Ben Burtt quits Lucasfilm and heads to Pixar.
Edited - Took out comment out of respect for the guy whom without Star Wars would have been a silent film...
<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>
<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>
<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>
QuoteWell on the danger of being unfair here, but since the 2004 DVD edition of 'A New Hope' I didn't really feel like it would be a good idea to have Ben Burtt on such a project again. If there'd be one person that would have had an opportunity to say "Hey George, this DVD is an inferior product - I'm not finished with it yet - there are still a few sounds missing and the musical scoring just doesn't feel right - I won't allow this baby to ship in this unfinished state! It doesn't do the film the credit it deserves!". Hmm... well perhaps he actually did say that and what we now see are the consequences of Lucas' 'positive' reaction and Burtt's frustration with it. Oh well.
Originally posted by: Hardcore Legend
What does this mean for getting the DVD soundtracks and scores done correctly?
QuoteWhen it comes to the prequels, the coolest memorable sounds that Ben Burtt came up with, imho was Anakin's podracer in TPM, the engine and weapon sounds for Slave I, especially the seizmic charge *TWANNNNNNNNG* from AOTC. Those sequences really showed his full creative potential unfolded again.
Originally posted by: Bossk
But Pixar is going to offer him so much flexibility and creativity. SW probably did at one time, but all the sounds (save for a few newer creatures) seem to be pretty canned anymore so it's not really resulting in too much creative effort for him. He's gotta be bored off his ass.
Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition