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#119234
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Just an idea I thought of
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Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father I have so far bought the O-OT legally on VHS 3 times...therefore I consider my LD rips to be backup copies

LFL isn't really interested in what you consider your LD rips to be.
They'll be interested in stopping us from getting the movies we want.


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Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father
I have no worries about the legalities or morals of our cause and drawing attention to it is what we need to do, not hide away worried about getting sued (which we won't be).


Better be careful. You may end up making "a deal that'll keep the Empire out of here forever".

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#119136
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A revised opinion of George Lucas
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Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father
In 1999 I painted a portrait of a friend ....6 years after the painting was originally completed, I started to put together an updated portfolio ...I wanted to include what I considered to be one of my best pieces, but I didn't want to include the faults, so I took a high res photograph of the portrait, loaded it into photoshop and got to work rescaling the messed up perspective...

You're misrepresenting yourself to prospective clients.


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#119129
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A revised opinion of George Lucas
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Originally posted by: greencapt
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Originally posted by: Caster

So before you go insult/bash Lucas again, remember.... He's offering you Diet Coke..... Do you accept the Diet Coke and thank him, or do you whine about the fact that it's diet?


You say "No thank you George, but I'd prefer a regular Coke. A Coke Classic I think they call it. Its a good thing that I have the option...



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#118790
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A revised opinion of George Lucas
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Originally posted by: Master Sifo-Dyas
... it's not just a matter of disrespect towards the fans who'se devotion to StarWars helped him to get the possibility to do what he's able to do today, it's also a matter of disrespect towards all the participants in the StarWars project, which was a collaborative effort. George Lucas seems to think that he's a master at everything film......he has forgotten that he's not the only person to be credited for his immense success.....Nowadays it's just more about him and toy sale figures


+1
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#118273
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George and, Hayden interview
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Originally posted by: Gaffer Tape
Yeah. How does George get so damned lucky? My guess is that, if a tough interview does come along, Rick McCallum comes around later, kills the interviewer, hides the body, takes the tape, and destroys it, so no one will know the interview ever took place.


Actually, they'd just take the tape, convert it to a digital image, and in place of the interviewer, they'd CGI Jar Jar singing "somewhere over the rainbow....".
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#118272
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George and, Hayden interview
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Originally posted by: DarthAstuart
i wish lucas would get stuck with an interviewer who'd grill him on ANYthing. it's all this softball bullshit serving the LFL hype machine and building up their "George is a genius who wrote six perfect movies in 1973" party line.


That's it exactly.
Most likely, the interviewers and the publications\companies they work for have to submit interview requests to LFL's PR department weeks in advance. Interviewers are given a list of acceptable topics as well as a list of questions that are off limits. All questions are screened, as is the final interview, by a LFL representative or Lucas.

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#118154
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The Prequels - my personal opinion
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Originally posted by: Shimraa
haha it seems more and more fans are coming to their senses.

People "coming to their senses" as you put it, is just your perception that your opinion is the only correct one. The more people that agree with you, the more it re-enforces your feelings of correctness. It's an ego boost. No one's opinion is wrong, kid. I don't have to watch anything I don't want to watch. I don't have to accept the revised past. I don't have to listen to Lucas lie about what he wrote 30 years ago. I don't have to "come to my senses". If I choose to watch only one of the films, I can do just that. It's not about denial - it's about not having to listen to someone tell me one thing and then they deny it decades later and try to cover up the past while telling me "what they really meant to do was..."

Go watch your 6 films. I'll watch my 1. We'll both be just fine. Really.

Look on the bright side, kid - your Star Wars marathons last about 10 hours longer than mine.

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#117743
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12+ hour Star Wars Marathon
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Originally posted by: DarthAstuart ...he was the first person i met who actually thought vader being luke's father was a bad idea.

I fully agree. It wasn't in the first draft, or any of the original scripts, and it isn't part of the original film. It was added into the story later and it feels it.
It's the first step Lucas took in shrinking the scope of the adventure. It was used to add shock value (and some semblance of a storyline) to ESB. For me, it was a story killer. I was very disappointed when I saw it in the theatre.


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#117661
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12+ hour Star Wars Marathon
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Originally posted by: DarthAstuart
i figured that was your feeling--i totally respect that.

Thanks. I'm certainly in the minority by digging only one of the films. Even on this board.
Even so, it's one of my top three films of all time. I have all kinds of "rules" for when I'll watch it. Everything has to be just so - time of year, time of day, weather, etc. No exceptions.
It's as important to me as the other 5 are to most other hardcore fans.
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#117566
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12+ hour Star Wars Marathon
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Originally posted by: DarthAstuart
I wonder if any sequel could have satisfied your needs.

No. I didn't need to know anything else. Star Wars is a great, complete story.
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story-wise, I think it is the least polished and least clean of any of the SW films. everything goes very WRONG. ... luke makes a bad decision on his training and faces vader too soon. han's in carbonite. leia, who has now fallen for him, is left alone. lando betrays them. even threepio is shattered to pieces. i certainly don't see that as "polished" or "clean."

I agree - I was talking about the production itself. It seems very "packaged", not as gritty and far far away. I also think you're absolutely right - being familiar with the characters takes away some of the mystery - they aren't as far away any more. That's what I meant above regarding the sequel - I didn't want to be familiar with them. I wanted to keep that feeling of far far away adventure.
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#117549
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12+ hour Star Wars Marathon
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Originally posted by: DarthAstuart
exactly what about Empire made the story require less imagination?

To me, that's where the story starts to get smaller and more packaged. Han suddenly being a good guy in the military seems wrong. It's not true to the character from the first film. I think the snow battle goes on way too long. I also don't really care for the whole jungle training parts. That said, I think the part where Luke throws his food away after Yoda takes a bite is priceless - he may think the little creature is harmless, but he's not eating after him. In fact, that's the only Yoda part I care for. The characters seem less interesting somehow and the story just feels polished and clean - not distant and adventurous. Some of it could just be the familiarity with the characters. The absolute cheesiest part is R2's smoke screen at the end - please. What if that hadn't worked? - what next - an oil slick for the stormtroopers to fall on?

However, there are some areas of the film that I really like - The asteroid field has a great feel to it. Luke letting go and falling away from Vader as a pure statement of "I won't be beaten by you" is done very well. He looks at Vader, a resolve comes over him, and he lets go.
He makes a decision and is at peace with it. It's without a doubt the best part of the ESB story. That part leads to my favorite scene. When he's hanging under the cloud city - it's a great visual. It feels giant and helpless. Expansive in a way the rest of the movie lacks.



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#117456
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Most Powerful Quote in all the Star Wars films.
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Originally posted by: greencapt
Of course, I've always liked the rest of that including "... years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars."
...perhaps...just perhaps.... GL should have just thought about *watching* the films he made or co-created several years ago.


He's created so many plot holes by lying about "his original epic story written in the 70s" - it's laughable. This guy can't re-edit and CGI fast enough to revise the past. LucAss should just film his own version of 1984 , he could even have a cameo where he's one of the people working in The Ministry Of Truth.



2+2 = 5

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#117439
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12+ hour Star Wars Marathon
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Originally posted by: ChainsawAsh
Actually, the sister thing was thought up on the fly during ROTJ. It was never brought up in Empire.

Not directly, but the whole scene where Luke's leaving Dagobah and Ben says "that boy is our last hope" to which Yoda replies "no, there is another".... - that's certainly a foreshadowing of the incest weirdness. Lucas was already losing what little storyline he had and was setting up for the next wave of downsizing the whole story. All that was left was to unnecessarily tie up a few more non-existent loose ends so that the story was even less of an outer space adventure from far far away.

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#117335
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12+ hour Star Wars Marathon
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Originally posted by: MTHaslett
Really? How does it all end?


Doesn't matter to me. I don't need a tidy ending. Just a great story. In 1977, it was a great story. Truth is, I only really care about the first film. Empire is just ok. You can already see signs of Lucas over-producing the series in Empire and the plot holes (from changing the story on the fly) are starting to be a problem already.
His weird desire to tie every little detail to some other part of the story or one of the other characters begins in Empire. No need to use your imagination - he'll feed you every thought you need to have. Just sit back and watch all the pretty colors. In Empire, he also changed over to the weird incest angle - brother falling for sister while they both battle dad. He had nowhere to go at the end of Star Wars. It was a complete story. Further proof that there was no giant, double trilogy in 1977 - just one really great story. He should have walked away then and left his credibility intact.