Friday, 23 November 2012
DELETED SCENE: ANAKIN'S DREAM
With the dawn glow of the Tatooine suns and the approach of the Boonta Eve race festival, Padme wakens little Anakin Skywalker from his outdoor slumber in this brief deleted scene moment from EPISODE I. In Terry Brooks excellent novel adaptation of the movie in 1999, Anakin, after making some last minute fixes to his podracer, has a mildly disturbing dream (or Force premonition?) of himself as a slightly older figure, in a future time of being elsewhere, possibly beyond Tatooine.
The Tunisian filmed but deleted version of the scene would be slightly different, focusing on Padme instead, and was only partially revealed with EPISODE I's eventual DVD release. After Padme wakens Anakin, he tells her of a premonition of her going into battle with a huge army; a future event which Padme shrugs off, saying she's against fighting. Cut by Lucas for time and pace reasons above all else, it was also noted that the scene really didn't have much energy for the young actors to work with.