One thing that just occurred to me... there is a comparatively subtle thing going on throughout the last half of the film where Anakin seems like he's starting to talk himself into suspecting that there's something between Padme and Obi Wan. Did anyone else catch this? Yes, it's there. And only mildly built upon in the novel. It's part jealousy and part Anakin being the middle of a major game being played between the Jedi, Obi-Wan as his friend, his wife, his wife as Senator, the Senate, and Palpatine -- and being sick of being in the middle. The movie did a good job of coming back to that right before the Duel by having him get upset with all the talk of Obi-Wan, and then blame Obi-Wan for turning her against him. The movie did a tremendous job of just capturing these themes very subtly and with little exposition (often only with editing and visual hints) considering so much was sliced out of the novel. And in ways, the movie does it better - EDIT adding: And yes, Patrick, subtext, subtleties and internally consistency is what shocks me the absolute most. Especially after AOTC. You can find a post just last Wednesday about Lucas slapping us in the face with a cold dead wet trout to get the point across. REVENGE is full of very subtle nuances and internal consistencies. Events, visual imagery, small lines of dialogue which taken at face value mean little, but taken in context of the film as a whole add a lot of meaning or foreshadow events later in the film. The film builds on itself, and is full of soft story telling that I mistakenly thought Lucas incapable of since 1983.