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ChainsawAsh

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#1292768
Topic
The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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It’s too wordy, though. That’s the #1 mistake people make when writing SW crawls - overdoing it.

In that vein, Nev, I think the last part of your second paragraph:

…with a weapon more deadly than the dreaded Death Star, able to destroy any star system while hidden in the depths of space.

is overly cumbersome. I’d probably remove the Death Star reference:

…with a devastating weapon able to destroy any star system while hidden in the depths of space.

I’m not enamored with “while hidden in” for some reason either, but I’m not sure what I’d replace it with.

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#1292687
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (RELEASED!)
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I used to feel that way, but came around to the idea that his use of the same lightsaber that he rejected at the start of the film has a great deal of symbolic/thematic value.

But there is an edit that does this - ForceGhostRecon’s. Although he’s no longer present on the forum, others in the thread for his edit should be able to send you a link via PM.

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#1292612
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

oojason said:

John Williams’ brother, Don: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Score Will Include ‘Every Theme That You Ever Heard’ (from IGN)

(with an inference that Episode IX runs for 135 minutes…)

 

It has been a while since I have heard Jar Jar’s theme 😉
 

Actually the scores of movies in general and Star Wars specifically are shorter than the actual runtime of the film. Having seen ANH and TESB with an orchestra, one of the first things I noticed is, that there are a number of scenes in both films, that don’t have any music at all. For example the trash compactor scene doesn’t have any score. So, if the score for TROS runs 135 min, we can expect TROS to have a runtime closer to 3 hrs.

It should be pointed out that quite often scenes are scored but then the decision is made in editing that the scene works better with no music. Case in point - the lightsaber duel in ESB is almost entirely scored, but very little of the score appears in the film. So the total minutes of score written and recorded is often quite a bit higher than the amount of score actually used in the film.

Which isn’t to say that every minute of the film is scored from the get go, there’s plenty of scenes that are never scored, too. But I don’t think you can get 3 hours from 135 minutes of score. Probably closer to 2.5 hours, with maybe 110-120 minutes of the written score used in the 150 minutes of runtime.

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#1292416
Topic
TV shows on DVD edited either due to syndicated prints or music rights
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Mission Hill had the majority of its music replaced on video. Thankfully there’s a very good restoration on MySpleen.

That 70s Show on streaming, DVD, and BR is a mess of music replacement and syndication edits depending on which version you have access to, but to my knowledge none of them have the original music despite frequent claims to the contrary.

The first season (at least) of Scrubs is missing a large chunk of the original music on DVD and streaming.

The new Netflix dub of Evangelion took out Fly Me to the Moon on every episode for licensing reasons (I’ve made a version of this new dub with the music restored myself).

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#1292269
Topic
Lucasfilm: Beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones
Time

My god, kid, you just don’t know when to quit, do you? Like, you know, when the OP of the thread says

DominicCobb said:

MikeWW said:

ChainsawAsh said:

MikeWW said:

Anchorhead said:

MikeWW said:

George is the common element of every good movie he was involved in.

He’s also the common and often controlling element of many bad films in which he’s involved.

He hasn’t made a bad film other than Red Tails, which he didn’t even direct.
The closest to bad would be Episode 2, but it’s still far less narratively incoherent than Kasdan’s Episode 7.

Hahahahaha, are you serious? TFA is more incoherent than AOTC?

I legitimately cannot take another word you say seriously after that statement.

JEDIT: And in your next post you call AOTC Anakin “more consistent” than TFA Finn? That’s just objectively absurd.

“Objective”??? Now who’s being ridiculous?
Provide a counterargument, guy.

Or maybe take your off topic bitching out of my thread.

and you keep going for another page and a half. And seem to think that you “win” whenever someone “concedes” by no longer engaging with your bullshit.

Seems like my sig applies to you way more than it does to me anymore…

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#1292261
Topic
Lucasfilm: Beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones
Time

RogueLeader said:

I can’t speak for Children, but I mentioned in another thread about how I would like to see Lucasfilm do a new Willow movie or Disney+ series, or maybe a live-action version of the Monkey Island games. Or maybe an animated film! I think that could set it apart from Pirates of the Caribbean, and also fit the humor pretty well I think.

I’d absolutely love a Willow follow-up in some form!

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#1292248
Topic
Lucasfilm: Beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones
Time

DominicCobb said:

MikeWW said:

ChainsawAsh said:

MikeWW said:

Anchorhead said:

MikeWW said:

George is the common element of every good movie he was involved in.

He’s also the common and often controlling element of many bad films in which he’s involved.

He hasn’t made a bad film other than Red Tails, which he didn’t even direct.
The closest to bad would be Episode 2, but it’s still far less narratively incoherent than Kasdan’s Episode 7.

Hahahahaha, are you serious? TFA is more incoherent than AOTC?

I legitimately cannot take another word you say seriously after that statement.

JEDIT: And in your next post you call AOTC Anakin “more consistent” than TFA Finn? That’s just objectively absurd.

“Objective”??? Now who’s being ridiculous?
Provide a counterargument, guy.

Or maybe take your off topic bitching out of my thread.

+1

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#1292238
Topic
Lucasfilm: Beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones
Time

MikeWW said:

ChainsawAsh said:

MikeWW said:

Anchorhead said:

MikeWW said:

George is the common element of every good movie he was involved in.

He’s also the common and often controlling element of many bad films in which he’s involved.

He hasn’t made a bad film other than Red Tails, which he didn’t even direct.
The closest to bad would be Episode 2, but it’s still far less narratively incoherent than Kasdan’s Episode 7.

Hahahahaha, are you serious? TFA is more incoherent than AOTC?

I legitimately cannot take another word you say seriously after that statement.

JEDIT: And in your next post you call AOTC Anakin “more consistent” than TFA Finn? That’s just objectively absurd.

“Objective”??? Now who’s being ridiculous?
Provide a counterargument, guy.

Nah, I’m good.

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#1292229
Topic
Lucasfilm: Beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones
Time

MikeWW said:

Anchorhead said:

MikeWW said:

George is the common element of every good movie he was involved in.

He’s also the common and often controlling element of many bad films in which he’s involved.

He hasn’t made a bad film other than Red Tails, which he didn’t even direct.
The closest to bad would be Episode 2, but it’s still far less narratively incoherent than Kasdan’s Episode 7.

Hahahahaha, are you serious? TFA is more incoherent than AOTC?

I legitimately cannot take another word you say seriously after that statement.

JEDIT: And in your next post you call AOTC Anakin “more consistent” than TFA Finn? That’s just objectively absurd.

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#1292042
Topic
How to burn Hal9000 edits to Blu-ray?
Time

Hal’s edits are notoriously difficult to burn to disc. It has something to do with the way his Mac encodes the video, even though it’s technically BD compliant. I’ve never been able to successfully do it myself, but apparently some have.

It’s worth asking, though - are you using his 1080p video or his 720p? If it’s the 720p, the video may not be BD compliant anyway (I don’t know if he crops the letterbox black bars so it isn’t full 1280x720 or if his encoding settings aren’t BD compliant for the 720p version).

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#1291932
Topic
Lucasfilm: Beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones
Time

I’ve long held the belief that Lucas’ real passion for filmmaking was in editing. Just look at how excited he is in the TPM doc about how digital tools let him blend together a performance by actor A from one take and a performance by actor B from another take in the same shot.

Lucas is a great big-picture idea guy, an average writer and director, and a fantastic editor. I also think he would have personally edited every Star Wars movie if his duties as producer and director didn’t make that pretty much impossible.