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Saga Recomended way to watch the entire saga?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Pimpsy, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. Pimpsy

    Pimpsy Jedi Knight star 1

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    Not sure if this is the correct thread but, I haven't watched star wars for years, and quite frankly never simultaneously (I watched the first 3 as a toddler, and the prequels in their respective release dates). With the dawn of the whole "Sequel trilogy" news I'm inspired to watch the whole thing again. Anyone know a good order? Or should I just skip the prequels altogether? Thanks, just curious.
     
  2. TheVortex3

    TheVortex3 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well I would watch them the way they were originally released so 4,5,6,1,2,3.
     
  3. -NaTaLie-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Since you already know all the secret, you might as well watch 1-6.

    The last time I watched the whole saga it was 4 5 1 2 3 6 - this way, it ends on a happy note. ANH is still the best introduction to the GFFA and doesn't stick out much if you watch it in the middle.
     
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  4. Pimpsy

    Pimpsy Jedi Knight star 1

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    I just remembered that all I have is the VHS tapes of the originals. Don't got no VHS player. Great. Anybody have some torrents, or something?
     
  5. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    4, 5. 1-3, 6
     
  6. Heero_Yuy

    Heero_Yuy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This. Despite embarrassing revisionism, it's the only order that truly works.
     
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  7. obi-rob-kenobi4

    obi-rob-kenobi4 Jedi Master star 4

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    The way the artist who created it intends it to be seen.

    In order.

    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6.
     
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  8. TOSCHESTATION

    TOSCHESTATION Jedi Master star 4

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    Too bad he didn't actually make it that way - i.e., "in order" .

    Plus, if you're the creator of a series that was made out of chronological order, but your "intention" (after-the-fact, at any rate) is for them to be seen in chronological order, here's a useful tip:

    don't foreshadow elements of 4-5-6 in your 1-2-3 films.
     
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  9. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    Until the ST comes out, still no definitives...
    I prefer 4-6, 1-3 because spoilers and stuff. But I don't care about this much in the first place. I will definitely watch these movies again. In other orders. Because it is fun.
     
  10. LordMortis315

    LordMortis315 Jedi Knight star 4

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    The way you count.
     
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  11. obi-rob-kenobi4

    obi-rob-kenobi4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Many people enjoy foreshadowing. Thanks for your opinion tho.
     
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  12. TOSCHESTATION

    TOSCHESTATION Jedi Master star 4

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    As do I....but that wasn't the point.

    The point was that foreshadowing 4-5-6 elements in the 1-2-3 films doesn't jibe well with the strict, 'auteur-intended' viewing order of 1 through 6.
     
  13. obi-rob-kenobi4

    obi-rob-kenobi4 Jedi Master star 4

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    You forgot to put "IMO".
     
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  14. TOSCHESTATION

    TOSCHESTATION Jedi Master star 4

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    There's no "IMO" about it. "Foreshadowing" by definition implies familiarity with future events. Lucas was counting on audience's familiarity with the 4-5-6 films, which being the case, doesn't lend well to a 'mandatory' 1-6 viewing.
     
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  15. obi-rob-kenobi4

    obi-rob-kenobi4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Again, thank you kindly for sharing your POV.

    I personally enjoy foreshadowing of every kind all throughout the OS like in ANH with pretty much everything about luke.
     
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  16. TOSCHESTATION

    TOSCHESTATION Jedi Master star 4

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    You're missing the forest for the trees, obi-rob kenobi4.
     
  17. PiettsHat

    PiettsHat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Not necessarily. The Harry Potter series contains a plethora of foreshadowing although it was released in chronological order. Foreshadowing does not have to be with events the audience is already familiar with -- it can be used as a device to drop hints about future events. I figured out that the locket Horcrux was in the Black house before Book 7 was released, for example, because I remembered a scene in Book 5 of Harry and friends cleaning the house and being unable to open a locket they discovered (which was listed among a bunch of other random items).

    Foreshadowing can work both ways and, in fact, is a good way to lead into events that have yet to occur.
     
  18. StampidHD280pro

    StampidHD280pro Jedi Master star 4

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    My personal recommendation (after years of trial and error)

    THX 1138
    American Graffiti
    Star Wars I, II, III, IV, V, VI
     
  19. Jango_Fett21

    Jango_Fett21 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Chronological order (I, II, III, IV, V, and VI). That's the order Lucas himself intends them to be viewed even though it's not the order in which he made them.
     
  20. Jarren_Lee-Saber

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I, II, II, IV, V, VI
    Just like in my profile pic!
     
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  21. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Really? Just buy the Blu-rays.
     
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  22. Heero_Yuy

    Heero_Yuy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Obviously, he doesn't want to watch the SEs, but the originals.
     
  23. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Then buy the 2006 DVDs.
     
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  24. Heero_Yuy

    Heero_Yuy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That release is OOP. And it is of objectively embarrassing, inferior quality.
     
  25. obi-rob-kenobi4

    obi-rob-kenobi4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Its always amusing to me to see when people seek to watch the movie that its not rather than the movie that it is but to each his own.
     
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