Earlier today I sat down to write you all a brief news update on Star Wars Episode IX: Rise Of Skywalker. That turned into a huge, unplanned emotional outpouring and Star Wars confessional which will appear on the website at some point.
But now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.
The UK’s Daily Express newspaper took a break today from still weeping about Princess Diana and sucking Establishment cock to talking about the new Star Wars movie. Specifically a different approach to editing.
Maryann Brandon is a go-to editor for J.J. Abrams and revealed that the shortness of production time on this movie has meant a new way to keep on the schedule was needed.
“When we did The Force Awakens, we started in May and we finished shooting in October, and we were out [the following] Christmas. For this film, we didn’t start until August, so we weren’t done until February shooting – so we have four months less time, and it’s a very big film. So I convinced J.J. to let me cut on the set.
I had the DP right there to ask questions. If I needed a shot, or if J.J. decided we needed another shot, we would set up in a corner and get a green screen shot of something. Getting to know the cast and having them be comfortable with me, it was a really great way to understand what they were going through.”
Does this sound like a sensible approach that may deliver some benefits?
Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio. Unfortunately, Kathleen Kennedy is still producing so expectations may be subverted all over again,
We will find out on December 20th.