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Post #581943

Author
regularjoe
Parent topic
The Shifting Tone of Star Wars
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Date created
18-Jun-2012, 12:24 PM
Last modified
18-Jun-2012, 12:31 PM
Edited by
Anchorhead
Reason for edit
fixed quoted portion

With a great deal of input from Marcia, Kurtz, and McQuarrie, Lucas got lucky in 1977.  A stand-alone film that works because it's stand-alone.  As soon as Lucas started trying to write more story, he ruined the story. The"adventure and "haphazardness," disappeared when Lucas shrunk the universe. Particularly the haphazardness of it all.

I agree entirely with this poster.  The original is the one and only and everything since is fan-fiction.  Some of it is quite inspired and a lot of it is just awful - including 4 out of six of the of the films made for the cinema.