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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #195 on: May 17, 2005, 11:52:31 AM »
For a sci-fi flick, apparently.

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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #196 on: May 17, 2005, 02:48:40 PM »
She aparently shaved her head for her role in a movie called "V is for Vendetta." Unfortunately, this movie has no relationship to the TV series "V."

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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #197 on: May 17, 2005, 05:07:47 PM »
It is, however, by the Wachowski  brothers and is based on a comic series. This is not entirely a film that we can immediately says has no merit.

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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #198 on: May 17, 2005, 07:15:28 PM »
Wait, V is for Vendetta, as in the Frank Miller Batman comic? Whoa!
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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #199 on: May 18, 2005, 01:20:56 PM »
Gemm, elaborate please.
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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #200 on: May 18, 2005, 01:40:14 PM »
We're referring to this movie from this comic

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A frightening and powerful story of the loss of freedom and identity in a totalitarian world, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate future in which Germany wins WWII and Britain becomes a fascist state. A vigilante named "V" stalks the streets of London trying to free England of its ideological chains. Moore's poetic language coupled with Lloyd's eerie, washed-out color art makes this a captivating read sure to stay with you.


It is not, as Gemm implies, a Batman comic, though it is an Alan Moore book. It shares much more with say, 1984 or Metropolis than it does Batman. The cover DOES suggest the Joker, however.

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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #201 on: May 18, 2005, 03:11:13 PM »
Lucas has responded that his "inspiration" for Ep3 was during the Nixon years. Quite silly to see this Bush thing all over the news.
Saw a very bad review from Cannes on AICN. Apparently, they were upset when Lucas cut the scene where Palpatine talks about his former Sith master: [cue Jerry Lewis] Darth Glaaaavin. ;)

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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #202 on: May 18, 2005, 07:07:51 PM »
hehe.  Any movie with Jerry Lewis in it would automaticaly win the Cannes award.
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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #203 on: May 19, 2005, 03:56:48 AM »
Was just reading Ebert's reveiw of EP3 and he has a great line about EP2:

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..."Episode II" got so bogged down in politics that it played like the Republic covered by C-Span...
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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #204 on: May 19, 2005, 10:03:39 AM »
Just reading another review from AICN. The person took their nephew to see it. A kid who so far only knows the prequels and had no idea how Ep3 was going to end. "Where'd all the good guys go?" he asked his uncle.
That must have been like the "I am your father" ton of bricks for him.

Fans have talked about which movie they would start with if they were going to show someone the saga for the first time. Many argue that starting with the originals would preserve the big revelation moment. And I was in that camp.
But now I'm not so sure. If you started from Ep1, having that knowledge that the characters don't would certainly make it more interesting to watch Anakin's fall and redemption. Empire wouldn't have the same shock value. But I think it would be a different sort of feeling , as a viewer, from identifying with Luke.

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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #205 on: May 19, 2005, 11:42:40 AM »
I saw it yestern nacht
I am very pleased... Very pleased indeed.  
It felt like is fit with the originals....

Let me clarify,  In the beginning it felt like the other prequels... but as the movie progressed, It took the shape of the originals... As Anakin slides.

And YES it is very dark and disturbing...  Empire seems happier now...  

All in all, I will take Episode 3 as an apology from George for everything except Greedo shooting first.  
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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #206 on: May 19, 2005, 11:47:01 AM »
I also went to go see it last night.  I think we sat closer to the screen than I was used to.  I have to say that I agree with the reviews that say Ewan McGregor did an excellent job at Obi-Wan, and I'm really glad that John Williams is as cool as he is.

Can we start a spoilers thread?
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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #207 on: May 19, 2005, 02:54:59 PM »
btw, I DID see my midnight showing last night. And I *did* submit an article about it. Since Fell can't be bothered, I'm going t blurb it now.


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Re: Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #209 on: May 19, 2005, 03:10:34 PM »
Did you send this to Skar like we told you? Remember back when I said that I'd be at the movie myself all morning, so I wouldn't be able to blurb it until after he approved it?
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