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Celebrating 30 years of Empire — Page 2

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Sluggo said:


Get out of my dreams, xhonzi.


TV's Frink said:
And into your car?

I wonder how many people here are old enough to remember that song. :-P

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For $75 that screening at the Arclight BETTER be the original... even if it is for charity, that is steep.

A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em

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Mielr said:

 

Sluggo said:


Get out of my dreams, xhonzi.


TV's Frink said:
And into your car?

I wonder how many people here are old enough to remember that song. :-P

 

Well, just to help out the youngsters like bkev...

http://www.threesorryboys.com/images/billy_ocean_get_out_of_my_dreams.jpg

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Yeah, I'm hoping to soon be old enough to not remember that song.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

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Good luck with that...it will be one of the few pieces of info you'll retain.

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Cake?

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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Come on, you've heard of cake.  It's the stuff you can have and eat too.

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doubleofive said:

I'm going to have a party and watch Ady's AVCHD ESB on the 21st, maybe watching ANHR beforehand. That is, if anyone comes. I promised cake!

Now that you mention it, I might do the same. Except mine will have cake that is Star Wars themed.

“I’m in a dark theater. The movie starts, and I start to see things that I recognize.” - James Cameron on Terminator Genisys

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TV's Frink said:

Come on, you've heard of cake.  It's the stuff you can have and eat too.

 Yes, I know this cake very well.  But it doesn't hurt to have my memory refreshed from time to time.  Where is this cake, exactly??!?

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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The cake will be at my house. Your voice has been there.

I might do the themed cake, if the bakery has an OT theme. If not, I'll make my own and maybe stick some vintage figures on top.

*thinks of where those toys have been*

Maybe that's not such a good idea...

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Too bad my voice can't enjoy or consume cake as well as the rest of my mouth...  :(...

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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doubleofive said:

The cake will be at my house. Your voice has been there.

I might do the themed cake, if the bakery has an OT theme. If not, I'll make my own and maybe stick some vintage figures on top.

*thinks of where those toys have been*

Maybe that's not such a good idea...

A few possible ideas here:

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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Mielr wrote:

I've always wondered how much influence she had in the final script- now I'll know! (that scriptshadow link is dead now, BTW).

Sorry the link was missing the 'l' in 'html' it's fixed now.

Yeah it's a great look at where things began and how much tweaking George had to do to get it where it ended up. Shows how much of a great condenser and organizer he was.

Can't remember if there's been much written about the initial reception to this version of the script. It is odd, some of the language is off (spacer instead of spaceship, and death world instead of death star) Not sure how much Brackett was knowledgable of the original film. Rinzler's book will hopefully get into this, if not zombie's Secret History of Star Wars will. Surprised this leak isn't getting more attention, but things like this put you back in place.

Of the ideas in it, the clone issue could have been more interesting then the army it became, a society which on a cellular level modifies itself leaves for more possibilities. I'm thinking that maybe he was going to make Lando and the other clones be imposteurs to the senators and other govt officials this draft would have introduced in the third film, as you meet Han's uncle.

The Wookie army from the early SW drafts returns on cloud city but would again get removed and put off to RotJ.

Anyone familiar with script writing? Who does everyone think the hand writing might be, is it Brackett or possibly Lucas? Kasdan?

Like this Luke/Vader fight better then the whole i'm your father thing. (that decision made everyone a relative, and shrunk everything too much for me) This version gets into what it is to fall to the darkside. Vader toying with the learner.

Also interesting to see what they were thinking would happen at the Cloud City dinner between Vader and Han/Leia. Minch and Obi fighting! Lots of ideas which it's great to see how they got reworked to become what we're all familiar with.

 

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Shouldnt we be celebrating 13 years of Empire instead of 30 ?. For The Empire Strikes Back as it exists now is only 13 years old , or 6 years old if we celebrate the dvd version.

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doubleofive said:

I'm going to have a party and watch Ady's AVCHD ESB on the 21st, maybe watching ANHR beforehand. That is, if anyone comes. I promised cake!

This is exactly what I'm doing =D

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There was news coverage of the charity screening on Channel 7 in Los Angeles tonight. Ford and Peter Mayhew were in attendance. Ewan McGregor was there as well.

Some guys were handing Harrison Raiders Laserdisc covers to sign. :)

In spite of the issues we all have with what version is being shown, it's for a good cause. And I'm cool with that.

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HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY ESB!!!!!

 

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