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Ed Slushie

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#1409836
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<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> - a general discussion thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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DZ-330 said:

I’m really looking forward to Mando on Mandalore doing Mandalorian things.

desperately trying to get forum back on topic

I wonder what’s gonna happen to Moff Gideon in captivity. It seems like part of his “master plan” was for one of the heroes to kill him, and we wasn’t prepared to get captured. I assume a Disney show wouldn’t feature a character repeatedly attempting to commit suicide in prison, but I can’t really imagine him doing anything else now that he’s played his part in the Empire’s plan, so to speak.

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#1409790
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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axlanian said:

Someone had mentioned attempting to change the color of Pasaana so it’s not just another desert, was that ever mocked up? Is it too ambitious to color grade all that sand to a different color?

I can’t imagine a way of recoloring the sand that wouldn’t also change the color of the characters’ skin. Maybe the color of the sky could be changed, though.

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#1409073
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Delpheas said:

If I could make it work, the idea is to have Anakin’s lines try and gently provide some of those answers. I want it to feel less like a scolding and more the fulfillment of something Ben’s been trying to get since TFA. Anakin’s still family, and it would still be a emotional moment for Ben, IMO, to see his grandfather after years of reaching out.

I was thinking the scene could go something like this:

Ben senses a presence and turns to it. Anakin’s ghost appears.

Ben: “Grandfather”

Anakin: “Ben.”

Ben: “Ben is dead.”

Anakin: “No. Kylo Ren is dead. Ben Solo lives. That’s why I’m here. (Gentle pause) Ben, she will need your help.”

“It’s too late. She’s gone.”

“It’s never too late Ben. You and Rey can bring balance to the Force. Finish what I started.”

Pregnant pause, Ben looks at Anakin.

“I know what I must do.”

Ben throws away Ren’s lightsaber, turns back and Anakin is gone.

As the camera pulls away for the wide shot, Anakin says:
“May the Force be with you.”

I like it. I would keep in Ben’s “I know what I have to do but I don’t know if I have the strength to do it.” and then have Anakin say “You do. We all do.”

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#1408610
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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RogueLeader said:

Thanks! Recently I have been thinking about the first act, and how one could lay it out to delay Palpatine’s reveal.

Even though it isn’t as dramatic of a start, I thought it would be interesting if the film started off with Kylo on the bridge of the Star Destroyer, and as he staring into the abyss, he hears a whisper of mechanical breathing. It cuts to him in his chambers, unsealing Vader’s mask and placing his hand on it. He gets a brief vision of Mustafar, Vader’s castle, the chest that contains the Sith wayfinder, and maybe a brief glimpse of Vader/Anakin himself. He also hears the voices of Vader, and maybe Snoke, to better set up Palpatine’s line about being the voices in his head. Palpatine, through the mask, is leading him to the Wayfinder. It ends on a haunting echo of Vader saying “Join me…” which transitions into Rey’s meditation scene, with her chanting, “Be with me.”

Rey speaks with Leia, then goes to train, which is where we then get the Mustafar Minute intercut with Rey’s training. We see that through their bond, Kylo’s rage is fueling Rey’s. She eventually breaks the remote, Kylo picks up the Wayfinder, and then they share a vision of Exegol, the fleet, the battle, and we get a glimpse of Dark Rey.

Rey snaps out of it, and we get the scene where Rey tells Leia she’s just distracted. Then, we finally get to Kylo flying towards Exegol and meeting Palpatine. After that, we get Finn and Poe’s mission, and the film continues as normal.

I might play around with this eventually but I’m not sure if it would work.

I like it, especially the idea of having the Mustafar minute intercut with Rey’s training - it would still be fast-paced, but I think it would feel more natural since the two scenes have similar locations and emotions.

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#1407997
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Movies Remastered said:

That has been talked about. It’s an extremely time consuming process which will need frame by frame editing. I’ve love to have Rey in black to represent her in morning for Luke & Leia and actually have her outfit significantly change for once but I’m still working on the crackling Saber plus Palpatines red lightning which is taking forever. If someone else has the skills to do this well I’d be happy to help but can’t take on anymore scenes atm.

That’s understandable, I wasn’t really asking anyone to do it for me - I was just wondering if whoever made the mockup had some kind of software or HSB preset that would make it easier if I were to give it a try.

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#1407148
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The <strong>Original Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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hinventon said:

Besides making me not have to watch Luke try to get with his sister I think it would improve Luke’s character a little bit in ANH because he wouldn’t try to rescue Leia because he likes her, which is what Han does, but because it’s the right thing to do.

I agree, although I would probably leave in the “Princess and a guy like me?” “No.” exchange, because it could also be interpreted as Luke being protective of her given Han’s creepy vibes.

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#1405855
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

The original crawl has an ABA structure and Across the Stars would work for the B section, but it would need something more energetic for the A and C sections.

JEDIT: This would have been a perfect place for a “Republic” theme which could have morphed into the Imperial March theme throughout ROTS.

Anakin’s theme, if you changed the rhythm slightly, might work. Maybe even use the variation heard in “Panaka and the Queen’s Protectors” which has the same opening phrase but with the Imperial March ending removed.

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#1405254
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Sequel Trilogy Rescoring Ideas Thread
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Knight of Kalee said:

JakeRyan17 said:

Much as I love the Imperial March, loved Giacchino’s new Imperial theme as a supplement.

Rise of Skywalker is the only truly egregious score for me, while I love some of the new pieces for it (like when Kylo is on Mustafar and goes to Exegol), the OT greatest hits felt more than out of place.

I agree. In fact Giacchino’s Imperial theme reminds me of a militarized version of Williams’s motif for the Empire in ANH.

Rise of Skywalker is a mixed bag for me. The newer pieces are great as always but the revisiting of old themes feels a bit arbitrary in some moments. I wonder if I could try tweaking with the score during the victory celebration at the end.

I don’t mind the revisiting of old themes as much, I just wish they had been used for whole scenes instead of just moments. I mean, the ROTJ victory celebration was basically just two alternating melodies and it was hecka memorable - I’m not as inclined to remember that time they played 8 bars of the Force theme, then 8 bars of Yoda’s Theme, then 8 bars of Rey’s theme, then 8 bars of Luke and Leia’s theme, then 8 bars of the Rise of Skywalker. Although given the pacing for the movie itself, that’s probably more a result of the direction than of Williams.

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#1405022
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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Mocata said:

Yeah but that comes out of nowhere and isn’t a fitting conclusion to what began in The Force Awakens. She needed to grow past the shallow need to fit in and have a father figure, and become a whole person. Instead it’s just regression.

Yeah, it might have made more sense to me if instead of having the scene with the old lady at the end, they just prominently listed her as “Rey Skywalker” in the credits.

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#1404419
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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I’ve been thinking, when Finn and Jannah deactivate the tower on the Finalizer, Poe immediately says “nav signal’s down, but not for long” which indicates that they know the “nav-signal” is going to come back soon, and he would only be able to know that if the same were true for the tower on the ground - which was their initial plan. This makes sense, because if they were able to stop the ships from deploying for good, then why would they need Lando & Company to help? It seems like the plan was always to delay the takeoff long enough for help to come and destroy the ships.
So… is there a way to make that clear in the movie itself?

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#1403016
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I just had kind of a crazy idea:
What if we use the audio from that deleted scene of Finn confronting Phasma and had him say it earlier - like, when he’s about to be executed? Then the stormtrooper turns around and decapitates Phasma (this wouldn’t need to be shown in too much detail, since the scene is intercut with a lot of other stuff. Maybe just add an animation of the lightning-axe-thing swinging over one of the shots of Phasma turning her head). Then, remove the fight and have Finn and Rose go straight to the shuttle - but while this is happening, repurpose some of the shots from later of stormtroopers running away to make it look like they’re escaping too.
And this is the tricky part - change the conversation between Finn and Jannah in TROS to make it so that she was the executioner.
You could even take it a step further and reinstate the deleted scene of Finn convincing a Stormtrooper to let him go, but edit a black “executioner” stripe onto his helmet, and dub him with a female voice to that it’s also Jannah.