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#1277313
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THE FALLEN
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I have an idea for a 3-1 nonlinear edit of the prequels, which begins with Anakin and Obi-Wan dueling, and the audience later learns that Vader is Anakin. In a way, it’s the reverse of the story Obi-Wan tells Luke. I bend the narrative of the three films into one cohessive narrative that doesn’t raise plot points it never answers or resolves. It also wont answer and questions that are later revealed in ROTJ, such as twins, Padme’s fate, etc.

The link below is the Opening of this edit. It’s current title is The Fallen, but I’m debating changing it to The Skywalker. We begin with Anakin and Obi-Wan battling on Mustafar, there’s no standing on floating robots, no force push across the room or saber changing. It’s clean, straight forward, and much more in line with the OT. I’ve also removed all the dialogue.

WIP. Incomplete audio.

https://vimeo.com/321404471

Password: FANEDIT

Opening shot borrowed from the Battle of Scarif.

The Cut/ Change List So Far. (I will be adding more to this in the coming weeks.)

This edit of the Prequel Trilogy will focus on Obi-Wan and Palpatine, and their battle for Anakin’s soul.

The film will open with Anakin (who we only know as Vader from the crawl) fighting Obi-Wan and losing.

TWENTY YEARS EARLIER:

Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon arriving on the Federation ship.
We first see him pod-racing on Tatooine.
Anakin won’t be a slave.
He will have already one against Subulba when Qui-Gon first encounters them.
Anakin offers them his prize money to repair their ship.
Count Dooku will be present during Queen Amidala’s plea to the Senate. He turns and leaves after the Queen calls for the Vote of No Confidence in Valorum. (Will need help on this one.)
Obi-Wan and Qui-Gons dialogue from the woods on Naboo now takes place on the balcony of the Jedi Temple. "A far wiser man… " etc
Obi-Wan insists he is ready to face the trials so that Anakin can become Qui-Gon’s apprentice. Qui-Gon is surprised by this.
Mid-Chlorians will remain, but I’m going to make them a consistent part of the plot. It’s my intention for them to have a more mystical feel/ explanation.
We visit the Gungan city for the first time when the Queen returns to Naboo.
We don’t see the Queen’s explanation of her the plan.
Obi-Wan doesn’t promise Qui-Gon he’ll train Anakin, he does so of his own accord. Qui-Gon will fade away. (will need help with this.)
After the battle of Naboo, Palpatine commissions the clone army.

TEN YEARS LATER:

Obi-Wan journeys to Kamino to inspect the latest troops.
Senator Amidala having declared her planet a democracy, returns to the Capital to plead a peaceful resolution with the Separatists.
Cut down on as much dialogue and exposition as possible.
The chase through the city is streamlined, cut down on the defying of physics, keeping it more or less in the relm of the OT.
Colour correct Coruscant at night to give it a more Blade Runner feel, darker, dirtier.

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#1272658
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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RogueLeader said:

That’s cool. Where did you get that opening shot from?

Here’s another random idea. I’ve tried to think of ways to make it clearer that Sidious’ “deformed” face is really his true face that has been corrupted by his powerful connection to the dark side. His “Palpatine” face merely being a mask he wears using Sith alchemy or whatever.

Cheers. The opening shot is from the fan edit Battle of Scarrif, I believe.

I agree there needs to be an indication that Palpatines true face is his ancient face, I was thinking it might be easier to give him yellow eyes during the “ironic isnt it” close up during the opera scene.

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#1272232
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I’m toying with an idea, perhaps for a 2 in 1 edit of Clones and Sith. What if the Opera scene with Anakin and Palpatine takes place before Dooku kidnaps Palpatine. The order of events would be;

  • Opera Scene, story of Darth Plaigues.
  • Nightmare (new nightmare scene)
  • Anakin wakes up to the sound of alarms (maybe Artoo going off/ or the voice of Obi-Wan coming over a com-link)
  • Anakin climbs into his starfighter (from leaving for Mustafar), use Artoo and Threepio to establish that the Chancellor has been kidnapped.
  • Padme standing, looking at the burning Senate building (replace Jedi temple). Maybe add flashes of space battle to sky.
  • Obi-Wan and Anakin entering the space battle.
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#1257294
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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This would require some fx work, but would it be possible to have Obi-Wan swing from the platform and land on the shore, Anakin then follows, but is cut down by Obi-Wan? Those floating platforms are the worst.

Also, Snooker. Great job. That flip never should have been the start of the duel. I would personally remove the choking scene, it’s too jarring (changing of sabers, Anakin no longer holding his). You could also mask the change of setting by cutting to the volcanic eruptions.

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#1235770
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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snooker said:

The Shmi death scene works really damn well without any soundtrack, with only the sound of the flames as the backdrop.

Here’s part of it:

https://vimeo.com/286112488

I can’t figure out how to replace the Death Star motif from the end of ‘burning homestead’. It needs to be replaced, preferably with a slower fade out version. Does that exist?

This is fantastic. Much better than the original in my opinion. Not showing the slaughter, two thumbs up.

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#1162659
Topic
The Cloak of Evil. (Clips available)
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I originally had the whole pod race in the film, transitioning from the cockpit to the arena reveal, however the race even in its shortest version didn’t work for me. I very much adhere to the philosophy, cut it late leave early. In regards to the Hutts, I think it’s best they’re referenced and not seen. This is Chapter 1. Though I do like your idea for revealing Anakin.

In your head is the reveal:

a) It’s Anakin.
b) It’s a small boy?

Just curious.

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#1162658
Topic
The Cloak of Evil. (Clips available)
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Cheers for the feed back.

It really bothers me these lengthy pauses before dissolves throughout the prequels, I’ve been trying to get them closer to the OT especially ANH. I may have slightly overdone here, though I personally think it works.

snooker said:

I feel like there needs to be more pause between the Cockpit and Podrace scene.

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#1159883
Topic
The Cloak of Evil. (Clips available)
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That’s a good point, though I might argue that if Yoda in death can physically interact with the real world aka calling down the lighting, he could conceivably interact physically whilst astral traveling. At this stage I’m on the fence in regards to having him astral travel, except in The Phantom Menace, where he communicates with Obi-Wan on Naboo as seen in the preview above.