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Episode III Title Roll-Up Released

The official Star Wars site has unveiled the opening title roll-up for the final "Star Wars" installment, "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."

So what the hell is a roll-up? It's the technical term for the rolling title sequences seen at the beginning of each film. The roll-ups aim to set the stage for the impending action, and they've worked to decent effect in every "Star Wars" movie except "Episode I" ("The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute"? Oh yeah. I can feel the heat from that sentence).

The "Episode III" roll-up reads:

Episode III

War! The Republic is crumbling
under the attacks by the ruthless
Sith Lord, Count Dooku.
There are heroes on both sides.
Evil is everywhere.

In a stunning move, the
fiendish droid leader, General
Grievous, has swept into the
Republic capital and kidnapped
Chancellor Palpatine, leader of
the Galactic Senate.

As the Separatist Droid Army
attempts to flee the besieged
capital with their valuable
hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a
desperate mission to rescue the
captive Chancellor....

Note: The odd spacing is intentional. According to John Knoll, "Star Wars" visual effects supervisor, the roll-up's line breaks are ultimately determined by George Lucas.

"Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" opens May 19, 2005. For more "Star Wars" news check out our spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on January 28, 2005 12:44 PM
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