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#1278163
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George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist...
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This is a great thread. Thanks for all the hard work.

Maybe add a section on the GOUT and George’s comments he made then?

https://savestarwars.com/gout.html

“The other version, it’s on VHS if anybody wants it. I’m not going to spend the, we’re talking millions of dollars here, the money and the time to refurbish that, because to me, it doesn’t really exist anymore. It’s like this is the movie I wanted it to be, and I’m sorry you saw half a completed film and fell in love with it.” - George Lucas.

“It’s just the original versions, as they were. We didn’t do anything to it at all. But we’re not sure how many people want that…Now we’ll find out whether they really wanted the original or whether they wanted the improved versions. It’ll all come out in the end.” - George Lucas

He’s being very disingenuous with these comments.

(I still love George Lucas anyway though.)

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#1277717
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Phantom Menace Trailer
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I hope no one minds me starting a thread for this, but I have a question that is driving me crazy.

I remember enjoying the very fist trailer for The Phantom Menace immensely. I couldn’t wait for the movie. I remember it starting with the Gungans in the fog, the droid troop transports slowly coming over the hills with their distinct sound, then a close of up Amidala looking out a window. It ended with just a quick look at Darth Maul as he ignited the 2nd blade of his lightsaber.

I’ve been looking all over the internet this morning to find that trailer and I do not see it anywhere. All of the trailers I’m finding show far more that we got to see initially, I feel certain of it.

I’m starting to think I’m crazy. Does anyone else remember a different version of the trailer? I know I saw it first online and in those days I was only able to see it in a little window, not the full monitor, but I also saw it on TV later. I thought I would just come here and ask. If no one here remembers, then maybe I’m in the Matrix or something.

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#1275858
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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2017 was a great year for me at the movie theater. We got Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049, and The Last Jedi.

2019 still feels bigger though, just because Avengers: Endgame and Episode IX are just so huge in their respective universes.

Endgame for the summer and Episode IX for the holidays. What a great time to be alive!

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#1272930
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Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy
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Hard to beat Vader in the intimidatingly evil department. I like that they went in a different direction with Kylo. It’s not that they didn’t know how to make him more menacing. They just didn’t want to write a Vader clone. Kylo is Kylo. He’s got his own issues. Not being as big of a deal as Vader just makes his idolization of him more torturous. He wants to be but just isn’t. I still wouldn’t piss him off though.

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#1272748
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:
To be honest I have never completely watched a fan edit, outside of the Despecialized Editions.

Same here. I’ve tried watching a few online and early on just became disinterested. Maybe I’ve just seen the theatrical releases so many times, that any sort of fan edit just feels bizarre.

The one I would be most interested in seeing would be where someone edited all the prequels into one movie. That sounds extremely appealing, but I’ve never seen it.

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#1272747
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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Fang Zei said:

Seriously, how long do we wait before drafting a new petition that simply opens with “Dear Walt Disney Company”?

I was so certain the Unaltered Original Trilogy would be announced during Celebration for the 40th anniversary. While standing in various lines I would mention it during conversation and always the same response… blank stares. It was like I was speaking latin or something. I don’t know if they just had no idea what I was talking about or were just devoted to whatever is said to be the official version that the idea of anything else was blasphemous. The point is, if I didn’t come across many fans wanting the UOT at Celebration, then I don’t think it’s much of priority for many people.

Sorry to be pessimistic. I believe they will show up as a special feature eventually, but I just don’t see a beautiful Unaltered Original Trilogy on 4K UHD with HDR released to huge fanfare. I’m more and more thankful for my Harmy discs every day. Still doesn’t address the need for preserving the original content for future generations though. I hate the idea of something so special being lost. Guess this is all for another thread though.

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#1272743
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Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy
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Knives Out sounds like a blast. He said it’s a mystery movie and listed several movies that were inspirational in making it. Among those were Clue, Murder By Death, The Private Eyes, Deathtrap, and Something’s Afoot, so I’m sure there will be a strong comedy element. He also named Evil Under the Sun, Death on the Nile, The Last of Sheila, Gosford Park, The Mirror Crack’d, and Murder on the Orient Express. The cast is great and I can’t wait to see it.

Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc
Chris Evans
Lakeith Stanfield as Detective Troy Archer
Michael Shannon
Ana de Armas
Don Johnson as Morris Bristow
Jamie Lee Curtis
Toni Collette
Christopher Plummer

Knives Out is most likely comedic, but I wouldn’t call Looper or Brick comedies, The Last Jedi isn’t either. Hopefully we get some details soon. Can’t wait!

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#1272557
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:
That becomes clear from the films, but that w Some of us simply feel these characters’ arcs in the OT were sacrificed in order to push new characters into the limelight, and that these new characters aren’t up to snuff in a setting is way too contrived, and familiar, because the powers that be feel that a Star Wars trilogy without Empire vs rebels, x-wings, and tie-fighters is a harder sell to the general audience.

Those OT characters definitely were made supporting characters in order for new characters to be the leads. I think that is logical and they did a great job executing it. I get to see old familiar faces and reconnect with them while being introduced to new characters. Great supporting characters can be just as important. They win Oscars too.

The same goes with ships. We have familiar but updated types, but also a few new ones. Yes, we still have a similar Rebels vs Empire conflict, because for many that is what Star WARS essentially is. We have other projects they are making that can expound on the galaxy and show us lots of other characters, ships, and new conflicts. I think it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan.

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#1272544
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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There’s another Hamill quote out there where he says a lot of his comments that get posted were just cherrypicked and he doesn’t hate the sequel movies. I’d say his feelings must be more mixed than that. He’s practically bipolar regarding them, much like I am with the prequels. Watching The Director and the Jedi documentary, his conflicted feelings seem obvious.

I am enjoying these sequels and I’m enjoying Hamill in them. The hype and anticipation leading up to, during, and after are some of my favorite times ever. Social media can be an asset to that joy or a detriment, depending on where you focus. I’m taking the high road. All hype and joy for me. Life is too short to give in to the dark side.

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#1272529
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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The new trilogy isn’t about Luke, it’s about the next generation. Alec Guinness was a great actor, but he didn’t go on and on abut wanting to be the focus of the trilogy. He was killed off in one movie and was a Force ghost in the other two. Mark still needs more training. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”