R.I.P. Mr. Kurtz…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm8zgrxXoJk
I just remembered that Irvin Kershner called Star Wars a fairy tale while directing The Empire Strikes Back .It is in the Michael Parbot documentary and I think it is a very apt description . Also looking at the titles of the tracks on the OST album such as …The little people work , rescue of the princess,etc .
Threepio is Snoke confirmed. 😛
well , like the man said , least I got something to show for it .
well , this is an interesting perspective I never thought of , don’t really buy it , but interesting none the less …https://io9.gizmodo.com/this-theory-shows-why-c-3po-is-the-secret-hero-of-star-1829149241
I can’t recall ever seeing a Burger Chef restaurant back then. My family moved around the country several times over the years in the 70’s.
It’s possible they were operating in regions where there wasn’t a Burger King, and hence could offer the same Coca Cola movie tie-in promotions.
When I lived in New Jersey back in the late 70’s there were no Kentucky Fried Chicken locations to be found. But there was a burger chain called Gino’s that offered KFC food in addition to their own menu. That massively confused me as a kid. 😉
JEDIT:I swear I saw the posters at BK too. I never got one for some reason. One wall in my room was already covered in SW posters and newspaper clippings. Still have all my glasses though. 😃
Thank you for the response and info …very interesting
Yeah, seriously. It starts with a reworded version of “Once upon a time;” an evil wizard-knight who’s also a Lord kidnaps a princess while the princess tries to contact a good wizard-knight to help fight evil; the good wizard takes a lowly farmboy yearning for adventure under his wing and starts training him to be a knight; the pair recruit a rogue and his beastly sidekick to help them on their journey; the group infiltrates the evil castle to rescue the princess; the wizard-knights duel with swords…
…yep, no fantasy whatsoever in there.
^ and this
(and Star Wars has no aspects or tropes of fantasy)
well , long ago and far away …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c
Duracell is a great master code breaker as evidenced by the red plom bloom
The original header on the splash page of the original Marvel Star Wars comic read …Long ago in a galaxy far far way …there exists a state of cosmic civil war . A brave alliance of underground freedom fighters has challenged the tyranny and oppression of the awesome galactic empire .This is their story ! Stan Lee presents :Star Wars the greatest SPACE FANTASY of all ! so there’s that . and the whole a long time ago in a galaxy far far away is inherently suggestive of the whole long ago and far away trope of fantasy as well .
I don’t know about this , seems to me like this " easter egg " is kind of retroactive and made up on the fly …https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2018/09/author-jason-fry-shines-light-on-a-long-hidden-star-wars-easter-egg.html I thought the guy was shouting " The Empire’s Down "! and I have always thought of Tatooine’s twin suns as G1 and G2 since they were named that in the 1978 Star Wars Storyboook I had as a kid and still have a beat up copy of .
Hey, which one sucks the least: 1, 2, 3, or 4? I’m thinking 3 or 4.
I am going to say 2 looks the best , I would recommend 3 books to seek out 1. How to draw comics the Marvel way by Stan Lee and John Buscema 2. Constructive anatomy by George Bridgman 3.Dynamic anatomy by Burne Hogarth . All three are excellent for teaching you to break down figures and heads into their basic components and simple shapes that will give you a good foundation to build on .These books helped me improve by leaps and bounds when I was learning to draw .Study and copy them and you will improve quickly .
Hello in TV land …choop choop choop .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKOGugXwNAU
but the real question in all of this is , why is six afraid of seven ?
gotta disagree here , Roseanne Barr was a direct consequence of what she said in the moment , James Gunn was a hit job , whose comments were dug up by some of that same alt -right hate mob in retaliation .
It’s such an inoffensive tweet. Whether the outraged Trump fans were anti-Semitic or not is irrelevant to the most amusing point which is that these Trump supporters are just as fragile as the “SJWs” that they hate so much.
I also find it strange that this guy is just now finding out that a “pocket” of America is white-supremacist and neoNazi. He’s just now figuring that out? I’ve known that ever since I became politically conscious and yes, those people largely voted for Trump. Go figure. These racists have plagued our country since its inception. They’re not new. They’re more vocal and emboldened now than they’ve been in a while, but there’s nothing new about them.
I don’t even see how it’s automatically ignorant to equate Trump with the Empire (and thus Nazis). He’s extremely nationalistic, militaristic, autocratic, and has no compunctions over demonizing minorities, specifically non-white immigrants. I don’t have to have been to the Holocaust museum to have made those connections.
^ well said !
‘Star Wars Writer Addresses Tweet That Enraged Trump Supporters’…
“I realized there was a pocket of America and the internet that was insolently angry and anti-Semitic,” Chris Weitz explains.
awesome article , thank you for sharing , and reminds me again that I just don’t understand how some people claim to be fans of entertainment properties that have always embodied ideas of standing against injustice while missing the inherent message and being seemingly diametrically opposed to those very ideas . This is why I always liked the tagline at the beginning of many an original Marvel Star Wars comic …" Long ago in a galaxy far,far away …there exists a state of cosmic civil war . A brave alliance of underground freedom fighters has challenged the tyranny and oppression of the awesome Galactic Empire . This is their story !"
screams in the void said:
there is a difference between wholesome and an outright asshole
You’re not familiar with his comedy. Observe as Jon Stewart laughs his head off as Norm pokes fun at Marlon Brando’s Oscar acceptance speech. You either get it or you don’t. That’s comedy. Everyone who knows him loves him.
I am more than familiar with him and have laughed at some of his jokes in the past , however , in that article you posted , the equating of Down Syndrome to a lack of empathy diminishes my opinion of him as his comment diminishes those with down syndrome . He calls for forgiveness and a second chance and then makes that comment ? WTF ?
there is a difference between wholesome and an outright asshole
IDK …I was almost willing to give HIM a second chance , until his analogy equating people with down syndrome to having a lack of empathy …having once worked closely with clients in a group home who had down syndrome , all I can say now is Fuck him man .