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#654990
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Episode V: The Ridiculousness Strikes Back
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DF Shadow said:

Serling1979 said:

Here's a thought: Deliverance banjo music on Dagobah. Right after Luke arrives on Dagobah.

LoL, not bad.

Might be cool if it's subtle and just something you barely hear somewhere in the background.

Or, have Kermit playing his banjo somewhere in the background the entire time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2DTLbTQj0I

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#653948
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Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness
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Not sure if it's been suggested yet (I'd be amazed if it hasn't.  Too tired/lazy to check) but just to be safe:  When Anakin is cut up by Obi-Wan, some of the Black Knight dialogue from Monty Python and the Holy Grail would be perfect.  "Alright.  We'll call it a draw."  "Come back here and get what's comin to you!  I'll bite your legs off!"  "It's just a flesh wound"  Obi-Wan and King Arthur having similar sounding voices would probably be a huge asset in this regard.

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#651939
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Idea: Darth Lucas's Prequels
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Hi all.  I’m stepping back from some of my more ambitious ideas to just take on the prequels.  These will be what I’ll call semi-radical.  They will still be the same stories at heart, but there will be some re-ordering of scenes to create more suspense in the plot, soundtrack replacement in some places (tedious but worth it), an all around color correction to better match the OT, as well as small tweaks that may very well go unnoticed.  Also, it pretty much goes without saying that I will deal with the same issues addressed in pretty much every edit thus far.  I am currently working on Episode I.  I am not very far into the edit so far, but some noteworthy changes:  I will be writing a custom crawl to fit in with the simplified storyline as well as a brand new opening shot.  The film now begins with the invasion of Alderaan (formerly Naboo).  I felt this created a more dramatic opening that draws subtle parallels to ANH as well as perfectly set up the plot of the movie.  The film now centers around the Galactic Federation (no longer the trade federation) who are a separate government from the Republic occupying the other half of the galaxy.  The Federation has started to invade systems in an attempt to take control of the Republic.  Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are sent as ambassadors to form a truce and avoid war, unaware that the Federation has already begun their invasion of Alderaan.

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#651206
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Remake the Prequels
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My hope is that some of what is taking up a lot of my time now will be dealt with by the time I get to Episode II.  But I've also been thinking about possibly replacing Count Dooku with Darth Maul in episodes II and III, as his death in TPM is one of the top complaints I hear about the prequels.  Still thinking about how I might deal with Jar Jar though.  If I take this on, that is.

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#651199
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Remake the Prequels
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Unfortunately due to personal issues, I've had to abandon (or at least put on hold) my rewrite.  However I have been thinking of another project in the realm of the idea that started this whole thing.  Instead of completely remaking the prequels, just remake certain aspects of it.  Reshoot Anakin's scenes with a different actor, older for TPM, less whiny for AOTC and ROTS.  Maybe completely reshoot Padme as well with rewritten dialogue to make her romance with Anakin more believable.  Basically only remake what was bad, keeping the good/bearable things.  Shoot on greenscreen and add them into existing footage.  I know it seems like more work than just a rewrite, but it would actually be a more plausible thing to do with the way my schedule is working out lately.  Not dead set on doing it, but I am tempted.

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#651046
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP)
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valinkrai said:

emanswfan said:

valinkrai said:

Why is yellow a good idea and purple isn't? Seems silly to me.

The point of the yellow saber was to still give the old jedi order a special saber color chosen by few.  Technically it only existed in the EU, and was more of a golden color.

 One advantage would be to sell off Dooku as some sort of Rogue jedi, who was actually good friends with Qui-Gon, and had Qui-Gon lived, Qui-Gon may actually have joined Dooku.  I know it's a weird twist, but it's been discussed before by other editors.  I would have also had others have it to show they aren't completely odd out, like I mentioned before.

Now, Mace Windu on the other hand, is stupid.  No one else has a purple lightsaber except for him and he's technically the only black jedi.  I just think of "the color purple" everytime he pulls out his lightsaber.  In other words adds nothing to the story and just makes it further from the OT.

However, it is something I'm sure other editors or even just straight viewers of these might not agree on.  Which is why I said I haven't decided to implement it.

There's even new CGI I could do to replace some stuff (probably Coruscant mostly, and a much stripped down opening battle), but again I'm don't think I want to go overboard on these.  Also, doing new CGI for parts would delay this project atleast a year, maybe two. 

If you do any changes beyond color timing and film grain, I think you should consider making one using them, and one with only the film effects and color timing changes. As someone who's grown used to the purple lightsaber, however pointless, it would be a bit jarring for it to be something else. I still don't see why you would make Dooku yellow though, seeing as it's specifically stated in Episode II he is a full Sith Lord by that time. I do sometimes forget there are no Yellow sabers in G-canon though, I seen to remember seeing an orange lightsaber toy from Hasbro on shelves at KB toys at some point for Ep. II.

There was an orange lightsaber toy on sale for a time that got discontinued really quickly.  http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=46306

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#651023
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James Bond 007 Thread
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timdiggerm said:

Darth Lucas said:

I was thinking a lot about Bond today, specifically the timeline issue.

The answer is obvious: There is no real, strict continuity. References to previous films can be made whenever it's useful, but in general the filmmakers do not care. Anything beyond this is absurd retcon and against the spirit of the films.

I actually totally agree that you should just take the films as they are and not take them too seriously.  This was really just one of those times where I let my imagination run wild and I think fan theories can, on occasion, be fun to think about.

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#650872
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James Bond 007 Thread
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I was thinking a lot about Bond today, specifically the timeline issue.  I'm sure most of you are familiar with the issues in the timeline.  Are the new movies prequels?  Are they set after?  What is the chronological order of events?  I'm in the party that thinks the release order is the chronological order of the story.  There are two theories in this party.  1: All of the actors are the same person.  This presents obvious story and continuity issues that I won't go into.  2.  James Bond is a codename that each new 007 agent is assigned.  Again, obvious issues to anyone who knows the movies well.   After a long time of wrecking my brain thinking, I've come up with a third theory that works as a compromise to the two above:  They are all different people, but they don't know that.  Now, this is very Jason Bourne-esque, so take it or leave it.  When the current 007 is killed or retires, the next agent in line is stripped of his memories and given the memories of the previous agents, so in their minds, they ARE all of those previous agents.  This explains a lot of strange things like Blofeld not recognizing Bond, while still explaining why Bond is still out for revenge against him.  And explaining why he still remembers his dead wife even after actors switched.  The more I think about it, the more it makes sense.  

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#650194
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Remake the Prequels
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Well, I don't really want to be stuck writing for the rest of my life, here. lol.  It really would take up too much of my time to do both simultaneously and I have a lot of other projects planned, including PT fan edits that I really want to get around to doing, which I don't have time for until I get the story for this finished and start writing the script, and would definitely not have time for if I took on another script.

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#650154
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Remake the Prequels
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I've been thinking about something kind of radical.  It would mean scratching the story as it is and starting over, but I think it might work and be quite interesting.  I wouldn't be completely throwing out all of the work done, as the ideas discussed and the central characters will still be present.  But here's my idea:  adapt the original rough draft of Star Wars, taking out characters and replacing them with prequel characters.  Obviously it wouldn't fit perfectly, and  a lot would have to be changed, but with some work, I think I could make it fit into the larger story I want to tell, and the story has the advantage of essentially being George's uninhibited creativity from when he could still write well thrown onto paper.  Really just an idea at this point, but I want to know what you all think of this.  Good idea?  Should I give it a shot, or should I just continue with what I have?

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#650012
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Remake the Prequels
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I've made some changes.  I've added Qui-Gon into the mix.  So, now Qui-Gon is the Jedi that brings Obi-Wan's message and he follows him along his journey.  However, Qui-Gon is not Obi-Wan's master, but just a friend who was also trained by Yoda.  Obi-Wan considers him a mentor, but he is not his master.  Also, the young man they meet in the cantina is no longer Anakin, but Tarkin, who takes them to Anakin, who is Tarkin's friend and captain of the ship on which Tarkin serves as copilot.