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Stardust1138

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#1401930
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Lucasfilm Games
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Lucasfilm’s legacy in gaming stretches back decades. And with Lucasfilm and the galaxy far, far away entering a new and unprecedented phase of creativity, so will the world of Lucasfilm Games — developed in collaboration with the finest studios across the industry.

StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal that Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, a name that encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games and its eye toward the future. To mark this new era, Lucasfilm Games has launched social channels on Twitter (@LucasfilmGames) and Facebook (@LucasfilmGames), which will deliver breaking news and more directly to fans. You can watch a special sizzle reel celebrating the history of games from Lucasfilm below; the Lucasfilm Games logo, featured above, will appear in all future Lucasfilm Games titles.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on Lucasfilm Games!

Story:

https://www.starwars.com/news/lucasfilm-games

Video:

https://youtu.be/sKVWJNa3uqE

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#1401625
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Last movie seen
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jedi_bendu said:

I’ve a fond memory of seeing North by Northwest in the cinema for the first time. (A few years ago, not 1959) The films you see in the big screen surely have a bigger impact on you. So many iconic scenes! Needs a rewatch I think.

Haha, definitely! So many iconic scenes indeed. I especially liked the quieter moments when they were on the train together and he was hiding. Such subtle humour!

I’m also glad you enjoyed Your Name. It’s really good. I need to watch it again I think though to fully get it. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington I only vaguely remember seeing it when in school. I’d be very curious to how it goes now. I’ll definitely have to check out A Silent Voice. I really want to get more into anime. I’ve only ever watched Pokemon and a couple of the more commercially popular franchises.

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#1400618
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Return of the Jedi: The "Lightman" Mystery
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jedi_bendu said:

Well, I’ve found something.

Courtesy of my cousin, one of my christmas gifts was ‘The Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983’ by Paul Duncan. I was just reading through it and came across this photo; as it’s from LFL archives, I doubt I’ll find it online, so I took a photo of it.

The caption for the image reads: “Han, Luke, and Chewbacca surrounded by Gamorrean guards. In the background right a man-in-lights walks by, as reference for the Lava Man creature, which was not included in the movie.”

So, it’s a ‘lava man’. They MUST have had concept art for that… what the hell does a creature made out of lava look like??

That’s really cool.

And …

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#1400519
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Opinions Change
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imperialscum said:

Stardust1138 said:

See J.W. Rinzler’s conversation with Rick Worley for more details.

https://youtu.be/nD5FqAJf3T0

Great interview, thanks for sharing.

Stardust1138 said:

George had nearly all of The Empire Strikes Back written before Lawerence Kasdan polished it up. See J.W.

Well that was already known and Rinzler discussed it in detail in his book. Even Kasdan basically confirmed that by saying: “The structure of the story was all there–it was the skeleton for a movie. What was needed was the flesh and the muscle.”

My pleasure!

Absolutely. Unfortunately though not many people realise just how much George contributed to it. There’s a lot of misinformation out there.

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#1399643
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Opinions Change
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“It’s not deliberately camp. I made the film in a 1930s style. It’s based on a Saturday matinee serial from the 1930s, so the acting style is very 30s, very theatrical, very old-fashioned. Method acting came in in the 1950s and is very predominant today. I prefer to use the old style. People take it different ways, depending on their sophistication.”

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2002/may/16/artsfeatures.starwars

It’s supposed to be musical and designed in lyrical tone. Star Wars dialogue with George was always designed to be like old cinema.

And to clear up a couple of misconceptions.

George had nearly all of The Empire Strikes Back written before Lawerence Kasdan polished it up. See J.W. Rinzler’s conversation with Rick Worley for more details.

https://youtu.be/nD5FqAJf3T0

Harrison Ford may have had misgivings about the dialogue but he did think it worked. He said as much to Time back in 1977. You can see the quote on Mike Klimo’s Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BW5ZBJogast/?igshid=12uundmrs6kxg

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#1397979
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George Lucas's Sequel Trilogy
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Whose to say they’re seperate treatments? They could be part of the same story treatment as the Whills storyline but he didn’t feel the need to address it further since he already discussed it with James Cameron.

Paul Duncan also addressed this indirectly with Rick Worley when he said that he looked to ask George new questions instead of ones that already had answers.

This new information is only a fraction of a greater whole as we still don’t have information about the grandchildren, Han’s role in Episode VII other than he dies, and loads more. The book also has more information than has been shared on the internet. So we’re only seeing a broader picture of the story.

The only really “contradictory” thing he seems to have stated over the years with the Sequels is Luke would have a love interest but even that hasn’t been confirmed or denied to be a thing. Nothing else he’s said really contradicts any of his other Sequel ideas as we just don’t know all the details. He’s a creative though. Creatives change their mind.

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#1397653
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Opinions Change
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Films:

I grew up with the Prequels and Originals simultaneously. I did go through a period of time where I listened to the critics with regards to the Prequels as it was hard not to as it used to be everywhere but over time I realised I shouldn’t let others define what I can and can’t love. For the record I love them. They’re my favourites and that’s okay. My enjoyment in them has only grown as I’m older and can see all the layers and hard work George and team put into them. The Originals are equally my Star Wars and I love them too. Luke and Anakin were always my favourite characters. The Original Trilogy is timeless. I can’t quite explain but every time I see Binary Sunset I feel just like Luke. Anakin’s redemption is a beautiful act of love. Simply put the two trilogies tell a beautiful story that feels complete yet has room to further the story if one wants to continue it.

And so it eventually happened but not with George’s treatments but a story Disney decided to tell.

The Force Awakens - I really liked it a lot. I realised it was a modern spin on the classical story motif of the previous six films but I still really liked it and even loved certain things like Rey. I did wish there were more of an original story, original design choices, and better world building but I was sure that would come in the subsequent films and we’d get satisfying answers to the questions raised through the mystery boxes.

In retrospect, I can’t watch it. The film does nothing for me. It feels like a corporate remake to appease the fans. I want to like it but I just can’t get into it.

The Last Jedi - I liked it but I didn’t love it. I was very overwhelmed and burnt out by the time of Crait that I was ready for it to be over. It had beautiful cinematography, interesting new ways of using the Force, and some fun and interesting moments like the fathier chase and Rey and Ben/Kylo’s relationship. I thought going in they’d have a relationship of some kind but more likely as siblings who represent the two sides of Anakin’s legacy to eventually team up to bring Balance to the Force. That didn’t entirely happen. I had a lot of issues. Namely with the non Star Warsy humour, tension being immediately undercut by a joke, Luke tossing the lightsaber, Yoda lighting the tree on fire, Rey Nobody as we’ve always had nobodies as Force sensitive and Jedi, Snoke being a Nobody because it undercuts the significance of him separating our heroes and turning Ben to the Dark Side, meta commentary, non Star Warsy dialogue, and quite a bit more.

In retrospect, I still have many of the same issues with it as it breaks a lot of lore and canon (as do all these trilogy films) but I really like it more now for what it is and consider it to be one of the better Disney era films. It’s beautifully made in most ways and has some interesting ideas. It took some chances and some of them do land. It at least tried something different to a certain degree but it came at the expense of the saga as a whole. (So did The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker to be fair.)

As with Luke I don’t love his portrayal but I don’t hate it either. I can go both ways. I think it would’ve been better if we saw him get this way. A very big problem I find with this trilogy is we don’t get to see any of the interesting story points as they’re pushed to the backstory for Rebels 2.0 versus Empire 2.0.

The Rise of Skywalker - I had fun the first viewing. I definitely felt uncomfortable with Rey being a Palpatine but I just rolled with it. I didn’t like her declaring herself a Skywalker but I think I would’ve liked it more if she stayed random and did so after we see her parents leave her on Jakku. That may have worked a little better.

In retrospect, I’ve only seen it once all the way through honestly. So I don’t think it’s fair to give a full on opinion and breakdown. I will say though I don’t love it but I don’t hate it either. It has some great moments like Luke and Leia training together (so long as I don’t consider context) but it also has lots of problems with pacing and macguffins. It’s very cluttered and doesn’t know what it wants to be sometimes.

Rogue One - I enjoyed it but didn’t love it. I loved Chirrut and Jedha, the introduction scenes, and some other things. I honestly didn’t really take much time to reflect on what I thought of it as I was so busy thinking about what would happen in Episode VIII and IX.

In retrospect, it’s my favourite of the Disney era. I love how it expands the lore but respects what came before it as it has references to both the Prequels and Originals. It captures the spirituality with the Force through Chirrut and Jedha. I feel unlike the other Disney films it fits right in line with George’s six films in this way. The others seem to lean more heavily towards the Han Solo side of the stories. It has really good characters, fantastic cinematography and world building, and all around gives the opening crawl of A New Hope an interesting story to link up to. I’m still not entirely comfortable with the CGI characters but it’s a minor nitpick compared to everything else offered in the film.

Solo - It was okay. I didn’t hate it or love it. It was okay. It had some good moments. However it also felt too topical and modern a lot of the time. I liked Qi’ra a lot though.

In retrospect, I feel the same way about it as I did when I first saw it.

TV Shows:

The Clone Wars - I’ve not watched every episode but I love everything I have seen. I especially enjoyed the Mortis Arc, Yoda Arc, and The Heroes on Both Sides Arc.

The Mandalorian - I’ve not watched it.

Rebels - I liked it then and I like it now. I especially enjoy when it delves into the Force and Darth Maul.

Resistance - I’ve not watched it.

All and all, I’m trying to learn to seperate Disney Star Wars and George Lucas Star Wars. It will never be the same for me. I’ll always prefer George’s story but I’d like to hope I get to a point where I can enjoy the Disney era more. It’s hard to do though when everything relies heavily on nostalgia and member berries. It feels more corporate now instead of being made with a vision and for the desire to tell stories. I’m happy to see Mandalorian do well and I may give it a chance at some point but I’m not ready. I’m burnt out by Disney Star Wars.

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#1396848
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A New Hope - If you could add a scene of the emperor, where would you add it & what would it be?
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I think here because it gives us a sense of time passing from leaving the Jundland Wastes to their arrival at Ben’s hut. It’s also before Tarkin comes to the conference room and announces that he’s just got word from the Emperor the senate has been dissolved. It gives us a chance to see that happen and possibly hear word about the missing Death Star plans.

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#1396803
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Mocata, I honestly like it and the connection in theory. I’m not sure the execution is great but it’s good being able to draw more lines between the two trilogies.

Servii, it’s never too late.

http://www.completewermosguide.com/huttese.html

http://www.completewermosguide.com/huttdictionary.html

ATMachine, haha! It means “this will be the end of you”!

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#1396650
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The Criterion Collection Thread
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LeperMessiah117 said:

Twin Peaks is my favorite thing by David Lynch. The first half of the series is so strong, but wanes after it’s 2nd half after Lynch and writer Mark Frost left the show, only to be yanked out of the jaws of defeat when they returned for the finale. The film seems disliked by many but I find it an excellent prequel, especially the fanedit (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - Teresa Banks and the Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer) that brings it up to a 3 and a half hour running time. And Twin Peaks The Return is a masterpiece. It just is, lol

Eraserhead is a good starting point with David Lynch, it is a good upfront example of his weirdness and typifies his style. Blue Velvet is a classic and is probably the film that cemented him as an essential American filmmaker. A dark and captivating mystery/thriller that also showcases a lighter, less bleak and more hopeful side to his films.

Tarkovsky is definitely a filmmaker who I’ve heard people mention but I’ve never really had exposure to him outside of a trailer for Stalker, which I recall did intrigue me but I have yet view. It seems to me a filmmaker who has multiple Criterion Collection releases probably warrants at least a thorough exploration of their catalogue.

I’d really like a subscription to The Criterion Channel. I really wanna check out alot of these films they offer, especially their foreign films. I have seen too little non-United States produced films aside from ones made in the UK, Japan and South Korea.

I’ll have to keep that in mind when I check out Twin Peaks. lol, oh wow! I didn’t realise there was more than one film. I’ll have to try watching them at some point too. Thank you for telling me about them!

Oh, that’s good to know about Eraserhead. I’ve not watched the trailer for it but I’ll have to do so. Yes, Blue Velvet looks great. I liked seeing that Laura Dern got her big break with the film. That’s a big reason I was leaning it as my first of his films but I may have to go with Eraserhead now!

This video was my introduction to Andrei Tarkovsky. It might be good for you too.

https://youtu.be/ak6rI-j07QU

I honestly love him. He’s my favourite filmmaker not named George Lucas. He’s truly an amazing filmmaker unlike any other. His films are more experiences and felt than explained or given definitive answers in their meanings as each viewer finds something different. He really changed my life for better or worse. I think Stalker is definitely a great entry point for a newbie. I’d also say Andrei Rublev. Both are truly incredible. Mirror is his best film though but I don’t recommend it for a newbie.

Here’s the trailer for Andrei Rublev.

https://youtu.be/t1d5FSyMEd8

Me too. There’s lots of films they have that I want to see. There’s also an interview they have with Alicia Malone interviewing Rian Johnson. It looks intriguing. He talks about Stalker and 8 1/2 as two of his favourites.

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#1396566
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The Criterion Collection Thread
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LeperMessiah117 said:

Stardust1138 said:

Just added The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman and my first film by Stanley Kubrick, Barry Lyndon.

Barry Lyndon is so great, the first Criterion I obtained. My very modest collection, all blu-ray, current consists of

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
Paths of Glory
Eraserhead
Mulholland Dr.
Blue Velvet
Dr. Strangelove
Barry Lyndon
Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits
The Elephant Man

I’m really looking forward to seeing it and great collection. I see you like David Lynch. Haha. I want to get into him at some point. I’m really interested in seeing Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet in particular.

My own collection.

Blu Ray:

Stalker (First Criterion)
Andrei Rublev
Ivan’s Childhood
Solaris
War and Peace
The Seventh Seal
The Magic Flute
Wild Strawberries
Fanny and Alexander
Seven Samuari
Barry Lyndon
The Tree of Life
The Red Shoes
Topsy-Turvy
Life is Sweet
The Grand Budapest Hotel

DVD:

The Ascent
Wings

You could say I like Andrei Tarkovsky. 🙂

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#1395656
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What's your favourite movie(s) and why?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

The Seventh Seal

I originally watched this film around 2009/2010, a couple years after experiencing a crisis of faith which had left me deep in the throes of agnosticism. Suffice to say, as an agnostic who still retained a yearning for the Christian faith but needed certainty to believe, I saw myself reflected in Antonius Block.

I’m no longer in the place I was then; I’ve since become an agnostic Whiteheadian Discordian Christian omnist (yes, I still identity as “agnostic”, but as an adjective rather than a noun). Yet I still love this film, and all of Bergman’s films pertaining to the “silence of God”.

I just got it with my Christmas gift card (and Barry Lyndon). I’m really looking forward to watching it as I’ve wanted to see it for a long, long time. You really convinced me though!