Saga Visual Links (Note: Image heavy, may contain Ep VII spoilers)

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by HevyDevy, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. HevyDevy Jedi Grand Master

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    AOTC/ROTS -
    "I hate them!"
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    "I hate you!"
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    ROTS/ROTJ -
    "Pull up!"
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    "All craft pull up!"
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    AOTC/ANH.
    "It's not fair!"
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    Luke at same age... "It just isn't fair."
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    Two links to TPM in this AOTC shot -
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    Chicken thingies -
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    Same species -
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  2. The Crippled God Jedi Youngling

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    Interesting thread, nice pics. I remember watching the midnight premiere of Revenge of the Sith and when that last shot of Obi-Wan on Tatooine came up (where he fingers his beard - sorry about the expression) I felt it was a bit too obvious a visual link - it looked a bit awkward. Probably because I realized it mirrored the scene in Star Wars.
  3. HevyDevy Jedi Grand Master

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    This one isn't so visual, but I see some symbolism in Obi-Wan and Anakin losing to Dooku in AOTC with the same saber.

    Obi-Wan is overpowered and defeated...
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    He then throws his blue saber to Anakin...
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    Who loses his green saber...
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    And is then dismembered fighting with the same saber Obi-Wan lost with...
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    Then, of course, in the middle movie of the next trilogy; Luke loses his hand fighting with a saber that is not only Anakin's, but one that was given to him by Obi-Wan, just like Anakin.
  4. HevyDevy Jedi Grand Master

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    One more bunch then I'm officially out of ideas. I mean it this time :p




    TPM/AOTC. Shroud of the darkside...
    (When told that a Sith controls the Senate): "I don't believe you."
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    (When told that Chancellor Palpatine and Anakin are Sith): "I don't believe you. I can't!"
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    AOTC/ROTS -
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    Anakin will ultimately put the Seperatists, the Jedi, and the Rebellion in the same category...
    "They want me to spy on the Chancellor? That's treason!"
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    TPM/AOTC.
    An interesting example of Sidious orchestrating both sides of the war -
    Sidious: "And Queen Amidala, has she signed the treaty?"
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    Palpatine: "Count Dooku must have made a treaty with them."
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    AOTC/ANH.
    I always find it intriguing that the Republic (the good guys) are the dominant side in the PT, whereas the Empire (the bad guys) are the dominant side in the original trilogy -
    A small example of this inversion...
    Obi-Wan: "Traitor!"
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    "You are part of the Rebel alliance and a traitor. Take her away!"
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    AOTC/ROTS.
    "Join me, Obi-Wan, and together, we will destroy the Sith!"
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    "Destroy the Sith, we must."
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    TPM/AOTC. A role-reversal as Watto, the dominant slave owner, is intimidated by Anakin in the next episode -
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    Anakin and Padme essentially swap R2 and 3PO over the course of the prequels...
    R2 starts out as part of Padme's crew...
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    She owns him in Ep2...
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    And then gives him to Anakin before ROTS...
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    3PO is built by Anakin, and eventually winds up with Padme...
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  5. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    I reduested some stuff a cupple pages back:D
  6. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    This is exactly what I always try to tell people. People who dont understand or acknowledge Lucas's visual stile of film making are fundamentally misunderstanding Star Wars.

    I really truly believe that MUCH MORE people should see this thread and go through all the pages from the beginning. This is important. This is Lucas's whole stile/format for the whole Saga from beginning to end.

    @};-
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  7. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    Typo

    Suggested**
  8. aguywithabiggun Force Ghost

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    Man, this is just off the charts awesome. The saga suddenly is making connections in my fwagile wittle mind!! Hell I'd love to contribute but... yeah I haven't downed enough amber to get this deep yet!

    Edit: Btw, we all know this already but it bears pointing out anyway.. these are some really great actors (mostly [face_dunno] ) You can really see it in the still shots. Their faces, their posture, all of it. Hell yeah man.
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  9. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    Obi Rob where have you. Been hiding? Ever since they announced the disney trilogy haven't seen you around here much.
  10. HevyDevy Jedi Grand Master

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    Noticed a couple more minor ones.

    ANH- Luke about to be pulled underwater then spat out...
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    ESB - Artoo about to be pulled underwater then spat out...
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    AOTC/ESB - Walkers from front...
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  11. janstett Force Ghost

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    Very well thought out... visually, at least.
  12. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    Very well done in EVERY way.:*
  13. Samnz Force Ghost

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    I like this:

    At the beginning of the film, when the second act of Palpatine's plan gets going, he stands offside (seeming like he has nothing to do with the events)
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    Later in the film, when his plan begins to work out and he gets "emergency powers" in the next scene, he is right in the center (taking advantage of the events)
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  14. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    YES! I always loved this but was never sure if ti was on purpose or not. Good post! =D=
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  15. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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  16. Cryogenic Force Ghost

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    Very nice thread, this is.

    The saga is very thought-out, visually, and has any number of fascinating interconnections. To that end...

    Something along similar lines -- but with, at times, vastly more complex links; especially when the tags/keywords are taken note of underneath -- can be found at the following address:

    http://starwarsverses.tumblr.com/
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  17. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Holy hell, TC must have put a lot of effort into compiling those images.
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  18. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    watch the "actual-fans" nonsense. I hear it again and I'm banning you.-Darth Boba
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  19. Yunners Force Ghost

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    We are clearly not worthy to share the fandom with you, us not-actual fans. :rolleyes:
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  20. Cryogenic Force Ghost

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    No, really. Thanks for quoting his post or I'd never have known obi-rob even thanked me (let alone praised me).

    What *is* it with this place??? Is it worth me being back here?

    That blanket deletion has left a rather foul taste in the air. Anyway...

    Thanks, Rob. Much appreciated. ^:)^
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  21. Yunners Force Ghost

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    There are many ways in which he could have thanked and praised you. Unfortunately he went down a route that many would deem unwise. Don't blame the mod for doing his job.


    Anyhoo, back on topic. It's clear you put a great deal of work into this subject HevyDevy, and while I think a lot of it is simply repetition of a style of cinematography and not all of it intention, nevertheless it's a impressive collection of parallels. Kudos. :)
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  22. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    Annnd banned. If this thread can't remain on topic without descending into personal insults it's getting locked.
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  23. Yunners Force Ghost

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    Oh, are we doing this again? [face_laugh] I'd love to see your evidence for me being a hateboy-slash-troll.


    Again, apologies HevyDevy, for the above derailment. Keep up the good work.
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  24. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    The one with ROTS Vader/Obi-wan mirroring ROTJ Luke/vader was always a favorite of mine.
  25. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    Anyone got a comparison shot of the Invisible Hand versus Venator against the Nebulon versus Star Desteroyer?