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#1201100
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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SilverWook said:
Not sure MP has that level of awareness on both sides of the pond? Disney is probably going to have to remind some people the upcoming new movie is actually a sequel.
I think whoever first coined Leia Poppins was only thinking in terms of Disney owning Star Wars now.
Having said that, if Miss Poppins gets blown out into space in the upcoming sequel, the circle will be complete! 😛

Funny you should say that - Mary Poppins does visit space in later books in the series, so maybe that shouldn’t be completely written off as a possibility! 😄

Also I’m Australian, for what it’s worth - not sure about the cultural awareness of Mary Poppins in the US, but certainly the image of her is still a recognisable one.

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#1201035
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

The Mary Poppins nomenclature is so dumb. How does a lady pulling herself through outer space in zero gravity even remotely reassemble a lady using an umbrella to fly on earth?

I don’t normally post and I don’t have a problem with the Leia in space scene as a story beat, but I can understand the idea of comparing it to Mary Poppins visually as it’s all in the staging of the scene: one arm outstretched, dress/cloak, one foot kind of up - google Mary Poppins and you’ll get a fair few shots that resemble it, although I believe they are mostly advertisements from the stage play not necessarily the movie version, but they still show that ‘image’ as being associated with Mary Poppins in the public consciousness.

Obviously people use it as a ‘hah hah this is bad’ point of comparison, but why does looking like Mary Poppins have to be a bad thing? Maybe it was a deliberate choice to evoke that imagery - it wasn’t that long ago that the image of Mary Poppins defeating Voldermort was used at the London Olympics, and like Leia, she is a powerful, magical woman.

That said, I kind of giggled at it in the cinema as well the first time.

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#1162557
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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ChainsawAsh said:

Well, they learned the base’s location in the theatrical version of TFA, too, so that’s not in and of itself a Restructured change.

No, but people were talking about taking that line out because it leaves a bit of a dangling plot-thread, but leaving it in is relevant to TLJ at least - sorry, I was agreeing with you that leaving it in is fine, and that another justification for leaving it could be that it ties in to TLJ as well.

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#1162468
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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ChainsawAsh said:

LordPlagueis said:

I would delete the scene of Hux informing Snoke he found the location of the rebel base because it never affects the plot in this edit.

That’s in so we know the base is the weapon’s next target, which gives the Resistance a little more reason to keep fighting rather than just retreat and lick their wounds. In V1 it was mostly an unspoken sense of revenge for the destruction of Hosnian Prime, which didn’t work quite so we’ll.

Not that it necessarily matters for this edit, but the First Order having located the Resistance base ties in to TLJ, where the FO are attacking the base. Unless I’m missing something (I haven’t actually watched v2 of this edit yet!).

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#1156797
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

Got rid of Randy Quaid’s character?

Honestly I don’t remember much about that movie except Randy Quaid was a drunk and Data was a dead scientist and the alien’s ship ran on Windows 95.

According to the sequel Data didn’t actually die, he was in a coma or something.

To stay a little more on topic, I thought Rose was alright - not the best character, but not the worst either. Hopefully she does more in the next movie.

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#1150249
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Batman Forever : The Tim Burton Cut
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I watched the Unofficial Directors Cut version - it works great as a proof of concept for just how good an official Directors Cut would be… just imagine all those deleted scenes properly restored and finished, they go such a long way towards fleshing out the story and Bruce/Batman’s character arc in the movie. Looking forward to seeing your version 2 of this one when you complete it!

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#1150013
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Batman Forever : The Tim Burton Cut
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ThatGuyWhoEdits said:

coinilius said:

Very interesting - I’ve always enjoyed Batman Forever and it’s great to see different fan editors tackling it! Looking at your YouTube channel, are you also working on an unofficial Director’s Cut of BR as well? Based on the previews, that looks like a very promising edit as well!

You mean BF right?If so then yes & it has been finished however i’m doing a updated version but if you wanna see my old version just go to my channel’s discussion & make sure to hit “Newest first” so you can see the link.

Whoops, yes I meant BF, not BR lol

And thanks for the tip - I had it as Top Comments rather than Newest First so it was just showing the Tim Burton cut link, will have a look at the Unofficial Directors Cut as well.

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#1143607
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

Ah, one of the “TFA was unoriginal and TLJ was too original” reviews. Lol.

Well, considering that long running fan favourite franchises are often going to be a juggling act when it comes to pleasing the fans and telling new, original stories that also speak to the core ideals of the franchise in question, should it really be that surprising that there are going to be a lot of reviews like that? It’s always going to be hard for the creators to get the balance of elements right and they’ll never please all of the people, all of the time.

Personally, I thought the Force Awakens was an entertaining movie but was also, yes, a bit unoriginal - but also that it was a calculated sense of unoriginal, IMO, as they wanted to show that this was going to more ‘Classic Star Wars’ compared to the prequels. It was ‘playing it safe’ so they could then go off and be more daring in the next movie (this one). Were they too daring? I haven’t actually seen the Last Jedi yet so I can’t really say, but I can understand the ‘too unoriginal/too original’ criticisms (although I wonder if it is really a case of being ‘too original’ or just that it did original things that the reviewers in question just didn’t like or wasn’t the direction they imagined the series heading?) In any case, I’m looking forward to seeing it soon.

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#890871
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Revisiting an old idea I had for a new opening to The Phantom Menace, plus some other half-baked ideas kind of thrown in as well…

https://vimeo.com/150149316

Password: fanedit

The main idea is that the opening of The Phantom Menace is drastically reduced, so that the movie starts with the invasion of Naboo and just goes quickly from there, moving the story along more quickly. My idea was to do something similar to the Lone Gungan Edition, removing the Gungans entirely apart from Jar Jar. The crawl would be rewritten, setting up that the Nemodians are invading, the young Queen, Amidala is in peril and two Jedi (and their faithful servant Jar Jar) have been sent to rescue her…

It’s been kind of mixed up now with another idea I was playing with - without sounding super-pretentious, it was to invoke the influence that Kurosawa and The Hidden Fortress had on the development of Star Wars and in particular the earlier drafts which Lucas dusted off as his basis for The Phantom Menace’s script. Basically it would take the Japanese dubbed version of The Phantom Menace, make it black and white, add some film grain, edit where appropriate and use subtitles to rewrite the story.

But I don’t really have the patience or skill to pull off an edit like that… still, I do think it’s amazing how much better just making it black and white and playing with the contrast can make the prequel footage look so much better…

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#889571
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Ah, yeah I probably saw Bingowings suggest that years ago - the idea got stuck in my head somehow and that is probably it! Unfortunately, it would be impossible all round but the results for the narrative would be very satisfying, IMO - and C-3PO being a Trade Federation droid that gets swept along with the Jedi could certainly be cool as well, although it would take more work to set up than just having him dragged along with the Queen. He just has to be looking flustered in the background of some early Queen scenes to establish that he is her protocol droid.

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#889291
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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An extremely radical and so-difficult-as-to-be-impossible idea for The Phantom Menace that has been bouncing around in my head for years now would be to not only remove Jar Jar from the narrative entirely through complex editing, masking and rotoscoping, but to actually REPLACE him with another character - namely, with C-3PO!

C-3PO would be a droid in Queen Amidala’s court that gets dragged along with her when they make their escape from the planet. He is placed down where the astromech’s are where he would still bump into R2-D2 and have the ‘how rude!’ line as R2 sasses him before shipping out to repair the ship. When the Decoy Queen is tasking someone to clean the brave little droid, she could instead give the job to C-3PO who would be all affronted by the very notion as it’s not part of his programming or duties. Instant ‘meet-cute’ for the two droids!

The protocol droid could handle a trimmed version of the one poignant scene Jar Jar has, asking Amadala if she believes that her people are going to die, however such an undertaking would probably work best if it followed something similar to the Lone Gungan Edition and excised all the other Gungan’s from the film as well.

Obviously such a feat would require not just scrubbing all traces of Jar Jar from the movie, but would also require filming an actor in a C-3PO costume to then edit into the scenes, as well as find a good Anthony Daniels impersonator to record new dialogue as well. And all the headaches it would no doubt cause for sound editing etc.

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#556217
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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daneditor said:


I didn't take the cues from another edit. I think (it's been a while since I edited it) I used "Anakin's Dream" from episode three for the race build up, which gave it a nice epic feel.

Your race day scene is interesting - I just don't like the TPM celebration music. At all.

Thanks for the comments and corrections :)  The music you used did indeed help create a more epic and moody feel for the scene - your pod race edit was quite an enjoyable one, which is no easy task!

 

At the moment I'm actually tossing some ideas around for an edit that cuts out the celebration scene AND the Pod Race scene!

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#555664
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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timdiggerm said:

I really would miss the Sith theme sped up if you got rid of that celebration.

 

So would I, which is why I thought using it somewhere else could be interesting - I have been messing around with a  rough outline of a TPM menace which would have no Gungan's in it except for Jar-Jar (like nightstalkerpoet's Phantom Hour and Yad's Lone Gungan), so the celebration scene would have to be removed in an edit like that.

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#554936
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The ethics of eating sentient-shaped confectionaries
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I had never heard the term mackerel snapper before either and it turns out I am one!  Must be an American thing?

 

Incidently, when I first saw the image of the gummi-feotus my first reaction was that it was ment more as an extreme anti-abortion message, rather than a pro-abortion message.  That was just my first thought, without reading anything about other people's reactions or what it was apparently supposed to represent.

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#554603
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Since the celebration scene at the end of TPM tends to be one of those things that ends up on the cutting room floor in fan edits, I got to thinking where else the rather catchy tune could be re-used so that it isn't lost:


http://youtu.be/PIJPOPkQ4Ag

 

So here it is used as an introduction to the Pod Race.  The Pod Race preperations have also been edited, based on edits done by Yads (who I think took his cues from another edit but I'm not sure) but rearranged to fit the new music.