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#1280386
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James Bond 007 Thread
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moviefreakedmind said:

It looks like they’re not discarding all of the horrible, embarrassing plot developments that came in Spectre. My anticipation for this upcoming Bond movie is basically rock bottom. Why can’t they figure out that when you fuck around and try to do direct sequels to previous films in this series, it doesn’t work? This is evident in Quantum and Spectre. Bond doesn’t need to be a cinematic universe. The reason the series is so great is because anyone can drop in for a film and not need to have seen the previous ones. Why can’t we just have a great, standalone adventure anymore?

Because cinema is dead, movies & tv have merged, etc. See: https://www.rogerebert.com/mzs/avengers-mcu-and-the-content-endgame

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#1278507
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The original Marvel Star Wars series
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Shopping Maul said:

SilverWook said:

Yeah, I’d be interested to know how many Marvel movie adaptations were done without seeing the finished film. Did they all feature scenes that were ultimately cut? Jack Kirby’s version of 2001: A Space Odyssey being the exception as it was done around 1976.

An interesting one (for me at least) was the Conan '82 adaptation. It’s vastly different to the finished film, but over the years it has become increasingly evident that it was pretty accurate in terms of the original script. That’s what’s so fascinating to me - it’s almost as if two parallel versions of these movies were being created. A lot of the stuff that seemed so inaccurate in the TESB adaptation has shown up in deleted scenes and script drafts.

ROTJ was probably the most ‘film accurate’ adaptation I was aware of back in the day, but for me it arguably has better dialogue than the movie in a number of places. I see it as a kind of ‘what if ROTJ had been directed by someone else’.

This reminds me of the original Back to the Future novelization

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#1276816
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AFI Silver Theater in Washington DC area showing Episodes 1-8
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https://silver.afi.com/Browsing/EventsAndExperiences/EventDetails/0000000004

The AFI Silver, in Silver Spring, MD, is showing all 8 Episodes.

  • The Phantom Menace: May 3rd, 4pm
  • Attack of the Clones: May 3rd, 7pm
  • Revenge of the Sith: May 3rd, 10pm; May 4th, 11am
  • A New Hope: May 4th, 2:30pm; May 5th, 5:30pm
  • The Empire Strikes Back: May 4th, 5:30pm; May 5th, 8:30pm; May 6th, 6:30pm
  • Return of the Jedi: May 4th, 8:30pm; May 6th, 9:20pm
  • The Force Awakens: May 5th, 11am; May 7th, 6:30pm
  • The Last Jedi: May 5th, 2pm; May 7th, 9:20pm

The OT listings say “1977/1997”, so it’s definitely SE - wouldn’t really surprise me if it was actually 2004 or 2011 versions, though I don’t recall what’s been the case at previous AFI Silver showings. No idea what versions of the prequels it’ll be, but probably whatever the most recent digital copy is. The ticketing shows them as playing in Theater 1, where do have the ability to project real film - but I’d be surprised in this case.

I’m tempted to go see The Phantom Menace, as I haven’t seen that in years and it’d be nice to see it on the big screen again, but schedule may prevent me.

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#1274361
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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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trimboNZ said:

snooker said:

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.

The Emperor’s gesture when he points upwards to the sanctuary moon, and Luke’s following gaze, suggest they are well south of the North Pole and probably on the Southern hemisphere. Unless gravity on the tower is backwards and they’re actually standing on the “ceiling”. The lights on the elevator do hint at it traveling “up” to that room though.

That’s a good point. They’re probably at the South Pole then. The angles when viewing the fleet from a distance suggest they’re somehow on a similar plane as the fleet.

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#1274220
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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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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.