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#1159522
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Michael Ward said:

Frank your Majesty said:

I didn’t say it was easier, I said it was more comfortable for Lucas. With digital cameras, he could review any scene immediately without leaving his chair. The technical difficulties or the final result didn’t bother him too much.

This is an interesting thought.

I’d heard Lucas wasn’t really an actors’ director from his work on Star Wars (A New Hope), but I was stunned the first time I saw him sitting there on the set of one of the prequels drinking his giant coffee watching actors live on two TV monitors like he was filming a soap opera that had to get five episodes done that week. Isn’t there one behind the scene clip we he mentions sometimes he forgets to yell, “Cut”?

He wanted to build a film studio right on his property and film Episode 7 there before handing it off. Can you imagine? He would have directed in his bathrobe and it would be a good day if he remembered to close it.

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#1157739
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Wolfman said:

Thought I would dig out the Star Wars Holiday Special as I had not seen it through in years.
Blimey! That was a real test of endurance. Even worse than I remembered.
The best thing about this recent viewing was the Cantina scene. I forgot all about the Mos Eisley creatures from the film appearing. It was good to see the costumes and masks of background aliens in more detail than the film.

The Cantina sequence has a different director than most of it. As I recall he was one of Lucas’ film school friends who George chose to direct it.

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#1155581
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Which franchise is bigger and more iconic Star Wars or Harry Potter
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Star Wars. It changed the way we look at movies.

I applaud JK Rowling for writing books that made kids want to read, but some fans need to take those reading skills and use them on other books and stop comparing everything to Harry Potter (Some SW fans do this too).

The Star Wars movies on the whole are better than the Harry Potter ones, even with the who’s who of British actors in them. As long as Emma Watson (I irrationally hate her) is never in a Star Wars we will be good.

On the merch front: lightsabers beat wands every time.

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#1155326
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Mocata said:

It would have made more sense to show him getting greyer as time went on, since it would then line up with Vader’s face too as they were both dark side users. Didn’t he look worse in AOTC than ROTS? It’s a redundant rebate I suppose.

He totally did.

AOTC

ROTS

I guess they were originally going for him to look more and more corrupted over time.

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#1155128
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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SilverWook said:

He could always fiddle with the settings on his helmet and the classic Fett voice comes out. 😉

Jason Wingreen is no more sadly. 😦

I never understood why Boba Fett would want to sound like a clone anyway. Tells way too much about him. Maybe we will be lucky and he’ll be silent the whole time.

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#1155123
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Is anyone else afraid that Boba Fett will be in this? With his terrible Temura Morrison voice? I don’t want my ears to bleed in the cinema.

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#1154988
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How big was Star Wars in the 70s 80s and 90s
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GlastoEls said:

SilverWook said:

Don’t forget Kenner brought back the toys in 1995, a full two years before the SE’s. Sure, Luke and the gang looked like they’d been hanging out on Eternia, but damn it was good to see Star Wars toys on the shelves again!
We also had the stuffed to the gills soundtrack anthology, and the (not so) Definitive Collection Laserdisc box set in 1993. I don’t think there ever was a time that the OT was out of print on home video in the 80’s or 90’s.

I’d say 91-95 was a fun, ‘pure’ time for those reasons - Zahn, new Kenner Eternia figures, soundtrack CDs, VHS sets…

Before the Dark Times. Before the Special Editons and the Prequels.

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#1154707
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Mike O said:

Wazzles said:

Mike O said:

J0E said:

Mike O said:

Possessed said:

Personally my friends and I didn’t like the first Hobbit movie, so I’m honestly amazed the sequels got made.

I am like the lone apologist for those films.

I picked up the Extended Cut DVD’s the other day from Walmart and I just got through the first one last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven’t gotten through the entire trilogy yet, but if the next two movies are as good as the first, I’ll put them on par with the LOTR Trilogy.

They aren’t as good as LOTr, I freely admit that. They have lots of problems, and there are huge chunks of them that you could cut out. But the accusation that they’re as bad as the Star Wars prequels is frankly just insane. The casting alone puts them head and shoulders above.

They have some of the same issues, being prequels and all, but their major faults are being terrible adaptations of the book.

I think part of them are terrific adaptations of the book; the first hour or so of the first movie is almost word-for-word. The stuff they added in that’s actually in Tolkien is pretty good; the Dol Goldur stuff, etc. The material they just added to pad things out like the inter-species romance, not so much.

It should have been two two hour movies or one 4 hour movie. They padded it out with appendices to try and increase the franchise at the expense of quality. I still prefer the Rankin Bass animated version.

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#1154705
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Mrebo said:

The heckler’s veto is a thing, but there is no desire to make your job difficult, Wook.

A question nagging me, maybe somebody noticed/remembers: did Luke already have his exposed robotic hand in a flashback standing over Kylo? As a Force projection, did Luke have the robot hand or flesh?

He had the exposed robo-hand in the flashback. In the projection, he had either the same glove he wore throughout the movie or a close looking one. It was more brown than black.

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#1154694
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Star Wars at box office
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SilverWook said:

Patrick Stewart should have to forfeit his knighthood or something just for doing a voice in that.

And don’t forget Angry Birds. 😉

When there was the “Oscars so white” controversy and Will Smith not getting nominated came up: I was telling people that Wild Wild West and the movie he did with his kid was the reason he never deserves one. Some things are unforgivable.

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#1154634
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Star Wars at box office
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Don’t forget the mouthbreathers have to find some way to entertain their screw-trophies so they take them to garbage like Jumanji.*

Like my terrible cousin who got knocked up at 19 and had a shotgun wedding but still preaches how holy she is and won’t say a word to me because I’m tainted with the gay. Not anyone else’s family.

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#1154104
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Collipso said:

yotsuya said:

Collipso said:

TV’s Frink said:

Mrebo said:

NeverarGreat said:

Random refrigerator thought, but when did the Resistance come into possession of a bombing fleet? Was it before or after the attack on Starkiller Base, where the entire mission was to hit a large, stationary target with as many bombs as possible? Leia refers to the bombing fleet as if it’s a treasured part of the Resistance, and there are dedicated Resistance crews and everything.

For that matter, when did they get that cruiser and those support ships and their crews? Did they just happen to arrive right after the events of TFA? It’s heavily implied that all of the Resistance attack ships are devoted to the Starkiller assault, and they bemoan that they have no chance without the Republic fleet (which is comprised mostly of capital ships). If they had a massive cruiser the whole time, the Leia would surely have used it to match FO forces at the Takodana battle instead of arriving later in a dinky transport.

I wish I could turn my brain off and enjoy this movie, but it feels like I’m supposed to question these things based on TLJ’s technical plot that draws attention to just this sort of thing.

It’s like the reason people want to know who Snoke is. It’s not because Snoke must be so important in his own right. We want to know how the galaxy-wide celebrations (is that heretical to say here?) at the end of ROTJ gave way to…a new Empire(?) with limitless resources. We assume it’s because of Snoke. And so we want to know how it happened.

Who was the Emperor? How did the Empire get how it was in the OT? The OT didn’t answer these questions and people aren’t complaining about that now.

I don’t think it’s fair to compare those two situations because there were no previously established realities for the situation in the galaxy to challenge. The way it went with TFA is as if TPM was the last Star Wars movie everyone saw and then they make ANH. People would go “wtf? what happened to the republic? to the separatists? what’s this empire?”

We had a established world: the empire has fallen, republic established. TFA tried to push the ANH situation down our throats but the world building wasn’t good enough - they didn’t give us any reasons or didn’t explain what is the first order or what was the republic or how we went from RotJ to the same ANH scenario. That’s what the movie doesn’t explain. It’s not about giving Snoke’s backstory I don’t think (even though that would be interesting once you realise he’s a sith and by the end of RotJ the sith were extinct), but it’s about what happened to the galaxy to get to the point where it was in TFA.

edit: Sorry, this was a really hard post to understand, sorry if it made no sense, it was badly written and not well thought out.

I think, again, that the problem with TLJ lies with TFA. It isn’t as good as some like to think. The crawl is one of the worst offenders. It doesn’t lay out the situation in the galaxy like the others. It just fails and then the movie fails in other ways and ends in a bad spot. I still consider TFA to be the worst of the films to date. It is the only one I have never truly enjoyed.

I’ve been criticizing TFA since day 1. Even TLJ Luke is TFA’s fault to an extent. It’s only better than TPM for me.

Really, those piles of garbage AOTC and ROTS are worse? TFA at least had a good script and acting.

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#1151128
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

I will never understand how gurgling noises and putting your hands up to your throat/chest area could be considered “going to sleep.” You clearly sleep differently than pretty much any other person.

I never said I thought they were going to sleep. I do not think they were going to sleep.

Sorry, it was Mrebo who said it.

So if you don’t think their choking, what’s your alternate explanation?

Luke choked them, but he didn’t kill them. They were choked until they were unconscious.

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#1151090
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

Again, Palpatine was the front, the mask. We don’t know how the history books in the GFFA refer to him. On the flip side of the coin, we don’t even know if Vader’s true identity is widely known.

I doubt we’ll ever see a young Anakin ghost, but a hologram isn’t out of the question.

Vader’s identity is widely known. Everyone knows Luke and Leia are his kids. A First Order sympathizer leaked the information.

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#1151065
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

Handman said:

SilverWook said:

Handman said:

lovelikewinter said:

Does the Darth Sidous reference annoy anyone else? I wonder if there is a take with Mark Hamill saying “The Emperor” instead.

It annoys me too.

Where Sith are concerned does one refer to them by their public disguise name, their true Sith name, or the title they bestowed upon themselves as they crushed the galaxy for two decades? Luke calling him the Emperor now that he’s dead and gone would be honoring a despot.

It’s a prequel reference, and I don’t like those. The line would have made just as much sense without it. Also who told Luke? It’s weird coming out of his mouth.

Luke probably sifted through a lot of records on Coruscant after the war. Who told him about the first Jedi temple on Ahch-To?

I’d have rather he said Palpatine. However, I’m thankful we didn’t get Hayden Christensen in this, so he’s not going to be in the Trilogy unless JJ pulls a 180 on his ideas of the Prequels.

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#1151023
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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yhwx said:

Can Disney control ticket prices?

They can wrangle a bigger cut of the box office from the theaters, for example Disney gets something like 60% of the ticket sales for the Last Jedi the first few weeks. Its why concessions are so expensive: that’s how the theaters make money.

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