Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Allana_Rey, Oct 13, 2013.
Do it, do it now!
Time to abandon ship!
A communications disruption can mean only one thing ....................
That WON'T be necessary...
Anakin has some great lines in ROTS.
"I'm not leaving without you Master."
"Far too many of them for that." (Deleted scene)
"I was about to say that."
"I'm sorry I was held up. I have no excuse."
"With all due respect Chancellor, the Council is in no mood for more constitutional amendments." (Deleted scene, same scene as...)
"My time will come when I am older and perhaps, wiser."
"I NEED him!"
"Very good my lord."
"Where is Padme? Is she safe? Is she alright?"
Don't do that again....
"Now THAT'S podracing."
Just kidding, guys, that was terrible.
Look! It's one of ours! Out of the main hold!!
Seems like some people aren't just posting their fave quotes...
How about all of Palpatine's great dialogue? Lots of ironies, point of view truths, and lies.
His dual intro in TPM, Sidious ordering the Jedi killed, then Palpatine...
"The negotiations haven't started because the ambassadors aren't there? How can that be true? I have assurances from the Chancellor, his abassadors did arrive." lol.
"There is no civility, only politics. The Republic is not what it once was. The Senate is full of greedy squabling delegates. There is no interest in the common good."
"We will watch your career with great interest!" heh.
"Do it for me m'lady. The thought of you losing you... is unbearable." Of course he later smiles after delivering news of Padme's death to Vader and sealing Anakin's fate.
"Get help, you're no match for him, he's a Sith Lord!" Funny both because he is confident in Anakin's ability to defeat Dooku and Palpatine is far from helpless.
"They asked you to do something that made you feel dishonest, didn't they?" He sounds like he is talking to a misbehaving child lol.
"Not a story the Jedi would tell you."
(Mace: "Deliver this report to the Chancellor. His reaction will give us a clue to his intentions.")
"Then we can only hope that Master Kenobi is up to the challenge!" Outplays the Jedi once again.
"He's a traitor!"
I truly deeply love you...
Anakin is the father, isn't he? I'm so sorry.
Jedi poodoo! And now, ladies and gentlemen, the greatest quote in the history of all Star Wars: RAAAAAUUUGGH!!
Special Bonus: Artoo? What are you doing here? What, bitch, am I not allowed to come to a funeral?! No respect!..
You have interfered with our plans for the last time...
"WEEEESAAAA GOINGGGG HOOOOMMMEE !!!" My 4 year old son loves this, I always yell it around the house he cracks up for hours..
Go and find her....
My masters will be with you shortly.
The thought of losing you is... unbearable.
Well, I really love that line, thanks to its unguarded exuberance. Plus, it's been a heck of a long day for Jar Jar.
Lucas also sows a bit of a concealed tension in that line: i.e., can you ever really go home (without either you or your home being unchanged)?
In execution, it beautifully (self-consciously) rounds out the Coruscant passage (no-one else ever shouts on Coruscant the whole time in TPM). In rumination, it discloses a more ironic, rueful quality.
"May the Force be with you"
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Another one I want to spotlight:
"Every single Jedi, including your friend, Obi-Wan Kenobi..."
Interesting that Palpatine makes a concession there; in the theatrical trailer, this line is heard, but truncated to, "Every single Jedi is now an enemy of the Republic". In the film proper, then, it has a more personal, placatory quality. But what I really like about it is how suggestive it is of Anakin's extreme loneliness. In a Jedi Order comprising thousands of individuals, Anakin -- the alleged "Chosen One"/rock-star of the Force -- has precisely one friend. Just one. Obi-(ONE). There's a bitter absurdity about the line and the way it starkly points that out.
And in the EU, there's hints that Obi-Wan went out of his way to become Anakin's friend against the advice of Yoda.
The Clone Wars: Wild Space, right after Geonosis:
Chilled by the grimness in Yoda's voice, he turned. "Yes, Master?"
Yoda's stare was bleak. "Great are the challenges your Padawan will face. To be his friend your heart will urge you. But Obi-Wan, a mistake that would be. A friend young Skywalker does not need. A Master he needs, and a Master you must be."
"I understand," Obi-Wan replied, and took his leave. But as he made his long way to the Halls of Healing, he realised it wasn't advice he was prepared to take.
For ten years I have been a Master to Anakin, and all that got me was defiance. The more I criticize him, the more he turns away. The more I withdraw, the angrier he becomes. More criticism, more emotional distance, isn't the answer. He's not a typical Jedi. He never has been. Yet I have tried to turn him into one. I've tried to contain him. Control him. For his own good, it's true … but even so. If he's to be a Jedi Knight soon, that has to end.
Besides. With the struggle of physical rehabilitation before him … with the death of his dreams about Padmé to come … with the crushing, terrible loss of his mother to face … the only thing Anakin needed now was a friend.
Huh. Never realized that before, at least not openly, consciously, but it does make a very sad sense. Contrarily, on further thought, we never really see any of the Jedi hanging out together pal-like except for Anakin and Obi-Wan. We know there are countless Master / Padawan relations, but Lucas never bothers to highlight any degree of companionship beyond clergy formalities, not even between Yoda and Mace. There is indeed some warmth between Qui-Gon and young Obi-Wan, and Dooku speaks of Qui-Gon as if there was a deep bond there at some point; almost as if the two confided in one another less-than-favorable views. It kinda makes you wonder if this is perhaps yet another indication that the thousand year old Jedi Order was doomed to failure. Because that's one thing Luke Skywalker had in spades: friends, ragtags, a motley crew of joking-but-affectionate buddies. That's largely what the original trilogy was all about, while the prequels practically shunned intimacy, even high-fiving and bro-hugs, at least within the sphere of monks and politicians, where everyone seemed pressured to behave a certain way. The most OT-ish character was Dex.