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Morgan the Boost

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#1291235
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Best Explanation Of Mary Sue Issue
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regularjoe said:

In my opinion a lot of what drives (the non-bot/Ruski type stuff) this is just your basic incel toxic internet stuff.
How do I deal with it?
I don’t give it the time of day.
I don’t go to any of these sites or watch the YouTube videos because a lot of this is driven by people with an agenda and they latch onto anything and the videos are more about them then the content of the media that they are on a rant about.
I’m a geezer, was 11 when I saw the first one in '77.
I have an eight year old gamer kid and my wife and I have to police his YT activity for the same reason. He goes out looking for a solution on something that he’s stuck on and winds up with a twenty five minute long video that is essentially some basement dweller playing a game talking nonstop about how awesome he is.
An unexpected consequence of the internet is the ability to observe free range toxic people in their natural habitat.
They want validation via likes, clicks, watchings, comments.
Don’t give it to them.
You like a movie, you like it. Don’t go around justifying and making excuses for the things that you like, love and are inspired by.

Yeah. This.

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#1291091
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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ATMachine said:

Morgan the Boost said:

screams in the void said:

I can’t believe that in all my years of viewing the film hundreds of times, I never picked up on this . Turns out Vader had a theme before the Imperial March that was a lot more subdued in the original film . The video they link to near the bottom of the page really makes one aware of it . Now I will never be able to not notice it on future viewings !..http://episodenothing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-music-of-star-wars-that-we-never_16.html

By the winged devils of Onderon! I KNOW that piece of music, could hum it… but my brain never thought of it as a THEME/MOTIF in that way. It’s overshadowed in my brain box by the more dynamic Imperial March, which is strengthened by being in multiple films.

It’s a very low-key motif. More fitted to represent a bureaucracy than a regime of terror. Hardly surprising that John Williams thought better of it in subsequent films.

Yeah, but the Empire IS more bureaucratic. Grand Moff has staff meetings where people are allowed to argue. Until SW starts they’ve been used to answering somewhat to the Senate. Subordinates talk back to Vader and he listens.

By ESB things have changed. Vader is driven, and has the big boss chair unquestioned. The reign of terror has really begun. So the theme switch really fits the films.

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#1291043
Topic
Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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screams in the void said:

I can’t believe that in all my years of viewing the film hundreds of times, I never picked up on this . Turns out Vader had a theme before the Imperial March that was a lot more subdued in the original film . The video they link to near the bottom of the page really makes one aware of it . Now I will never be able to not notice it on future viewings !..http://episodenothing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-music-of-star-wars-that-we-never_16.html

By the winged devils of Onderon! I KNOW that piece of music, could hum it… but my brain never thought of it as a THEME/MOTIF in that way. It’s overshadowed in my brain box by the more dynamic Imperial March, which is strengthened by being in multiple films.

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#1291039
Topic
Kids these days
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I am 8 films into a chronological rewatch with my kids.

The Phantom EDIT
Attack of the Clones
(2D Animated Clone Wars cartoons)
Revenge of the Sith
Solo
Rogue One
Star Wars DESPECIALIZED Harmy
Empire REVISITED Adywan
Return of the Jedi Special Edition

My kids, 7 and 10, are having a blast.

Not ONCE have they commented on changing special effects or film stock. No comment on cartoon vs puppet Yoda.

My daughter, during the SW trench run, did ask “how do the make explosions so REAL!” That was the extent of it.

While they’ve grown up with Star Wars, Marvel films are what kids are super into these days, and cartoons also, so they’ve probably seen “LEGO Droid Tales” more than the actual films.

Nice to see it with a fresh pair of eyes.

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#1118375
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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trimboNZ said:

INVAR said:

TiiN said:

In contrast to ANH and TESB the deleted scenes from ROTJ has many potential to be reediting into the movie. I agree with you. Especially:

  • Luke building this light saber
  • Bunker rush (nice action, see the link)
  • Emperor is commanding to destory the moon (more dramatic, more evil)

The difficult is to restore these blu ray material that it is matching to the rest of the movies (color, sound, scratches, effects). I think this is a lot of work. But when Adywan can handle this, this would be an amazin change.

I hope Adywan will try 😃

I’m not savvy on seeing Luke build his lightsaber. It takes away from the dramatic moment we all felt in 1983 when R2 launched it to him on the skiff. THAT was a terrific reveal. We do not need to see it to serve the storyline that Luke built a new one.

^^ This.

Also having Palpatine order Jerjerrod to destroy the Endor moon takes away from the Emperor’s own Achille’s heel that Luke himself states; his overconfidence in his own ‘legion of my best troops’. There would be no need for a failsafe should the rebels disable the shield generator, which Emp himself gave the Rebellion the coordinates of.

^^ Also this.

Cutting back and forth between Jerjerrod’s dilemma of wiping out the moon diminishes Luke’s tension with Vader. Truly Emp’s overconfidence WAS his weakness, and I think expanding the ground battle to showcase the overwhelming odds the rebels faced is good enough tension without sacrificing the main point of the storyline to yet another plot point that only serves to add another level of tension where it is not needed.

^^ Again, also this. Those scenes were cut for a reason. One thing Return Of The Jedi doesn’t need is more clutter.

That

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#1106801
Topic
Mass Effect
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I really really love Mass Effect.

I got on the bandwagon a little late (buying my first Xbox 360 Christmas 2015) and have since devoured everything in the franchise. Two full playthrough of the trilogy, all the comics and novels and OST album and animated cartoon. I have an N7 baseball cap and a sticker of Liara on my computer at work.

I’d say its the most enjoyment I’ve had with a entertainment brand in my adult life.

I am SO pissed it looks like two completed Mass Effect Andromeda novels may not be released since that game didn’t do well. 😦

So, anyone else play?

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#1100629
Topic
The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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captainsolo said:

Well this doesn’t bode well.

How do you make a serious space adventure western? Ahh yes get the director of Billy Elliot and The Reader.

The Kenobi novel is really the best starting point for a screenplay as it is practically already tailor made for adaptation. Personally I would have pitched that but slightly expanded to have at least one off-planet sequence.

At best I get the feeling this will be another TWINE scenario where a more art house type director is hired for a big budget feature and there is a complete disconnect between story, characters and action sequences.

(coughs) Patty Jenkins (cough)
(coughs) Kershner (coughs)