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#1275784
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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A new introduction to Anakin:

https://streamable.com/2zt46

I’m very proud of the first shot of Anakin here, especially because it didn’t exist. Also, the cut from Qui-Gon to Anakin implies some sort of connection 😉.

Also: I have no idea what the subtitles should say! I know they should convey that he’s looked down upon and he’s a slave, but I can’t come up with anything!

Note: this isn’t the podrace. Anakin still later on goes and wins a bigger one. This one is meant to show him losing and then later winning (adding a tiny bit of an arc to his character).

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#1275689
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Here’s a few ideas I’ve had for Phantom Menace:

https://streamable.com/t3qyd

Changes:

Complete rescore/color correction+grain
Simplified bet with Watto
Implied Qui-Gon is Anakin’s father.
Added a little bit of personality to Maul’s entrance.

Having Qui-Gon be Anakin’s father really adds so much depth and subtext to this dumb, boring movie. It almost seems like it was intended at some point, with how much Shmi and Qui-Gon look at each other. In this cut, Qui-Gon’s first bet with Watto is clearly motivated by nothing but leaving the planet, but the second time he pleas for his son to be freed. In the original cut, why are these two scenes separated? Why does Anakin need to be in the dark about the race potentially leading to his freedom? In my cut, it makes sense because Qui-Gon realizes that this is actually his son AFTER betting the first time.

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#1274930
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Something I rendered a while back but never uploaded:

https://streamable.com/g8kgm

There’s some weird slowdown stuff happening with it, ignore it.

Quick trims and neat scene transitions are everywhere to hurry this damn movie up. There’s a lot of little ideas you might notice. (Yoda doesn’t speak, for instance. When I was editing this I was toying around with removing him from the movie.)

If I were to edit this again, I’d put the Palpatine conference scene after the council scene, before transitioning back to Padme’s apartment.

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#1274251
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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timdiggerm said:

The Real Monroville said:

LOCATION OF THE EMPERORS TOWER:
Having the tower in some non descript place on the Death Star felt out of place in JEDI. If the man is going to create a “high tower” to gloat over his enemies, I would imagine he would pick a place where he could not only see the battle with the most clarity, but also a place that would be highly protected. What if the Emperor’s tower was at the center of the laser dish array? Imagine the panic on Luke’s face (and our own) if you could see either the beams or even just the green of the beams outside the Emperor’s window as Luke fought Vader (so he/we are constantly reminded of the short amount of time Luke has to stop the Emperor).

Isn’t it just at the north pole of the DSII? That’s not exactly nondescript.

The movie does nothing to convey this, unfortunately.

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#1273812
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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A big problem the prequels have aesthetically is the ‘cleanliness’ of environments. Temples that have existed for thousands of years feel like they have a cleaning crew of millions just to keep everything looking squeaky clean. A big part of the charm of Star Wars is the grimy, lived-in feel.

Here’s an attempt to add texture to the boring temple:

cool

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/YGD7NNNX