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DominicCobb

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#721794
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Obi Wan Having more than one apprentice...Will This Idea please just die already.
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I agree this is a common PT edit idea that I think just really sucks. You miss the worst part, though. If the idea is to preserve the twist in ESB, you're doing yourself no favors by having Anakin turn to the dark side anyway. Half the surprise from "I am your father" is that Anakin wasn't what Ben and Yoda said he was, that he actually turned to evil. Leaving that part in and expecting the twist not to be ruined is just stupid. 

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#721676
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Last movie seen
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Silent Running (1971) - Really cool effects and a nice message don't quite make up for weak characters and plot. Bruce Dern is amazing though. B-

King Solomon's Mines (1950) - Rather slow for a high stakes adventure. And a little anti-climactic too. Still, a high quality production. B

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) - This was a bit of a surprise. I had only read about it in the context of You've Got Mail (which I have not seen). A very wonderful film. This is my third Lubitsch film, I really should watch more. B+

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#721411
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Where are you seeing that 4th draft? I have a copy of the Art of Star Wars (from 1979) which has the "Revised Fourth Draft" dated January 15, 1976. In it, that scene plays like in the theatrical cut.

I just looked on the webs and I found this from IMSDb which also has the scene as it appears in the original film.

JEDIT: I seem to have found what you're referring to: 

http://starwars.rossiters.com/binaries/sw_revised4th-draft.txt

This one is dated March 15, 1976.

Why the discrepancy between the two? And are there other differences?

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#721297
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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timdiggerm said:

DominicCobb said:

Regarding the Ben's hut scene, I'm a little confused. Everyone seems to say that ady's version follows the script. But it doesn't. I've looked at the script, the theatrical cut follows the scene exactly as it was written. However, ady's version does flow well and it seems as if the scene was shot with that sequence of dialogue in mind. Can someone clarify this for me?

 Don't forget that the script was changed for publication to match the released film. Ady's version matches the shooting script - the script at time of filming.

If that's the case, why does the script include deleted material like Luke at Anchorhead? And even within that scene there are differences. For example, Ben says: "An elegant weapon, for a more civilized time."

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#721255
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Regarding the Ben's hut scene, I'm a little confused. Everyone seems to say that ady's version follows the script. But it doesn't. I've looked at the script, the theatrical cut follows the scene exactly as it was written. However, ady's version does flow well and it seems as if the scene was shot with that sequence of dialogue in mind. Can someone clarify this for me?

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#721251
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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I went to the antique shop today but couldn't spend to long. I thought I hadn't found anything, then, right as I was about to leave, I looked at a shelf and found this:

I'm sure some of you guys are familiar with it. It's very awesome, it's got the shooting script, concept art, all the posters, and spin-off cartoons and fan art. It's a true gem, and I got it for only $9, which is pretty good I think considering it's a first edition hardcover (though it's missing its sleeve).

All in all, a very exciting purchase.

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#720767
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Rank The Indiana Jones Films
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darth_ender said:

The hostility at this site towards Kingdom of the Crystal Skull doesn't really surprise me, but the unfavorable comparisons to the Mummy movies does.  All the Mummy movies are extremely hokey in my mind, filled with cheesy humor and extremely unbelievable in many respects, even in its own suspension of disbelief.  I enjoy them, but they are not great movies, and in my mind inferior to Crystal Skull.  I don't think the latter is a great movie either, and I was really disappointed with how it turned out, but even critics and audiences agree with me that none of the Mummy films are as good as Crystal Skull.  Just check out Rotten Tomatoes.  Tomb of the Dragon Emperor did especially poorly, so I just don't see the comparison.

 Yep, yeah, this. Quoted for truth.

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#720654
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Last movie seen
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The Cable Guy (1996) - An entertaining comedy. It's a bit tonally inconsistent (is it a light and wacky slapstick comedy? or a unnerving dark comedy?) and I wonder if they could have expanded upon the TV obsessed nature of the titular maniac (also, there seems to be a "society watches too much TV" message that was practically an afterthought), but Jim Carrey brings his A-game and is a delight to watch. B

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#720649
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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It is annoying that George couldn't make it line up with the preexisting OT, but, if I were to change anything when it comes to Padme's fate, it would be the line in ROTJ. In that film, the line is rather inconsequential. I disagree that it;s a big deal. I could have been, maybe even should have been. But it's one line that barely factors into the conversation Luke and Leia are having. If you took the line out, the film is practically the same.

In ROTS, however, Padme's death is the source of much genuine emotional power, and is one of the film's strongest aspects. It's what really makes Anakin's story a tragedy. If you took it out, you would be making the film worse.

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#720402
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Ignorance in the Star Wars Galaxy
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Well I'd imagine even if there's some sort of galaxy spanning internet, it wouldn't be hard to see why Tatooine might not have it. Also, I don't think it's so hard to believe the Empire would be able to completely suppress info about the jedi. 

More generally I don't think I believe there is a galaxy spanning internet. Star Wars is more of a fantasy than a sic-fi story, so I like to see it in fantasy terms. I'm sure there are books and such around about the jedi, and people tell tales of course, but I'm not surprised that in his years on the run, Luke was not able to attain a photograph of Yoda. As well, I doubt Tatooine is a place of much culture, so I doubt too that Luke would have heard about Anakin from anyone but Owen.

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#720256
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STAR WARS: REBELS (animated tv series) - general discussion thread
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I haven't complained about the animation before but everyone's right it really does look unfinished, which is a great shame because many of the backgrounds look great, it's really just the people that look weird. But whatever, I'll get over it.

The only other thing I don't like is the childish monologuing. But whatever, I'll get over it.

Getting past those things, this show actually looks really great.