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[ROTS] Duration of Sith

Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith (Non-Spoilers)' started by SixEagle, May 27, 2005.

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  1. SixEagle

    SixEagle Jedi Master star 1

    May 30, 2002
    What's the most precise count of how long the film spanned?
  2. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 29, 2002
    Good question! One thing is for certain, it is the longest SW movie yet at around 2:30 hours. The second longest being AOTC with about 2:15. I think both include the credits.
  3. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 14, 2002
    I think he was asking how many days it took place over in galaxy time.

    I'd say at least a couple weeks... I'm sure there were several days in between each of the major scenes.
  4. SixEagle

    SixEagle Jedi Master star 1

    May 30, 2002
    I was just informed that it was between 9 days and 2 weeks. Which seems about right.

    Which brings me to my next question. If it was only 9 days, that means it was only a couple days between when Anakin was informed Padme was pregnant and when she actually gave birth. With a war waging on, did Anakin really believe that Palpatine would take the time and effort to figure out a way to prevent death in that small amount of time? Or was Padme ridiculously premature?
  5. Whizkid

    Whizkid Jedi Padawan star 4

    Sep 11, 2003

    I think it had to be a few months because Padme wasn't even showing when she informed Anakin of her pregnancy.
  6. Jedi_Meb

    Jedi_Meb Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 18, 2005
    It would have to be at least several months, as Padme needed the time to get bigger as she neared giving birth. It could have been maybe a month at most had gone by when she told Anakin she was pregnant, as he was gone a long time on the Outer Rim Seiges, remember. This was just the first chance she had to tell him.
  7. menttality

    menttality Jedi Master

    May 26, 2002
    I think she probably had the babies pretty early too. Luke and Leia were not your average 7.5lb babies they looked quite premature.

    They may have had to speed up the whole process since Padme's life was slipping away after Anakin's attack.

    GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN Jedi Master star 5

    Jul 4, 2004
    Yeah I'm thinking at least a few months.
  9. Jedi-Anakin-Solo

    Jedi-Anakin-Solo Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 26, 2001
    I thought it was a few months as well because of Padme. I was thinking maybe 3 months... [face_thinking]
  10. Harlowe Thrombey

    Harlowe Thrombey Jedi Youngling star 2

    Feb 19, 1999
    Those babies did not look premature...they were at least a month old (the real babies they used.) I don't think Lucas went to the local NICU and plucked a kid out of the warmer and said, "We need him for the birth of Luke and Leia, they're born premature!"
  11. menttality

    menttality Jedi Master

    May 26, 2002
    Actually the babies were CGI if you remember. Only the actual closeups were real children, all the long shots were obviously computer generated and smaller then your typical full-term baby.

    I was certainly not suggesting something as absurd as Lucas finding premature babies for the roles.
  12. drth sidious

    drth sidious Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jul 24, 1999
    The novel suggested closer to one standard week. Padme was already pretty far along when she told Anakin.
  13. DarthBabe

    DarthBabe Jedi Master star 7

    Mar 18, 2002
    ^I think the dress covered most of her figure Anakin probably wouldn't have been able to tell. But I always wondered how he didn't notice when he hugged her. Maybe he did notice but didn't say anything. I don't know.
  14. Lexi

    Lexi Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 9, 2002
    In the script, it is said that Anakin has been gone for five months, so Padmé is at least five months pregnant. Probably more. I think that the movie spans over more than just one week, because Padmé's stomach looks much bigger towards the end. I also belive that the twins must have been born premature, since Anakin still thought he had time to save her. My guess would therefore be two months.
  15. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

    May 24, 2002
    I kind of figured there were at least a few weeks or maybe more between the opening battle and the creation of the Empire. And then probably a week or two to sum up the final events of the last 5 minutes of the film.
  16. beedubew

    beedubew Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jun 25, 2002
    I don't think it was more than two weeks. Some women show more than others while carrying a child. Clothing plays a major role in that too. I suspect Padme is not denying she is pregnant, but strongly doubt she is advertizing it either.

    Try this timeline. Padme conceives Luke and Leia. Anakin leaves almost a month later for the Outer Rim. He returns 5+ months later. That means that Padme has been pregnant for 6+ months. Factor in two weeks for the movie and she is closing in on 7 months. Premature certainly, but not an unreal scenario considering the stress she endured.
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