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#1469183
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Max's Prequel Edits (a WIP)
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Dazman said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Mrebo said:

I did this quick edit just to see the gag but I think it’s too jokey. I’m on the fence whether to keep that single Jar Jar moment at all, in its proper place, but definitely cutting the first tongue shot. I go between not liking the antics and thinking a Gungan creature is not theoretically a bad idea that can work if toned down.

https://streamable.com/mhwxv4

Okay that is brilliant.

I agree, that is a great edit. 😃 I don’t think it’s too much humour for the scene and shows that even Qui-Gon is annoyed with Jar Jar.

Thanks 😂 not currently included in my project but on re-viewing it stills amuses me. I may rethink it again!

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#1469173
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Max's Prequel Edits (a WIP)
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StarkillerAG said:

Mrebo said:

Thinking way ahead to ROTS, does anyone know if this scene from Goya’s Ghosts was released:

I skimmed through that movie twice without seeing it although this image was released as part of promos.

I haven’t seen that movie, but if you’re looking for footage of Padme holding Leia for continuity with ROTJ, there’s a scene like that from The Other Boleyn Girl that many editors have used. Hal 9000’s edit corrected the baby’s eye color in that scene to match Leia’s eye color, so you could probably just take the clip from his edit.

Coincidentally I only just now watched it (after posting that)! It worked well I thought.

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#1469134
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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doubleofive said:

They do still say “Yub Nub” in the SE, Wicket says it to Leia when trying to get her to go to the village. “Freedom” maybe be the name of the village (I know it’s “Bright Tree Village”, leftover from Legends).

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Ewok_Celebration

That’s right too! The sound of a pan flute causes me a deeply unsettling physical sensation, far worse than an alto saxophone. I’m fully on board with Adywan’s decision.

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#1469115
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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timdiggerm said:

Kingj3489 said:

adywan said:

There will be no post credits scene in ROTJ:R. I’m in the process of rewriting the change list for the first post which will go more in-depth as to the changes planned. But i can say that Yub Nub and Lapti Nek will be back. I’ve always hated the two new tracks that replaced those.

Oh wow, I don’t know that I’ve heard anyone say that before.
Yub Nub is great but the victory celebration track is one of the best tracks in the entire saga!

You may want to give this thread a read.

I have a young child and the one thing I have taught about Star Wars is “Ewoks say yub nub.”

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#1469078
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Max's Prequel Edits (a WIP)
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Eyepainter said:

Mrebo said:

Jedi fight aboard control ship.
A bunch of persnickety changes and one to suit my modified narrative. Let me know what you like, don’t like, and alternate ideas.

Daultay no longer “stunted” only “slime”

Because invasion already underway Palpatine’s line about making it legal has been repurposed in a way that is dismissive and foreshadowing.

Exterior shot of ship blows up few frames in. Lightsaber sounds a couple frames later to better match the action.

Removed “dioxin” shot / Nute telling droid to go in / droid voices. I like idea it is the Jedi who opened the door but it is quite fast. I’ve liked similar edits others have done and will have to consult them further.

Removed Nute’s interruption “what is going on down there” shot.

Trimmed exchange between Nute/Run about having encountered Jedi before.

Removed Obi-Wan’s post-slash posing.

Moved “close the blast doors” shot in a way I think flows better.

https://streamable.com/kdfus5

I think it’s wonderful. The only bit I might suggest removing is the line, “We will not survive this.” But then again, that’s just me. Otherwise, I like it.

Thank you 😃 I will think about that. I’m feeling out how much I like his constant cowardice in every scene, whether I like that bit of comedy or it goes too far.

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#1468909
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Crafting the Illusion of a Wider World
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I agree with what you two have said. George Lucas’s work was organic, flowing from his mind with an overall logic and story animating what eventually appears on screen. It generally felt like things didn’t just conveniently happen. Locations didn’t feel like set pieces mimicking something we saw before in Star Wars. People used to complain about the 2nd Death Star - I don’t know if they do anymore - but that made perfect logical sense in the story and not as a mere callback or convenient plot device.

Relatedly, I think editing played a major role. For ANH especially, there was a messier work to start with that was carved into shape at the end. What was cut informed (or was even referenced in) other scenes which contributed to that bigger world feeling. I’m thinking particularly of Biggs and friends.

Part of my theory about the editing relates to the process employed in the prequels where Lucas was able to edit on the fly with digital tools. This informed subsequent shooting and at the end so much was baked in that it was harder to make edits to the story. Everything was connected and couldn’t be undone. Where cuts were made they could be oddly glaring, like Qui-Gon and Anakin running from Darth Maul. I agree with Stardust that TPM was nonetheless written with breathing room and we were with character on almost every parsec of their adventure. And it was still Lucas’s imagination at work for a coherent piece of work. I believe AOTC and ROTS suffered most for the changed production/editing process. The stuff that could be cut (mostly talking scenes) explained the motivations of the main characters.

A well-financed collaborative production of the biggest science fiction franchise, abiding by another grammar, as Stardust says, of modern filmmaking is a different beast.

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#1468588
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Max's Prequel Edits (a WIP)
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It is extremely challenging to stitch together a clean background shot of the front area of the Naboo generator room. Photoshop autoalign doesn’t do enough to get it to a workable place. There is sufficient imagery in the movie to cover 95%+ of the shot but the perspective varies so much from one shot to another. Is anyone aware of other images/video? I’ve read that there was more to this segment of the duel that was deleted but that doesn’t seem to be released.

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#1468077
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Anyone else miss the act of play as an adult? Be it inside with action figures or LEGO or outside with foam swords and imagination. I wanna reinject some of that into my life. Really make the physical world more than just a hub for all our digital activities. At this point the real world barely feels real. Everything is trapped in the theoretical of the online world as we stare at screens all day.

stares at screen

The tricky part is getting away from the computer and the phone in the first place. I spent 2 weeks on vacation with no phone and only used a computer when necessary. I slept great, went to bed early, and had fun. Should be easier to something so simple that makes one feel good…

I admire lego sets but I can’t justify spending $100+ on what I’d like.

I’ve never played a RPG like D&D and while I like the concept, the spreadsheets and mechanics seem so tedious and clunky. Not that I can think of a better way.

I think about spending time playing music, writing, or some kind of craft. But the internet is quicker, easier, more seductive.

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#1467862
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<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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I feel bad for the Sarlacc. I hope its family eats the mods soon. The episode was more disjointed than others. Not much of a story. I liked the Bantha but the tongue kiss was a bit much. I was curious how they were going to deal with Fett killing the cute little rat catcher droid, most tension in the episode there. Hal is right the ship’s type is firespray. Thor Skywalker has correct view on that matter. If they need to change it, something like Survivor 1 could work. Best part was Niktos getting blown up by Slave 1.

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#1467792
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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I don’t like to vent about personal issues. I’m afraid it gives too solid a form to problems. If we don’t talk about things they go away right? I’m fairly tired of this pandemic. Working from home has been the biggest change and that is hard. I’m lucky to be able to do so but I need a more fulfilling job. Mostly I’m tired of the anxiety and opinions people have about the virus. The entire spectrum of views is represented across my family. Sometimes I’m tired of my pandemic beard.

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#1467653
Topic
Max's Prequel Edits (a WIP)
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Jedi fight aboard control ship.
A bunch of persnickety changes and one to suit my modified narrative. Let me know what you like, don’t like, and alternate ideas.

Daultay no longer “stunted” only “slime”

Because invasion already underway Palpatine’s line about making it legal has been repurposed in a way that is dismissive and foreshadowing.

Exterior shot of ship blows up few frames in. Lightsaber sounds a couple frames later to better match the action.

Removed “dioxin” shot / Nute telling droid to go in / droid voices. I like idea it is the Jedi who opened the door but it is quite fast. I’ve liked similar edits others have done and will have to consult them further.

Removed Nute’s interruption “what is going on down there” shot.

Trimmed exchange between Nute/Run about having encountered Jedi before.

Removed Obi-Wan’s post-slash posing.

Moved “close the blast doors” shot in a way I think flows better.

https://streamable.com/kdfus5

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#1467471
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Max's Prequel Edits (a WIP)
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The editing continues. Learning what many editors before me have learned. Sometimes a segment can be so frustrating but then an easy fix appears or some things that seem okay are glaringly bad a day later. Scenes that get removed suddenly work better or are required for pacing or transition. One idea I had was to have Nute and Rune land after the queen has escaped and he say his line, “ah, victory” as the droid informs him the queen has escaped. Aside from getting a good battle droid voice, the timing doesn’t feel right for the joke to work. Likely abandoning but wanted to show the concept (with no battle droid line).

https://streamable.com/w5ii7c

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#1467281
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<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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jedi_bendu said:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/book-of-boba-fett-controversy-biker-gang-1235075410/

‘Book of Boba Fett’ Stars React to Biker Gang Controversy: “These Things Are Out of Our Control” by James Hibberd

“Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen discussed that rather colorful biker gang and the show’s Tusken Raiders controversy during a TCA Winter Press Tour panel.”

I’m glad to see such a big news outlet reporting the backlash at the Tusken tribe being killed off for some cheap revenge motivation. I think it’s an important message to send to Lucasfilm.

It’s become standard that there is Controversy and actors/showrunners Respond to the Controversy. More than anything it’s a way to gin up attention. It was exceedingly silly to ask the actors about the biker gang. Morrison’s attempt at a diplomatic answer didn’t come off well but the aesthetic/character choices for the gang have nothing to do with him nor must he love every choice made in the show. As for the Tuskens, getting upset about them getting killed is natural. If fans didn’t care, the writers didn’t do their jobs well. I’ve thought the flashback portions of the show generally superior so it was a letdown, particularly as there was more that could have been done with them down the road. So far we haven’t see it spurring an act of revenge but seems like show should get there. Mostly the Tuskens served the purpose of facilitating his rebirth and by their dying he could move onto the next stage of his life. What surprises me is that Ming-Na Wen is 58.

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#1467232
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<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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MalaStrana#2 said:

Rodney-2187 said:

Boba doesn’t want to be a part of the old corrupt system.

Too bad that’s exactly what he’s doing. If he does not want to be part of the corrupt system, he could become a waiter in a restaurant and start building his own business; such as a discount water distribution.

The more the people who like this series defend it, the more I see why I don’t like this series 😄

I’ll have the Boba Fettuccine with sarlacc bread. That would be a fun comedy series watching him deal with the frustrations of waiting on Tatooine clientele. I see no point in arguing 😃

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#1467173
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<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Rodney-2187 said:

All Boba did in the original trilogy was hide in some garbage

I’m a fan of Oscar the Grouch and I don’t see the problem.

Every time Boba has spared someone, it had come back around to help him. The Gamoreans helped him when the Order of the Nightwind assassins attacked.

They were obviously napping when the wookiee showed up. Speaking of which,

Black Krrsantan

Why does everyone call him that? Are there other Krrsantans?

Hard to fight a giant wookiee in your underwear.

I didn’t notice but I hope Boba gets them dry-cleaned.

A whole series of Boba just riding around bounty-hunting and killing sounds pretty boring. Watching him sort his life out and deal with his issues is great. I can’t wait to see what happens in the last 4 episodes. I’m ready for him to ride that rancor!

Basically agree with this, my criticisms of execution and minor elements notwithstanding.