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Old 07-04-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default Would the Spin offs have the opening crawl in them?

Or do you expect something different

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Old 07-04-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Would the Spin offs have the opening crawl in them?

I would put my money on yes, but they might want to separate these films from the main show so who knows. It should be interesting.

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Old 07-04-2014, 03:14 PM   #3
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My guess is yes. I get the feeling they'll still stay along the lines of a SW movie, even if they're separate from the main movies.

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Old 07-04-2014, 09:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: Would the Spin offs have the opening crawl in them?

I would expect so.It's an easy way to get the audience up to speed on things without a lot of spoken exposition.

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Default Re: Would the Spin offs have the opening crawl in them?

I hope not, The Clone Wars show did something similar but different too, i think these films shouldn't all feel the need to incorporate the classic opening crawl, play with other plot mechanics.

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Default Re: Would the Spin offs have the opening crawl in them?

Obviously, it's trademark Star Wars.

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Obviously, it's trademark Star Wars.
But that means every single spin-off is forced into using it? What if they want to do a non-linear story in the spin-offs? It would feel very out of place, or if they did it in a western kind of film? Would it have worked in The good, the bad and the Ugly? Or Pirates of the Caribbean 1? Or Frozen? The star Wars universe opens the doors for all kinds of stories, all you need to be is true to that, i don't think you should force the opening crawl into all the spin-offs if the story they're trying to tell doesn't fit with that.

The Clone Wars show for example went with a similar but very different aproach, instead of putting an opening crawl in every single episode. The Main Episode films need to be straight forward and with the simple structure of the past films, but i think the spin-offs are fair game, flashbacks or slow mo aren't things that would work in the Main Episodes, but depending on the plot, they could be more welcome in some of the spin-offs.

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The Clone Wars version worked...for a cartoon.I can't see how it's better to have a 30's style announcer zip through some exposition to the backdrop of flashbacks to start a movie,than the classic crawl over Williams masterful score.

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Old 07-28-2014, 04:45 AM   #9
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Nobody's saying they should do the The Clone War's announcement to start the show, just an example how the opening crawl doesn't always fit every kind of story. For the Episodes it's indeed obligatory, but for the spin-offs? Should a Director realy need to change the way he wants to tell his story in order to fit in the SW opening crawl?

Be varied, if you want to tell an epic story set in the past about Jedi knights and want a style similar to Lord of the Rings, then you can use that type of explanation for people to know what's hapening, if you want to do a Man with no Name type of film with the hero we don't need to know much about, then don't feel obligated to explain what has happened up to that point.

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