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#1213125
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars Soundtracks
Time

DominicCobb said:

This is very hard, but here’s my new ranking:

  1. SW
  2. ESB
  3. ROTJ
  4. TFA
  5. TLJ
  6. TPM
  7. Solo
  8. ROTS
  9. RO
  10. AOTC

Doing it right.

snooker said:

ESB
ANH
ROTJ
TFA
TPM
TLJ
SOLO
AOTC
ROTS
RO

Doing it wrong.

Here’s my off-the-cuff ranking, having not had a chance to listen to Solo’s score in isolation and expecting it to climb:

ESB
ANH
ROTS
ROTJ
TPM
AOTC
TFA
RO
TLJ
S

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#1213122
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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I’d say that she still isn’t convinced to fight for the Rebellion in the Hologram scene. She is actually more interested in finding and rescuing her father. It is only after his death (strangely, at the hands of the Rebellion) that she decides to get the plans. I don’t think she ever really aligns with the Rebellion, more accurate to say that they both have the same objective in the end.

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#1213111
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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TV’s Frink said:

A young teacher named Mr. Clark…

A young lawmaker named Senator Johnson…

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Rephrasing it would have solved the problem.

“Darth Vader, a young Jedi who was a pupil of mine before he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights.”

Now it’s awkward in a more technically correct way. Yay English!

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#1213100
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
Time

DominicCobb said:

Mocata said:

It’s only silly now in retrospect when the PT tells us Obi-wan is such a dummy that he’s basically saying “…only a master of evil, Lord”

The word “lord” is a weird case where you wouldn’t really use it in that way (more likely “my lord”). I always saw Darth as a title used more like “general” or “master” or “count,” where people refer to them by just their title all the time. I’m not a linguist so I apologize if I’m not explaining this sufficiently, though it should be easy to understand.

That makes sense. If Darth is nothing more than a designation (like Moff or General), Obi-wan is saying that he’s no more than this designation, a mere cog in the Imperial machine.

This still doesn’t explain why he says ‘A young Jedi named Darth Vader’. I don’t think there’s a way of interpreting this as anything other than his actual name.

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#1212312
Topic
<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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I quite liked the droid rights subplot. It’s a massive injustice in the galaxy that’s been strangely glossed over by our heroes, and to have a droid be an advocate for the cause is totally earned for me. Also, this is no protocol droid, so it probably doesn’t care what people think of it or if it’s grating. I found it refreshing that it wasn’t quiet or tactful.

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#1212036
Topic
New 4K releases - but are they any good?
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TV’s Frink said:

towne32 said:

TV’s Frink said:

I clearly don’t remember the theatrical look (oh wait I never saw it in theaters) but when the article says “less green” shouldn’t it say “no green?” I see no green in those pictures at all. Of course you can’t trust pictures like that, it might just be my monitor’s fault. Regardless I think color issues are way overblown, people are always trying to “fix” stuff here that doesn’t need fixing, and basically meh.

There’s still green in the new Matrix images I’ve seen.

I agree with you that sometimes, especially here, color issues can be overstated. And there have been a lot of projects here that seem to want to do away with the idea of grading itself, wanting everything to look as it might in real life. But the Matrix Bluray grading was really really over the top green. From what I’ve seen, the new images look like a nice improvement.

In this case, it’s possible that my baseline is “incorrect” being that as I said I never saw the movie in theaters. So possibly for me, it’s down to personal preference, what I’m used to basically.

With that said I barely see any green in the images shown in that review.

Really? I see a lot of green, for example this shot from the UHD release:
Green

But other times the filmmakers wanted to merely imply the green through costume and set design, which is why the Oracle scene is otherwise very naturalistic.

UHD

This is fairly similar to how it was seen on 35mm.
The previous release had gone with a really heavy green tint for everything set in the world of the Matrix, and this destroyed the subtlety of the set and costume choices:

Blu-ray

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#1210880
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DuracellEnergizer said:

"I just want to watch the world burn."

I have been thinking that this is actually a big problem in politics today. People are so cynical that it’s taken for granted that government is broken and civic-mindedness is dead. Journalism is all but extinct, and truth is whatever is shouted the loudest by those in power. With this mindset, the best thing to do is look out for number one, since it’s a sucker’s game to adhere to any values or rules at all.

I think it would be really great if we started valuing things like truth, justice, and the American Way again, whatever those things mean to each individual. At least then when things go wrong we can at least say that we tried our best instead of settling for our worst.

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#1210800
Topic
The Last Jedi appreciation thread
Time

Isn’t there a thread about why ROTJ is the best Star Wars movie? If that thread can exist, this one can too.

I think The Last Jedi is the most ambitious Star Wars movie yet. It makes cogent arguments for and against the existence of the Jedi, it truly widens the scope of the universe to include the perspective of the very rich and communicates their opportunism and human trafficking, it deftly upends the First Order and places Kylo on the throne in a way that is thematically satisfying, and it gives Rey, Poe and Finn arcs that genuinely move their stories forward.

It’s also the most visually striking of the numbered episodes with the most jaw-dropping Star Wars sequence ever put to screen.

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#1210673
Topic
Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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g-force said:

I’ll have to pop in the Blu Ray later, but I’m not seeing it in the broadcast of the 2004 version.

It’s definitely there on the German broadcast and the Blu-ray, but it’s not very noticeable since the brightness is so low.

(BTW, I just updated the comparison gallery through this part of the film, using only shots that have additional sources added to them. I’ll finish the whole gallery someday… 😉 )

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#1210628
Topic
Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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Dwalin said:

What’s the point of color correction if millions of fans don’t know how to download your releases?
So hard to upload on an outdoor torrent tracker and cloud storage?

The links are available to anyone who owns the Blu-ray and/or who is a part of this community - After working for years on this project, so I don’t feel like that is too much to ask for.