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#276194
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How to be a SW fan
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Originally posted by: Tiptup
Good Lord. I think that guy is dead on with his ideas there. There wasn't a single thing he said there that I couldn't agree with to some degree. For instance, while I never hated the Ewoks and the way they killed Imperial troops and war machines so easily, I certainly don't like the way it was so simple-minded-ly executed on film. Now that I'm at the point where I've become extremely annoyed with George Lucas and his changes to the Star Wars universe, I've become more obsessed than I ever was before. Heh.


Originally posted by: Wesyeed
then excuse the language but fucking special editions of the prequels on dvd


Strong language is totally and completely valid when attached to that concept.

By the way, Weyseed, whatever happened to the part of your signature that said something to the effect of "George Lucas leaves lightspeed cockpit views to the OT. *explodes*"? That was pretty funny to read. I also like everything in your current signature (except for "Don't push me, cuz I'm close to tha edge... I'm tryin not to lose my head... " since I'm not sure what its referring to).


ha ha ah, yes. Thanks, nice to know someone else thought that old sig of mine was a hoot. I decided to change it for whatever reason that I can't remember. The part about not tryin to lose my head I quoted from that Happy feet movie after seeing it.

Heh, now I think it perfectly describes being a star wars fan, and of course this essay couldn't be more right about all our frustrations with george lucas. If one thing's for sure, no matter what kind of star wars fan you are, it's agreeable that Lucas has been showing a disreputable lack of respect for us people who have spent years worshiping him. So I consider myself divorced from lucas now. Yeah, I gave him three chances and he's consistently proven he's not in this for producing high quality films anymore. And as you may know, (because I've read it myself and it brings vomit to my throat) some out there in the web want to promote the belief that original trilogy fans are blinded by nostalgia. I admit that's true of return of the jedi, but even that film maintained a level of competence I didn't see in the newer batch, ewoks be damned. It's so true today. we hate star wars. We hate it. We hate it so much. I hate boba's new voice, hate the removal of shaw, hate all this bullshit Lucas is trying to force on us. But fuck I love the general idea star wars so much it kills me that this genius, lucas, has fooled people into believing he's a genius and can do whatever he wants with these movies, and STILL have the tonics of the web praise him. That's life, I guess...
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#275564
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How to be a SW fan
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As a star wars fan of several years, I can say with no doubt this article has absolutey created a perfect portrait of what it means to be a star wars fan today.

There was once star wars, then holy hell that was awesome Empire strikes back, then Leia in a bikini, then there was EU, then games, then there was Special editions, then prequels, then excuse the language but fucking special editions of the prequels on dvd, then more games, then another special edition with the prequel's influence, then cartoons, the ot on dvd in laserdisc quality, then every fan just said "Enough's enough!"
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#274957
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30 years amongst the stars: Let this be the Year!
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In 1977, Star Wars changed the way movies were made, FOREVER.

I'd discover the trilogy in 1995 one summer when my sister showed it to me. From that day forward, I was hooked on Star Wars. I dreamed of it at school, made little han solo and chewie action figures from foil paper, drew x-wings and luke skywalker sketches in my notebooks, and like any respectable star wars fan, had a princess leia poster stapled to my wall... yes, the return of the jedi leia. Ah, the memories.

In 1999, Star Wars Struck Back. The greatest scam in the history of cinema began.

It was known as the phantom Menace... From this point, the lives of star wars fans would forever be changed by the great schism that would break a once happy fandom in two, ironically what the stories for the new movies were about in some ways. A new Empire would be formed by the genius business-man George Lucas... He'd bank on fan's nostalgia to rake in billions with mediocre films. No one in history had accomplished this until then.

We here at the originaltrilogy are now the rebel alliance, fighting for the right to see the originals be preserved, preferably in the best quality. The Emperor Lucas has not been forgiving of course. Without mercy, in 2006, he further tampered with the classic films, upgrading Jabba's cgi, and adding whatever else... Who knows if he'll ever finish his tampering? We do. We know he'll never stop.

help us, 30th Anniversary. You're our only hope! Please Let Lucas see how important the originals were and will be for generations to come.

Thank you for reading...

-Wesyeed
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#262519
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ROCKY BALBOA
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well you know, do what you want, but to me it's truly a must-see kind of movie for any rocky fan. I absolutely recommend it though obviously I can't speak as a non-rocky fan so whoever isn't is totally on their own in deciding. It's a sequel and I viewed it as one, even by watching rocky before going to see it and the two films I guess compliment each other very well. So to truly get the most out of this film, I think you have to watch the first movie. That's just a suggestion for anyone considering seeing it. It works fine without it I'm sure, but for the best experience, watch the first before seeing Balboa.
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#262509
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ROCKY BALBOA
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I just came back from a real movie. I haven't seen one of these in a long time... and I'm sorta speechless...

Where to begin?

Well... why do I call it a real movie? It had heart. No tricks, just (to me) good writing, good acting, good old fashioned heart. It's very clear what its message is to me and it, as corny as it sounds, taught me what it takes to be a real man. I've read rocky's been called the everyman, heh, but I think he's beyond that. He personifies goodness. Basic, indomitable goodness within us that when pushed to the limit comes roaring out and ready to fight for what's right. While sitting there in the theater, I felt like I was watching myself on screen because that's, and as corny as it might seem again, how tough it's been for me too in my journey through life thus far. My greatest regret so far is that I've not been as strong as rocky when life gave me lemons. I hope to change that. I want to... damnit I do...

God bless you, Sylvester Stallone. Thanks for the ride, man.
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#262403
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R.I.P. Joe Barbera
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Thanks. I like reading about legendary animators.

Wow, I always knew some of my fav toons like Dexter and 2 stupid dogs were connected to the old school H&B toons in some way, beyond the brand name, because I'd always catch a homage to the flintstones or jetsons in episodes... but I never knew Barbera himself was actually involved with those shows actively with the likes of Gendy Tartakovsky etc.

Awesome.
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#262384
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Favorite Character
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Originally posted by: Cable-X1
Not Biggs....Wedge. He's related to Wedge. Sorry....don't mean to be nitpicky.

And I agree....the standout actor in the PT is Ewan. Too bad he had such drivel to work with, but what can ya do?

I predict great things for the man in the future. He'll be the breakout star much like Harrison Ford was.


Oh shit, *slaps forehead* What kind of a star wars fan am I? Damn, it's starting to show that I haven't watched these movies in a long time... Thanks for the correction. And yeah, Ewan's a class act. I too wish he had better material.

I think he'll do well, (reach ford status?) I can see it... he has the talent and charisma so I see him doing really well for himself too.
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#262378
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Transformers: The Movie
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We'll see...

I can feel some excitement brewing in me for this mostly due to the nostalgia of seeing my childhood heros on screen kicking ass and beating the shit out of each other. But as most transfans online know, a lot of people are dissapointed in some decisions they've made like giving the transformers these strange, more organic I guess, designs. That's put me off somewhat because you don't fuck with Optimus' classic design. Not even the anime shows, though they've done drastic changes, have really done it to the degree I'm seeing for the film.

The new trailer is ok; it didn't change my feelings at this point much. Everything I saw in it was expected from all the photos released so nothing really wowed me out my pants.

We'll see...
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#262201
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The Amazing Spider-Man: A Spence Edit (Released)
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Niiice... looks great and you seem to have addressed many of my own issues with the film. Those opening credits were always a chore to sit through and the cheese, good lordy lord, the cheese...

I'm going to check this out when it's up. If it were my edit, you don't have to do this, but if it were my edit, I'd somehow edit in the old WTC trailer footage back into the movie. I didn't think it was disrespectful to the victims of 9/11, in fact it kinda to me anyway sort of honors the towers by giving them this role to help capture badguys in spidey's web- seemed cool to me.

btw has that extended cut of Spidey 2 aired on fx, yet? Anybody know?
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#262198
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R.I.P. Joe Barbera
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I admit I took tom and jerry and all the Hanna&Barbera cartoons for granted... probably because I'm so young and not knowledgable about how much impact they had on the industry- still am actually. But I did enjoy them even if I'd usually flip the channel whenever one of those "old" cartoons came on. Now I call them rightfully (I hope) "classic" since I appreciate good old american animation more than the stupid pokemon stuff I got suckererd into wasting life watching.

note that I do love anime, the good stuff anyway.

RIP, Joe Barbera.
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#262054
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Hey guys, Remember when Star wars had writing like this?
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Wow my little post based on a random thought I had sparked more discussion than I thought it would..., interesting. *munches on toast*

I don't think I can add anything special or new to what's already been said in better ways then I could write them, except that after years of experience discussing star wars online I think for sure I've gained some important perspective on the whole matter and have my own priorities straightened out better.

The OT is a significant part of cinema history, and even moreso pop culture history. That's why I even joined this site. If it were just "the original pirates of the carribean" or whatever site, I wouldn't care as much. But I truly believe that the original star wars deserves to be treated with the uttmost respect. Is it top priority in my life? No. There are serious real world problems, sick children, atrocities commited every day, stuff that goes beyond my desire to preserve history that I'm thinking should be at the TOP no matter what. In other words, if I was given a choice between helping my niece or nephew somehow and having the OT preserved perfectly tomorrow, I'd choose the former.

That's just the way I think, personally. Arguing all day about the PT and ot and bla bla bla bla bla, I'm actually quite sick of it. These movies are made for entertainment and if that's what they accomplish, entertaining people, then they've done their job. Whether they are actually good or not, that's what's up for seemingly endless debate online. I know deep down I hold star wars very high as a example of what great film is supposed to be and most of my dissapointment with the PT, beyond the bad acting and writing comes from knowing that with just five more minutes of thought put into things here and there, it could have been improved, maybe not meet the high expectations, but come to a level that doesn't embarass itself or insult our intellegences as an audience. It reminds me of a line from yoda in esb where he warns luke that the path to the dark side is the "quick and easy path" And it simply seems to me that lucas using his cgi is doing just that, taking the quick and easy path.. All it would have taken was a little more thought. No one expects perfection, just good quality.

All that longwinded stuff said, I just felt compelled to inject my thoughts at this point I guess not to engage in any debate but more to clarify why I'm not. It's not out of fear as one person probably thinks. It's out of realizing there's so much more to life than sparring online for years and years and years... and years and years and years... there has to be. And maybe what I say will have some positive impact. I don't know. If it does, then good.
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#261961
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Hey guys, Remember when Star wars had writing like this?
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Hey cable, don't be so close-minded. Be like me

I did this brainwashing trick I learned last night on myself and I tried extremely hard to convince myself that both star wars trilogies work together as one cohesive whole that transitions smoothly to the other and there was no war in iraq and life was perfect and daisies were springing up out of my hair, but FOR SOME STRANGE REASON I couldn't... something called facts was stopping me dude... it was funky.
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#261889
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WOW Someone just released ANH Fan Edit in the THEATERS!!! (aka ERAGON)
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Yeah that does seem very similar. I've realized in my short life so far that most things are really borrowed from other movies and stories and then re-interpreted, something one can say about the original Star Wars if they want to I guess... but the way you describe it, it seems to be just an uninspired remake of a better movie, and from reviews I've read, it's not even presented or re-presented in a good cohesive film... oh well. It was obvious to me that it was just a shoddy attempt to cash in on the harry potter and lord of the rings success lately. In the end, I think its success should be determined by its execution and if the execution is poor, that makes the rehashed elements stick out more awkwardly.
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#261887
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Favorite Character
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I couldn't agree more. Ewan is an incredibly gifted actor who deserves the most credit for somehow someway doing his character justice like I felt no other major actor did in those movies besides Liam Neeson. He did a comendable job even Sir Alec Guiness would likely be proud of despite the rest being...err... off.

What's interesting is that he's the real life nephew of the actor who played Biggs, (oops, I mean WEDGE) in the OT. Must be something in the blood perhaps or maybe he got some tips for how to deal with george, I don't know...

http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/gallery/d/11497-1/Actors+Dennis+Lawson+and+Ewan+McGregor.jpg Well done, Ewan.
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#261855
Topic
my memory isn't that bad, is it? (in SW '77 - Luke misses with the grappling hook?)
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Originally posted by: SKot
Originally posted by: Wesyeed
oh come on. I saw it with my own eyes, twice when it aired on tv.

It's a common thing. Superman when broadcast on tv had deleted scenes and stuff put back in to extend its length for whatever reason. Maybe it's the same with star wars... I don't know. But this is no urban legend... someone out there must have this on tape.
The thing is, numerous people have copies of Star Wars taped off the air from when it was broadcast at various times in various parts of the world. Many of us have watched them, specifically looking for different shots like this. And it's NOT IN THERE. Not one single person has found a copy that has a missed grappling hook shot in it. Not ever to this day. If that was shown, *twice* even, when it aired on TV... we would have found it on one of the taped copies. It's not there.

Now, I'm willing to admit the possibility that some alternate footage may have been aired during some weird one-off TV special that may not have resurfaced yet. But I'm doubtful even of that. I too have a vague recollection of Luke missing with the grappling hook, but I know it is from my reading the novel before I even saw the film. You guys who think you saw it with your own eyes... overwhelming evidence to the contrary says no. I think your mind is playing tricks on you.

Again, 50 bucks to the first person to present real, hard evidence of the missed grappling hook shot. All I hear still is talk!

--SKot


You can tell me it didn't but that really won't change my memory of it happening... I can't believe there's such a vehement denial of this possible lost footage... Why are so many against the missed grapple??? Anyway I think the people here who say it didn't happen can prove it didn't about as much as those of us who say it did.

I saw it. I remember it. And that's all the proof I have. WPIX New York Channel 11 is the station it aired on. I never knew it was such a rare sight or I would have recorded it and everyone would have to eat crow who says it doesn't exist right now... but sigh... I didn't and well what more can I say on the matter but believe whatever you want to believe.
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#261852
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Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side (the TM edit) (Released)
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I liked it though I'm speaking from a blade runner fanboy perspective. I can see how it'd be too out of place for someone though to just see harrison ford chilling at a bar in the middle of a star wars prequel movie, kinda the way lucas just carelessly dumped in a bunch of cameos from the OT the most ridiculous one I can remember being chewbacca's...

Still, you could say it's just han's dad or something.
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#261851
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Favorite Character
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Obiwan

He's wise, clever, kind, and a ghost, who ya gonna call? Really he's been my fav character mostly because of how cool he was as this gentle old wizard, a relic from a more civilized age we could only dream about until some guy came along in 1999 and made some silly movies full of fart jokes that totally butchered those dreams...

ahem, yeah obi-wan's my fav.
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#261783
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Live Free Or Die Hard
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damn sorry to spoil the party... I hated it. It looks too much like a generic action flick with michael bay-ish videogame camera angles and that just doesn't give me that die hard feeling. And I hate the kid in the car who's acting EXACTLY the same way he acted in that Herbie fully loaded movie when he was in the car driving around with lindsay Lohan... not a good sign. It's like they're not even trying if they pull inspiration from a Lohan disney movie for a scene... so I see nothing really good in this trailer except Willis . I still have hope for the film and would love it to be a great die hard movie though.
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#261781
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Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side (the TM edit) (Released)
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here's a youtube upload: NIGHTCLUB SCENE ON YOUTUBE

I think maybe I need to see the whole thing in context to fully appreciate it. That said the sound does seem kinda I guess the word is artificial or dubbed. The voice work is much better here. I'm getting used to the new voice now; of course my only complaint would be similar to adywan's in that the voice and music could use some balancing with all the other sounds so its on the same level as Obi-wan's voice and sounds like it's more naturally part of the scene than dubbed in.

Here's some stuff I loved to death though: You edited out or darkened the whole gratuitous cameo shot of lucas' daughter and that jar jar actor. THANK YOU. That always seemed too obviously out of place as just the director indulging himself. You found some way, I don't know how, but you found some way to change the dialogue so obi-wan responds to just "I think he is a she" setting up and executing the perfect opportunity for humor that Lucas incredibly fumbled by adding that changeling nonsense. THANK YOU. I can't wait to finally see the finished film!

edit: I was just thinking... maybe you should just axe all the dialogue between anakin and obiwan as they saunter into the club like gansters. I remember watching an old movie that had characters enter in a similar style and they were also talking, but you couldn't hear what they were saying amongst all the surrounding crowd voices until we moved into close-up and they became more audible... just a thought...
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#260583
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Terminator 3 T-HOPE Edition (Released)
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Well I've finally finished the download and watched the edit. Not bad, still very Mostow but it's better and I love what you did with the opening. Excellent stuff except I couldn't really hear the voice over well.

If you ever plan to go back and do more stuff to it, I was thinking you could use the opening of bicentennial man along with the stan winston teaser trailer for T2. I always thought they were very similar since they're both about robots on an assembly line. It goes along very well with what john says later about the terminators coming off an assembly line.