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#1433119
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Info: Fixing the TFA and TLJ Deleted Scenes
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NeverarGreat said:

Glad y’all like it 😄

For TFA the remaining scenes that could be used in edits would be:

-Finn and the Villager (Mostly done by others, but some shots are merely cropped)
-Jakku Message (Though not sure what else could be used in edits if they save the Leia Reveal)
-The first three shots of Unkar Plutt at Maz’s Castle (The rest has unfinished CGI of course)
-Tunnel Standoff (Though it’s a legitimately bad scene with no payoff and also has a larger timecode than the other scenes)
and
-Finn Will Be Fine

I would absolutely love to get any of the TFA and TLJ edits that you have. (The Kylo/Falcon one looks fantastic!) I finally have what I need to start working on my TFA, TLJ, Rebels and Mandalorian edits. I’m so excited!!! These would really help!!!

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#1432063
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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - The No Naboo Cut (Released)
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poorandin said:

arabian said:

Sigh. I really wanted this to work for me, but watching this it just doesn’t. At least not for me.

Sorry you didn’t enjoy it Arbian. Thank you for taking the time to watch it and leave your thoughts. I appreciate it.

You’re welcome. And, you know, I probably wasn’t the best audience for this, LOL! I’m one of the very few who unapologetically loves AotC. I think it’s the underrated gem of the SW universe. It’s (gasp!) my favorite film of the PT and my 5th favorite SW film. (I KNOW!) So, yeah. Others will probably enjoy this in a way that I never could. 😃 Again, the editing is really good!!

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#1431891
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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - The No Naboo Cut (Released)
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Sigh. I really wanted this to work for me, but watching this it just doesn’t. At least not for me. The costumes are glaring in their difference, and the emotions, the intimacy is also glaring. It’s obvious that the scenes in Tatooine take place AFTER the library scene because of how they act. They’ve clearly already expressed their feelings for one another, admitted there is something there because of the openness with how they speak to each other. There’s a stiffness and hesitancy with which Padme treats Anakin in the library that is just not there at all in the Tatooine scene.

As for Anakin on the Dark Path, I think the fact that he’s already broken one rule (choosing to kiss Padme, and openly tell her he wants to be with her/lie about it) is what starts him on that path which leads to what happens on Tatooine.

I hope this works for others though. The editing is fantastic, I will say though. It looks utterly seamless.

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#1430193
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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smudger9 said:

arabian said:

Just curious… since Fennec and Peli weren’t included in Vergence in the Force, how do you introduce them in this? And since you’ve cut the whole prisoner thing with Mayfield, so do we just not get the whole Mando taking off his helmet thing?

Really looking forward to this!

Pelli and Fennec are introduced as per the series. I will be going back and making a second version of Episode 1 that replaces Sorgen with Tatooine. I initially made a version that cut references to past meetings, but with Fennec being in Book of Boba, it’s a no brainier to go back and put the Tatooine scenes into episode 1.

Yes, Mando removing his helmet is cut, which is a shame, but it does make the final scene even more impactful.

OK, it will be interesting to see a new version of episode 1. Thanks for answering.

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#1426420
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A Palpatine-less Edit of The Rise of Skywalker (Released)
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I got it this time. Thanks.

I think the whole time 'You’re nothing, but not to me" has been misread. He isn’t saying you’re nothing as in “pfft, 'you’re nothing!” But more as in, he’s someone who supposedly has everything. He’s literally from two different lineages of royalty. A prince of Naboo, and a prince of Alderaan. His mother is the famous General Leia Organa-Solo. His father General Han Solo. His Uncle Master Jedi Luke Skywalker. He is currently the galaxy’s most powerful known Force wielder. There are all of the expectations on him. So he is “everything.” And it means nothing to everyone. He has felt abandoned, alone and unloved his whole life. That is what he meant by that line. She is an orphan, with no name (hah!) that no one knows about with no expectations. He (in a very bad way) was saying he didn’t care about that. Even though she didn’t have a name or any of the lofty background credentials that he did, she still was super important to him. Kylo/Ben had been with Snoke since his mid-teens had been emotionally abused by him. That is the only way he knew how to express affection, caring, love.

But, anyway. Yeah.

I do have the link now. YAY! Thank you! 😄

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#1426356
Topic
A Palpatine-less Edit of The Rise of Skywalker (Released)
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joshuabri said:

Link sent. I don’t think I was ever trying to add Kylo to the Tattooine ending. I’m not a fan of implying an abuser/abusee relationship became healthy. If it was clear he was there to help train the next generation of Jedi though…

Ah, see I never thought their relationship abuser/abusee and find that take – that is so prevalent – something I’ve never understood. (I can go on about it, and did originally, but figured this isn’t the place for it.)

Regardless, someone had suggested that shot of him helping to atone for his sins in the thread which is why I mentioned it.

Thank you for the link. (Actually, erm, I can’t find it! Wah!) I really do look forward to watching this. I’m going to try this weekend. 😃

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#1419306
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Attack of the Clones - Altered and Extended Edition (V.1) (Now Complete and Released)
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EditModd said:

I agree with you about your analysis, and it’s not a drastic restructure. I think I lump together two scenes from each subplot, since I’m getting rid of their horribly creepy first kiss scene, Anakin riding those weird giant tick-looking creatures, and their conversation at night about whether or not to hide their romance. You still jump back and forth, it’s just streamlined because most of the romantic scenes are just atrocious. In replacement of those I added in the scenes with Padme’s family. Their romance will be much slower and more subtle in this edit, with their first kiss being at the arena.

OK, I see what you mean. So many people seem to miss the importance of that juxtaposition and as someone who actually loves AOTC it drives me batty, so that’s cool. I see what you’re saying. That’s cool, that sounds cool.

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#1419294
Topic
Attack of the Clones - Altered and Extended Edition (V.1) (Now Complete and Released)
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I get what you’re trying to do, but I think this is a mistake:

–> Restructure the Kamino subplot and romance subplot so they don’t jump back and forth as often

Lucas juxtaposed these two storylines for a reason. By giving us Anakin and Padme falling in love in the Lake Country at the same time we (through Obi-Wan) learned about Kamino and the clones we saw love and war side by side. It made perfect sense juxtaposing the Lake Country and Kamino. You have the two young lovers falling on the one side, and the Clone army, set up for war, on the other.

We know that Anakin falling in love with Padme is going to eventually lead him to take the Dark Path, and the Clone Army is going to turn on the Jedi somehow. Having the introduction of the clones and the introduction of the love story juxtaposed is brilliant because here you have the two key forces that BRING THE JEDI DOWN: Order 66 and Anakin Skywalker falling in love. It’s so perfect.

If you take that away, you’re taking away that brilliant juxtaposition.

I do like some of your other ideas, though.