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SPECULATION TFA: Write the Opening Crawl

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Snazel, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Luuke22

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    You forgot to mention the "majestik moose" that once bit your sister.
     
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    READ THE RULES.
    :mad:
     
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    Star Wars Episode VII

    The Force Awakens

    30 years have passed since the destruction of the SECOND DEATH STAR and the defeat of the SITH LORDS. The Galaxy now finds itself in a COLD WAR between the REPUBLIC and the mysterious FIRST ORDER which has declared itself the heir to the old EMPIRE

    On planets controlled by the FIRST ORDER stands a new group of heroes known as the RESISTANCE. Secretly led by the legendary PRINCESS LEIA these ragtag forces battle for freedom against their new overlords

    Hearing rumors that an artifact key to finding the legendary Jedi Knight LUKE SKYWALKER, who has been missing for 10 years, is located on the backwater planet of JAKKU. Forces led by the mysterious KYLO REN seek out this artifact. Unbeknownst to them PRINCESS LEIA has secretly sent her own agent POE DAMERON to retrieve the artifact himself before it is used to sow chaos throughout the galaxy. . .
     
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    Based on the quotes of your original post, reminds me of the interludes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    :eek:

    I like that one though.
     
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    Well I mean the Force must've had a crazy night and awakens with a full bladder if it was a 30 year bender
     
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    What rules? The ones that state we can't have fun?
     
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    nono, only kidding :p
     
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    Fair enough; chalk it up to sarcasm being relatively impossible to convey online. (r2-d2)Move along, move along.
     
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    LUCASFILM

    A LONG TIME AGO ... IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY ...



    STAR
    WARS


    Episode VII


    THE FORCE AWAKENS


    the balance in the force has finally been restored.
    the evil sith emperor was killed by ANAKIN SKYWALKER
    and the regional governments of the evil empire have disbanded.

    amidst peace in the galaxy, planetary systems like JAKKU
    who have joined the new republic, are still struggling in rebuilding
    their territories and its inhabitants are living in the ruins of past wars.


    one of the remaining galactic empire governments called
    the FIRST ORDER now led by General HUX is determined
    to hunt down one of the last Jedi with the help of KYLO REN
    in order to pursue his final goal ....
     
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    STAR WARS
    Episode VII
    The Force Awakens

    It is a time of hope in the theaters. Filming from a hidden location
    called Pinewood, our favourite actors, along with a bright and talented
    cast of newcomers, have completed filming the further adventures
    we had all hoped for, but never dreamed would happen.

    Inspired by ridiculously huge profit potential, accountants from the
    House of Mouse put together a package that could not be turned
    down. Unknown to them, the Dark Lord of the Sith had been
    planning this all along, and all went according to his plans.

    Now, the theater has gone dark. The fanfare we all had grown
    used to is no more, and has been replaced with the theme
    that would forever mark the destiny of the saga. With drinks
    large enough to bathe a family of four, and popcorn with enough
    butter to kill that family with a heart attack, the stage is set...


     
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    Episode VII
    THE FORCE AWAKENS

    It is a period of cold war.
    First Order spaceships, striking
    from a hidden base, have won
    their first victory against
    the New Republic.

    During the battle, Resistance
    agents managed to steal a
    Stormtrooper that knows the
    layout of the First Order's
    ultimate weapon, the STARKILLER
    BASE, a weapon with enough power
    to destroy an entire star fleet.

    Pursued by the First Order's
    sinister agents, Poe Dameron
    races to Jakku, custodian of a
    lightsaber that can save the
    Resistance and restore
    freedom to the galaxy....
     
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    I see what you did there.
     
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    you win 5 internets for today (duel)
     
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    Only in your mind, my very young apprentice.
     
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    One day, I will become the greatest Jedi EVER. I will even learn how to stop people from dying!!!
     
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    Its good to have goals in life.
     
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    JJ Abrams: "Damnit! Now I have to rewrite the crawl!"
     
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    STAR WARS

    Episode VII

    THE FORCE AWAKENS

    Dark times loom. Remnant factions of the Galactic Empire, once thought eliminated, have resurfaced, united under the new banner of the FIRST ORDER.

    Masked First Order commander KYLO REN now leads battalions of stormtroopers in a ruthless, galaxy-wide hunt for legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, who mysteriously vanished years ago.

    A relic from the Jedi’s past, rumored to contain information vital to finding the lost hero, hurtles towards the desert planet Jakku. Whosoever discovers it could hold the fate of the galaxy in their hands…


    These were the criteria I went by:


    - No Star Wars opening crawl has ever been longer than 85 words – that was the word count I landed on for this one

    - It should lead up to but not describe what will happen in the opening shots of the movie, which, if MSW is right, means I cannot describe the lightsaber actually being located by MVS or Poe, etc

    - It should be purposefully campy in some ways – it’s meant to invoke the Saturday morning, serial-esque feel that the original did – that’s why I included that last line and that first line. They’re a little portentous and cliché for my taste, but they fit Star Wars


    The crawl still feels somewhat choppy to me and will need some revising, especially after the trailer comes out, if it does indeed come out on or before Force Friday.
     
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    sweet crawl
     
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