Sign In

ray_afraid

User Group
Members
Join date
29-Jun-2010
Last activity
23-Sep-2019
Posts
5,771

Post History

Post
#1295479
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
Time

emanswfan said:

Rogue One’s cinematography certainly made me feel like how it was to watch Star Wars/A New Hope the first time when I was very little. Back then I didn’t notice all the imperfections and I just felt immersed in a galaxy far far away.

Probably why it’s still my favorite Disney era SW movie.

DominicCobb said:

Maybe I’m alone in this but Fraser’s cinematography (particularly the extensive use of shallow DOF, as well as the various handheld shots) felt rather un-Star Warsy to me - but that’s why I liked it. As with Solo they were stepping out of a typical SW look for a spin-off (but still retaining a unique and artistic approach, not just like any old blockbuster).

I don’t think these two posts disagree. It does feel new for Star Wars, like Dom says, but it also gives the feeling of seeing this world for the first time, just like the first time you saw one of the films, like eman is saying.
It certainly gave me the feeling that I was back in the StarWars77 world, but viewing it from a different eye.

Post
#1295477
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

CatBus said:

Kinda the way I’m always telling everyone to use Project Threepio’s SUP files and everyone just uses the SRT files and I just privately cringe. It’s the difference between as good as the creator intended and good enough for most purposes.

Woah, Ok, I need educating.
What’s the difference in SUP & SRT files? Do I use the SUP the same way as SRT?

Post
#1295000
Topic
Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
Time

act on instinct said:

Here’s an audio detail that I only picked up on after my most recent watch of ANH:
when the band starts up their second song you can hear the other cantina patrons applaud in recognition.

I guess I was always too distracted by the band to notice, but I’m happy even a rough area like Mos Eisley still has enough culture that can recognize and appreciate some jazz standards.

One of my pet peeves is that so many fans think the band only plays one song (there’s even a joke about it on the FamilyGuy StarWars), when the second one is the one that gets the big cheer.
I’ve always assumed that the second one was their new hit while the first one is the old classic.

Post
#1294790
Topic
If you could change one thing about every movie, what would it be?
Time

Star Wars: Tarkin escapes and plays part in the following 2 films. Only because I love Peter Cushing and would love to see more of Tarkin. I actually love his smug demise in the film as it is.

Empire: At the end, Leia & Co. recognize Lando’s heroic intentions and actions, apologize for their misplaced distrust and thank him for saving everyone’s asses. The Rebellion then awards him military rank and a medal before he takes off to do what Leia and Chewie stopped him from before…

Jedi: Ewoks are shown to be smart, resourceful and when they need to be, absolutely vicious. And not in a cartoony/silly way. They play a much smaller role in the ground battle and are used mostly as distraction while the Rebel soldiers take out the Empire’s troops.

Post
#1292142
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
Time

YeOldeFool said:

Is it possible to shorten or remove the antennae from the shot? I realize I’m probably the only one this bothers, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to ask.

That would create a continuity error with the other troops. The same kind of small errors that these edits are great at fixing, not creating.
Anyway, it’s not actually a mistake in the film, so I don’t think anything needs to change here.
And now that you know what you’re actually seeing, it shouldn’t be an issue anymore, right?

Post
#1291821
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
Time

The TIEs are short range fighters. Small craft, tiny cockpit, ect.
The X-wing’s and other Rebel ships are larger, have a robot co-pilot/mechanic on board and we even see that Luke loads luggage into his X-Wing when leaving Dagobah. So, it make sense to me that they would have a hyperdrive and be able to handle long trips.

Post
#1291820
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

SilverWook said:

In the stuff you could never make up dept. Stephen King had a Greedo action figure on the set of Creepshow for good luck.
https://youtu.be/5B4MmGouOr0
At 8:51 if you don’t want to watch the whole thing.

I LOVE that movie and think about this bit o’ trivia every time I watch it!
Well, every time since the bluray documentary told me about it 😉

Post
#1291363
Topic
Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
Time

eiyosus said:

Jabba’s palace blew my mind when I saw it in widescreen on the sci-fi channel around the buildup to the special editions. They also showed the extended Abyss which is where I saw it first. I was in high school.

Same here! I’d only seen the films pan-n-scan before that.
In fact, this was also when I realized what the difference between PnS & widescreen was! So my mind was doubly blown!

Post
#1290576
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

I haven’t seen Solo, but was just reminded in something I was reading that this film makes “Solo” a nickname of sorts and not his real last name.
I dunno how well or poorly it’s executed in the movie, but I love this!
It’s long been my personal canon that someone called him that sarcastically, and that Han kept it as his moniker. I hate the idea that it would really be his last name. The guy who’s a lone-wolf/loner type just happens to have the last name Solo? It’s like if Obi-Wan was Ben Ninja-Wizard and it’s just a coincidence that he is also actually a ninja-wizard.
So, to all here and abroad who’ve dissed my idea for 30some years… HA! IT’S CANON NOW!