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#1246972
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How to make Episode 3 work as a standalone prequel?
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I am interested in what you all think about turning episode 3 into a standalone prequel film.

I have always considered it the best entry in the prequel trilogy, mainly due to it’s compelling story. It would be great to view it in a marathon as the only prequel but this would require a new crawl and maybe some other changes in the story.

What would have to be included in the new crawl, among other cuts/additions to make it work as a standalone prequel film?

I think some of the biggest challenges are establishing the array of villains in the movie and Anakin/Obi Wan’s history. And the past can be altered since episode 3 would stand alone. The crawl could even specify that Anakin was found by the Jedi as a teenager rather than as a kid, as well as specifying that it was Obi Wan alone who sought out Anakin.

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#1244787
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Last movie seen
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snooker said:

DominicCobb said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

The movie is about a man who emotionally abuses his students into becoming good musicians. It works, of course, and everyone, including that monster, gets a happy ending. It’s the most viscerally unpleasant film I’ve ever sat through, and I only stuck with it just hoping it was leading to a grand, cathartic ending in which, idk, the teacher would get a drumstick shoved all the way up his fucking nose, but no. The kid does good on the drum at a show and everyone’s okay in te end.

Fuck.

That.

Let’s just say I had a very different interpretation of the film.

+1000000

+100000000 J.K. Simmons’ screaming at me.

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#1244424
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Last movie seen
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DuracellEnergizer said:

It’d be nice if I could still say any SW film was a favourite of mine. Unfortunately, that time has passed.

Same.

Buttttt, I do think that the original Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back will forever be in my top 10 favorites. They are still fantastic movies in their own right that changed cinema forever. They just don’t quite make it as my number one favorites. Still up there.

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#1243979
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the beatles
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The 50th anniversary white album release is very exciting!

I am most excited for the Esher demoes which is basically the unofficial “Beatles - Unplugged”. The remix for Back in the USSR that was released sounded nice and punchy.

The White album is chronologically the first Beatles release that I prefer in stereo. The 2014 mono vinyl releases of the Beatles catalogue are basically the holy grail of my music collection.

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#1238387
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Return of the Jedi - your opinion?
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DominicCobb said:

darthrush said:

I agree with SOME of what you say ShoppingMaul. Not really on Luke but I like your points about how RotJ treats the Dark side of the force. I hate the idea that losing your temper and being angry is what makes you permanently turn to the dark side. To me, the dark side is a immoral use of power that is tempting to someone who wishes to abuse such power. It actually seemed like a constant moral challenge. But just because you resist giving into anger, you’re safe from the dark side???

Where in ROTJ is it stated that losing your temper makes you permanently turn to the dark side? I’d argue it shows the opposite - as Vader turns back.

The only thing that would seem to qualify is when Ben mentions that Anakin “ceased to be,” but even then there’s nothing said that contradicts what you talk about, not one choice but many. What makes Luke’s resistance powerful is that “once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” There’ nothing in the film to indicate he’s safe from temptation forever, only that he faced this one challenge and came out like a true Jedi. There isn’t anything in the film that suggests there won’t be further challenges (except whatever implications you take from a fairy tale happy ending).

Gotta disagree with much of the rest of what ShoppingMaul said too. What makes Luke’s victory so powerful is that it technically wasn’t a traditional battle victory, but a victory enabled through reaching the heart and mind of Vader - which is much more the Jedi way. Luke was the last hope for the Jedi yes, but for the galaxy too, in the sense that the Jedi are the spirtual and ethical soul of the galaxy. Also, yes aggression is not the Jedi way, but fighting isn’t not necessarily the Jedi way (it depends on where you’re coming from).

I like this a lot. These are some good points.

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#1238384
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Return of the Jedi - your opinion?
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I agree with SOME of what you say ShoppingMaul. Not really on Luke but I like your points about how RotJ treats the Dark side of the force. I hate the idea that losing your temper and being angry is what makes you permanently turn to the dark side. To me, the dark side is a immoral use of power that is tempting to someone who wishes to abuse such power. It actually seemed like a constant moral challenge. But just because you resist giving into anger, you’re safe from the dark side???

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#1238267
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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MalàStrana said:

Yeah I get why this decision has been taken, and I’m fine with it. But in the meantime wasn’t it possible to just release an uncompressed mkv version with no time-consuming bluray structure ? Since I’m using a kodi system and that I don’t possess a bluray burner, I never burn bluray structures on discs anyway 😄

Same here. I completely get why you made the decision Ady but maybe just a high bitrate mkv would be a great release to hold onto until the 4 disc blu ray set.