I’ve got a hot take: Yoda should only appear once in the prequels, and it’s in his scene with Obi-Wan near the end of The Phantom Menace
Maybe Dooku could be seen in the Jedi Council in Episode 1? Of course he wouldn’t have any dialogue but this would help set up Episode 2 a little better
Here’s a test of an idea proposed here https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Ecanem-Motnahp-Eht-The-Phantom-Menace-Reversed-Fanedit/id/48945
gosh i could really break some forum rules right now
Star Wars has always been a leftist criticism of contemporary American Fascism. In the Original Trilogy, it was criticizing imperialism in Vietnam, in the Prequels it was criticizing liberals handing more and more power over to the extreme right.
The Sequels can be read as being a critique of liberal ineffectiveness to defeat the right. In canon, after the Galactic Civil War, the New Republic decides that disarmament is the best way to prevent the rise of a new empire. Of course, this doesn’t work and the New Republic is destroyed by people idolizing the Empire. You could read this as saying that legislation alone isn’t enough to defeat fascist sentiment. This could be seen as a criticism of general modern American liberal weariness to confront fascism directly.
I feel like the best angle to take this from is ‘The New Republic is responsible for this in some way’.
I thought his plan was to disable the power to a ship system? That he assumed would affect the tracker?
you definitely inspired me!
I feel like if you did that you’d need to show it becoming blue afterwards? like you’d need to shoot a new scene for that to work i think.
I do like ‘Battle of the Heroes’ on its own, but the final confrontation of Anakin and Obi-Wan shouldn’t be ‘epic’, it should be upsetting.
Playing around with sound design in the Anakin vs. Obi-Wan fight. I feel like removing the score and just hearing them go at it makes it much more powerful and less stupid to watch.
Is there a light wrap function available? where like, light from the background footage sort of affects the foreground?
The black wrap from the old background is making it stick out a whole lot
I think this will be my definitive go-to cut! I remember really loving the workprint!
-more dynamic camera operation for a less boring viewing experience
-Amidala’s voice is shifted up
-Gunray speaks alien language
-Restructured scenes heavily
Does anyone have any ideas for an alternate, non-gungan way to reveal Amidala’s queenship before this scene?
(featuring temp audio)
“I have one battleship on my scope.”
A wipe mid-action scene seems really improper
Yeah tbh I have a shot in mind it’s just i really freaking hate rotoscoping aaaa
An effort to smooth over the jump-cut in the hut scene.
Here’s an idea of a change that I’m very proud of:
Anakin jumping through Padme’s window just makes sense from a character/narrative stand point. “That was some short cut” is now a funny quip from Obi-Wan instead of him being pissed.
This also sets up Obi-Wan’s “I hate it when he does that” line perfectly, as in the original version it’s kind of confusing.
Have the project be at 1280x544 and use a 1080p source.
Has anyone thought of combining Episode III and VI into one film sort of like Godfather Part II? I could see something like that working, maybe?