Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith (Non-Spoilers)' started by SixEagle, May 27, 2005.
What's the most precise count of how long the film spanned?
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.
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.
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?
I think it had to be a few months because Padme wasn't even showing when she informed Anakin of her pregnancy.
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.
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.
Yeah I'm thinking at least a few months.
I thought it was a few months as well because of Padme. I was thinking maybe 3 months...
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!"
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.
The novel suggested closer to one standard week. Padme was already pretty far along when she told Anakin.
^I think the dress covered most of her figure up...so 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.
In the script, it is said that Anakin has been gone for five months, so PadmÃ© is at least five months pregnant. Probably more. I think that the movie spans over more than just one week, because PadmÃ©'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.
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.
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.