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SilverWook

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#1051748
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Han Solo Movie Spoiler Thread
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The skin likely rotted away long ago. I think I’ve seen a photo of the eyes in an exhibit somewhere. (Propstore has had a few face castings and internal pieces in their collection or auctions.) I’m sure there must be some photographic reference materials in the Lucasfilm archives.

JEDIT: Photo taken at Chicago Museum of Science and Industry in 1996.

If any of the original Jabba puppeteers are still around, and they’re brought into the production, that would be the icing on the cake.

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#1051611
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Handman said:

I didn’t notice any of that, I was just looking at the rug:

Joke’s on me.

Well, isn’t there a standing White House set in Hollywood that many productions have used over the years? Oliver Stone’s Nixon came out the year before ID4, so maybe they just used the same carpet.

JEDIT: I was right!
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/13/movies/oval-offices-by-way-of-hollywood.html

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#1051601
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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It’s mostly ebay madness and pure greed.
http://www.snopes.com/black-diamond-collection-disney/
I bought a DVD for 20 bucks last year from someone that had a listing for a B&TB VHS asking 10k. Good for a laugh.
Mind you, the last few Laserdisc titles to come out here and in Japan around 2000 command crazy ass prices too. I think I paid about $60 for the Japanese LD of Titan A.E. at the time, and sellers on the LDDB are asking 4K for it now.

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#1051523
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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timdiggerm said:

I had a dream the other night that I was in a museum where you could watch any of the Star Wars films, but they had accidentally uploaded the original 1977 version of Star Wars into the system.

Except this version included a previously unknown deleted scene in which, high on a scrubby green hill, Grand Moff Tarkin, Obi-wan Kenobi and a third character debated Luke’s fate. The third character resembled a muppet-style talking hay bale, dressed in a brown robe, and was named Kale. The argument got pretty heated, and it ended with Obi-wan leaping into the air to deliver a kick to Kale’s face.

Now if that doesn’t count as General Star Wars Random Thoughts…

Sounds like you somehow entered George’s dreamscape. 😉

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#1051369
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Best VCR/capture card combo for high-quality transfers?
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The Panasonic AG-1980 is a model some of us own around here. (Me and Puggo anyway.) I got my first one in the 90’s as part of an S-VHS editing system I had at home. Built in TBC and a few other ways to tweak the video. The downside is that’s it’s much harder to find one in good shape these days, and it will cost you a bundle. I’ve owned many VCR’s over the years, and it’s simply the best for capturing tapes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PANASONIC-AG-1980-1980P-S-VHS-VCR-REFURBISHED-IN-BOX-WARRANTY-VISA-MASTER-AMEX/172543211694
This is the seller I bought my second deck from about ten years ago, and they stand behind what they sell. When my second deck had video issues out of the box, they repaired it with no hassles.

I’d stay away from thrift store finds at all costs. Unless you can test it out to make sure it’s not a tape eating fiend.

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#1051336
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Random Thoughts
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Tobar said:

Zootopia was a decent film but Moana was the better of their two films. That said, of them all, Kubo and the Two Strings should have won this year. Instead it’s just another year and another disappointment from the Academy voters.

When has the academy ever appreciated or understood the complexities of stop motion? Ray Harryhausen got snubbed his entire career.

The entire animation category is to make sure they never compete against “real” movies, like when Beauty and The Beast was up for best picture against a movie where Anthony Hopkins tears off someone’s face and wears it. 😉

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#1051334
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Random Thoughts
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suspiciouscoffee said:

We’re ignoring the far greater problem from the Oscars. Suicide Squad won the Hair and Makeup award. We now live in a world with Academy Award Winner Suicide Squad. Star Trek: Beyond used makeup and prosthetics to create 50 unique alien species, and was beat by Suicide Squad. “Damaged” forehead tattoo, pale goth loser, Sharpie®-skull-face, smuged, ugly Suicide Squad

The academy has always been a bit daft in what wins in technical categories.

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#1051304
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Random Thoughts
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Yeah, it’s not up to the level of firing someone. Safe to say there was no malice involved. Figure out what happened, and take steps to insure it doesn’t happen again.
It’s not like someone ran naked across the stage or anything…

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#1051268
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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By all accounts, this was a pretty mild show as far as political statements go. And a behind the scenes screwup has nothing to do with the speeches people make anyway.

Worth noting Trumpy attended the 2011 ceremony. The one James Franco allegedly hosted.

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#1051203
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Random Thoughts
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I think Price Waterhouse is in a lot of trouble for that Oscar screwup. Maybe the Academy could give the La La Land people a consolation prize? 😉

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