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#1300627
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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SparkySywer said:

Luke projecting in TLJ had a lot more importance than Yoda projecting in the prequels would. It has consequences, for example Luke can’t be killed by Kylo Ren because he’s not really there. Yoda projecting would just be an unimportant detail since it doesn’t have any tangible effect, and would probably undermine Luke’s projection in TLJ.

Don’t let me get in the way of anything, but I think projection Yoda is a bad idea.

There may be a compromise, an important point is that Yoda cannot be there, undermining force projection in general would be dead right if he was still on Geonosis basically only miles away from being there physically, in a hypothetical 3-in-1 the timing of events may be shifted putting Yoda in a position (maybe kashyyyk?) far away and restricted, unable to attend for some other plot circumstance. Yoda would have consequence as he senses Dooku besting Obi-Wan and Anakin, the foretold chosen one they’ve been watching, early drafts of Return of the Jedi had projections of Yoda facing the Emperor in some capacity so I don’t think it’s that far of a stretch, mileage may vary on whether it’s a cool parallel or a half baked rip off.

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#1300567
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Was watching this behind the scenes video with ILM model makers talking about the original designs for some of the ships compared to the final. I haven’t seen Solo and maybe they’ve done something clever as throwback to this before but was very intrigued by the idea brought up of the falcon having a rotating cockpit. Then I wondered with some stabilization or roto work can this simulated?

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#1300565
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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FreezingTNT2 said:

act on instinct said:

Can projection yoda possibly be accomplished using his existing Geonosis material? Or in a Jedi temple? Basically if force projection yoda were established it would need a shot of real yoda meditating, so where is he?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Yoda is seen meditating just before Bail Organa enters the room. Maybe I can use that shot?

Doesn’t seem close enough to convey the intensity well enough, probably him in the shadows with the blinds is better but I wouldn’t say what’s best without knowing how much preexisting pensive yoda there is out there.

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#1300251
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Are there other examples beyond not cutting back to the Resistance? I’m mostly sticking to scenes being moved and how the original script momentum is vs the theatrical edit. Crait was the real point where it felt too long and almost came across as an addendum chapter, of course it also contains some of the most vital pieces of the movie.

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#1300241
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I haven’t looked very deeply into the making of TLJ but at some point I was led to believe the original cut was longer and some scenes were moved around at some point. Not atypical but I did personally find the final pacing odd, maybe tightening the already longest episode so far in the saga accounts for some of the character motivations not feeling perfectly in sync for everyone? Depending on how things were moved.

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#1299397
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Agree shoehorned is the wrong way to put it, but these side characters really have only had about the same development going into the third film as maybe Jabba or Greedo from the OT, I want to connect, but I feel like I’m seeing more concepts of characters than full bodied established ones, I really need to see IX to declare one way or the other on a lot of the new characters.

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#1299394
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Best viewing order to introduce Star Wars to children?
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I’m in the release order camp, love the amount of consideration into the question! Honestly the best thing you wrote was letting the kids go through it at their own pace and not try to marathon them. Considering the ages I think now is the right point to take your time letting them soak in the originals, uninterrupted, they won’t be able to appreciate the prequels in the middle of the OT. I would save those for maybe three years older after they are already invested, then I would be prepared for the oldest to even prefer the prequels for a brief time. But at a certain point I would just feed them whatever Star Wars they wanted, if they’re brought up with the OT I think that will resonate the most.

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#1299374
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Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars
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I honestly don’t consider Wikipedia a good enough resource in this instance on the exact definition of space opera as automatically under the umbrella term of science fiction, Wikipedia is good but I doubt the author of the article was diving deep into the minutia of the semantics they were implying, unless explicitly stated.

Understand where you are coming from by saying it is not only science fiction if it applies hard science, and it would be disingenuous for anyone to say Star Wars doesn’t contain elements of sci-fi, but I think there’s some similar biases in making space inherently science fiction. This doesn’t discount the droids, blasters, tractor beams and photon torpedoes, but I think most arguing fantasy believe those aren’t quite as muddled by the usual fake tech jargon. George did know what he was doing, he never even brings up how a lightsaber is made, too much Errol Flynn heroics to dwell on kyber crystals. Reminds me of the pitch that never came to be I believe at Warner Brothers to produce an adaptation of The Odyssey with Brad Pitt (roughly close to the time Troy was released) except set in space, in a way without changing much anything else, really trading one unexplored ocean for another, does this mean sci-fi really only needs a coat of paint for consideration? If so…then, well sure I guess that’s fair enough. But I think you had it right when you said Lucas needed to distinguish his movie as more on the side of Flash Gordon than movies like 2001, which is less relevant now because Star Wars mostly succeeded those. The heart of Star Wars is much closer to Wizard of Oz than most sci-fi and that’s how those like myself recognize it first.

Honestly though my truthful opinion is that other genres have just as much crossover and ambiguity but there’s more debate on what qualifies as sci-fi or fantasy because we’re all nerds.

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#1299224
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ROTS regraded
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I would maybe try a test but don’t have a large amount of faith in a deepfake solution, the emperor is too shrouded in shadow around his face and has very eye catching wrinkles, in my opinion the blending wouldn’t blend and only look more fake than good color correction. Although a tracked roto of his face in the same case would be fairly easy to blend for select shots where you might want the emperor more desaturated without applying to the rest of the frame, examples so far look great!

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#1298891
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Knights of the Old Republic - Duel of the Fates <strong>(aka the 1.37 3 in 1)</strong>
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4throck said:

act on instinct said:

  • Making the style not clash with the material, making a bad pan&scan.

Don’t take me wrong, but for me about half of your examples (2, 4, 6, 8, 9) look cropped.
The framing looks off, with the interest points too close to the edge of the frame.

No, this is more than fair! George especially makes so much use of the whole frame end to end which will present a tough challenge, I actually have plans to really get in and rotoscope specific shots and some may be split and squeezed, the 4th shot you’re referring to is actually squeezed with very little cropped from the original frame. All said I’m working on a teaser to show how the project might look, I do understand it’s going to be too cropped for some people who have no interest in a new aspect ratio, but as I’m using it for my own shortcuts to rearrange scenes and dialogue I don’t see right now how I could continue with wide.

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#1298842
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations
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Broom Kid said:

Between Solo’s botched release (largely Iger’s fault) and Iger’s latest strategy of releasing a memoir full of stories where he makes George Lucas feel bad literally one week before the marketing campaign for the end of the Skywalker Saga starts, you have to wonder just how angry Kathleen Kennedy is at her boss right now.

I’m sure the anger is mutual, lot of drama behind the scenes is just inevitable when the stakes are this high, remember the Sony emails?

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#1297219
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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my one criticism is that maybe it moves just too fast by the end, Obi getting to the hill works just great, but if Anakin can still reach a platform would feel more spacially seamless like Obi’s jump, plus I think for some they really might want to preserve that last bit of dialogue between the two, even if it’s trimmed further from that point somewhere in the middle. Just my take!