Obi-Wan Kenobi

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I never understood why he went into hiding due to the galactic government trying to hunt down everyone from his order and continued to wear his order’s clothes every day. Wouldn’t it have been a good idea to buy a flannel shirt and some overalls?
 
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I never understood why he went into hiding due to the galactic government trying to hunt down everyone from his order and continued to wear his order’s clothes every day. Wouldn’t it have been a good idea to buy a flannel shirt and some overalls?
:lol: Also, he should have changed his and Luke's last names too. :D

The in-universe answer is that you do see some denizens of Mos Eisley in robes similar to Obi-Wan's so it's not garb exclusive to the Jedi (even Uncle Owen's and the cantina bartender's costumes could have been used by a prequel Jedi extra). The real world answer is that Obi-Wan was wearing simple Tatooine robes until they decided to use that look for the Jedi when they made The Phantom Menace.
 

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:lol: Also, he should have changed his and Luke's last names too. :D

The in-universe answer is that you do see some denizens of Mos Eisley in robes similar to Obi-Wan's so it's not garb exclusive to the Jedi (even Uncle Owen's and the cantina bartender's costumes could have been used by a prequel Jedi extra). The real world answer is that Obi-Wan was wearing simple Tatooine robes until they decided to use that look for the Jedi when they made The Phantom Menace.
Right. When his neighbor came calling, he no doubt said, “Hi, I’m Ben.” But what he should have said was “Hi, I’m Ben. Ben Jenkins. I’m originally from Buffalo.”

BTW, Yoda did wear robes similar to Obi-Wan in ESB.
 
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BTW, Yoda did wear robes similar to Obi-Wan in ESB.
True enough but I still think Obi-Wan was wearing what they thought of as standard Tatooine clothes rather than anything relating to a Jedi when they made the first movie. You're right that Yoda is wearing similar robes to Obi-Wan and I'd say that cast the dye for that costume being the standard Jedi uniform.
 

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With Lord and Miller specifically, that they like to improv is one thing. That they refused multiple direct orders is another. They come from television where you have to work as part of a team to make a whole, and I’m sure that’s what Kennedy and Disney thought they were getting. I just don’t think it entered any of their minds that the guys they hired would repeatedly refuse to do the work they were hired for. To me, the most damning thing is that they shot for almost the entirety of the shooting schedule, but only something like 25% of what they shot was usable. That’s the insanity part. I mean, why are you even on that project then? What do you think the result would be?

But maybe the studio also presumed that filmmakers would be more reverent to the material just because it was Star Wars, and that’s a mistake.
Its really incredible when you think about it. I would love, but hold no possible expectation, to be able to see what they did shoot, with some kind of synopsis on what story they were trying to tell.

On a parallel note, what are people thinking about the Justice League Snyder cut? I know it isn't out yet, but in general?

I wonder if that turns out being successful....
 

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Its really incredible when you think about it. I would love, but hold no possible expectation, to be able to see what they did shoot, with some kind of synopsis on what story they were trying to tell.

On a parallel note, what are people thinking about the Justice League Snyder cut? I know it isn't out yet, but in general?

I wonder if that turns out being successful....
I don't think there'd be a way to salvage Lord and Miller's Solo from what they have but I'd like to see the script. I would be interested in seeing the original cut of Rogue One though. Not because I think it would be better but because I want to see the cool AT-ATs on Scariff stuff that was in trailers but didn't make the final cut. Just put those unfinished scenes on Disney +! :)
 

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I love all of the alternate scenes, abandoned storylines and animatics from the prequels showing the evolution of the story as George was assembling the films. You can see him almost discovering the films in edit and it’s fascinating stuff. I don’t think it’s better than the final product but it’s great seeing how he got there.
 
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I love all of the alternate scenes, abandoned storylines and animatics from the prequels showing the evolution of the story as George was assembling the films.
In that vein, I enjoy seeing elements of unused prequel and original trilogy art that is still ending up in animated series, TV series and even the new movies.
 
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I love all of the alternate scenes, abandoned storylines and animatics from the prequels showing the evolution of the story as George was assembling the films. You can see him almost discovering the films in edit and it’s fascinating stuff. I don’t think it’s better than the final product but it’s great seeing how he got there.

One thing that I wish could be released is jw rinzler making of the force awakens book. It’s completed and was listed for preorder on amazon in 2015 but Disney killed it.

Maybe in 40 years?
 
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