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#1327890
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The Sequels - George's Original Trilogy
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ShamanWhill said:

The question is tho, where does this corruptor come from, and why did the Force allow this happen? I think it would be interesting if there was something going wrong with the Whills/the Force.

Seeing as the Sith are also ancient and the force can be wielded by them albeit through the dark side to me points a bit closer to the direction that the Force/Whills are a vaguely neutral energy that can be taken advantage of, unless they are playing a larger game. The Force does seem to allow bad things to happen then watch and see how it plays out so I don’t see a problem really with a person who does have free will abusing the force without the whills intervening so personally, ultimately I might wonder if those beings could even conceptualize morals in that way or at that scale. The whills should have some intention but the risk of demystifying and damaging the relationship of the force to the audience is at an extreme high, I definitely understand why going microbiotic to begin with is already too much for some though I find it vindicates their inclusion in the prequels. Embrace the Midi-Chlorian…

Words of wisdom to consider from Filoni about the force: https://youtu.be/USr1elOOWJg

Could you elaborate a bit more on the luring and sacrificing comment you made? I don’t know if harnessing someone else’s power is possible. You either have a high Midi-Chlorian count or you don’t.

This is actually a pretty hard one because the further we try to fill the gaps the more difficult questions concerning how the lore can be faithfully expanded need to be given an answer. I think harnessing a Jedi’s power after killing them also is a weak idea as well as derivations of that premise like collecting kyber crystals or anything along those lines would be too on the nose. Still, I think the closer we get to revealing beyond the veil and the inherent relationship between life and death to the spiritual realm there leaves room for interpretation as to where that energy goes and how it can be measured or perceived. As you mentioned with Luke his own misinterpretation could lead to his disillusionment, so even if the Jedi killer is failing to achieve this ultimate power through their violent means the motivation can stay the same, same as it ever was for dark siders really, misguided power seeking even if it means going through people.

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#1327652
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The Sequels - George's Original Trilogy
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Again I worry about characterizing the whills too far so much that they become individualized almost like greek gods, I’d rather see the evil act originate from a mortal character that corrupts the balance and we get a closer look at the interplay between the human will’s influence over midichlorians vs the whills. There can be a need for powerful force users to be lured and sacrificed to harness that power which could be what happens with Darth Talon. I think a lot of the trilogy arc would be the mystery behind the force as it builds to a climax, with dark siders and light seeking deeper, more ancient answers, hard and heavy on eastern influence.

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#1327454
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4K83 reel by reel color grading
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Reel 2 is looking great! Reel 3 greatly improved on the color maybe it could be brighter like the last one but with the new color? Agreed Jedi is the most flat but the worst of it is on Endor and at Jabba’s, there’s another thread discussing use of Arriflex vs Panavision cameras which might make a difference to some. Still, the composited space stuff and the Imperial sets should look nice and shiny as they can be, those were old hat by then a lot of good work is in there, some beautiful well lit stages.

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#1327329
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The Sequels - George's Original Trilogy
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I would have loved to have seen the Whills, they are the deepest lore dive the series ever would have taken. As far as their ethereal nature I can only really think of themes and visuals (the quantum reality mirrored against space) over plotlines, but I like your idea that they might be discovered and considered a source of cosmic ring like power over the universe. I’m not sure how much further they should really be characterized or explained without diminishing their larger than life ever presence, should be about as ambiguous as the power of the ark in Raiders.

Honestly I think they would have to be the major plotline still to even communicate how important they are to the saga, it’s a consciousness commentary, I don’t think Star Wars has ever been as sophisticated and it’s extremely difficult to imagine how it would be integrated.

To leapfrog a bit off of what Sheev tells Anakin about the power to influence midichlorians I think this would be a great payoff to be fully realized, a Sith creation as some manipulation of dark matter. I also think invoking and involving the universe itself as representation of the Whills could become pretty cataclysmic and satisfyingly epic for a conclusion, both fated yet still down to individual choice. Multiply the hyperspace ram by a factor of an exploding star as the protagonist becomes more or less enlightened by the force and transcends as the literal “light” manifests and the universe and the individual operate as one (Neo-ish, if you like).

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#1327040
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan
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My background has more to do with photos and I would agree there’s levels of pop you would want to avoid for a video grade you would push in a photo edit. Also should be mindful of losing detail, the highlight on Padme’s right sleeve by comparison.

Also couldn’t help myself and made another mix plus a black and white version just for fun.

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#1326350
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Star Wars: <em>Prologue &amp; Epilogue</em>
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The prequels also mention pre-destiny and premonitions of the future, in this way I think not only can you use flashbacks to prequel moments in the epilogue, but ominous flashforwards in the prologue. This could also help solve the “save the reveal” while not omitting key scenes you really want to show, you can decide what surprises to prepare people for early and later resolve hanging questions that show for example Anakin fall to the dark side and become Vader as Kylo is redeemed.

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#1326349
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations
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With an abundance of content it all evens out, spiritually is it less “special” in the same way? People have said as much after ROTJ and ewok adventures and each prequel. In time maybe those glimmers within TROS can be appreciated, but only by those who are open to it. For me it really was the lack of cohesion in the end which couldn’t string enough of the same people along all the way from TFA to TROS, will Mando take it as many years in seasons with the same level of captive attention? With an over-saturated market is the drop off comparatively worse? I think beyond superhero and Star Wars fatigue there is general blockbuster fatigue. Even a bad Terminator sequel feels associated with a general cultural reputation that in this sub category of franchise sequel/reboots (with or without returning original cast), the good ones are the exception and not the rule.

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#1326221
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George's museum - the 'Lucas Museum of Narrative Art' (in LA, set to open in 2022)
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I just want to go to this thing, been hearing about it for the longest time. Too bad he couldn’t build it in Chicago like he wanted, but Lucas is no doubt a big picture guy and if you’ve ever been to any good art museum anywhere ever there’s really stellar things that can be done with that space to build an experience. Love the design concept for the building now let me go inside!

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#1326218
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Star Wars: <em>Prologue &amp; Epilogue</em>
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Call me crazy, but could this be, dare I say it, a 6-in-1? Maybe this is deviating from your ideal which might be to make 2 chapters to be viewed in a certain sequence, I’ve been grinding out my own prequel 3-in-1 and still finding it difficult to do any significant re-purposing due to lack of material, themes are abundant though and I love that you brought up Pulp Empire. I think you should follow that spirit, try to let each saga help the other. Many agree in the sequels Anakin is missing, with the prequels his story has a presence. Seems you can space out the scenes between each saga and have a lot more flexibility and leniency on missing details if it were combined. Just a thought.

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#1324770
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Most Disappointing / Satisfying Aspect of the Sequel Trilogy?
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Nail on the head, pleasehello! I know it’s a children’s movie but it still feels like it even talks down to them, I just remember groaning over it all at how hamfisted the delivery was for me, even DJ’s don’t join message felt too boilerplate there was nothing left to dig into, it’s not the ideas in concept but personally I felt it all needed another draft that wasn’t so paint by numbers as I felt it was.