I think it's fairly known that Lucas started out as an editor and stated numerously that he basically directs from the editor's room (which is also a reason why he didn't direct too many films himself). I just thought it was interesting to dedicate a thread to wipes and cuts in the Star Wars saga. What are your favourite cuts/wipes? Why do you like them? Are there some you can't stand? I'd like to start the thread with two examples from AOTC because the movie is sometimes accused of "bad editing", which I agree with in parts, but which has also a share of great cuts and wipes. 1.) That's one of my favourites: - - > I always liked that the wipes in that scene goes up, which leads our eyes to the vastness of the sky (heaven) and I think that beautifully supports Cliegg's words "I know wherever you are...". Also note that the camera captures the mourners exactly when Cliegg finishes "...it's become a better place." That's beautiful. 2.) That's another one I like a lot: --> First of all, it's cool to see the focus on Anakin's facial expression. Secondly, I somehow like the fact that Anakin strikes to the right side of the screen while the camera subsequently moves to the left (in Yoda's room). That creates are really special atmosphere and feeling imo. Additionally, I feel it's nice to see that Anakin seems to be "hidden" from Yoda by the pillar in his room. Really cool wipe cut. Now...other favourites or negative examples? I'm looking forward to reading your answers!