I'm liking your current sig, Sith. I originally had planned to post this the day after the movie, but my Internet Exploder didn't seem to like it very much, so here I go... The movie rocked my world, first and second times I've seen it. End of story. I'm re-evaluating my list of favourite episodes; right now the list is ESB (fractionally) followed by ROTS, with all the others fairly close behind. The following thoughts are in random order. First up: I enjoyed the return of unashamed use of particular tableaux and counterpointing images for their own sake in this movie. It's been my impression most of the PT up until Thursday morning had been fairly workmanlike, conventional stagings and framings. This one, however, just felt like George and the cinematographers said, "Ahhh, what the hell, it's the last one, let's rock and roll." To wit: The Emperor standing over/kneeling over Anakin's body on Mustafar; Anakin's 'rebirth' being contrasted from moment to moment with Padme's death and the birth of the children; and the Emperor and Yoda as two tiny figures within the vastness of the Senate Chamber. Those are all that spring to mind at the moment. Lots of pleasing nods (conscious or otherwise) to other unrelated movies in this one, too: "E.T." in Yoda's departure from Kashyyyk; "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"'s mine cart chase in Obi-Wan's pursuit of Grievous on Utapau; the obvious "Frankenstein" thing in Vader's arrival on Coruscant to be rebuilt; "The Man in the Iron Mask" in that same scene as the helmet gets put on; and I even sensed a nice pull from "Devil's Advocate" in Palpatine and Anakin's conversation before Anakin goes to tell Mace of Palpatine's status as a Sith Lord. Was anyone else expecting the figures in the bas-relief mural behind Palpatine to start writhing around or moving? Very nice. My favourite use of images and colours, though, would have to be the leadup to The Duel. Anakin stands, metaphorically, at the forecourt to hell, lava and flames everywhere. A silver-winged vessel arrives, and Padme emerges...shortly followed by Obi-Wan, bathed in heavenly white light from within the ship. Gotta love the judaeochristian imagery. This is definitely Hayden Christensen and Ian McDiarmid's movie. They just chew up the scenery. Hayden was incredible. George really let him off his leash in this one. The same can be said of Ewan McGregor, who, to me, finally nailed Obi-Wan Kenobi in his younger days.