in adding cool new stuff that he didn’t get around to any of the essential stuff until RotS.

That’s not to say the rest isn’t worth watching, just that you wouldn’t be lost without it, or at least the case for TPM, as the Machete order proves. However, as any 3-in-1 Prequel editor will tell you, you should start with the end duel with Darth Maul and Obi-Wan promising to train the boy. I mean, sure, it’s just as unnecessary as the rest, but it’s such an amazing scene and the ending is sorta relevant. I guess now that I think of it, there’s not much reason to include it, but it doesn’t really hurt.

As for AotC, there’s some bits you should probably include. Include the Obi and Ani meeting Padme in her apartment, Obi-Wan discovering the clones, Anakin and Padme spending “falling in love” on Naboo, the three getting captured, and the clones rescuing them. No need for the Dooku duel, since there’s one early on in RotS.

Oh wait. Now it’s just a 3-in-1 edit. Aw well. I spent too much time on this post to delete it. I’ll just try again.

What do you need that isn’t in RotS?

-Introduce Dooku

-Explain the Clone Wars

-Introduce Padme

If you go with a crawl, those first two are covered. You could argue Padme is introduced well enough in the film as is. Just patch everything up with flashbacks to the other two films and you should be good.

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#1250098
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I think Outbound Flight makes an excellent point about how flat the Prequels look, although I’d say that mainly applies to Coruscant. I wonder if that was just Lucas’s way of creating contrast between the pristine AotC and the war-torn RotS. Right off the bat, the floors have more complex patterns in RotS, and lots of concept art showed war taking it’s toll on the Jedi.

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#1250093
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The Original Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Collipso said:

do you mean “the original trilogy radical redux ideas thread”?

Oh I knew I had that coming right away, and was tempted to just get it out of the way by addressing in the first post. The reason behind is the other threads are The Prequel Radical Redux Thread and The Sequel Radical Redux Thread, so I just wanted to follow that format and leave out the word trilogy.

snooker said:

Keep it like it is. Is funny.

And now I have an excuse to do so.

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#1249801
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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What’s this? A Prequel scene with an actual set shot on location?

FTFY

Even though they made heavy use of bluescreens, the Prequels used plenty of sets. In fact, isn’t a bluescreen room technically a set, since it’s built indoors temporarily for the sole purpose making a film?

Btw, while I appreciate shooting on location, this one doesn’t feel Star Warsy enough. It looks to much like a real-world home. The holographic frames are a painfully bad attempt to remedy this.