Originally posted by: ricarleite
Is it me, or am I the only one who prefers "you're lucky to get out of there"? I mean, there was no need for Luke to go joking around on other robot's misery.
"I'VE GROWN TIRED OF ASKING, SO THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME..."
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what next? maybe Leia should have been a bit more sensitive when she said 'can someone get this big walking carpet out of my way!' Wookiee's have feelings too!
But of course I was only joking, what I mean is that Luke didn't have to joke at the moment. It took the whole atmosphere for the scene.
It's like what parents do after a child has a nightmare (maybe it was just my parents)... they try to lighten the mood to take your mind off of what you just dreamt about. I think it's a very applicable analogy here.
Now, I gotta admit that I would love to see a cut scene with Chewbacca crying on a shitter in the Falcon. Or, better yet, he gets so jostled and bent out of shape by something that happens that he curls into the fetal position on the cockpit floor of the Falcon much like Jim Bakker in the back seat of the car on the way to his trial.
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
Thank God for this forum and DVD burners.
And I simply cannot wait for Magnoliafan, MeBeJedi and Rikter to get to work on that De-SEized DVD release!!! Please oh please.
Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.
"You're lucky you got out of there."
I read somewhere that both lines were used in different versions of TESB prior to the Special Edition, so if true, I don't know which was used during the original theatrical run. The only way I ever heard it before the Special Edition was "don't taste very good."
This isn't necessarily an argument for original vs. modified; it's just my personal preference. And obviously, my personal preference does not jive with that of Lucas. R2 not tasting very good always worked for me. Never occurred to me that Luke was joking at R2's expense. Never occurred to me that there was anything wrong with it whatsoever, so I don't know why Lucas believed a change was needed. It was an effective line delivered well. "Got out of there" feels flat by comparison. Regardless of which line was originally intended, "don't taste very good" just works better. In my opinion.
I've seen Empire hundreds of times (saddo) and untill you guys pointed that line change out, I never noticed!!
And I call myself a fan...tsk...tsk!!!
BTW, I prefer the line
Originally posted by: CertifiedTHX
ric, have you been uncomfortable with that line all along? Or do you feel that way now when you compare it to the new line? I'm just curious. Not arguing the point. Though I do disagree with your reasoning. I think I WOULD be inclined to seek a little levity in a situation like that, if for no other reason than to just counter the seeming hopelessness of it. But that's me.
OK maaaaybe I'm overreacting
But the thing is: I had a copy (well... uh actually a copy of a copy, shhhh!) of the 1995 release and I have the SEs taped from the TV, and on the O-OT he says "lucky to get out of there", and on the SEs he says the last, and back then I didn't know about different audio tracks, and I thought it was something they've changed on the SEs. See, that's why I hate it, pretty much the same way I hate Greedo shooting first.