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Mielr

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#1362307
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Due to resurgence of drive-in theaters, ESB tops box office for first time since 1997!
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https://deadline.com/2020/07/star-wars-empire-strikes-back-tops-weekend-box-office-drive-ins-coronavirus-1202983364/

Give the people what they want. Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, etc., also all doing well in drive-ins. Can Ferris Bueller be far behind? 😉

I turned my sister down when she asked me if I wanted to go see ESB at the drive-in in 1980. Boy, I was dumb back then!

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#1342470
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The music of the Original Trilogy vs the music of the Prequel Trilogy
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Has there ever been a silent screening of any of the OOT movies with a live orchestra? I always thought that would be a wonderful thing to see.

I don’t care for the scores for the PT very much. I think a lot of the overkill with the music was to try and distract from what was happening (or not happening) on the screen. ROTJ is my favorite of all the scores.

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#1312228
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Just got back-- a full 30 minutes of previews, so I didn’t get out of there until 11pm (movie was supposed to start at 8pm). Anyhow, it was pretty awful as expected, I really have no respect for JJ Abrams as a director. There were people getting up and walking out of the theater at some of the corniest moments (the “Romeo & Juliet” scene, for one) and laughter in many spots that weren’t meant to be funny. My nephew and I stayed thru the credits as we always do, and one guy who walked past us mumbled “thank God THAT’S finally over!”. So, I think the reviews for this film will not be kind.

Having said that, there were a few nice moments in the film, and it WAS better than TLJ (also, as expected).

On a side note— was there any mention of Peter Mayhew in the credits? If so, I missed it (lots of people walking in front of me). I was kind of expecting the film to be dedicated to him.

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#1312120
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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Going tonight with my nephew at 8pm. My expectations are LOW after TLJ, and the clip I saw on Jimmy Kimmel the other night was awful, but we’ll see! At least I’ll have an excuse to sit in the dark and eat candy for two and a half hours. But I think it’s pretty much safe to say that after this one— I’m done.

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#1297647
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The Random <em>Star Wars</em> Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
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Here’s a pic of Mark Hamill with Corvette Summer co-star Kim Milford (left), at the Las Vegas Hilton circa July 1977. I don’t know who the other 2 people in the photo are, but Mark looks like he’s being held hostage.
Cool to think I was actually living in Las Vegas when this photo was taken!
Here’s the article that the photo came from:
http://nightflight.com/lets-do-the-time-warp-again-hbo-is-showing-the-rocky-horror-picture-show-tonight/

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#1294183
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Info &amp; Help: looking for... 1990's episodes of VH1's 'Behind The Music'?
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Yeah, I have that 2 DVD set. The original Saturday Night Fever DVD also has a truncated version of the BTM doc, and I think I have the David Cassidy episode on VHS somewhere (and it’s also on YouTube). But I’m looking for some of the other episodes, mostly from season 2 (1998), specifically the KC & The Sunshine Band episode (which has gained a bit of notoriety in the years since).

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#1294181
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Info &amp; Help: looking for... 1990's episodes of VH1's 'Behind The Music'?
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Apparently, the rights have expired for these and VH1 no longer airs them. Some of them were really interesting and I’d like to see them again, and I’m wondering if anyone has done preservations? It’d be a shame if they all just disappeared. Some are on YouTube & Daily Motion, but not many. 😕

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#1290969
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STAR WARS is on TCM right now...which version is it?
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Wow. Good for Joe. I wish more industry-types would get on the bandwagon and make a stink about this sort of stuff.

SilverWook said:

Mielr said:

What irritates me the most is that the cable synopsis always says “Star Wars (1977)”. If they’re going to show the 1997 version, it should say so.

I may just shoot TCM an irate email later tonight. LOL.

They’ve done that with THX-1138 as well.

I know, I’m sure I sent them a nasty email about that at the time. A lot of good it did, lol.

EDIT: Charles Tabesh (TCM programmer) responded to Joe Dante on Twitter:

“You’re right - I apologize. We have the wrong version, learned about it last night and it was too late to obtain the correct one. Definitely a mistake on our end but not intentional.”

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#1284226
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We have X in HD, but we still don't have Star Wars
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It’s a ridiculous situation. The 40th anniversary would have been a perfect opportunity.

There is an opportunity on the Home Theater Forum to ask a question of Criterion’s technical director. I’m going to submit a question about the possibility of Criterion taking on the OOT for a restoration and release. It’s an idea that’s been bandied about for many years now.

https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/exclusive-interview-opportunity-with-criterion-we-invite-your-participation.362054/

There’s no guarantee that my question will be chosen, but it couldn’t hurt to submit it!