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Old September 22 2013, 09:00 PM   #46
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Re: Natalie Portman in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

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But there must have been a point in the first one where she chose to give up.

On day one, she should have been over brimming with optimism.

Unfortunately everything is filmed out of order and there's hundreds of hours on the cutting room floor.
Can we still use that expression on a digital production?
Also, "footage" and "roll the film/tape" are gonna have to be consigned to history.
Then where were the Nsync Jedi sliced, diced and left to rot?
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Old September 22 2013, 11:46 PM   #47
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Re: Natalie Portman in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

Nobody's posted the really relevant photo yet, so here:
http://www.natalieportman.com/galler...2_itemId=70898

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Anyway, I agree she was the "best" thing about AOTC. That's not saying much but, still. And yeah between the black dominatrix outfit and the white, torn, battle suit at the end... Yowsa!
Dominatrix outfit.....That's a good description. God, what it must have been like for poor Anakin to see her dressed like that. No wonder he went crazy!
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Part of the problem was that practically everyone in the prequels talked with pseudo-Shakespearean formality. Amongst the central trio in II and III, only McGregor seemed to be able to pull it off with any panache.
I'd say the British/Irish actors could handle it really well. The American actors just couldn't. McGregor, Neeson, McDiarmid, & Lee all pulled it off. Christensen, Portman, Lloyd, & Samuel L. Jackson didn't.

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I would love to see Knightly and Portman in a film together again.
They should do one together with Scarlett Johansson & Mila Kunis. I give it 4 drools.
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Old September 22 2013, 11:53 PM   #48
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Re: Natalie Portman in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

^ Did you REALLY have to post that huge ass picture that takes up most of the screen, instead of just posting the link to the picture?

Also you are hotlinking to a picture, which is against the rules on this forum.
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Old September 23 2013, 12:00 AM   #49
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Ah. Sorry. Photos on the internets is hard.
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Old September 23 2013, 03:03 AM   #50
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Then where were the Nsync Jedi sliced, diced and left to rot?
In my fantasies.
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Old September 25 2013, 07:00 PM   #51
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Nobody's posted the really relevant photo yet, so here:
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Old December 27 2013, 12:57 AM   #52
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I wonder how she'll go about explaining THAT to her young son when she shows him the movie!!
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Old December 27 2013, 01:01 AM   #53
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I liked the wedding gown she wore at the end.
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Old December 27 2013, 02:57 AM   #54
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Regardless of how well we think Ms Portman acted in the SW prequels, I don't think there's any denying how totally sexy she looked in that black leather dress in AOTC. Anyone agree?
There's a nice shot of her from behind, but in white.
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Old December 27 2013, 05:09 AM   #55
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Re: Natalie Portman in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

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But there must have been a point in the first one where she chose to give up.

On day one, she should have been over brimming with optimism.

Unfortunately everything is filmed out of order and there's hundreds of hours on the cutting room floor.
Can we still use that expression on a digital production?
Also, "footage" and "roll the film/tape" are gonna have to be consigned to history.
Well, we still say "give them the cold shoulder" even though no one gives you an unheated shoulder of mutton. Film crews still call shots done without sound MOS, even though no one's sure what it means or where it comes from. Some jargon tends to stick around long after its turned anachronistic.
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Old December 27 2013, 03:18 PM   #56
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"Mit Out Sound", with a fake German accent. Derived from the ol' cliche German directors of the early days.
(According to my friends from film school in the 70s)

Or not: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOS_%28filmmaking%29
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Old December 28 2013, 04:12 PM   #57
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I wonder how she'll go about explaining THAT to her young son when she shows him the movie!!
"Mommy is an actress?"
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Old December 28 2013, 05:44 PM   #58
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God, her acting was so awful in that film. Christensen's I can understand since he's usually rather weak but Portman gave no fucking effort whatsoever. Since here part was so small in III, it's a rare case where I'd have called for her recasting. Just awful. And then come III Christensen actually did a better job than her.


Who watches Star Wars for the acting?


I watched it for Alec Guinness. Acting like he actually cared about this stuff

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Old December 28 2013, 11:47 PM   #59
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I wonder how she'll go about explaining THAT to her young son when she shows him the movie!!
"Mommy is an actress?"
Well, she'll always have that Academy Award for "Black Swan" on the mantle, but then, she might not want him to see that performance until he is much older.
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Old December 29 2013, 04:59 PM   #60
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Re: Natalie Portman in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

To hijack the thread a little, which actors do you think have done the best acting in blue/green screen-heavy films/TV? Conversely (aside from in Star Wars), which are the best actors that did the worst when surrounded by blue/green screens?
And in another defense of the prequels, don't most sci-fi/fantasy films, even those otherwise good, have bad romances?
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