Note, too, that it's not merely a problem of the stone Jedi facing different ways: if you examine the details of the sculpture, you see that there are so many differences that we might as well be looking at two completely different works. Observe, for example, how the Jedi's nose is half-buried in image (1) but fully above the earth in image (2). Then start looking at cracks in the rock and the contours of the Jedi's robes—the curves and shadows. Nothing really seems to match! Are we, in fact, looking at two different sculptures? Nothing in the movie indicates that there are two such mountains; there's never a wide shot with two stone Jedi in it. Yet the differences, point by point, are so vast in number that you have to wonder.
Friday, April 07, 2017