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timdiggerm

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#1289235
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The Chronological Star Wars – A Year-Long Critical Reappraisal
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DavidMDaut said:

SilverWook said:

I’ve long thought AOTC was the worst, but YMMV. 😉

They’re both pretty bad, but there are at least entire sequences I like in Clones. Sequences! There are barely entire scenes I like in Sith. This is the one that had the most it needed to get right, and it just falls flat at every single turn.

I’ve really been enjoying this series, but was surprised you didn’t talk about the Opera scene. Isn’t it…decent?

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#1288230
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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!
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crissrudd4554 said:

timdiggerm said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Yep I’ve never to to anything as the GOUT except those 2006 DVDs.

Well, except for the thread title

I didn’t make the thread. 😉

Somehow I had read “I’ve never to to anything” as “I’ve never heard of anything” instead of “I’ve never referred to anything” as I now assume you must’ve meant.

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#1287532
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Mos Eisley matte painting - best colour corrected image.
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Paul Harraway said:

As if by magic I see that there’s been a very recent screening of a 70mm (perhaps a UK) print at the Academy in the last few days. I’m sure if we asked nicely they’d be happy for us to borrow it for a little while, said on-one, ever, ever!

Ah well, perhaps someone is testing the water for a fan reaction or hope, hope, hope, a rerelease?!

https://comicbook.com/starwars/2019/07/01/star-wars-special-edition-original-screening-70mm-rare-lucasfilm/

Yes there is a whole thread for that

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/70mm-print-of-GOUT-on-Saturday-in-Academy-Theater-in-CA/id/68191

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#1285133
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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EyeShotFirst said:

I feel there were some missed opportunities with Dooku’s being more of a rogue figure, when it’s instantly squashed at the end of AOTC that he’s pretty much just a follower of Palpatine. If one could make him seem more of a rogue, I think it would interesting to see him with a white blade or at least silver. Colourless, and unaffiliated.

I worry that this would be a little too on-the-nose

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#1285132
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<em><strong>Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order</strong></em> (Video Game)
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DominicCobb said:

NeverarGreat said:

I don’t think the were meant to be heavy or light per se, just difficult to handle due to the energies involved. I imagine that it would be like swinging a gyroscope.

Yeah, that’s the Lucas quote, basically it’s not technically heavy but seems as if it is due to the energy. I suppose his justification for making them twirly weightless lightsticks in the PT is the same reason they’re constantly doing backflips - they’re extra superpowered Jedi or something.

Even though their vision is clouded??

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#1285017
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Ideas for a fan edit of Avengers: Infinity War
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FreezingTNT said:

timdiggerm said:

FreezingTNT said:

  1. Have plants disintegrate ONSCREEN. The president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has confirmed that all life died in the Decimation.

Why do this?

Kevin Feige was asked if animals were killed in the Decimation, and he said that half of ALL LIFE was killed off. This means that plants were killed off too. However, there were no plants disintegrating in Wakanda after Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet, so I’m going to try my best to make plants disintegrate in the film.

Yeah, no, I get that. I guess I just mean: how is that going to make the movie better?

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#1282816
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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ZkinandBonez said:

SilverWook said:

The artist did a lot of covers for the German Perry Rhodan novels. It looks like creative swipes from iconic spaceships happened more than once in the series. Not sure if these are the same artist.

Thanks. For a moment there I was wondering if Lucas or ILM had “borrowed” the design from some random book cover.

However, it’s interesting that the artist choose to add domes to the ship (presumably to differentiate it somewhat) since the Interdictor Star Destroyers introduced in the EU in the 90’s more-or-less did the same thing.

There is a dome on the bottom of an ISD though. So, just move it up top and duplicate - you get that thing.

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#1282286
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AOTC score questions
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alexp120 said:

SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

What does it mean when music is “tracked”? Because, apparently there was a lot of it in this movie. I know chunks of TPM were used. And I know pieces of the actual soundtrack were not used.

Actually, the meaning that ‘tracking’ references is the practice of using music that is not written exclusively for the film that is being worked on. It can be music from other films, classical or contemporary music that has been released commercially (the film, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a good example), or even pop music–old and new.

There was a separate release of the AOTC soundtrack CD with one bonus track, "On The Conveyor Belt," that was sold exclusively by the store-chain, Target.

I think in the case of AOTC, it refers to the fact that Williams wrote a bunch of music that could be used for scenes which Lucas was still figuring out/editing/re-editing, especially the battle at the end. This is a very different way of doing things than the OT, wherein Williams would receive the finished (save a few minor final cuts) film and write the music to match the nearly-final cut. This allows for a lot of nice touches to the music (timing to match events on screen), but restricts the director & editor to finish his work on time and then commit to it.

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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