Originally posted by: CO
"This is vintage Lucas, aww shucks, every fan loves these movies, just the critics hate them, and that is why we don't win awards. The last time I checked the original SW was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and was nominated in the big categories: Best Picture, Best Director, and Alec Guiness for Best Supporting Actor, thats right an actor was nominated for his performance in a SW movie, because they usually say the OT performances were just as bad as the PT ones. Star Wars took home 7 awards that night, while being the #1 movie at the box office in 1977.
Message to George: Yeah, there are always critics who don't love every movie, that is natural, but you made that classic one in 1977, which was loved by critics, fans, and the studios, and do you know why? It's a great movie!
And when you said you do it for the fans at the end of your speech, the only ones you keep forgetting are the millions of fans from 1977-83 who can't see those original films anymore on DVD. Sometimes I believe Lucas has selective memory...."
(Even louder applause)
""You bring it out too early, and it's Buck Rogers. You bring it out too late, it flops. But if you bring it out right when the war in vietnam was ending, it's a hit."
I don't really buy into that. I was born in '76, saw Star Wars on VHS around '89, fell in love with the film. I watch Star Wars now and I see no cheese, I watch Buck Rogers T.V. series and it has pure cheese. A film is what a film is, good or bad, and this was a great film. Personally, I loved the grit of Star Wars when I first saw it, it looked lived in, it looked real. It wasn't hokie like sci-fi before it and after.