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#1317551
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Muxman 0.16 won't force subtitles
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Hey guys, i’m experimenting with the GOUT DVDs (exchanging audio tracks, convert them to anamorphic, etc.) and i encountered a problem. I would like to add to ANH a Greedo-only subtitle which is supposed to be forced the whole time, so i don’t have to switch the subtitle on/off manually when the movie starts.

In Muxman i highlighted the specific subtitle (in the Drop Down Menu ‘Extension’) with the parameter FORCED, but when i play the DVD i still have to activate the subtitle. What am i doing wrong?

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#1317352
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SE Changes that SHOULD have been made/should be made in the future
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Princess Leia should wear in every scene a new costume. It will be a subtle delicate profound hint that she is Padmes daughter. The unbreakable link between the PT and the OT will be much much much more unbreakable with this enhancement. And it adds so much more layers of story, drama and cloth to the overall arc … called … the tragedy of Darth Vader … which was envisioned by visionary film maker George Lucas.

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#1316635
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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MalàStrana said:

Anyway guys. I’m fed up with you. You can erase my account. I’m done with this shitty saga. It died long ago. Enjoy your shitty movies and dumb blockbusters.

Why do you keep posting anyway?

MalàStrana said:

[…] I enjoyed too much annoying people […] with your dumb blockbusters and else 😄

Oh, there is a reason why…

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#1315692
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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FreezingTNT2 said:

Hal 9000 said:

My biggest overall disappointment with the sequel trilogy is probably that it chose, perhaps not all at once, to pattern itself after the originals to the point that it retells the Empire vs Rebels story almost to a tee. It ends in essentially the same place as does ROTJ, feeling like it recapitulate the story rather than truly continuing it.

The most satisfying part for me has been Luke’s journey from traumatized recluse to revivified Jedi Master ready to nonviolently kick ass. It was a gift horse I looked in the mouth, but has been worth being patient for myself to appreciate. This is the diamond in the rough, woven into the soil of the retread that TFA set in motion.

And that’s why bringing back Darth Sidious destroys Anakin’s sacrifice and redemption in Return of the Jedi.

What ‘sacrifice’ are you talking about? Last time i checked ROTJ Darth Vader lifted up the Emperor and throwed him down a shaft. It would have been a ‘sacrifice’ if Vader jumped WITH the Emperor down the shaft.

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#1315688
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Yesterday i saw TROS a second time. The story, macguffin hunt and the overall character drama, especially Rey & Ben Solo, was much better to process as at my first viewing. I feel that my criticism against TLJ starts to soften, because some interesting elements from that movie were carried over and expanded in TROS. Surprisingly i was also happy with Lukes screen time. I thought killing him off in TLJ was rather disadvantageous, but his absence actually supports Rey to be the main hero. I get the impression that Daisy Ridleys performance as Rey is much better and energetic under Abrams’ direction. Her being a Palaptine relative i have zero problems with. At least she isn’t a Skywalker, Solo or Kenobi - that would have been much less interesting in my opinion. I went in TROS complete spoiler-free by the way. I read none of the leaks.

All in all a nice and fun third movie in the trilogy. It has this ROTJ vibe like George Lucas is saying: “Let’s wrap this up as fast as we can!”. It does not feel like a Skywalker Saga nine-movies conclusion as the advertising was promoting. To me TROS concludes the Sequel Trilogy and that is all it needs to do. TROS had to remove a lot of rocks that TLJ put on the road, but it managed to deliver a satisfying ending.

7,5 / 10

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#1313035
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Saw it yesterday in Germany. Overall i liked it, but definitely i have to see it a second time though.

First thoughts…

The Positives:

REY - Finally the character had the likeable TFA heartbeat again. She was kind of dull in TLJ.

KYLO - The scene with his father was great. His ending was very good.

FORCE POWERS - It was nice to see Force Healing and the Force Teleportation/Beaming of objects. One of the few good things that TLJ invented. I liked how that force power was expanded.

RICHARD E. GRANT - That guy was born to be an imperial officer. More menacing than General Hux.

C3PO - He had a lot to do and a lot to say. Unexpected, and i liked that.

LUKE CATCHES THE LIGHT SABER - Nice jab at TLJ. Deservedly so.

The Negatives:

PALPATINE - His reason to be alive would have been more acceptable as a Force Ghost. But again, JJ needed a big baddy because TLJ dumped Snoke for no reason. So, Palpatine being here is TLJ’ fault, not TROS’.

KNIGHTS OF REN - Suffered from Darth Maul syndrome. They looked cool in TFA during the Reys force vision. In broad daylight on Pasana they looked goofy with all their butcher kind of weapons. But again, TLJ missed to introduce them properly, so there is no time in TROS to deal with them more in detail. So, Knights of Ren are a lackluster is TLJ’ fault, not TROS’.

LUKES WIG - Must have been the same dudes work who did Ewans wig in AOTC.

THE BEGINNING OF THE MOVIE - Way too rushed and too fast. No build up or tension.

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#1300327
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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ATMachine said:

That may have been less Lucas “trying to convince” Spielberg to re-do Jaws and more of him idly musing about that being a possibility with the advances in CGI that were happening. That anecdote is third-hand, after all.

True, it is a third hand anecdote. But after all, we all know what happened in 2002 with “some other” Spielberg movie…

So maybe there is a small amount of truth in that story 😉

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#1300324
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I discovered a small interesting anecdote, while i was browsing around another website. I don’t know if the story really happened that way, so take it with a grain of salt:

[…] Years ago, when I was up North at the Lucas Ranch, getting approval on a bunch of toy sculpture prototypes, I was invited to a party that night. I was staying the night anyway and flying back the next day, so I went… At this party, I met some of the designers and concept artists that worked on the prequels. One of them (who shall remain nameless), whom I’d met before actually, told me that Spielberg had come up to visit George while they were in pre-production on Episode 1. He continued to say that while there, he overheard a conversation between Lucas and Spielberg in which Lucas was trying to convince Spielberg to re-do all of the shark sequences in “Jaws” with a CG shark, then re-release the film…[…]

Source: http://megomuseum.com/community/showthread.php?58985-quot-Back-to-the-Future-quot-Is-it-me-or-do-the-sequels-suck/page3&p=739023#post739023

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#1299085
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“The Ride of a Lifetime&quot; - book by Bob Iger. Lucas mention.
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Mocata said:

Exactly. He’s always ripped off older stuff. Now I guess he believes his own legend and thinks SW and Raiders are ideas he imagined from nothing. What a guy.

What else comes to it, when you are surrounded by yes-men for years and years, you might become somewhat inexperienced to accept a simple answer like NO.

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#1295620
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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TomArrow said:

OutboundFlight said:

I must ask, why do some claim “The Last Jedi is one the worst films ever”? I’m not attacking this opinion by any measure… but I don’t understand it at all. As someone more negative than positive towards TLJ, I must admit it creates a fun, cohesive narrative with masterful visuals. Are you that angry about Luke? Because you might argue the same has happened to Obi-Wan and Yoda, two legends who were reduced to a life of shit. I think some moments are flat-out “bad” (Luke trying to kill Ben, etc) but are those moments really worse than Jar Jar stepping in poop?

It ignores everything that TFA set up, deliberately subverts reasonable expectations without being original while doing so, introduces very unlikable characters (imo) out of nowhere who make terrible decisions but are presented as heroes, has no world building or explanation of TFA’s world building, the main villains are turned into a giant goofy joke, highly illogical and boring main plotline, illogical character behavior, an entire illogical side plot that ultimately adds nothing to the story, no character arcs worth caring for […].

Perfect summary of my thoughts on TLJ.

Oh, and lets not forget the icing on the cake:

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#1292085
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Lucasfilm: Beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones
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MikeWW said:

I feel that “saved in the edit” is indeed a phrase that carries certain anti-GL-credit connotations.

Not necessarily. It depends on the context and how a person use that term to support his argument.

What i remind from the ROTS Making of (“Within a minute” i guess) Lucas emphasized himself that he likes to shape a movie in the editing and post-production phase. His specific quote was something like “Most directors shot the movie. I shot AROUND the movie.” So he knows that he can balance out certain shortcomings he wasn’t aware during prinicipal photography in the editing process hence SAVE the movie.