Originally posted by: CO
Originally posted by: KurtFF8
How does that make him removed from reality? He clearly wanted Greedo to shoot first in the SEs, they are his films and he knows what he wants from them. He doesn't simply change his films to meet the fans desires, but as he has stated, they are his films and his vision to make how he wants.
Whenever I hear fans who defend Lucas on the changes because it is something he couldn't do when making the OT, and this is the way he wants them now, I give one example:
1980 ESB/OOT: Luke DOES NOT scream after jumping from Cloud City after the Vader revelation
1997 ESB/SE: Luke DOES scream after jumping from Cloud City after the Vader revelation.
2004 ESB/DVD: Luke DOES NOT scream after jumping from Cloud City after the Vader revelation.
It is not called getting his vision across that he couldn't from 77-83, it is called tampering at this point, cause he seems to be going back and forth on this one!
Well obviously that one example is simply tampering, as he clearly could have done that in his oriignal cut. But that doesn't mean that his other edits aren't things that he had already wanted to do before and couldn't do (e.g. Jabba's scene in ANH)
Boba Fett was digitally inserted into that scene as he was not part of the original shoot, having been developed by Joe Johnston in 1978; he was filmed in 1996 and played by an ILM employee IIRC. And yes, he was put there for fan-related reasons.
Well I didn't know that he was only inserted in the 90s, I was under the impression that he was already in the shot. That still doesn't mean that he changed the films "just for the fans" as he had always planed to return to them and modify them, and a piece of evidence for that is t he fact that he shot the Jabba scene with the intention of returning to it much later to complete it.
I'm not trying to say that you should like the SEs of course, and I agree that there should be good quality versions of the OOT that are digitally remastered. I'm just saying that I don't see why people complain about most of the changes in the SEs so much and attack GL for it. You can like the SEs and still want the OOT digitally remastered.
Listen up Kurt, Star Wars might "his film" but its was "my money" that helped make it a classic and GL a gazillionaire....so enough about them being "his films"....without the fans he would of turned out to be just another has been in Hollywood long ago....