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Rogue One Share the most emotional moments for you

Discussion in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' started by Ricardo Funes, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. moreorless12 Jedi Master

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    It does also really highlight how strongly the film uses focus though out, Edwards exploiting the large format to get extremely thin depth of field and only have characters faces in focus to even with wider shots to emphasise drama.

    That is I'd say really the most modern aspect of the film that separates it from the OT, the heavy focus on closeups and focus control that's become very popular over the last decade in a lot of more serious drama(watch something like Jackie recently for example). As with those films as well I think it goes hand in hand with more subtle performances that a very close view of actors faces allows for.

    Maybe they should replace this kind of rest by asking people how much they liked Rogue One....

    https://www.questionwritertracker.com/quiz/61/Z4MK3TKB.html
  2. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    That's an important point and at the heart of why I think the Rogue One worl feels like such a real place.
  3. MotivateR5D4 Jedi Knight

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    I always found their extraction off of Eadu to be pretty emotional, aided in large part due to the specific section of the film's score that plays over it. Just the way the music highlights this team coming together for the first time, fighting off the pursuing Stormtroopers and making sure everyone is on board before taking off, always struck a chord with me. Not emotional in a sadness kind of way obviously, but emotional in terms of seeing the bonds that are being and have been created in the Rogue One team.
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  4. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    I know just what you mean. We also get K2SO's "you're a Rebel now" line to Bodhi, which cements him as a part of the team.
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  5. moreorless12 Jedi Master

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    I remember that video someone posted from a supposed "expert" on screen writing who claimed that whole Eadu section was pointless because it didn't advance the cause of getting the DS plans, not to be too unkind but perhaps that's the reason he's doing youtube videos rather than writing scripts?

    I actually think that some of the most effective parts of the film are actually the traveling between locations. Rather than this being a chore I think the film uses it as a natural break in the action to focus the more dramatic side, you could argue ESB did a similar kind of thing with the Han/Leia romance. Those scenes do also provide an opportunity to really focus on closeups, shallow depth of field and especially lighting as well. The "you might as well be a storm trooper" scene just after Eadu for me is the best in the entire film and that's beautifully but subtly lit chiaroscuro on the actors faces working with their performances.
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  6. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, pretty dumb. Retrieving the DS plans didn't become the film's primary objective until Galen was killed. This is a case of a viewer's perception of what the film was supposed to be about, in his mind, clouds his ability to actually pay attention to the narrative.
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  7. moreorless12 Jedi Master

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    To me it just felt like another example of playing to your audience, I'd say there's a strong tendency for a lot of armature film criticism to focus totally on the mechanics of the plot/setting and ignore the drama that should really be driving the story.
  8. Binary_Sunset Jedi Grand Master

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    I like the part in Saw's headquarters in which Galen (via hologram) nearly breaks down during his message to his daughter, then he turns to address Saw (and becomes all serious business) about the Death Star plans. It's cool how Saw looks at Galen with unquestioned trust. Saw doesn't trust ANYBODY, but he implicitly trusts Galen. That scene--showing how differently Galen relates to Jyn on the one hand and to Saw on the other--conveys a lot with a little.
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  9. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer

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    I agree. I am not the biggest Saw Gerrera fan but that entire interaction was scripted, acted and directed brilliantly.
  10. BenYodaDagobah Jedi Knight

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    Well said. The moments that Saw looks at Jyn as she watches the message add a lot to him as well; Saw still considers himself as her guardian after all that's happened.
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  11. moreorless12 Jedi Master

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    Honestly I liked that we saw Saw(we didn't see him saw anything sadly) more though those little moments rather than devoting masses of time to his back story. Ultimately what you need to know about him is there in his interactions with Jyn, Galen, etc.
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  12. vncredleader Jedi Master

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    And if you go by Rebel Rising he very openly sees her as his daughter. God Rebel Rising makes their scenes so much more heartbreaking.
  13. BenYodaDagobah Jedi Knight

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    My child, come. Come. We have a long ride ahead of us.
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  14. Lumiyas_Head Jedi Master

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    Saw moving immediately to defend Jyn against Cassian while she sits motionless on the floor after listening to her father's message was poignant, especially after Rebel Rising's content. Galen's entire message, the whole scene was touching.
    Also, Bodhi's reaction to seeing Saw's compound destroyed was perfect. The visualization of that enormous, stone fortress looking so incredibly insignificant as it's engulfed in the wake of the Death Star's destructive force was well done.
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  17. Yodahasgreenfeet Jedi Knight

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    I made a music video for rogue one, i was inspired by battfield II footage, I was playing back hole sun because of the eclipse and thought it went well with battlefield footage and then it became something else.
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  18. Bob Effette Jedi Padawan

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    For me, it's when both Cassian and Jyn jump from the console onto the databank and hang on. It really does highlight for me the utter desperation of their mission even in dire circumstances, because they know they are trapped and are likely going to die.
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