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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!

Cliffs71 said:

As for the print itself… Holy Jeebus! I can’t imagine it looked any better opening day of any of the 70mm re-releases… The bigger news to me though is just the knowledge that this exists in the first place and therefore it IS possible should that occasion ever happen.

That’s my take away as well. It’s wonderful that an original version was seen and is in excellent condition. Also nice to think there may be more viewings. Particularly since there have been a few in other theaters lately. It’s either a big coincidence or someone is testing the water to gauge non-nerd-board interest in the original film.

Whatever the reason, we now have a well-documented case of there being a prime candidate for a proper home release.

Anyone else totally disregard Leia being Luke's sister?

screams in the void said:

…until that moment , he did not realize it was staring him in the face in form of Leia being his sister . So that was when that plot point came along.

Wait, I thought it was back in 1974 when he was writing the original Darth Vader 6 - 12 - 1 - 9 film Saga (genuflect).

I think it’s weird that Lucas doesn’t seem to think there are people who remember him saying he wrote “no, there is another” before he had any idea of how he was going to address his lack of story regarding that fill-in line.

The truth is out there for people who care enough to take time to look for it.

Upcoming movies

I haven’t been so excited about a movie in years. I grew up following this stuff and eventually became a gear head, largely because of these types of rivalries; Ford v Ferrari, Snake and Mongoose, Shirley Muldowney v Big Daddy, etc.

Side note: I think the Gulf livery is the greatest of all race teams ever. Beautiful. This film seems to be primarily about the ‘66 Le Mans. The Gulf livery wasn’t until 67, so it may not be shown.

Knowing a bit about the real people, I can say it looks like Damon and Bale have these guys down perfectly. If you’re interested, there are a number of documentaries about the history of the rivalry.

If you’re unfamiliar, Le Mans is a 24 hour endurance race. The track is 8 miles around. The cars typically average about 3,000 miles in the 24 hours.

General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread

Went to my first Comic Con in decades. I hadn’t been since back when they were just a bunch of collectors/dealers with all their stuff on folding tables. That was long before they became these mega cosplay affairs with stars and autograph sessions.

I went specifically to find a certain Hot Wheels I was struggling to locate. I found it. That said, I could have spent a fortune on just 1966 Batman items. Things from 2 dollars (hot wheels) to 2000 dollars (beautifully framed collection of autographs). Add in Star Wars77, Doctor Who, Jaws, and Ghostbusters and it was even more tempting. T-shirts, patches, pins, mugs, you name it, it was there.

I also saw Howard Chaykin. He wasn’t charging for his autograph or making people hurry. He was just sitting at a table and talking shop with anyone who wanted to meet him. If I had thought about it ahead of time, I would have brought one of his 1970s Star Wars Marvel comic books. I’ll be better prepared next time.

Here was the street sign for the road on one side of the convention center. Seemed fitting.
The driver of the vehicle next to me was also taking a picture of the sign.

Last movie seen

One of my favorite films of all time and by far my favorite Robert Redford film. Considering the amount of time I’ve spent reading anything and everything, I’ve felt a kinship with Joe Turner for decades. Also for me, my favorite Faye Dunaway film. She’s perfect in this. LOVE her character.

An absolute 5 out of 5 Sparrow Hawks.

General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread

canofhumdingers said:
living within an hour’s drive of NASA Mission Control at Johnson Space Center doesn’t hurt either haha!

A fellow Texan. I had no idea, sir. As a native Houstonian, I also grew up with Mission Control being a very big part of my world.

Great documentary on Mission Control, if you haven’t seen it:

Any favorite scenes?

Not surprisingly, most of my favorite scenes are either From Star Wars or Rogue One, and one from The Force Awakens. To pick just a few;

Star Wars
The opening scene where we first see the Tantive being chased by the Star Destroyer is as moving to me now as it was in 1977.

The closeup of Luke deciding to follow Ben just after he sees his family burned. To me, Hamill’s finest moment.

The Force Awakens
The opening where we see Rey scavenging, before we know anything at all about her, is my favorite part of the ST.

Rogue One
Since this film is a much more serious take on the GFFA, it has many moments that stand out as moving or emotional. Particularly considering how fantastically it’s written, acted, and directed. Jason points out a fantastic one above.

My personal favorite is the scene on the ship just after they escape Eadu. Jyn confronting Cassian is a level of seriousness and emotion that, to me, just hasnt been done in the 40+ years of the franchise. Felicity is expert in her handling of conveying the emotional wreck Jyn is becoming. She has these amazing moments of sort of micro-shifts between breakdown and anger when she’s confronting him.

“CASSIAN ANDOR: Ion thrusters low until we cleared the storm.
K-2SO: Understood.
JYN ERSO: You lied to me.
CASSIAN ANDOR: You’re in shock.
JYN ERSO: You went up there to kill my father.
CASSIAN ANDOR: You don’t know what you’re talking about.
JYN ERSO: Deny it.
CASSIAN ANDOR: You’re in shock, and looking for someplace to put it.
JYN ERSO: I’ve seen it before.
CASSIAN ANDOR: I bet you have.
JYN ERSO: They know. You lied about why we came here and you lied about why you went up alone.
CASSIAN ANDOR: I had every chance to pull the trigger. But did I? Did I?
JYN ERSO: You might as well have. My father was living proof and you put him at risk. Those were Alliance bombs that killed him!

CASSIAN ANDOR: I had orders! Orders that I disobeyed! But you wouldn’t understand that.
JYN ERSO: Orders? When you know they’re wrong? You might as well be a stormtrooper.
CASSIAN ANDOR: What do you know? We don’t all have the luxury of deciding when and where we want to care about something. Suddenly the Rebellion is real for you? Some of us live it. I’ve been in this fight since I was 6 years old. You’re not the only one who lost everything. Some of us just decided to do something about it.”

General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread

Valheru_84 said:

SilverWook said:

20 years ago today!

I feel old…

Damn, me to! It seems time marches on so quick the older you get.

You have no idea, man.

To the anniversary post; Here’s something you all may not expect from me. I’ve never made any secret of my dislike for the only prequel I’ve ever seen and all the Lucas BS surrounding it (then and still). However, the year of advertising and marketing tie-ins when it was released is a time I remember somewhat fondly.

It was a very big deal to this original fan to have a Star Wars film coming out so many years after I’d become disenchanted with anything post-1977. I was skeptical for sure but went in with an open mind. I would soon be wildly let down but the buildup and anticipation was fun. For some reason, I have emotionally separated it from the film itself.

Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX

Jesta’ said:
Any writer can write a Star Wars movie, but they won’t be true continuations of Lucas’s core story.

True continuations of Lucas’s story have been written by other writers since Lucas started hiring them to do so in 1976. Lucas didn’t have a core story beyond the 1977 film. If he had, he wouldn’t have commissioned two authors to write the sequel. One of which was published as the official continuation of the story. The contract Foster signed when agreeing to ghost-write the novelization of Star Wars was that he also write a sequel story. Lucas had no core story, no Saga, and no Original Vision of nine/twelve/six films.

Pattinson confirmed as Batman.

m_s0 said:

Pattinson will never live down Twilight, no matter what he does, and he has a most impressive post-Twilight resume. It’s not easy to re-invent yourself as a character actor after a hit t(w)een drama, but that’s pretty much what he did. He’s really worth following - it looks like his next film is The Lighthouse, and it looks amazing:

Man, that looks very interesting. Took me a second to recognize him.

Pattinson confirmed as Batman.

I think it’s a good casting. I have Batman nerd board friends who are already claiming… “it’s an abomination” - “it’s the end of the franchise” - “I’ll never see it”, “how could they be so wrong?”…etc, etc.

All those criticisms and outcries were every bit as present when Keaton was cast as Batman, Affleck was cast as Batman, and Daniel Craig was cast as 007.

Full disclosure, I’ve never seen Pattinson in anything, but by all accounts of co-stars and directors, he has the chops. I love Matt Reeves’ work on Planet Of The Apes, so no problem there either.

To me: the right actor, a great story, a great costume, and a great director could give us the best Batman film we’ve had in decades.

The original Marvel Star Wars series

Weird that they sort of knew what Vader looked like. I’ve seen this cover a ton of times, just never gave too much thought to how they had obviously seen some of what was coming. They must not have known or seen how big a part of the film the droids were. No Chewie either.

Edit ;

What’s an original of this go for these days? I see prices all over the map