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Siliconmaster482

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#1361075
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Is it just me, or do the buildings seem very dark for the brightness of the sunset? I guess the light is from behind them, so they would be silhouetted, but maybe dim the sunset a little bit (or find an ever-so-slightly less vibrant one?) to let the ship explosions and building lights stand out a little bit more? Honestly I quite like the existing sky, but I also want to make sure it isn’t distracting from the rest.

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#1356120
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Love that rearranged opening, though I really wish there were some way to reveal the ships without them magically emerging from the ground. Likewise I’d forgotten how much I immediately facepalm at “Somehow, Palpatine has returned” line, as others have mentioned. Not much possible for either of those I’d guess.

It’s too bad Boolio’s shot is so quick, but I agree it doesn’t make sense to make it awkward, even if that does seem to be the best place to add in some attempts at retconning the fleet.

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#1355861
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Hal 9000 said:

It’s too bad footage had to be reversed in order to get enough room. I think finding some alternate source for a choir belting out those notes, maybe with a little less gusto, would help make it feel diagetic to that moment.

I agree though, it’s a natural idea for that moment.

Absolutely agreed. It’s great to get the full music phrase in there, but the version that General Kenobi posted definitely sounds more diagetic. Perhaps as a result of it sounding like the choir is fully diagetic, and the trumpets sounding like they’re in the soundtrack supporting the in-room choir.

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#1344287
Topic
<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes
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Filoni gets huge props for giving us stories that support ROTS so much better than it could ever stand on its own. It definitely helps shift the perspective from “one day things were fine and a few days later everyone was dead” to “the entire galaxy was ready for a governing and power shift, and it’s the events of ROTS that really just push it over the edge.”

With Clone Wars finally complete, it feels like we have a solid setup for the movie.

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#1341188
Topic
<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes
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Watching the last 4 episodes together was absolutely incredible. Best Star Wars experience I’ve had in a long time.

I had to laugh that the one scene where they made a direct ROTS scene connection (the holographic briefing) was one of the scenes that both Hal and I replaced with an earlier deleted scene. So any attempt to use our edits in a broader multi-edit would probably require cutting the initial duplicate ROTS lines and starting right as Ahsoka walks in.

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#1327957
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (V3 UPDATE!)
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While I can see the merits (and emotional weight) of Obi-Wan welcoming Luke, I felt perfectly satisfied in theaters. Luke has done a 180, faced his demons, used all his force powers to save those he loves, and floats away into the Force he has cut himself off from for so long. Personally I don’t need it spelled out for me, it’s right there to be seen and felt.