Well a later workprint has been given to Rogue Leader & the 2nd unit and to 005 today but its still very rough. I don't want anyone pestering these people for any information about the workprint because they won't tell you anything as i trust them 100% i won't be sending out a finished beta version though to anyone. If i miss a few little things then so be it.
And why not? After all, George Lucas missed a few little things ...
That sounds more like a challenge than anything else. ;)
Does sound like a challenge... lol I guess I'll engage then. ^^
Here's the thing... does Lucas care about this anymore? No...
Did he even care all too much back then? Not really because ESB was created to essentially fund Skywalker Ranch and recoup from his divorce. Lucas actually hates what Gary Kurtz did to ESB and considers ESB a failure to this day. So Lucas missing a few things... a sense of plot/story, pacing, timing, detail, continuity and most importantly recognition to people who help make Star Wars the legend it is etc... So as much as everyone say Lucas is a visionary and what not he very much has flaws as well that time has brought to light. Cos over the decades he has surrounded himself with yes-men who just does what he says unchallenged or otherwise they're totally fired. That's not a creative collaborative effort, it's one's man's psychosis and ego run rampant.
You do have a point that people should preview ESB Revisited and offer input before finalization. However, unfortunately, it has to be limited due to operational security. If the things in this cut were to leak unfounded rumors could spread as well as misinformation concerning what will be in the final cut and surprises for the audience would be spoiled completely. Ady has entrusted a rough cut to select people but with any operation of this magnitude this information is entrusted to those who have offered the most in the way of help and mutual trust. So in that sense there's a balance...
I know it's easy for me to say since I have seen the rough cut. However, had I not seen it, I would also recognize the need to limit such showings cos it will turn into a furball with Ady receiving messages every second concerning every lil detail (kinda like these message boards already... lol). Look at this message board, it exceeds 730 pages and small mole hill type things have a tendency to erupt into crazy volcanoes debates.
The thing we all have to remember is that unlike Lucas, Ady does care deeply, enough to learn these skills from scratch to do the impossible concerning ANH:R and now ESB:R (which WILL surpass ANH, just trust me on that one...). He has also listened very politely to ALL of us. If people disagree then this entire website is dedicated to fan edits so feel free to make your own. Ady does not intend to and will not run the OT into the ground with unfounded eccentricity and ego. He just wants to make something great, that much better (again... just trust me on that one) for all of us and himself.
Most importantly, he's not doing this for any profit what so ever. So patience... for this man is NOT being paid for any of this and is doing something that has restored a lot of people's faith in the Star Wars Universe and that is something we all do care deeply about.
Lastly those of us who have seen the cut have submitted details and suggestions as well. All of which, Ady has responded to with reason and calm discussion (I'm pretty sure I haven't been fired for disagreeing =P). Once upon a time I was someone who would said Lucas can do no wrong with unquestionable faith... and now I'm in the middle of something LFL probably doesn't smile upon because Ady has just shown LFL that someone in his apartment with a comp can show up freaking ILM and GL himself!
I've fought more fan politics than anyone should in their entire lives and as much as this is only a movie it's now the people we're doing this for. There's no ego, no profit, no hidden agendas... it's just making something amazing for the love of doing so. There's tons more I wanna say but I'm gonna stop now. I think Ady appreciates everyone's passion and exicment for this project and it's well deserved. Have faith everyone, the impossible is about to be done once again. ^^ May the Force be with us all.