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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 4/3/2012 3:53:43 PM   
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RIP to a master.

Hood_Man that piece isn't one of his though.

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STAR WARS - 4/3/2012 5:03:41 PM   
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RIP to a master.

Hood_Man that piece isn't one of his though.



Quite right rich... but THIS one is!



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RE: STAR WARS - 4/3/2012 6:14:45 PM   
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Sad news indeed. Star Wars owed this guy a lot.



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RE: STAR WARS - 4/3/2012 6:36:12 PM   
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A lovely tribute to McQuarrie from George Lucas:

"I am deeply saddened by the passing of such a visionary artist and such a humble man. Ralph McQuarrie was the first person I hired to help me envision Star Wars. His genial contribution, in the form of unequaled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy. When words could not convey my ideas, I could always point to one of Ralph's fabulous illustrations and say, 'Do it like this.'

"Beyond the movies, his artwork has inspired at least two generations of younger artists—all of whom learned through Ralph that movies are designed. Like me, they were thrilled by his keen eye and creative imagination, which always brought concepts to their most ideal plateau. In many ways, he was a generous father to a conceptual art revolution that was born of his artwork, and which seized the imaginations of thousands and propelled them into the film industry. In that way, we will all be benefiting from his oeuvre for generations to come. Beyond that, I will always remember him as a kind and patient, and wonderfully talented, friend and collaborator."

—George Lucas


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RE: STAR WARS - 4/3/2012 6:38:59 PM   
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A sad loss indeed, RIP to a legend.

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RE: STAR WARS - 5/3/2012 9:11:05 PM   
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Wittertainment Wars Episode I

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RE: STAR WARS - 6/3/2012 1:17:16 AM   
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Wittertainment Wars Episode I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYqhEgJBzEY#!





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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 6/3/2012 11:20:53 AM   
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Sad news about Ralph McQuarrie, his images are amazing. I'm not into toy/figure collecting but I always fancied getting some of his signature collection, his concepts in figure form.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 6/3/2012 6:07:17 PM   
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http://blastr.com/2012/03/12-crazy-homemade-boba-fe.php#1

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 7/3/2012 2:52:54 PM   
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lol looks like a TIE Fighter. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hahaha-lol-looks-like-a-TIE-Fighter/260961090740?sk=wall

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 7/3/2012 9:03:04 PM   
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Topher Grace of That 70's Show and Predators fame has edit the Star Wars Prequels into one 85 minute movie!!

http://collider.com/topher-grace-star-wars-prequels/150596/#more-150596

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 7/3/2012 9:14:09 PM   
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Topher Grace of That 70's Show and Predators fame has edit the Star Wars Prequels into one 85 minute movie!!

http://collider.com/topher-grace-star-wars-prequels/150596/#more-150596



Maybe he should have spent his time editing himself out of Spiderman 3.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 8/3/2012 9:23:23 PM   
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quote:

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Topher Grace of That 70's Show and Predators fame has edit the Star Wars Prequels into one 85 minute movie!!

http://collider.com/topher-grace-star-wars-prequels/150596/#more-150596


Thats pretty cool, sounds much better than the 3 films we got even if ROTS is awesome. I'd love to see it released at some point.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 9/3/2012 8:25:08 AM   
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quote:

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Topher Grace of That 70's Show and Predators fame has edit the Star Wars Prequels into one 85 minute movie!!

http://collider.com/topher-grace-star-wars-prequels/150596/#more-150596



Maybe he should have spent his time editing himself out of Spiderman 3.




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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 10/3/2012 9:16:42 AM   
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Topher Grace of That 70's Show and Predators fame has edit the Star Wars Prequels into one 85 minute movie!!

http://collider.com/topher-grace-star-wars-prequels/150596/#more-150596


So he got over 6 hours down to 85 minutes, and it still makes sense. George Lucas not the most economical film maker, then.


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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 10/3/2012 3:33:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sotto Voce

quote:

ORIGINAL: azzman1984

Topher Grace of That 70's Show and Predators fame has edit the Star Wars Prequels into one 85 minute movie!!

http://collider.com/topher-grace-star-wars-prequels/150596/#more-150596


So he got over 6 hours down to 85 minutes, and it still makes sense. George Lucas not the most economical film maker, then.



The idea of opening the film with the lightsaber duel from TPM is brilliant. Immediately cut to the good stuff and leave out all the crap that came before it, genius.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 24/3/2012 6:31:06 PM   
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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 24/3/2012 6:38:59 PM   
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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 30/3/2012 2:51:52 PM   
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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 14/4/2012 9:27:01 PM   
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Watching Episode 3 right now. Not nearly as bad as I remember it, but still pretty bad.

However, the Order 66 scene is still really affecting.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 15/4/2012 9:14:51 AM   
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Watching Episode 3 right now. Not nearly as bad as I remember it, but still pretty bad.

However, the Order 66 scene is still really affecting.


Revenge of the Sith? No its not bad at all, its superior to Episode 1 and 2 in a lot of ways.

With Revenge Lucas had finally perfected his CGI effects, they look way more stunning and believable than Clones. (knowing Lucas' love of tapping up his previous works with CGI, i'd love it if he could go back and perfect some of the godawful CGI scenes in Clones, like the diner scene and the Kamino scenes - maybe Lucas can go 'anti-A New Hope' and replace Dexter with a real human! ).

The story is more darker, with quite a few affecting scenes like you mentioned, 'order 66' as well as Padme's death.

I love the scene of the Boga chasing Grevious' devious skinny ass! Also the shots of Kashyyyk, the Wookie home planet looks stunning. Love the cameo by the Millenium Falcon (i spotted it straight away whilst watching it at the cinema!). I loved the death of Mace Windu - he was getting a little too pig headed , but I did not love Kit Fisto's death - went down like a bitch! I thought he's have a bit more fight in him but he went out by the hands of an old asthmatic codger! I could see Anakin's frustrations with the Jedi because they treated him like a kid. He's a rebel with a cause!


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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 17/4/2012 1:32:11 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jcthefirst

Watching Episode 3 right now. Not nearly as bad as I remember it, but still pretty bad.

However, the Order 66 scene is still really affecting.


I havent watched Ep 3 in a while but I am a fan. I think there is a lot of stuff to enjoy in it. The visuals, score, the opening battle, obiwan v grievous, order 66, obiwan v anakin, jimmy smits...I am struggling to remember more but I know there is other stuff I really liked! Time for a rewatch I think.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 18/4/2012 12:36:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jcthefirst

Watching Episode 3 right now. Not nearly as bad as I remember it, but still pretty bad.

However, the Order 66 scene is still really affecting.


I love the scene of the Boga chasing Grevious' devious skinny ass! Also the shots of Kashyyyk, the Wookie home planet looks stunning. Love the cameo by the Millenium Falcon (i spotted it straight away whilst watching it at the cinema!). I loved the death of Mace Windu - he was getting a little too pig headed , but I did not love Kit Fisto's death - went down like a bitch! I thought he's have a bit more fight in him but he went out by the hands of an old asthmatic codger! I could see Anakin's frustrations with the Jedi because they treated him like a kid. He's a rebel with a cause!



Never realised the Falcon was in Ep3 - just had a look at a screenshot, well fancy that!

Annakin was an idiot, played like an annoying teenager with zero endearing qualities or charisma - might aswell have stuck a hoody on him (come to think of it they kinda did). Hard to find any sympathy with the kid. His switch to the dark side was all too quick and made no bloody sense. Killing kids?! It didn't fit with his character and was just thrown in there by Lucas as the worst possible act thereby giving him no way back. Lazy and stupid. His turn to the dark side was surely supposed to be the main arc of the 3 films but 90% of it seemed crammed into the last half hour. That is something I can never understand and a big reason why the prequels sucked for the most part for me.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 18/4/2012 12:42:01 PM   
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The thing that annoyed me most on rewatch was the main reason for turning to the Dark Side was to save Padme.

And then soon after she arrives on Mustafar he force chokes her after jumping to the wrong conclusion.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 18/4/2012 1:00:02 PM   
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The thing that annoyed me most on rewatch was the main reason for turning to the Dark Side was to save Padme.

And then soon after she arrives on Mustafar he force chokes her after jumping to the wrong conclusion.


Like I said Annakin was an idiot, a petulant teenager if you will. The change from good to evil was rushed and messily done. If Lucas had devoted more time to this than throwing in pointless CGI characters and sub plots, he might have been on to something. The bare bones were there, he just had no idea how to flesh them out.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 18/4/2012 3:39:35 PM   
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Like I said Annakin was an idiot, a petulant teenager if you will. The change from good to evil was rushed and messily done. If Lucas had devoted more time to this than throwing in pointless CGI characters and sub plots, he might have been on to something. The bare bones were there, he just had no idea how to flesh them out.


Exactly. Poorly conceived, poorly fleshed out, poorly written, poorly scripted, poorly acted and poorly directed.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 18/4/2012 7:52:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jcthefirst

The thing that annoyed me most on rewatch was the main reason for turning to the Dark Side was to save Padme.

And then soon after she arrives on Mustafar he force chokes her after jumping to the wrong conclusion.


He didnt jump to the wrong conclusion.She made it quite clear that she was horrified by what Anakin had done and wasnt going to go along with what he had planned for his ''new empire''.Anakin was going to harm Padme even if Obi Wan wasnt there.When Anakin shouts '' Your with him! '', its not that he thinks that shes been seeing Kenobi behind his back, but that shes on the side of the Jedi.

Saving Padme was one of the reasons why he turned but not the only one.It was established in the picnic scene in AOTC that he didnt approve of the way the galaxy was being run and genuinely beleived his and Palpatines way was the right one.In any case i dont think he would have commited such evil acts if he hadnt been backed into a corner by the events in ROTS.When he showed up at Palpatines office during the lightsaber fight his intention wasnt to turn to the dark side, It was obvious that he wanted Palpatine taken alive but it was Maces intention to execute Palpatine that forced Anakins hand and once he had inadvertantly been complicit in Windus death there was no turning back.

By the end of the film Anakin had become so overwhelmed with the power of the dark side that it was like a drug that he had gotten addicted to.Its the old power corrupts absolutely thing.

Anakin may have said that he couldnt live without Padme, but Vader could.

Overall, a fantastic movie.And one i can watch again and again.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 18/4/2012 9:08:22 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jcthefirst

Watching Episode 3 right now. Not nearly as bad as I remember it, but still pretty bad.

However, the Order 66 scene is still really affecting.


], but I did not love Kit Fisto's death - went down like a bitch! I thought he's have a bit more fight in him but he went out by the hands of an old asthmatic codger!


I pretty much felt the same way. It would of been great if that scene had been a proper 4 vs 1 fight, to show just how powerful Palpatine was. Even though he was capable of immediately killing the 3 support Jedi, it would of been cool to see him 'toy' with them first.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 18/4/2012 9:57:07 PM   
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Like I said Annakin was an idiot, a petulant teenager if you will. The change from good to evil was rushed and messily done. If Lucas had devoted more time to this than throwing in pointless CGI characters and sub plots, he might have been on to something. The bare bones were there, he just had no idea how to flesh them out.


Exactly. Poorly conceived, poorly fleshed out, poorly written, poorly scripted, poorly acted and poorly directed.


I like the soundtrack, but thats about all.

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RE: Star Wars: The Empire Thread - 19/4/2012 12:53:46 AM   
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I pretty much felt the same way. It would of been great if that scene had been a proper 4 vs 1 fight, to show just how powerful Palpatine was. Even though he was capable of immediately killing the 3 support Jedi, it would of been cool to see him 'toy' with them first.


That fight was awful because Ian McDiarmid apparently did zero preparation so they basically had to choreograph it on the spot. Its by far the worst lightsaber fight in the entire saga.

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I like the soundtrack, but thats about all.


Hence why I didn't slate it. Pretty much the best thing about the whole PT is Williams score.


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