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source: Star Wars movies
audio: Dessa, "Congratulations"
length: 2:01
stream: on Vimeo for people in Germany; password: Anakin
download: 185MB on Dropbox
summary: Congratulations, you have invented a new kind of stupid.

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Hello, my name is Electra, and I like Star Wars. A lot.

 

You will note that one of the tags on my reblog of the above gifset is "it works on multiple levels omfg," which…is what this vid does. I ship the prequel OT3, and in a weird way this is probably as close as I will ever get to trying to make a prequel OT3 vid. (It already contains about 80% of the shots in the entire three movies in which all three of the main characters are in the same frame.) I love them, and this vid is about the end of everything. Sixty years later in-universe and people are still fighting the war that resulted because these three people couldn't get it together.

As you can probably tell from this vid, I have a weird Hamilton ship too; let's just say that if I were to rewrite it in space, it would include Alexander/Angelica as well as the more popular Hamilton ships. So it wasn't a difficult choice to make Obi-Wan the Angelica/POV character here, just like it wasn't a difficult choice to cut the last verse about Eliza's future, which…doesn't exist for Padmé. (The greatest injustice and worst canonical fate for any character in the saga, and those are the facts.)

Technically, I think they need to do a new 4K scan of the original ROTS film print, because there are parts where the current Blu-Ray doesn't look so good, particularly in comparison to Rogue One (bonus points for spotting the one shot from that movie in this vid). It would be nice if they could also re-release the original DVD deleted scenes when they do that, because working with those clips in this vid was not thrilling. I enhanced them as much as I dared before they got too grainy, which was not a lot, and you can totally tell. ANH, by contrast, looks pretty great on Blu-ray, and Alec Guinness' performance is amazing.

May the Force be with you. And for the sake of the galaxy, tell people you love them before you amputate their limbs and leave them to burn to death on a hellfire planet.


Lyrics
Alexander
 
Congratulations
You have invented a new kind of stupid:
A 'damage you can never undo' kind of stupid
An 'open all the cages at the zoo' kind of stupid
Truly, you didn't think this through? Kind of stupid
 
Let's review
You took a rumor a few, maybe two, people knew and refuted it by sharing an affair of which no one has accused you
I begged you to take a break, you refused to
So scared of what your enemies might do to you
But you're the only enemy you ever seem to lose to
You know why Jefferson can do what he wants?
He doesn't dignify schoolyard taunts with a response!
 
So yeah, congratulations!
You've redefined your legacy
Congratulations
 
I languished in a loveless marriage in London
I lived only to read your letters
I look at you and think 'God, what have we done with our lives and what did it get us? '
That doesn't wipe the tears or the years away
But I'm back in the city and I'm here to stay
I know what I'm here to do
I'm not here for you
 
I know my sister like I know my own mind
You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind
And a million years ago, she said to me 'this one's mine'
So I stood by
Do you know why?

I love my sister more than anything in this life
I will choose her happiness over mine every time
Eliza
Is the best thing in our life
So never lose sight of the fact that you have been blessed with the best wife

Congratulations