>Anakin Skywalker: You are so... beautiful.
>Padmé: It's only because I'm so in love.
>Anakin Skywalker: No, it's because I'm so in love with you.
>Padmé: So love has blinded you?
>Anakin Skywalker: [laughs] Well, that's not exactly what I meant . . .
>Padmé: But it's probably true.
>Anakin Skywalker: I haven't laughed in so long . . .
>Padmé: Neither have I.
Christian Hayden gets a lot of hate, but could anyone honestly delivery this kind of shit dialogue in front of a bluescreen?
He had one job.
Make us believe he wanted to fuck teenage Natalie Portman.
And he somehow fucked this up.
The OT and the PT both have that weird Lucas DNA that makes some of the dialogues bizarre and autistic (that is, if you think about them, you realize there's a logic to them but it's completely alien to normal behavior). But the difference in quality is enormous.
You mean that scene that came after we saw those two characters grow closer together within the actions of two movies and wasn't just told about it sitting on a green screen couch?
> go to the opera
> main character starts singing about how she is forlorn
> she continues to sing about the man she is in love with, while he is standing right there, pretending not to hear her
> the man faces the audience and asks rhetorically "what shall i do? To love is a burden! Hark! For I am-"
> stand up
> PEOPLE DON'T TALK LIKE THAT YOU KNOW
> THIS SCRIPT IS CRINGEWORTHY
> 2/10 WOULD ONLY WATCH 3 MORE TIMES
>EVERYONE SAYS THIS IS SUCH A GOOD SCENE AND I DON'T FUCKING UNDERSTAND WHY THEY ALL HAVE SUCH SHIT TASTE, IT'S SHITTY WRITING RRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>screamed the autist incoherently as he clicked "I'm not a robot", completely missing the irony of that statement
Is this good dialog, to you:
Han Solo: Well, Your Worship, it looks like you managed to keep me here a while longer.
Princess Leia Organa: [Haughtily] I had nothing to do with it. General Rieekan thinks it's dangerous for any ships to leave the system until they've activated the energy shield.
Han Solo: That's a good story. I just think you can't bear to let a gorgeous guy like me out of your sight.
Princess Leia Organa: I don't know where you get your delusions, laser brain.
[Chewbacca laughs amusingly]
Han Solo: Laugh it up, fuzzball! [To Luke] You didn't see us alone in the south passage. She expressed her true feelings for me.
Princess Leia Organa: What? [annoyed] Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking... nerf-herder!
Han Solo: [in mock offense] Who's scruffy looking? [To Luke] Must have hit it pretty close to the mark to get her all riled up like that, huh, kid?
Princess Leia Organa: Well, I guess you don't know everything about women yet. [suddenly kisses Luke in front of Han]
Infinitely better, yes.
It's expository, each character has unique and visible personality, and we see the main cast grow closer together all in one scene. That's objectively good dialogue.
> Anakin: From the moment I met you, all those years ago, not a day has gone by when i haven't thought of you. And now that I'm with you again, I am in agony. The closer I get to you, the worse it get. The thought of not being with you; i can't breathe. I'm haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me. My heart is beating, hoping that that kiss will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting me. What can I do? I will do anything that you ask... If you are suffering as much as I am, please tell me...
Come on... that's pretty good writing. Anguish, fear, love, all rolled into one small speech.
Much better, but still utter shit when you consider how little we care about them.
We're never shown why they love each other, we're just told it. Their relationship makes no sense, and all we see them do together is Anakin bitch about the other women in his office. Both of them are incredibly incompetent and unlikable, and the romance 'plot' between them handled almost everything wrong.
But the intention of that was never that they were truly in love, was it?
It was just that they were young people who became infatuated with each other despite barely having known each other.
Its a tragedy
If it wasn't a speech, it would be less awkward. People don't talk like that, even in over the top space operas
So you're telling me Romeo & Juliet have a different dynamic going on? How so? Maybe you can dissect their story and quickly realize their love wasn't genuine and they were just prisoners of the moment, but I think it's quite obvious that Lucas was going for this style of romance. The fans miss the point, because they don't see the obvious stylistic intent.