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Lucas to give the oscars back to the academy

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The original Star Wars (1977) was nominated for ten Oscars including Best Picture, and walked away with six of them, but Mr Lucas fooled us all, the original unmolested trilogy doesn't exist its nothing but a myth. Which is why the oscars should be given back, and the academy to tighten security and make sure no more non existant films are given oscars ever again. which is why we should start a new petition right here regarding this.
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good point....
who the hell is Lucas to keep oscars that belong to films which no longer exist...
they should be given back..... or take them back
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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I've been saying that for a while just in the form of the AFI taking back their top 100 film designation for Star Wars. So now we have added ammunition.
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Well I sure as hell agree with this, AFI and Oscars both! I'm right behind you guys!
Let's storm Hollywood!
The original Star Wars trilogy: Our cultural history deserves to be preserved and should be available to the public like all great works of art!
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I think Lucas already sold the oscars on the black market to underground memorabilia collectors for more money. We all know how much he loves money!

Either that, or he smelted them down for C-3PO's new costume to cut back on costs.
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Either that, or he smelted them down for C-3PO's new costume to cut back on costs.

Why bother with that? Just use the old costume and digitally erase all imperfections it may have.

He pulls a shotgun... you replace it with a walkie talkie. He falls down a shaft... you digitally insert a fake scream. That's the Lucas way. That's how you make a movie.

(with apologies to Sean Connery and his Oscar-winning role; and, yes, I realize I am making reference to a Spielberg flick in there and not just Lucas stufff, but it is my belief that Lucas influenced Spielberg in the reediting of ET)
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Nah; I think it was wifey (Kate Capshaw).

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

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I always thought there was somethin suspicious about that miss swiss look-a-like! A regular Yoko Ono!
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As was so beautifully (and sarcastically) stated by the Barenaked Ladies in their song "Be My Yoko Ono"...

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if I was John and you were Yoko,
I would gladly give up musical genius,
just to have you as my very own, personal Venus.
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BNL rock!

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

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Ah, Canadians represent!

My wife worshipped them until they released Stunt which she deems their "sellout album". She does like some of the singles off their most recent albums. But she feels their overall listenability (is that a word?) is nearing nil.
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I can respect that, since I consider The Joshua Tree U2's sellout album.

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

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I would've said Achtung, Baby. My wife is a fervent worshipper of Gordon, Maybe You Should Drive, and Born on a Pirate Ship.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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What did she think of Rock Spectacle (the live album)?

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

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So far as I know, she likes it. She used that album to get me into BNL. Plus we saw a New Years Eve show with them at Rosemont Horizon here in Chicago.
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They're still a great live act.

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Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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No question. It was a great show. Great way to ring in the new year.
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Oh yeah.

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

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the replacement of the guns with walkie-talkies came from Drew Barrymore, i think.

and yeah, Lucas should definitely give those oscars back! and also the money to all the people who bought the 'non-existant' version, bacause according to Georgie they have been erased from existance so all the vhs and laser discs should have mysteriously disintegrated by now...
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No, the replacement of guns came from SS himself; he felt that government agents with guns chasing kids was inappropriate.

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

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and that never ocurred to him WHILE doing the movie?
"Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain."
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It's something that comes with fatherhood and parenting, or so he says. I'm a father of three, and I think the menace of the gov't officials is much better represented by having them carry guns.

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

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and I heard that being a parent was what made GL put the ewoks in ROTJ and JarJar in TPM.
i think that the only solution for directors stopping meddling with their movies and including stupid characters is to make them sterile when they are still young and promising...
"Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain."
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You see, both star wars and et were filmed in a crazy time called "late 70s early 80s", where senseless ultraviolence was a common practice, and human blood rushed through the streets. Back then it was a common practice for humans to shoot at aliens first (greedo, men with guns chasing et). But now we live in a peaceful, war-less time, where the mere THOUGHT of a gun being pointed to someone is absolutly outrageous. That's why I think we should bring Kubrick back to life, and make him release a Special Edition version of Clockwork Orange. Replace "singing in the rain" with "hey ya", replace Wendy Carlos soundtrack with Justin Timberlake. The writer's wife rapes Alex first. He is forced to watch Phantom Menace as part of the Ludovico treatment. Cover all the nudity with CGI clothes. Replace the phalic statue Alex uses to kill the cat lady with a giant walkie talkie.
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