By saved in editing I mean exactly that, it’s no longer an ambiguous idea since now we’ve all seen what a slog the original structure would have been and how bad the deleted scenes are.
Yes, the original edit of Star Wars was bad, but the original edits of most movies are bad, too. That’s why editing exists. Star Wars wasn’t “saved by the edit” more than any other movie.
Yeah but what I’m saying is that we know what it looks like when George has 100% control, without these award winning editors, and it’s the PT. He needs those other people to save it from his “vision”.