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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #600 on: October 7, 2014, 04:54 PM »
Come to think of it, Battle of the Heroes was really well done for ROTS too... I actually really enjoy the Episode I soundtrack and give it a listen every once in a while when I listen to the OT soundtracks. I thought it was weird that they recycled music from TPM for the other two prequels (examples being podrace music during the scene where Gunships invade the arena and Qui Gon funeral music being reused for Padme's funeral). I wonder if Williams was simply unmotivated because Ben Burtt was drowning his stuff out with goofy sound effects.

I bet the prequels were a bitch to score with all of the editing and jumpcutting from locale to locale. The songs themselves are great on a CD (Duel of the Fates, Battle of the Heroes, etc.) but in the context of the films they got a bit muddled and lost some of their impact.

Speaking of editing, I hope for VII they do away with a lot of the screen wiping effects when going from scene to scene. They're fine when used sparingly but they got a bit overwrought as the prequel progressed.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #601 on: October 7, 2014, 06:56 PM »
Speaking of editing, I hope for VII they do away with a lot of the screen wiping effects when going from scene to scene. They're fine when used sparingly but they got a bit overwrought as the prequel progressed.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #602 on: October 7, 2014, 07:12 PM »
Agreed, they overdid it with that edit technique.  I get that it's a hallmark of sorts of the films, but for some reason it wasn't nearly as often or jumpy in the OT.  Maybe it was just a lot of location hopping in the PT compared to the OT?
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #603 on: October 7, 2014, 08:44 PM »
Agreed, they overdid it with that edit technique.  I get that it's a hallmark of sorts of the films, but for some reason it wasn't nearly as often or jumpy in the OT.  Maybe it was just a lot of location hopping in the PT compared to the OT?

I couldn't agree more Jesse.  That was one of the things I hated the most from the PT compared to the OT.  Every wipe had to be a different shape or direction.  Very annoying to watch...
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #604 on: October 7, 2014, 09:57 PM »
It wasn't something I thought about much till this discussion but it is indeed annoying and somehow different from the OT to me, for some reason.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #605 on: October 8, 2014, 10:33 AM »
Instead of screen swipes, we are going to get a very large blinding lens flare right in the middle of the screen.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #606 on: October 8, 2014, 03:16 PM »
Those editing transitions are actually called WIPES.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #607 on: October 14, 2014, 12:19 PM »
Instead of screen swipes, we are going to get a very large blinding lens flare right in the middle of the screen.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #608 on: October 15, 2014, 11:45 AM »
In case you didn't hear, 32 concept images from EVII leaked onto the web late last night. Very cool stuff - I was blown away when they hit my mailbox.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #609 on: October 15, 2014, 12:26 PM »
In case you didn't hear, 32 concept images from EVII leaked onto the web late last night. Very cool stuff - I was blown away when they hit my mailbox.

Link?
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #610 on: October 15, 2014, 04:23 PM »
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=109313

Pretty cool stuff.  I love the stormtrooper look and hope they stick with that.  Gotta admit though I have reservations about someone digging up Vader's helmet.  Hmmnn...
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #611 on: October 15, 2014, 08:36 PM »
Funny that concept art was leaked again...anyone seen Dutch Cattle?  How about Tom Hodges?

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #612 on: October 16, 2014, 01:10 PM »
There is a concept art called Daisy Riddly and Darth Knight. Does that "Dark Knight" look like Darth Malgus to you?
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