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BOBA FETT WAS LUKE'S MOM?

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A funny interview with Mark Hamill from CHUD, forgive me if this has already been posted elsewhere.

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BOBA FETT WAS LUKE'S MOM?

10.01.04
By Devin Faraci
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Today was the press day for the reconstruction of Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One, the classic 1980 war film that is even more incredible no with footage, which the studio had trimmed, returned to its rightful place.

At the press day was Richard Schickel, film critic and historian (who did the reconstruction), Robert Carradine (once and future nerd and one of the stars of this film) and Mark Hamill (you may have heard of him).

I'll be running the results of this great press day soon, but there was, as you would expect, some Star Wars related stuff that came up, and I took an opportunity to get Mark Hamill aside and get his take on some aspects of the Star Wars mythos, stuff that no one else will have. So I figured I would run it now! Enjoy.

Q: Some Star Wars fans are outraged that he would tinker with the original films. What’s your take on that?

Hamill: It’s his toy, if he wants to give it a new paint job, you know. There was only one instance that I thought was changing the intent of what we wanted to do. That was when Vader reveals that he’s my father, I committed suicide. I let go and calmly dropped back. That’s the way Irving Kershner and I discussed it, that’s the way it was in the script, that’s the way that I played it. I didn’t see it, but someone said that they dubbed a scream in it. I said to my son, “Go check it out, see if there’s a scream in.” He came back, “Yeah dad, there’s a scream and it sounds like the Emperor!”

Q: They changed it on the DVD, they cut it back out.

Richard Schickel: This is all part of the dark plan where he’ll bring back the original and make another billion dollars!

Hamill: And then he’ll release the workprint, from before there were any special effects! Black and white, with leader lines. Countdown numbers!

Q: When I heard that they cut the scream out I was so relieved, because it was such a huge mistake to put that in.

Hamill: Nathan, my son, said, “Did you do the scream?” They must have a library of sounds that all of us made from ADR, so he can do whatever he wants.

Q: Prior to Jedi, did you know Leia was your sister?

Hamill: No. In fact I said, “Come on George, you made that up on the plane ride over here, didn’t you?” It seems so arbitrary to me, I don’t know if he made it up, it seems so arbitrary to me.

Q: And it makes Empire so creepy.

Hamill: She just gives me a peck on the cheek, right?

Q: No, you’re in the bed, she’s trying to make Han jealous…

Hamill: Oh in the medical room. I thought you meant before the swing across [in Star Wars]. Well, it’s not creepy on her part, it’s creepy if he knew.

It seemed to me that after revealing that Vader was my father they desperately wanted to top that, which you can’t do! The audience is expecting the unexpected. I kept thinking that Boba Fett would take off the helmet, shake out her hair, and it’s my mother! You would go, “Wow, a double agent!”

But I did think that they jettisoned Boba way too arbitrarily. He was built to be this awesome bounty hunter that was badass and everybody was afraid of him, and what, you flip a switch on his backpack and whooo!

That’s one of those things – we all increasingly became possessive, as did the audience, of how things should play out.

There's plenty more from Hamill and the rest, plus a look at this great film restored to even greater glory, coming soon. Stay tuned.
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Boba Fett as Luke's mother.....gotta say, I like it better than the whole clone thing. Hamill's always got something interesting to say.


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MH is a true sci-fi/comic buff, just like the majority here are probably. The DVDs should have included a Mark Hamill commentaries alone for all three OT movies, just to hear his perspectives.

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You should all read MH's interview with Entertainment Weekly. Great stuff, such as why he sucks @ picking live action projects post-SW.

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Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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The EW interview really was good. Happy to see him get some limelight again.
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Originally posted by: GundarkHunter
You should all read MH's interview with Entertainment Weekly. Great stuff, such as why he sucks @ picking live action projects post-SW.


Interesting, do you have a link to this interview? Or was it just printed?
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I'm not sure if it's available @ ew.online.com, but the search function's pretty good over there; check it out.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Mark Hamill is definitively on OUR side. As I said before, he should do a one man stand up show with jokes on how stupid GL is, how bizarre it was to shoot SW, and how ridiculous the SEs and the prequels are.
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How dose lousy acting and poor editiing (in AoTC) make the prequels ridiculous?

Anyway. Boba Fett being Padme would be rather..interesting.

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MH had been quoted in Time Magazine and Starlog (circa 1983) at being somewhat disappointed at the direction ROTJ went.

(Paraphrasing)

1. MH would have liked Luke to turn to the darkside temporarily.
2. MH was surprised when GL tried to top "Luke, I am your father" with "Leia is my sister." MH made a comment about Luke pursuing the princess only to finally discover Leia ends up being his sister was disturbing. When MH asked GL whether this was a joke, GL replied that GL always envisioned Luke and Leia being siblings.

Yeah right!

Kevin
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but will have eternal life." The Holy Bible - John 3:16
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I think the article on EW's website requires a subscription (free for actual mag subscribers).
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
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