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F686-49E3-A006-0png 443 KB 458x672 Attack of Clones is a Sci-Fi NOIR Anonymous 122818Fri122028 No 107701258 A lone cynic goes on his own quest to unravel a mystery which leads to a bigger more sinister plot A quest that is also complete with seedy underworld places and hardened characters A moral and ultimately doomed protagonist is trapped in an unwanted situation fighting against cold fate and surrounded by less than moral characters in an immoral world ATTACK OF THE CLONES is the second chapter in George Lucas' STAR WARS prequel trilogy and while it certainly isn't a straight film noir it does exhibit many traits of the genre It's also a movie that's tragically misjudged At the crux of the story assassination attempts against Padme Amidala Natalie Portman force the Jedi to send Obi-Wan Kenobi Ewan McGregor on a solo mission to investigate while Anakin Skywalker Hayden Christensen is charged with protecting her Meanwhile the galaxy is crumbling around them It's classic noir The atmosphere of the movie has an underlying sense of doom throughout Corruption is abound a separatist movement has formed and the galaxy is on the verge of war And thanks to the original trilogy we already know the peril to come Past the CG and spectacle it is a pessimistic film There's corruption greed and forbidden romance There is also a nighttime chase through a sprawling maze-like city a rain soaked fight seedy underworld nightclubs dimly lit corridors and a climactic visceral duel in an industrial setting Even Venetian blinds appear casting the same moody light and shadow you might find in a Howard Hawkes film EPISODE I Anonymous 122818Fri122223 No107701297 File imagejpg 855 KB 4032x3024 And there's the dialogue George Lucas is famously accused of writing bad dialogue It's not bad It's melodramatic sure It's also stylistic just like the classic films That goes with the delivery too Deadpan snark monologues and a lack of sentimentality from characters styles modern audiences can't seem to take Let's be honest even the banter of SUNSET BOULEVARD wouldn't fly by today's standards Then there's the parallel with the noir classic THE THIRD MAN In it Holly Martins Joseph Cotton is investigating the deathvanishing of friend Harry Lime Orson Welles while everyone informs Martins that Lime was awful In ATTACK OF THE CLONES Count Dooku Christopher Lee is our Harry Lime His name is mentioned unfavorably and like Lime he's not seen or heard from It's not until the climax of both films that Holly Martins and Obi-Wan Kenobi finally meet these elusive characters Harry Lime and Count Dooku Both men are indeed revealed to be villains Both even try to recruit our heroes They're great scenes made better by their grim dialogue and fascinating set pieces They're even filmed alike with the villain in each circling the hero like prey I know ATTACK OF THE CLONES is by no means a perfect film But it is a perfect STAR WARS film It's imaginative It tread new ground It wasn't just a rehash of what we'd already seen relying on nostalgia or fan service It was bold And it's that boldness that allowed George Lucas to experiment adding a film noir flair to an otherwise space fantasy film Maybe one day the prequels will be reexamined by a more open audience Or maybe l've convinced you to reexamine them yourself In the end it's all subjective anyway Meme

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