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#1387375
Topic
The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was (Released)
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nl0428 said:

Hal 9000 said:

I no longer use Adywan footage save for the Emperor hologram scene.

Wait! What about the part where the Special Edition screwed up their enhanced background. After Lando betrays Han and Leia to Vader, Adywan changed the background with the existing Special Edition background for consistency.

I don’t think that was ever part of this project. If you want those kind of fixes it’s best to just watch Revisited.

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#1386436
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

I’ll have to keep this in mind for a potential V2. It’a a change done by the ‘Fixing Disney Star Wars’ guys. Whatever you think of them, I thought this was an interesting little tweak.

Zorri says that the bounty on Rey may cover them.

Rey knocks them all down and draws her saber on Zorri and she points a gun at her.

Rey: “We could really use your help. Please.”

Zorri: “[Not that you care, but I think you’re] okay.”

Rey: [“I care.”] Offers her a hand

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This tweak seems to reduce the ‘fan fiction character’ phenomena in which an adversary seems to make an odd statement by complimenting Rey.

Not really a fan of this change to be honest.

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#1378066
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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The 15" 2011 Macbook Pros are all ticking time bombs due to faulty AMD Radeon GPUs that will fail sooner or later. If you do end up needing to replace the computer, get a mid-2012 unibody Macbook Pro. Those things are still good computers to this day. You could also try running FCP7 in a virtual machine on newer versions of MacOS.

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#1376508
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<em>REY NOBODY</em> - The 'Official' Fan-Editing Thread
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Chase Adams said:

dgraham414 said:

I’m in class right now but there is a ton of Kylo helmeted lines here. Not sure if any will be useful though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db9NsZJjcNs

Posting this here as it may turn out to be a valuable resource to some of you. (Thanks to dgraham414 for bringing it to our attention)

It’s worth pointing out that these are Matthew Wood, not Adam Driver. Some of them sound pretty close though.

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#1376245
Topic
Episode I: The Eyepainter Fanedit * V2 COMING SOON * (Trailer online)
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SparkySywer said:

However, I am looking for ways to remedy this problem. I’m curious about buying 4K downloads of the prequels (or 1080p, at least)

I recommend you use Schormann’s preservation of TPM as a base for your edit. It’s in 1080p, it’s equivalent to the DVDs changes-wise, and looks way better than either the 2011 HD Blu Ray or the 2020 4K Blu Ray.

I really disagree. It may not be as DNRed but it’s overly cropped, noisy and has really bad edge enhancement. The 4K release is the best this movie has looked short of someone scanning an original theatrical print.

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#1375848
Topic
<em>REY NOBODY</em> - The 'Official' Fan-Editing Thread
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RogueLeader said:

So instead of doing more important things, I wanted to take a crack at playing around with the Hangar Scene for a Rey Nobody edit. I like the potential of a “Rey killed her parents” version, but I wanted to try something more straightforward. It’s not as compelling, perhaps, but it is still less offensive than Rey Palpatine.

In this version of the film, I would remove any reference to Rey recognizing Ochi’s ship, or Rey seeing her parents in any vision. I may try to tackle the Force bond duel at some point, but in this version I would probably shorten the scene, and replace a lot of the dialogue with more generic taunts about Kylo sensing the darkness within her.

This version of the hangar scene just has Kylo Ren confirm Rey’s fears about the vision she saw earlier in the film. Rey’s reaction to info she already has might seem a little dramatic, but in my mind, I interpret Rey’s reaction as her starting to feel that her future is fated and inescapable. But a part of her is still in denial, convincing herself that Kylo Ren is lying in order to manipulate her.

Here’s a rough test for their hangar interaction: https://vimeo.com/447063673

And here’s an alternate line read for Kylo near the end of the scene, keeping closer to the original line: https://vimeo.com/447069546

I love this. The only thing I really don’t care for is the “you have his power” line. Even divorced from the original context, it rubs me the wrong way.

I wonder how well it would work with the substitution of “dark power” from my version. I think everything else works better than what I had.

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#1371502
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Broom Kid said:

Anakin Starkiller said:
Yes, there is a through-line, but Carrie Fisher’s death is irrelevant. Leia’s role in the trilogy has always been fairly minor, and her role in DotF could have easily been rewritten around the footage they had. Lucasfilm clearly had a problem with the script itself. I’m inclined to believe it’s the way it handled Kylo.

I don’t think Fisher’s death is irrelevant, There was a strong insistence on figuring out some way to keep her character in the story despite the fact the actor had died. I do agree the handling of Kylo was also a very big problem, but even bigger was the apparently not-up-for-debate guideline that you couldn’t write Leia out of the movie. It simply wasn’t an option. And it should have been. The movie was apparently begun (and re-begun) with Leia being responsible for whatever redemption Kylo was going to have. At no point did anyone even try to concieve of a story where Leia wasn’t in it, or that Kylo wasn’t redeemed. Removing huge, story-changing options like that from the storytelling process really hurt the movie’s potential.

On-topic: Has there been any discussion about moving the Chewie & the Boys chess scene to after Rey says “Rey Skywalker” but before she gets back on the ship? Because I still think that jump cut where the suns literally shift across the screen is not good. Unless that jump cut isn’t in the movie anymore (I haven’t seen the most recent workprint). I think you need a scene placed in there so it doesn’t look like a mistake in editing just occurred. Because that’s what it looks like now. I remember someone earlier saying “it suggests the passage of time” but it doesn’t really do that. It just looks like teleporting suns. That’s not suggesting anything clearly other than “we cut something out of here and didn’t put anything back.”

I think the fact that the audio of the Falcon starts in the preceding shot is enough to suggest that we’re cutting to a bit later (a technique called a “J” cut). It doesn’t come across as a jump cut to me.

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#1369745
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I don’t think the Falcon even punches through the ice wall at hyperspeed. To my eyes it looks like it breaks through the wall, then accelerates to light speed after. Lightspeed skipping sounds to me like it’s describing some kind of specific maneuver that doesn’t map cleanly onto anything we see the Falcon do in the remaining chase sequence. Having the reference in there is going to remind me of the cut sequence every time I watch the film.