Discussion Flashbacks from past movies

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by startravellerearth, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. startravellerearth Jedi Knight

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    Will there be flashbacks of memories in the new movie?

    It'll show some scenes of from the last movies.

    Luke would also have dreams and nightmares of his father and mother.
  2. El_Machete12 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well Star Wars has never shown flashbacks from other episodes, don't know if they'll start now. Prefer if they didn't.
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  3. clone3131 Force Ghost

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    ya i dont know why we would flashback...we already saw those movies....

    -C
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  4. Krueger Chosen One

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    It’s never been Star Wars' style. Even with a different director, I can't see it ever being used.
  5. Palpatine2016 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I hope it's not used. Episode III's dream sequences were as close to a "flashback" as I'd want to get.
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  6. clone3131 Force Ghost

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    More like dream/flash forward.....it was of Padmes "death" and child birth....

    -C
  7. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I'd say "flashforward," if anything, as well... but I think the poster's point is that it's a POV shot of an internal experience one of the characters has. Showing a memory (or something) would be such a POV shot as well.

    I think the sound of the Tusken Raiders played when Palpatine says "Remember your mother and the Sand People?" might count as a flashback.
  8. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    My sentiments exactly.
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  9. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    I'd prefer it if they didn't either, but before ROTS I'd have said "no" to Anakin's visions of Padme dying, and I think it was the right choice to show them given their importance to the story. If a flashback is important to the story or a character, so be it... as long as it's not a gratuitous shot of one of the existing movies, but something that happened in a character's past in between the movies.

    I can see something like the flashback in "Once Upon a Time in the West" work in a Star Wars setting, given the right conditions/story/character.
  10. Buddha Fett Chosen One

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    Anakin had a few precognitive dreams in the OT, and Luke experienced visions and hallucinations in the OT. I'd be fine with something along those lines in the ST, but flashbacks don't seem to suit Star Wars, IMO. That's what the opening crawl is for. :)
  11. The Bops Jedi Grand Master

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    There was always Threepio's summary of events to the Ewoks.
  12. startravellerearth Jedi Knight

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    The flashback visions I'm referring to something Metal Gear Solid 4-like.
  13. Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Master

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    Flashbacks are only a required set piece to provide the viewer with charachter motivation or a plot point that can't otherwise be shown.
    Since it would be safely presumed that 95% of the audience will have already seen Episode 1-6, a flashback would only be necessary to fill the gap between Ep 6 to Ep 7.
  14. startravellerearth Jedi Knight

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    The flashbacks I'm talking about are these:




  15. Palpatine2016 Force Ghost

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    I actually would welcome audio flashbacks. Didn't really think of that.
  16. Trask Ulgo Jedi Master

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    It's not a bad idea, but I fear that it would be overused.
  17. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    Yes, but Luke has not seen 1-3....:p
  18. Panakas_Dawg Force Ghost

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    "What the hell's a Midichlorian???" - Luke
  19. KilroyMcFadden Jedi Grand Master

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    It's an energy field created by all living things, it surrounds us, it penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together, obviously.
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  20. startravellerearth Jedi Knight

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    If something like this happens, Luke, Leia, Han, Ben Jacen & Anakin might come across some places that their parents and many other Jedi have went through.
  21. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  22. General Immodet Force Ghost

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    Luke has a dream about himself meeting Ewoks and Gungans.
    Suddenly he wakes up just as Anakin did from his dream about Padmé dying.
    He joins the Dark Side in order to prevent his vision from happening.
  23. Trebor Sabreon Force Ghost

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    I'm afraid that this reference is lost on me.

    To your original question, as I hope any "Episode" features, such as the ST will continue in the traditions of I-VI, generally speaking, I'd have to say 'no, thanks." To my mind, the closest any of the films have come to 'flashbacks' are the thematic and visual rhyming techniques that George put to fine use. I find this a much more subtle (and personally, more satisfying) use of hearkening back to prior events.
  24. JoeyArnold Jedi Knight

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    Flaskbacks are not for people who have not seen the previous episodes.

    Flaskbacks are also there to summarize the story for the audience to make sure people are on the same page for where the story is headed. In Dexter, & many shows, they start with flashbacks of what happened last time in earlier episodes of the TV show.
  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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