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Marcia Lucas Speaks!

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This is a pretty monumental moment, since George likes to keep a close lid on Marcia’s involvement with the series, despite being the only Lucas to ever win an Academy Award for Star Wars. Nice to hear her voice for once and see her personality. If she was good at pointing out “Where’s Marion?” imagine what she could have contributed to the prequels. Hope she can conduct a more thorough interview in the future. Want to hear her opinion on the Special Editions.

https://vimeo.com/224132896

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Marcia Lucas!

I would love for her to do a convention or two for a Q+A session or a book about the Star Wars Trilogy. Now that Lucas is gone, she needs to have her story told.

It seems like people are really embracing the new characters. In fact, the big question people ask me now about Star Wars is, “Are Finn and Poe gay lovers?” And really how the f*ck would I know? My second husband left me for a man, so my gaydar isn’t exactly what you’d call Death Star level quality. ----Carrie Fisher

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That was a really nice interview.

Love that Marcia called out the trench run as making no sense. That’s hilarious.

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ChainsawAsh said:

That was a really nice interview.

Love that Marcia called out the trench run as making no sense. That’s hilarious.

They weren’t talking about the entire trench run scene making no sense, but rather the specific moment where Han shows up in the trench, because as Marcia said there was no setup for that moment, but it still worked nonetheless.

“In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be “replaced” by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.” - George Lucas

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I’ve always thought it works perfectly. No one in-story has any reason at all to expect it, so neither should we. It’s a genuine surprise to everyone - characters as well as audience.

Plus, there is a sort of set-up (whether Lucas intended it or not). Han is the only one who knows what he’s doing, not even Chewie knows. He may be giving us a hint when he says “I know what I’m doing”. To me, it feels like he may already have it in his mind to consider helping them.

However, true to his character he first secures Chewie, their pay, and their ship. He gets what’s important to him out of harm’s way and then makes the final decision to help from a position of relative safety - off of the target planet & base, away from the notice of the Empire.

No issues with that scene at all for me.

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Anchorhead said:

I’ve always thought it works perfectly. No one in-story has any reason at all to expect it, so neither should we. It’s a genuine surprise to everyone - characters as well as audience.

Plus, there is a sort of set-up (whether Lucas intended it or not). Han is the only one who knows what he’s doing, not even Chewie knows. He may be giving us a hint when he says “I know what I’m doing”. To me, it feels like he may already have it in his mind to consider helping them.

However, true to his character he first secures Chewie, their pay, and their ship. He gets what’s important to him out of harm’s way and then makes the final decision to help from a position of relative safety - off of the target planet & base, away from the notice of the Empire.

No issues with that scene at all for me.

Oh yeah it totally works. I’ve never heard of anyone having a problem with it, and obviously that was one of the moments that received applause from the audience. It sounds like Marcia was just nervous initially about editing that sequence together, and wasn’t sure the audience would buy it without some sort of set up. She was a great editor and I think the editing during the entire death star attack is brilliant.

“In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be “replaced” by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.” - George Lucas

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It makes no logical sense, as the station defenses were designed to repulse ships larger than fighters.

It would have been nice if we heard a thunderclap of the Falcon jumping from hyperspace close to the station (taking a risk that he warned Luke about earlier in the film) but then you would miss the ship coming out of the sun.

Maybe Ady could play around with the concept in his next iteration of the film. I think as cinema it makes sense but even in a fantasy context it’s putting the Mechina into the Deus Ex.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Cobra Kai said:

ChainsawAsh said:

That was a really nice interview.

Love that Marcia called out the trench run as making no sense. That’s hilarious.

They weren’t talking about the entire trench run scene making no sense, but rather the specific moment where Han shows up in the trench, because as Marcia said there was no setup for that moment, but it still worked nonetheless.

Sometimes you just need to put your technician hat down and trust the Force, I guess.

Good to see the entire series, and especially this one.

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That was great. Good to see Marcia. Love to hear more from her.

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