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PT Your favorite little moment or detail in the PT? (image heavy)

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Chancellor Yoda, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. KyleKartan

    KyleKartan Jedi Grand Master star 3

    Feb 4, 2004
    That whole Scene is amazing. Padmes Beauty, Anakins Pain, the locket. Ist a beautiful Scene and it transits into another great Scene which is shot beautifully...the Scene with Anakin and Yoda.
  2. Moonshield76

    Moonshield76 Jedi Youngling

    Aug 21, 2020
    Padme's pain also.
    The locket looks fantastic: "my heart belongs to that boy from Tatooine". Very, very tiny details.

    Yep. Play of light and shadow. Though, my favourite cinematography is the AOTC. Veranda night scenes also.
  3. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

    Dec 7, 2014
    Watching a Phantom Menace analysis video, and this really cool comparison between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's teaching methods was pointed out:
  4. StartCenterEnd

    StartCenterEnd Jedi Master star 3

    May 2, 2006
    Jar Jar numbing his tongue on Anakins pod racers power coupling disables his speech. The same speech that will grant Palpatine the emergency powers that will make him emperor in the next movie.
  5. Merrin

    Merrin Jedi Padawan star 1

    Dec 12, 2019
    I love the contrast between the two of them and the following close-up of them holding hands. It's a very beautiful scene.

  6. dagenspear

    dagenspear Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 9, 2015
    God, if He wills, blessed me with a thought:

    What if the moment in Revenge Of The Sith where Anakin is staring out at the sunset, before he leaves to stop Mace from killing Palpatine, is a parallel of sorts, to Shmi's and Anakin's exchange from The Phantom Menace:

    ANAKIN: "I don't want things to change."

    SHMI: "But you can't stop the change, anymore than you can stop the suns from setting."

    Him staring out and then acting can almost play as a rejection of that, of Anakin saying to himself wrongfully in his ego, 'I can stop the suns from setting.'
  7. Moonshield76

    Moonshield76 Jedi Youngling

    Aug 21, 2020
    I've always thought that Natalie's acting in that scene was fantastic. She looks like "I know I will die for love".
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  8. Jimbing

    Jimbing Jedi Youngling

    Oct 15, 2020
    Jango Fett vs. Obi Wan Kenobi!
  9. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jul 25, 2014
    A little detail I love from AOTC is the sound that Dooku's Solar Sailer makes when leaving Geonosis, almost like a high pitched scream. For years I thought it was part of the soundtrack for some reason. Admittedly it's the type of sound you can picture a ship owned by a Sith Lord to have. It goes well with Williams score as well, really helping the overall mood of dread.

    Also I just have to say the Solar Sailer is a pretty underrated ship in it's own right.
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  10. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 28, 2015
    The moments where Anakin and Obi-Wan argue about putting the ship down to help Padme to where Anakin charges Dooku and gets electrocuted in AOTC.

    Anakin's character flaws are put on blast, highlighting everything about the character that will lead to his downfall while also foreshadowing the aspects he overcomes in ROTS.

    Anakin just losing a loved one means he can't afford to lose another, showing how his compassion makes him irrational. This also refutes Matt Lanter's claim that "movie Anakin was never shown to care about anyone" which is such a ludicrous statement. However, Anakin's maturity is seen when he reluctantly admits Padme would do her duty to stop the war. However, that turmoil and willingness to put his Jedi duty aside for a loved one is a theme that runs deep in adult Anakin's entire characterization thanks to AOTC.

    When we get to the hanger, we see the antithesis to both Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's relationship in Episode I and Anakin and Obi-Wan's relationship in Episode III. Where Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan fought as one against Maul, even Obi-Wan using a fakeout tactic for Qui-Gon to strike at Maul, Anakin and Obi-Wan are shown to not be in sync with one another. Anakin's rage at possibly losing Padme and seeing dozens of fellow Jedi slaughtered has Anakin in a emotionally charged state. "You're gonna pay for all the Jedi that you killed today, Dooku." The callback in ROTS not only highlights a humorous one-liner from Anakin, "I was about to say that," but shows how far he has come just like Luke from ESB to ROTJ.
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  11. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 12, 2017
    Some of Lanter's comments make me wonder if a) he has ever really watched the entire 1-6 saga or b) if he just doesn't grasp the messages Lucas put into his films. How can you (general) make the claim that Anakin was never seen to care when that character trait is visibly demonstrated in Episode 1?

    He offers shelter to Qui Gon and Padme during the sand storm
    He offers to help them win the money for parts to repair the ship
    He struggles in his decision to leave his mother

    Lanter sounds like he's just regurgitating everything negative he's heard about the PT and trying to be cool by bashing the character and/or HC. His claims about the PT acting and characterization/pot shots at Christensen are laughable to me when his own body of work has not resulted in any sort of industry recognition.
  12. Starith

    Starith Jedi Knight star 2

    Apr 5, 2020
    I don't remember TCW's Anakin, or any of its characters in general, having much scope when it came to emotions and relationships. The show seemed much more interested in battles and the "adventure of the day" than character-building or depth.
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  13. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Chosen One star 5

    Aug 9, 2002
    The suggestive attention Anakin draws in the nightclub. Very different feeling to the unworldly Luke being over his head in the cantina. And at the same time, the manner in which Anakin ignores this status he could likely claim at any time and instead focuses on his various longings and demons totally supports the PT's overall tragic tone.
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  14. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 28, 2015
    I agree. Lanter has always been a spokesperson for the "TCW is bringing back the OT feels, baby!" part of the fandom. I do believe that's a result of Lanter being chosen to reboot Anakin and not actually learn to understand or respect the craft that Hayden put into the character. Lanter does seem to feel he was chosen to "right the wrongs" of PT Anakin, which is why I can never accept him as Anakin, outside of some anti-PT fanficer's fantasy for how Anakin should be.

    You're not wrong. The first 3 Seasons especially. They do admittedly TRY in Seasons 4-6, but the depth of exploring Anakin's angst is surface-level and nowhere near the complexity in the films or the multimedia project. It also feels totally whiplash-enducing given Seasons 1-3 establishing how level-headed Anakin is, and then Season 4 trying to introduce a more movie accurate Anakin doesn't quite work or develop in the way they wanted it to. Just feels like they gave Anakin more angst because the timeline is getting closer to ROTS instead of being a natural development from the first 3 seasons.
  15. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 12, 2017

    Lanter's got nothing on HC. He didn't have to work his butt off with a lightsaber/Nick G., there's no stunts, no having to bulk up, no attempting to learn to walk in risers, no hours in the make up chair to look burnt to a crisp. Hayden at least made the effort study JEJ inflections and cadence but Lanter sounds like cocky cowboy.
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  16. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

    Dec 7, 2014
    Since I recently acquired a diecast model of this ship, I wanna gush a little about this design for the 'refugee ship' that Anakin and Padme travel on in AOTC:

    Instantly the first thing that jumps out are the three engines. With that one design choice, a link is created back to the Republic Cruiser from the opening of TPM:

    It shows that they share a common design background, setting up a great standard aesthetic for the 'civilian' class of ships in the Republic's fleet. One little choice, three engines, and boom, instantly they feel as a part (Rogue One did something similar with the U-Wing in regards to the X-Wing, both unique designs, but feeling of the same 'brand' so to speak, same with the cargo ships and imperial shuttles).

    Also the refugee ship is just neat, I like the large lower half that's clearly implied to carry cargo. It's nice to see a ship that's not built for combat, we so rarely get those :)
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  17. Samnz

    Samnz Jedi Master star 3

    Sep 4, 2012
    Back in 2008/2009 there was some talk that George had "given up" on Hayden and "realized" he was a "miscast" after Hayden had not been chosen to voice Anakin in the TCW movie. I always found that idea incredibly sad (since I felt that Hayden really got what George wanted with the Prequels - more so that Ewan or Natalie). I just hope that is not the case and I am a lot more positive about it since Hayden attended George's wedding a few years ago. I guess Hayden's Anakin might have just been a little too complex and disturbing for the kind of show that George envisioned TCW to be at the time.

    You know, for all the flack AOTC gets for its "dated CGI", the scene of this cruiser taking off is magnificent in its scope and boldness. I mean, this is a daytime shot when it would have been so easy as a night-time shot. For every shot of "bad CG" in this movie there are numerous brilliant shots that are regularly taken for granted. This was the age of.. I don't know... Windows 98 and private internet as slow as a snake climbing Mount Everest... what they did was groundbreaking in both quantity and quality.