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Originally posted by: Tim Lehrbach

I haven't read the ROTS novel


You should. That is better than the film itself! Not only is it one of the best star wars novels, but a damn fine novel period.
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The best Star Wars movie novel happens to be Attack of the Clones. Man, that book is good. Really, really good. I felt so bad for Anakin, it was amazing. The movie isn't even HALF as good as the book. And that is really sad.

You should go read both AOTC and ROTS. They are both fine books.
"I am altering the movies. Pray I don't alter them any further." -Darth Lucas
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Quote from the article:

"At first, McCallum said, he thought that the thought of love turning Anakin to the Dark Side would be a difficult concept for the hard-core "Star Wars" fan base to accept. "I'm amazed nobody's had a problem with that whatsoever," McCallum observed. "They can all identify with that. It's like your mother having cancer or your sister being hit by a car -- there are so many things subliminally in people's lives that make them relate to him, but it was a very tough concept on paper to get through."

I have a problem with it


Another quote from the article:

"We thought about it," McCallum said. "One of our assistant editors did the dialogue that George wrote for him. It was one line. It was never during shooting, but in post-production. He did a little Liam sound-alike but it just didn't work, (the scene) was more powerful without it. There was so much buzz about it on the Internet that Liam actually called me to find out if there was any truth to it. I said, 'No, we're going to do it without you this time.' You could feel that there was a presence of him there."

Un-fucking-believable. If this is true, McCallum needs shooting.

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Myself, I'm kind of mixed on the supposed Qui-Gon scene from ROTS. Sure it would be cool to hear him. But, looking at the scene, I believe it was wise for them not to do it. As it is, the scene is very quiet, and the camera pans around Yoda's head before Bail Organa walks in and announces that Obi-Wan has made contact. You can tell Yoda is meditating or something, but you don't know exactly on what. And then later on, when Yoda tells Obi-Wan of his communication with Qui-Gon, it has an element of surprise to it as it is. I believe that's why they left the voiceover out, because of the surprise to the viewer when they hear Yoda tell Obi-Wan of Qui-Gon. I like it this way. However, as I said, I think it's cool to hear Liam again as Qui-GHon, so they could have at least had Liam record it for a deleted scene.
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I still don't think the intent is clear at all, though. I mean, if I hadn't gone into the movie knowing that Qui-Gon's secret message was learning how to become a Force ghost, I would have had very little idea what the hell his "special training" was supposed to entail. It worked for me, and the first time I saw it, I was relatively excited, but then I stepped back and thought, "Wait a second. They didn't actually tell me anything. They didn't even allude at anything all that well." It's just so vague and practically useless.

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Originally posted by: Tim Lehrbach
My first thought after reading that interview is, that McCallum is a complete schmuck...If things had been done correctly on the conceptual level in the first place the prequels should have left very little in doubt for further explanation, everything should have fallen into place where there would be no need to have a dilluted spin-off to further explore issues that should have been explained in the first place...

The sad fact is I think it actually think it took more effort to fuck up the prequels, than to just being faithful and following the bits and pieces of backstory that already existed in the OT....instead there was some ungodly need to turn every bit of information into a deformed mutation of itself, with and even more bizarre explanation behind it.

Case and point:
It wasn't enough to have Anakin born on Tatooine and have a senario where he was inspired to go on some idealistic crusade (clone wars) with Kenobi...instead we have a plot where Anakin is turned into a 9 year old immaculate concepted slave boy with a high midichlorian count, who by chance creates 3PO in his spare time.. Obi-Wan never discovers him, and only trains Anakin in the first place because of an oath to his dying master, after Anakin is trained as a Jedi he falls in love with a human wardrobe malfunction called a Padme' and ingages in romatic dialogue that makes a Harrlequin novel look like romeo and Juliet, because of this love for Padme, and because his mother was killed by Sandpeople, he is quick to turn into a child serial killer for the chance of saving his wife, who by the way dies from the lost will to live after popping out twins...Kenobi then delivers baby Luke to a couple he's never met before, and rides off on an eeopie....


Lucas has fallen so far from his raw creative genius it's not even funny... For every prequel that was made, every new SE and every spinoff TV show, it further mocks, dismantles and blackmarks what were once three great films.....I have absolutely no faith in the TV show whatsoever, because Lucas is involved.....If some guys like Kirsh, Kasdan and Kurtz and even Hamill (who gets it BTW) were involved, I'd have some faith in a spinoff.......Kevin Smith , Lucas and McCallum don't do it for me.... asshats.


HILLARIOUS POST!!!! A human wardrobe malfunction? Brilliant!

George Lucas was seduced by the dark side. The OOT ceased to exist in his mind and became the Special Editions...." "They're more maching now than movies. Twisted and evil."
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i really dont think lucas will be involved as much even if he writes the stories, it will still be made by someone else and that will be a GOOD thing
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I like the part where the columnist tells us about "all three prequel trilogies"

THERE'S GOING TO BE TWO MORE?!?!?!

crap.

I thought one prequel trilogy was bad enough...

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

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