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PT One thing that annoys me about Phantom Menace

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Green Gogol, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. sarlaccsaurs-rex

    sarlaccsaurs-rex Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Some things are cool, mystical, and magical...like yoda space ships and the force, others... like baby Anakin come across as childish, silly, and blatantly appealing to a demographic.
     
  2. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  3. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Lucas wanted to show the extent of a Force User's power at a young age. I don't see a problem with it.
     
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  4. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, it only maters that the 9 year old could act....oh wait, he couldn't :(
     
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  5. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Then how did he do it?
     
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  6. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Do what, act poorly? I'm pretty sure that is quite easy ;)
     
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  7. darth-sinister

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    We call them gearheads.
     
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  8. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    We will never know...
     
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  9. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Force Ghost star 5

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    And Lucas has many gears in his head.

    Maybe the changing gear sounds are a metaphor for the different (and strongly-connected) layers of meaning inherent in every frame of the prequels, and every cut, every gesture, every design...
     
  10. darth-sinister

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    More like the engines have different gears for speed. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
     
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  11. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Force Ghost star 5

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    Well...

    How did cigars come into existence?
     
  12. darth-sinister

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  13. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Force Ghost star 5

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  14. MOC Vober Dand

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  15. Jesse Booth

    Jesse Booth Jedi Knight star 1

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    I see where the confusion is coming from. That's an entirely seperate piece of technology called the shakeweightsaber. it's an easy mistake to make, I'll admit.
     
  16. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    STAY ON Target. This thread is starting to come off topic.
     
  17. Dartht Punk

    Dartht Punk Jedi Padawan star 1

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    There's just one thing that annoys me about The Phantom Menace...

    ....the bit between the opening title crawl and the end credits.
     
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  18. darth-sinister

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  19. Ditolus

    Ditolus Jedi Master star 2

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    i'd say terrance stamp was annoyed with tpm. http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=73391 here's the quotess from stamp in the link if u want to read.

    "I didn't rate him that much as a director, really. I didn't feel like he was a director of actors; he was more interested in stuff and effects. He didn't interest me and I wouldn't think I interested him"I came all the way back from Australia to do it. I didn't want to but my agent leaned on me and I wanted to meet Natalie Portman because I'd seen her in The Professional. And I did meet her and she was absolutely enchanting. But on the day I'm supposed to do my scene with her, for which I'd travelled halfway around the world, I said, 'Where's Natalie?' And George says, 'That's Natalie,' and points to a bit of paper on the wall. It was just boring.
     
  20. Samnz

    Samnz Jedi Master star 3

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    Apart from that being totally off-topic, his "agent" should have told Stamp he didn't sign a contract that got him paid for meeting Natalie Portman. Seriously, though, I'm quite sure Portman wasn't out of reach for too long. Maybe the underage actress just didn't find him equally "enchanting" :p
     
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  21. LordThanatos

    LordThanatos Jedi Padawan star 1

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    It's just science-FICTION.
     
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  22. darth-sinister

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    Nah, that was just standard procedure during the making of the PT. Unless they needed to be on set at the same time, Lucas would shoot stuff separately and then splice it together.
     
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  23. Ditolus

    Ditolus Jedi Master star 2

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    ...which is why the performances are so wooden and awful.
     
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  24. darth-sinister

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    Except that wasn't done all the time. The fact is that Lucas was never an actor's director. Even with his first three films.
     
  25. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    You know he wanted to make her kneel before Zod.