The importance of the "melting pot" sequence

Discussion in 'Attack of the Clones' started by Gry Sarth, Jul 15, 2002.

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  1. 1stAD Jedi Youngling

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    Incidentally, the divorce rate spiked up right as these soldiers were returning home...

    Hmm...
  2. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    Jake_Barnes

    God wonderful point there! And what does Padme do when she's knocked out by sand? She brushes it off herself and races off to help Anakin.

    Quicksand can also be a metaphor for Anakin's battle with the Dark Side in the film. It seduces him, the more he struggles the more it constricts him. It isn't until Padme declares her love that Anakin refocuses himself and helps to calm him, allowing himself to at least momentarily break free of it's clutches. Of course when she's gone the quicksand takes hold again.

    Gry-Sarth- that's exactly a point (parellel w/ WW2 marriages) I've made before.
  3. IamZam Jedi Master

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    I think we can draw a paralel between Anakin & Padmé sudden marriage at the beginning of the Clone Wars, to how a lot of soldiers get married right before being shipped to combat in a war, such as WW2...

    YUP!!
    This has been covered a lot on that other Love Story thread. The one that seems to get a bit out of hand every know and then. ;).

    If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all.

    YOu an me both.. :D
  4. Gry Sarth Ex 2x Banhammer Wielding Besalisk Mod

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    hehe.. and in the case of Anakin... talk about a divorce...

    I'm also very curious about how the Council will react to the wedding... could Anakin be expelled? That was hinted to in Ep2...
  5. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    I'm also very curious about how the Council will react to the wedding... could Anakin be expelled? That was hinted to in Ep2...

    (bangs head against desk) damn 34 months of waiting!!!!
  6. Pooja Jedi Grand Master

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    34...months?

    Blargh.
  7. IamZam Jedi Master

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    (bangs head against desk) damn 34 months of waiting!!!!

    Gonna be a LOOONNNNNGGGG three years..

    sigh

    :D
  8. Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin

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    Who's ready to start camping out in line? :D 8-}
  9. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    Well don't camp out- go in the theater and watch Clones if you can still find it! Enjoy it while you can!
  10. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    I'll act as the basher:

    "What are you guys thinking? Stupid nerds, you're reading way too much into it! Lucas has no idea what he is doing and there is no way he could possibly have thought that far ahead! Lucas doesn't know the meaning of symbolism! He's become shallow and all he cares about is money! He just threw in the factory scene at the last minute so he could get more rich from video games and he has no imagination whatsoever! It's a dumb scene totally copied from video games! You people have no lives but sit around and gush about your favorite movies. Wake up nerds and welcome to real world. Quit posting on these forums if all you want to do is gush about a movie. You need different opinions from people like me to tell you this movie sucks."

    P.S. For those of you who aren't familiar with me, I'm a gusher so don't start flaming me.
  11. Gry Sarth Ex 2x Banhammer Wielding Besalisk Mod

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    ...not a problem for me, it's still on it's second week... grrr

    It BETTER be a REAL worldwide release for Ep3!!!
  12. Skywalk272 Jedi Master

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    Naw G-S, I'll just get advanced tickets again . . .. :D


    You know, I thought about it like that when I read the novel, but it never even occured to me to write it out on the boards. Good job!

    There's lots of symbolism with Anakin in this scene too. Even with the music.
  13. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    Ahh the signs of a true Clones nut- it's been out 2 weeks and G-S has seen it 4 times already!

    He is one of us....
  14. IamZam Jedi Master

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    you will like it here. You are like us now. Discussions like this make you want to go out and see it ....again.. never mind that some of us have already memorized entire scene. There is alays somethign new to go watch for..

    I think people at West Acres think I work there or something..
  15. Import_Jedi Force Ghost

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    In response to Jake_Barnes' post on the first page...great post too! :D
  16. T_C_1_4 Jedi Youngling

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    I think I will go waste my life some more and camp-out near Hoyts, with more than enough canned beans, a poster of Natalie when she was nude at the beach, a Count Dooku light -saber(to protect myself), and to top it off, a replica of Anakin's Airspeeder to get there.
  17. Gry Sarth Ex 2x Banhammer Wielding Besalisk Mod

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    IamZam, I AM one of you. If you don't remember me you must be new here. I had to flee this place over two years ago in order to stay totally spoiler-free. Now that the movie's out here, I'm back!
    ...I'm actually the guy who invented the motto "Spoiler-Free til Episode 3"
  18. IamZam Jedi Master

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    Sorry GAry
    I've only been here since May 02, but a fan since 77.

  19. Ardens_Furore Jedi Master

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    Wow! Awesome analysis by everyone in this thread.

    I agree that after going through the melting pot, Padme is changed. I'm almost certain that was the intended symbolism. Remember that there are lots of mythological overtones in SW. I think that if I looked in a Joseph Campbell book, I'd find something about this.
  20. dahveed72 Jedi Knight

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    Wow, you guys take rationalizing and raise it to an art form!! Religious zealots could do no better. Gry, after several attempts, has finally talked himself into liking a scene in the movie that originally bothered him. Now he can relax in AOTC's warm, glowing, warming glow. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
  21. Gry Sarth Ex 2x Banhammer Wielding Besalisk Mod

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    Well, isn't that special...
  22. RogueTrader Jedi Master

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    Look everyone! It's dahveed 72! And he's making fun of us for liking AOTC!


    Oh wait. He's been doing that all day.
    Nevermind.
  23. dahveed72 Jedi Knight

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    fine ill give it a rest. sorry
  24. Gry Sarth Ex 2x Banhammer Wielding Besalisk Mod

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  25. ElfStar Jedi Master

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    Interesting post. There's only one problem with your idea. Such an important character motivation should not be so rediculously subtle. One of the biggest problems I have with AotC is that Padme's love for Anakin is never really explained.

    As far as this particular moment goes, it would have worked wonders for her to address this during her " I truly, deeply, love you"(bleh :p ) speech. Something like "I've been thinking about this ever since I almost died in that factory" right before that line.
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