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Your morning fix of STAR WARS geekiness

Gary Farber has some excellent posts that explain why there were so many apparent continuity flubs in SW3. Start here and read down, even though that will start you at the end of the movie, because if you try and pick it up from the point Glenn Reynolds links to, you'll need to pop back to the home page of the blog and wade through two days worth of political stuff, and I'm not cruel enough to do that to my DFL friends. While you're there, do your part for the war on poverty and throw the poor guy a couple of bucks. He deserves it for the script extracts alone, imao, but he also links to a look at how things might have turned out if Steven Spielberg had directed Episode III.

Via the indispensable Instapundit.


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May. 24th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
That person wasn't paying all that close attention to the movie apparently. How do you miss THAT? (Spoiler removed) I realized there were a number of time lapses during the movie. The movie takes place over the course of however many months a Nabooian pregnancy lasts. It's just as well those scenes with Qui-Gonn were dropped. It just would have created even more continuity problems.
May. 24th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
There were things other people complained about that I missed, so it doesn't surprise me that (in view of how busy some of those scenes were) he missed something. Still, it makes me wonder if Episode III might in fact have been better if there had been a IIIA covering the Clone Wars and IIIB covering the death of the Jedi and the rise of the Empire. Yes, I know there were a series of Clone Wars cartoons, but I didn't see 'em, and I'm sure a lot of other people watching ROTS didn't either.
May. 24th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
It's not like they didn't have a several minute scene with Anakin and Obi-Wan after the fight. I just don't see how one could miss such a major detail. They showed the results of the fight more than once in the scene.
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