A Few Comments To Brighten Your Day

While poking around the listener mailbag at the Forcecast, I saw some interesting comments.

On TPM:

I’m positive that the Big G.L. clearly identified the events that detail how Anakin was going to rise and fall as he wrote the script for Episode 1, because in this shot- we have Palpatine on one side of the screen, and Anakin on the other. And the only two who stand between Palpatine and Anakin is Obi-Wan, and Padme. I think this small detail illustrates how clever George Lucas has always been as a filmmaker, and how important Episode 1 is in telling a complete story of Anakin Skywalker.

There’s someone else at the bottom who was sticking up, sort of, for Anakin/Padmé (it will be a grand day when prequel defenders no longer have to qualify their comments with shopworn criticisms). But all of the letters are interesting to read.

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13 Responses to “A Few Comments To Brighten Your Day”

  1. Lin Says:

    They’re there – all those subtle pictures within the picture. and they didn’t happen by accident. George has always described himself as a visual storyteller and …so, he is and always has been.

  2. tatooinesand Says:

    This comment does brighten the day. 🙂 Thank you! I love hearing about such details as this.

  3. Stefan Kraft Says:

    Observations like the one presented above strengthen my point of view that Star Wars movies (no matter of which trilogy) aren’t stupid. Yes, some might not like them, but they are IMHO more intelligent than the average movie goer thinks.

  4. Eddie Says:

    As far as that commenter at the bottom goes, talking about “corny and stilted dialogue”, I always think, have they forgotten what it’s like to be a teenager?? I *cringe* when I think back to the utterly corny things I said to girls when I was younger! The dialogue would have been terrible if it was too smooth and overly “adult”.

    The first comment is great, though–I never noticed that! Stefan, you’re right…as time goes on, I think there will be a more serious appraisal and eventual appreciation of the Prequels.

    • Kitster Is My God Says:

      I think that’s because as time goes on those people who are only reacting negatively to change (no matter the quality of the work), and the sheep they’ve managed to convince with their loud and forceful complaints, will keep dropping off and/or mellowing out and newer generations/people who know how to appreciate things for what they are will stand up and let their voices be heard. I’m very, very optimistic that in the long run, the prequels will be given the respect they deserve. There’s not a doubt in my mind.

    • Adam D. Bram Says:

      Screw being a teenager, I still catch myself talking this way to my (as of last Sunday) wife! Being in love makes you sound stupid to everyone except the person you love.

      P.S. I got her to let me use Across the Stars as processional music. Score!

      • lazypadawan Says:

        Really? Wow!

      • Adam D. Bram Says:

        Yep. I let her listen to it and she thought it was pretty. We were worried about the bit where it gets a little sinister, but we figured it would be done before that. Plus, I offered her the theme from Jurassic Park as an alternative and she seemed to find “Stars” the less embarrassing choice. 😉

  5. Chyna nitollano Says:

    Do you think ahsoka will ever find out about
    Anakin and padme I think padme will tell
    Ahsoka that she’s pregnet and the anakin
    Just walks in on the conversation and has
    Like a “wait what” look on his face

  6. Dave B Says:

    That is an interesting observation. When I rewatch the prequels, I do notice little things, such as certain lines that parallel original trilogy lines, or foreshadow, or could have a double meaning. I’m sure there’s a lot of clever little thing like this in there that most people miss. I’m sure GL put a lot more thought into these movies than the bashers give him credit for.

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