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Old 09-22-2009, 10:30 PM   #75
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Since we already started down this path, let's do it! In the class we moved from here to dialog but, honestly, the dialog discussion is basically where I tell you 90% of you are not good comic writers yet and you all hate me. So let's talk scene work, and I can still feel the love!


If you have the DVD, watch the Ben/Vadar fight. Think about something I like to call key scenes. These are the moments that simply have to be in your scene. So, Ben's sacrifice, Ben saying, "I'll become more powerful yada, yada, yada", Luke seeing Ben die across the chasm...these are key scenes. Without these, you don't have your scene. Then look at these adaptations and talk about what's wrong, what's right, and what works for you even if it doesn't work for the story. And if history has taught me anything, I will then go into a long, drawn-out soliloquy about how awesome manga is.

So, Chaykin's original adaptation:

The Dark Horse "modern" adaptation:

And the manga adaptation:
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