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that's my issue, with how it was explained on the screen... i shouldn't HAVE to know the supplementary materials to get it. that being said, i'm planning on reading the prequel books and i'm sure i'll actually rather like them. one of my issues with the films i openly acknowledge as being it's a victim of its editing in some regards.
i've also only seen the theatrical release... so i haven't had a chance to sit down with any sort of extended release if there is one, or go through the deleted scenes, of which i've been explicitly told is material that really enchances the story over all.
behind the scenes stuff is supplementary, though often really amazing and enhancing to the experience.
but i haven known for awhile that seeing the supplementary material drastically changes the viewing... i just haven't had the time to do so