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Star Wars: The Sun Conflict

Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 10:02am

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What? No... It couldn't be! A Star Wars movie from Dennis & Ronnie Films?

Don't get too excited... It's not what you think.

This is the end result of two years of agony for me. This was shot two summers ago, and every time I've tried to edit it together, and get the effects done, something has gone horribly wrong. I'd have to get my computer formatted with no way to back it up, the video files would keep their size, but for some reason only one frame would play... Etc. Etc. But it's finally finished. And now I can stop worrying about it.

If you've seen the Dennis & Ronnie Films Demo Reel, you've seen one or two clips from this already, but only now do you get to see it in all it's "glory".

This was the first real "movie" that we shot when I got my new camera. No planning involved. Unless I'm mistaken, we shot this on my birthday, so we were all there and just said "Hey let's make a star wars movie!" And we didn't think it was going to take us as long as it did to make it. You can tell, because the sun pretty much goes down through the movie, which made us have to change settings on the camera to get more light, hence, video quality gets poor.

Anyway, I don't want to keep going on and on. Just watch the thing. It helps if you don't look at it like a Star Wars movie, but as a Dennis & Ronnie movie.
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Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 10:27am

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That was pretty good, short but sweet.

Liked the contrast of the soundtracks you had smile Sound is usually criticised in your movies but it was great in this. Nice colours; not a big criticism is the colours changed though in a short space of time due to light, but doesn't really matter for this.

The fight was well done...& I liked the intro to Darth *Fodger* wink, in the way Lt McMurphy's character turned around to face sorta upwards.

The sudden change to home video/Ring style was strange, but it was an interesting effect. Amazing twist at the end.
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 10:28am

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Indiana Jones music over the opening crawl. Heheh. Genius.
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 5:55pm

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Good! i like your movie becouse is different from the other star wars movie...............well done!
I like also the quality of the image........you use an xl1 right?
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Posted: Tue, 15th Jun 2004, 3:19pm

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Pretty well done. A couple of the angles were good. But overall, I didn't see anything I particularly liked in this short. I give it a 3. Still, pretty good. (Mostly because it's a Dennis & Ronnie Film.) razz
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 3:02am

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atom wrote:

overall, I didn't see anything I particularly liked in this short. I give it a 3. Still, pretty good. (Mostly because it's a Dennis & Ronnie Film.) razz
So if there wasn't 'anything particualraly' that you liked, why did you rate it a 3?

Personally, there wasn't anything I liked about this short. Fighting was bad, music was ok...didn't really fit, acting uh, meh confused

I'm thinking 2.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 4:37am

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I dunno. I just have a certain subconscious liking for Dennis & Ronnie and their spunky funny/serious style. That's why I feel they deserve better than a 2.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 3:36pm

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atom wrote:

I dunno. I just have a certain subconscious liking for Dennis & Ronnie and their spunky funny/serious style. That's why I feel they deserve better than a 2.
If this short wasn't a 'dennis & ronnie' film would you have rated it lower?
If it were a couple 14 year olds with a crappy helmet on and bad acting, and a poor fight scene would you have rated it a 3?
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 5:00pm

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Yes, because in that case it would be me and my friends. hahahahaha. No, but seriously I wouldnt've. Why did I for Dennis & Ronnie?/ I already told you. I like their 'style.' 'Style' meaning sound, acting, and cinematography. So, case closed.

EDIT: If you don't understand what I mean, see Spotlight: Dennis & Ronnie Films. (it's good because they put seriousness in a a ludacris situation.) And you're the only one who gave it a 2, so why not ask everybody else why they thought it deserved better?
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 1:10am

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Rating: +1

Calibretto wrote:

If it were a couple 14 year olds with a crappy helmet on and bad acting, and a poor fight scene would you have rated it a 3?
You don't get the point, Calibretto. If you read the first post I said not to take it seriously. So don't. It's not supposed to be good.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 4:40pm

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Aculag wrote:

Calibretto wrote:

If it were a couple 14 year olds with a crappy helmet on and bad acting, and a poor fight scene would you have rated it a 3?
You don't get the point, Calibretto. If you read the first post I said not to take it seriously. So don't. It's not supposed to be good.
Sorry, I don't mean to be rude.
I just don't understand, if it wasn't supposed to be good...oh, forget it, I really am not trying to fight about it, I just wanna know.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 4:41pm

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So... does that mean you thought it was good?

Listen up. And this goes for everyone... If you don't like my movies, or don't "get" my movies, don't bother going on and on about it. It always seems like anyone who doesn't like them always wants to figure out what they're missing. Like there's some deep meaning that's going to change their life. It's nothing like that. It's just here to entertain, and if you're not entertained by it, forget about it. What am I supposed to do about it?

I'm not making movies that appeal to everyone, I know that. I make movies that appeal to ME. So if you don't like it, that's fine with me. And I'm not going to try to explain it to you, because if you don't get it the first time, you're not going to get it. Get it? smile
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 6:42pm

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Quit whining about it Jesus. It seems like you are insecure about your movie making abilities and don't want people pointing out flaws on a movie that you know isn't your best.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 6:56pm

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Im speaking for me here, not Aculag, so I could be way off base.

I think the point he is trying to present is that its ok to give him constructive critisicm, but to go on and on about its flaws as if it was the worst big-budget movie ever made...EVER. I could be wrong though.

As for me: I didnt LOVE it, but I didnt come to close to hating it. I understand the circumstances in which he made it in and therefore can accept its flaws and lack of a real plot smile But it was made to be FUN and NOT a Star Wars fan-film big budget hollywood even-get-you-thinking-about-it type deal.

Im not going to rate it though Aculag, I couldnt make up my mind on what it deserves (didnt want to to go to much of an extreme either way). But I did enjoy watching it. And sorry if im totally wrong about what I said you were saying.
Posted: Fri, 18th Jun 2004, 8:26am

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but my point is that he knows it was just a for fun film, so don't get defensive about it. People arn't trashing his masterpiece, only his little for fun movie.
Posted: Fri, 18th Jun 2004, 4:03pm

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JPW, I've never heard of you until today, so don't act like you're so high and mighty.

I want people to tell me their honest opinions on my movies, but if they don't like it, I don't want them to have to come back and try to explain what they didn't enjoy about it over and over again. It's a waste of their time.

I'd rather get one or two comments from different people on a movie, than check the site in the morning and see 2 pages of people arguing about it.

If you don't understand what I'm trying to get across, then forget it. I won't try to explain it to you anymore.

But basically what I'm saying is, If you don't like it, why do you bother to keep coming back to it? Tell me you didn't like it, and move on.