Attack of the Clones Minute 56: Invisible Smells

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January 30th, 2017


There is silence as they stare at the fire. Anakin is thinking.


Jacob Sirof



  • Starts with a series of glances between Anakin and Padmé, and ends with Anakin wishing he could wish away his feelings.
  • Hayden Christensen is almost too good at playing the awkward teenager.


  • Pete remembers hecklers in the crowd during this scene when he saw it the second time.
  • Jacob relates to Anakin's frustration and chemical attraction to Padmé on a personal level; it's how he approaches love.
  • This is the emo Star Wars movie. The Prequel trilogy tackles heartache, which is not touched on in the Original Trilogy.
  • The common theme of characters saying "I will never do..." and then being proven wrong in the Prequels. The things they "can't" do are a blueprint for what they end up doing.
  • This movie as a buffet of genres.
  • Anakin's "I will do anything you ask" parallels his oath to Palpatine when he becomes Darth Vader.
  • The real-life reality (rather than movie reality) is uncomfortable.
  • Dating is much more difficult when you actually care.
  • Plug for

Meta Minute


  • Jacob: ...and I'm Jacob Sirof from Russia with Love.
  • Pete: Only the best murderers...
  • Pete: Maybe the Force is Padmé's sassy best friend. Jacob: Your episode title's in there somewhere.


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