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Astrotoy7
02-01-2005, 04:50 AM
*Oh, 'tis my 4000th post !* :p

OK. Im sure there are many among us who are super spoilerised and this would be old news to them... Im posting this for the casual minor spoiler type of person(which is the most numerous as indicated by my poll!)

Last week the opening scroll was revealed on the official SW site, in an article by John Knoll about creating the opening crawl effect for the SW movies :)

here's the original article:
http://www.starwars.com/episode-iii/bts/production/f20050126/indexp2.html

here's the crawl text for those interested. Sorta like the teaser, it is 90% predictable, but there are definitely some plot spoiler elements.....

I would be interested to hear others comments on *this* alone. I am trying to be spoiler free, so I didnt really want to go to the Ep3 spoiler forum to track this down :(

Opening Crawl :

EPISODE III

REVENGE OF THE SITH

War! The Republic is crumbling
under attacks by the ruthless
Sith Lord, Count Dooku.
There are heroes on both sides.
Evil is everywhere.

In a stunning move, the
fiendish droid leader, General
Grievous, has swept into the
Republic capital and kidnapped
Chancellor Palpatine, leader
of the Galactic Senate.

As the Separatist Droid Army
attempts to flee the besieged
capital with their valuable
hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a
desperate mission to rescue the
captive Chancellor...

so, what do y'all think ??

mtfbwya

jebbers
02-01-2005, 04:57 AM
i need to get back online more often...i didnt know they released the opening crawl....sounds promising....

thanx astro for informing me:thumbsup:

Samuel Dravis
02-01-2005, 05:36 AM
Evil is everywhere....

...fiendish droid leader...

Sounds a little cheesy, but I suppose I can deal with it. :D

EDIT: Sorry, my fault. Didn't think about it. :(

Astrotoy7
02-01-2005, 06:11 AM
sorry samuel, I think you should attach spoiler tags there, theres a *very* strict spoiler policy in force.....

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
02-01-2005, 06:39 AM
ADD SPOILER TAGS IMMEDIATELY OR SUFFER THE FLUFFY PILLOW!

I think it's perfect. Fits right in with how the rest of the crawls go, cheese and all. :D

Boba Rhett
02-01-2005, 09:41 AM
They've made a mock up (awesome one) of the intro over at MF. Check it out by right clicking and saving here (http://s90955869.onlinehome.us/Episode3/mfrevengecrawl2.mov) 25.6mb

jon_hill987
02-01-2005, 10:10 AM
two Jedi Knights lead a
desperate mission to rescue the
captive Chancellor...

Don't go its a trap!

RoxStar
02-01-2005, 01:07 PM
Argh. My crappy mouse has been acting up and it highlighted part of the spoiler :(. Its ok, I only know a little.

The_One
02-01-2005, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by Dave Grohl
Argh. My crappy mouse has been acting up and it highlighted part of the spoiler :(. Its ok, I only know a little.

Then why come into a thread clearly marked "spoilers"? Or was that your mouse playing up again? "Honest Mum, I wasn't looking at the porn - it was the mouse!" ;)

By the way, if this thread marks Astro's 4000th post, then it also marks my 1500th. And it only took me three years!

ZBomber
02-01-2005, 01:24 PM
Wow, I actually had no clue that EP III was about that.... :\

Not much of a spoiler tho.

Astrotoy7
02-01-2005, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Wow, I actually had no clue that EP III was about that.... :\

Not much of a spoiler tho.

c'mon, palpatine staging his own abduction thats spoilerific ! Thats why I said its 90% predictable :)

mtfbwya

RoxStar
02-01-2005, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by The_One
Then why come into a thread clearly marked "spoilers"? Or was that your mouse playing up again? "Honest Mum, I wasn't looking at the porn - it was the mouse!" ;)

I was playing counter-strike after that post and My gun was going all over the screen. So, I got a new mouse an all is well.

Sabretooth
02-04-2005, 05:29 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7

to flee teh besieged


As long as they get rid of that 1337-inspired language, it's fine by me.

:)

RebelScum!
02-04-2005, 05:41 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
They've made a mock up (awesome one) of the intro over at MF. Check it out by right clicking and saving here (http://s90955869.onlinehome.us/Episode3/mfrevengecrawl2.mov) 25.6mb

Rhett always has the links...:worship:

Owange Rhett Ownage

Astrotoy7
02-04-2005, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by Sabretooth
As long as they get rid of that 1337-inspired language, it's fine by me.

:)

bah ! missed that one on the spellcheck :(

*fixes*

* * * Also * * *
Bah ! I tried downloading the crawl thingy of rhetts. Quicktime doesnt even open it...says something is worng with it :(

looks like another dodgy Rhett link :p

*remembers trailer fiasco*

:p

mtfbwya

Crow_Nest
02-04-2005, 06:13 PM
Sounds a little like a hoax to me, since when did they have ! in their opening>?

Boba Rhett
02-04-2005, 06:36 PM
It's on the official Star Wars site, Crow. ;)

Andy867
02-06-2005, 12:29 PM
Well, since the other thread magically disappeared, I figured I would post my little Opening Crawl here that I made in light of the recently released Opening Crawl text.

Opening Crawl (Quicktime) (http://videostrategy.jediknight.net/comic/video/intro_crawl.mov)

Opening Crawl (Windows Media Player) (http://videostrategy.jediknight.net/comic/video/intro_crawl.wmv)

Opening Crawl (MPEG-1) (http://videostrategy.jediknight.net/comic/video/intro_crawl.mpg)

Enjoy!

Crow_Nest
02-07-2005, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
It's on the official Star Wars site, Crow. ;)

Yes i know that, but it seems pretty weird.

EDIT: Just saw the crawl video, seems that the chancellor is the emperor after all.

Astrotoy7
02-07-2005, 05:13 AM
Originally posted by |GG|Crow_Nest
.
...seems that the chancellor is the emperor after all.

O for cripes sake Crow......that has *never* been a secret - from day 1, within the first 5 mins of TPM, he gets introduced as (senator) Palpatine.... you silly bird !

* * *

Thanks for those links Andy. Those ones Rhett has posted are all but dead now... :(

mtfbwya