Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
He assumed that because he forced himself to write, Lucas must lack the passion, and then assumed that because we defended this, we "love" Lucas. You know what they say about assuming, right?
Hmm, yes, what do they say about assuming?
You (Justin, SoloVJones, and Warbler) are just taking this and looking at it through your hate of Lucas, plain and simple.
Most of my reply was in reference to the fact that you categorized all three of us as Lucas 'haters'. I haven't visited this board since September/October and after one post, it is assumed I must hate Lucas. I don't know SoloVJones' or Warbler's opinion on this, but I do not 'hate' Lucas. I could only hate someone if they made an intentional, significant negative impact in my life on a personal level. Lucas certainly did not do that. These are just movies after all. The original trilogy was a set of great movies that I thoroughly enjoyed as a kid and I thank Lucas for that entertainment.
On this forum, people are categorized into two groups: they either 'HATE' Lucas or they 'LOVE' Lucas. I was just reading a forum talking about Kung Fu Hustle. People there either LOVED it or HATED it. If I go to a digital camera forum, people either say that Compact Flash is the best media option or that Secure Digital is ALWAYS superior. And what interests me is how emotional people get defending the side they choose to be on. But remember guys, things in life aren't so black and white. People can't be stereotypically placed in strictly one group or another.
You guys act like you know Lucas personally. But the truth is, none of us will ever know his true feelings or motivations. We can only make our own opinions based on the interpretations of what we read in the media. One thing that most of us can agree on is that Lucas' style of storytelling and the scope of the target audience has changed between the OT and the PT. The OT is what made Lucas as rich and famous as he is today. One can only wonder what would have happened if he had released these PT movies first, without the established fanbase of the star wars universe.
Hollywood mogul George Lucas struggled so much with writing the screenplay for final Star Wars installment Episode Iii - Revenge Of The Sith, he had to force himself to stick to a rigid working day as he sought inspiration. The hugely successful movie-maker, 60, took on the persona of a normal office worker as he sat at his desk for nine hours a day, five days a week - and he still only managed to produce five pages everyday. He says, "I am very diligent about writing. I go to work at 8.30am and leave at 6pm. I sit there with that page in front of me but I still can't write it. I do get it done, I actually write five pages a day. But I force myself - otherwise I would probably write a page a day."
It's too bad he couldn't have just sold the rights of the story to somebody who actually cared.
When it comes down to it, I prefer the anamorphic set because it provides clean artificial black bars instead of pixelated bars with splotches of dark greys. Like Pagz said, it would be nice if non-anamorphic transfers could have their black bars excised and replaced with clean ones.
Also, if you have both the Gonzo and TR47 sets, take a look at the title scrolls to see if you notice the artifacts in the text of the TR47 version that are absent in the Gonzo version.
MeBeJedi, what you're doing sounds fantastic. Are you ever going to make your anamorphic version available?
I soon asked my parents to rent the previous two starwars movies and asked for starwars toys for chirstmas and my birthday. I still own the toy Rancor, Jabba the Hutt with pit, Millenium Falcon and the Ewoks village that I got when I was 4 years old. I remember being so shocked when I learned that there weren't going to make any more starwars films. I couldn't understand why they would end something that was so successful and popular. By the time I was 5, they stopped selling starwars toys altogether. I was heartbroken.
I still think to this day, that if they were going to make 6 films, they should have just extended the OT over 6 films instead of just 3. The actors and the chemistry of their characters on screen had so much to offer and endless possibilities in storytelling...and as we've learned from the PT, were irreplaceable.
It might be a good idea to post a visible link somewhere to the chatroom on this site so more people know about it.
I've never used IRC before, so I'm having a little trouble getting to the chatroom. I've downloaded mIRC and connected to a server. I tried typing in #originaltrilogy, but then it said I must be connected to a channel. Maybe you can post some basic instructions so those who've never used IRC before know how to find the chatroom. Thanks