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#555488
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Collaborative Fanediting: An ROTJ Proposition (BACK ON TRACK WITH EMANSWFAN AT THE HELM--SEE POST 1488 OR OP FOR A LINK!)
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aalenfae said:

I really don't think Coruscant would work in the end - the way the movie works out. It would be cool, but I'm not sure what that would do to the tension, having Luke millions of light years away from the action.



On a different note, here's my video mock-up
http://vimeo.com/33865588

Keep in mind that it's JUST a mock-up, so don't expect completed/good-looking effects or anything.  

It obviously needs some work, but exciting stuff either way. I really love that close up of the A-Wings. Awesome. 

Just thinking here. Right after this is where the A-Wing flies into the Executor. What if the A-Wing fired a missile instead?

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#555195
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Collaborative Fanediting: An ROTJ Proposition (BACK ON TRACK WITH EMANSWFAN AT THE HELM--SEE POST 1488 OR OP FOR A LINK!)
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darth_ender said:

Opening crawl is more dramatic.  It sets up that Luke is on Dagobah finishing his training.  Show Luke with Yoda dying and subsequent discussion.  Show conversation with Ben afterwards.  Show X-wing leaving Dagobah (flipped and slightly altered shot from ESB  could work).  Show Vader arrive at DSII, talk with Jerjerrod, etc.  I'd love to include deleted scene with Luke's construction of lightsaber, but continuity would need to be fixed with Luke on Dagobah, and it's not really necessary.  Show 3PO and R2 approaching Jabba's Palace and go from there.  After defeating Jabba, use restored scene of sandstorm (would require dubbing, but with the noise of the storm it might be easier to get away with this).  Remove "promise to keep" line and Luke messing with hand.  Show X-wing and Falcon leaving Tatooine and include a couple lines about "meet you back at the fleet" but remove now redundant lines.  R2 beeps, Luke looks at hand and puts on glove, dark music, possibly slow, soft Imperial March, Luke says, "I just need to do some...thinking."  Cut to Emperor arriving at DSII. 

I wouldn't have it any other way.

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#555135
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Collaborative Fanediting: An ROTJ Proposition (BACK ON TRACK WITH EMANSWFAN AT THE HELM--SEE POST 1488 OR OP FOR A LINK!)
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I think this proposition is incredible.

There's not much that I think I can do to physically help, but, either way, I would love to help by inputing thoughts/ideas throughout.

One idea I would like to push forward right away is that I think there should be a goal to keep this edit 120+min. Many, many, ROTJ edits are under the 120 mark, and it really hurts. This is the epic conclusion. It needs to have a runtime suitable for a Star Wars film.

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#554802
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The ethics of eating sentient-shaped confectionaries
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darth_ender said:

I'll repeat it here: it's not the candy itself, but the seeming message that accompanies it, which to me is a subtle condoning of abortion, something I abhor in the majority of cases.  I don't know Frink's reasoning, but I find it to be pretty low class.

I understand where you're coming from, though the first time I saw it I didn't think about abortion. I thought about 2001: A Space Odyssey (which actually made me want to eat it more).

Anyways what I'm trying to say in a strange way here is that the people who made this might not have been thinking about abortion (and they probably weren't thinking about 2001 either, I'm just throwing that out to say the image of a fetus can bring up more thoughts than just abortion).

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#554792
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The ethics of eating sentient-shaped confectionaries
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So... about that gummy fetus thing. It looks really weird, but I would eat it. I honestly don't care what something is shaped like when I eat it. You say a fetus is the same as a dead corpse? Well I've eaten many candies that have been shaped like skeletons. 

I'm pro-choice by the way but I would like to note that has nothing to do with me being okay eating a fetus gummy.

 

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#554669
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The "I met a famous person" thread
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I have had little to no brushes with fame.

I once saw Nathan Horton (Bruins hockey player) when I was walking down a sidewalk. I once missed seeing Robert Downey Jr. eating his lunch during a Universal Studio tour by a few minutes.

There's this pretty funny guy on YouTube called Nathan Barnatt: http://www.youtube.com/user/nathanjbarnatt

He's not that well known (only about 60,000 subscribers), but I've seen him in a couple commercials. Anyways, I've always liked his videos, so it made me happy when I saw that he had commented on a few of my own YouTube videos. I can't remember exactly what he said on each, but they were positive, something like "awesome video." 

Well, these are practically nothing compared to other people, but I'm fairly young so I'll see.

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#554520
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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The DVD5 seems to be offline.

EDIT: Is there something wrong with MU? I've checked numerous files and they all seem to be offline or temporarily unavailable. I checked the clip the adywan posted last night on MU and it says that that's unavailable too. ???

EDIT PART 2: So... seems like MU is working again, and I realized that the DVD5 download isn't even MU, but I've figured out how to download it so... never mind!

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#554471
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ESB and ROTJ Wishlist
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ben_danger said:

Could some of these more savage ideas be sneaked in when, han, luke and chewie are captured by the ewoks earlier on? enstead of being cooked alive on a pole (ie the cartoon cannibal thing - enstead of skinned and gutted like a regular animal would) for a banquet. 3P0 translates that they are to be "executed like the other invaders" to which han could glance around to see the corpses of various imperials?

Sounds good to me.

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#554215
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The Lapti Nek Appreciation Thread
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CatBus said:

I dunno, I think that genre classification seems pretty apt to me... and frankly, if I were a "vile gangster" with absolute power over a sizeable criminal network, and had my own palace and flying sail barge which appeared to have permanent free bar parties going on and a perpetual cadre of the most violent and nasty couch surfing villains/guests in the quadrant... I can't honestly think of a more appropriate genre.

EDIT: I mean, seriously.  If one of your freeloading groupies is Boba Fett fer crying out loud, you are officially and unequivocally The Man.  You can play whatever music you want.  Nobody will question your taste.

Unless the song you are playing is Jedi Rocks...

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#553922
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Vader: A Saga Edit
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nightstalkerpoet said:

Going with that concept, I can see how you could probably get the audience to emotionally connect with Anakin. Though does it leave room for an emotional connection with Padme? It seems like using that as a starting point would leave her as a very one dimensional character, rather than someone we care about at all and a driving point of Anakin's fall.

Yeah, it seems many of the characters have become less dimensional so to speak. I think of this as unfortunate, yet a necessary evil and not altogether outrageous. Many epic films are somewhat lacking in the dimensionality of their secondary characters.  

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#553890
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Vader: A Saga Edit
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nightstalkerpoet said:

I'd be happy to work with you on this edit from a narrative perspective if you'd like :)

The video you posted struggles for one main reason that I can see: including shots of Anakin and Obi-Wan saving the Chancellor during your montage defeats its purpose in showing the passage of time.

Complete the montage with footage from the Order 66 piece, then jump into the beginning sequence of Revenge of the Sith, and allow the story to flow with the death of Count Dooku and the battle with Grievous.

Obi Wan and Yoda's portions should be saved to show Order 66 in action, though the Battle on Kashyyyk works still in the montage.

I would leave more of Episode 2 than you intend to

-Start with a new opening crawl explaining politics and relationships,

-a shot of Padme's ship arriving on Coruscant (no explosion)

-then the elevator scene.

-The security talk takes place,

-the assassination attempt.

-a very shortened chase

-Split up Anakin and Obi Wan (seperate missions).

-Anakin and Padme on the Transport.

-Obi Wan leaves, arrives at Kamino and walks inside.

-Anakin and Padme arrive at Island on Naboo and Kiss

-Obi Wan walks out of building on Kamino, contacts council and explains about clones (he explains everything the Prime Minister just told him)

-Padme finds Anakin awake after nightmare. They leave for Tatooine.

-Obi Wan and Jango fight - Asteroid Chase

-Anakin talks to the Lars family, leaves to find his mom.

-Obi Wan spies, reports to council

-Anakin finds his mother, slaughters sandpeople. Cut Yoda sensing it.

-Obi-Wan/Dooku talk

-Anakins talk with Padme cut to be less creepy

... gotta go, but theres a starter.



Yeah, I see what you're getting at with the montage. I think I'll change it up a bit. As for where I start Episode II, I like where I have it. You want for there to be an explanation of the politics and the romance. I feel where I've started it (Tatooine) works for two reasons:

1. It simplifies the story of the Clone Wars. Politics is not the focus here. The way I have it, there's a war, and that's all that needs to be known.

2. Creepy romance = fixed. The way I have it, at the start of the movie Anakin and Padme are already in love with each other. No need to (painfully) go over why.

Also, because I start the film on Tatooine, the first line is Anakin saying "Stay right here," and the final line is Luke saying "I won't leave you." I think that's pretty awesome.

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#553471
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Vader: A Saga Edit
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Okay, so right now I got Episode II at 35 min., Episode III at 57 min., and Episode IV at 29 min. I still have some more editing to do throughout the three, the goal is to get them down to at most 110 min. (which would mean cutting another 10 min.) I don't think that should be too hard to do.

One interesting thing I'm going to do is completely remove the force ghosts. This goes as far as making Obi's death NOT on purpose. To clarify, that means making Kenobi's sacrifice NOT a sacrifice. I've actually already done this and I think it works well.

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#553157
Topic
Vader: A Saga Edit
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I made sure to put in the scene where Yoda says that the clone wars have begun right before the scene that starts the video (I just wanted the upload to be short). I hope that it helps explain what's happening a bit more. Actually, I might make Yoda's spiel a voice over the shots of the clone army preparing. I don't know yet.

As for the use of Order 66 stuff, that montage will not be in this edit. It will be implied that the genocide of the Jedi took a few years, not a few hours.

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#553111
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Last movie seen
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asterisk8 said:

DominicCobb said:

Days of Heaven 9/10

A great, beautiful film. Though, whenever I watch a Terrence Malick film, I find myself wondering "What was the point of that?"

I'm not sure what you mean. What's the point of most films? To witness some moments in the lives of interesting characters. To feel transported to another time or place.

At the risk of sounding overly poetic, the point is to see a romance blossom and come to ruin, and to follow a young girl as she experiences and comments on what it is to be an itinerant laborer during the Great Depression. What more of a point should there be than that?

Yes, I know that. I didn't really put it the right way. I'm just saying that whenever I finish one of his films I find myself asking that question. Usually when I watch the movie I find myself asking that question during the film, but with Malick, its after. It might be a compliment actually. Anyways, I gave it a 9 didn't I? For me that means it was pretty damn good.