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#1340334
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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because Lucas conceived the film as a retelling of the serials of his youth and wanted to give kids a modern fairy tale mythology and has been quoted many times as saying so . George Lucas in an interview in the New York Times, published on the 12th of September 1976:

It's for young people. 'Graffiti' was for 16-year-olds; this is for 14-year-olds. Young people don't have a fantasy life anymore, not the way we did. All they've got is Kojak and Dirty Harry. There's all these kids running around wanting to be killer cops.

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/library/film/091276wars.html

and the drawings appear to YOU to show that , again , conjecture on your part and not fact .

See also…In the cover story of the April 1977 issue of American Film, for example, Lucas is quoted as saying: “I decided I wanted to make a children’s movie, to go the Disney route”; because he had realised that “a whole generation was growing up without fairytales” (Zito, 1977: 9, 13).

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#1340306
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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^ my response from that same thread…^ I highly disagree in all cases . Artists who have studied life drawing typically draw the "nude "figure and build it up from there , adding drapery and then erasing the construction lines… Mcquarrie has studied life drawing . The "nipple chain " you see is a set of lines to establish form and indicate where shadows will fall . What you claim is akin to saying the artist in this example intended these figures to be nude…https://seattleartistleague.com/art-classes/teen-figure-drawing-clothed-afternoon-july-6-10-ages-13-18/

At any rate , Star Wars was never conceived as a film containing nudity . Do you have any articles or behind the scenes interviews to show as proof of what you claim ?..now you cite some examples here, but your conclusions are pure conjecture and not solid proof .

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#1340291
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YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>making-ofs, documentaries, promos</strong>, etc.
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^ I highly disagree in all cases . Artists who have studied life drawing typically draw the "nude "figure and build it up from there , adding drapery and then erasing the construction lines… Mcquarrie has studied life drawing . The "nipple chain " you see is a set of lines to establish form and indicate where shadows will fall . What you claim is akin to saying the artist in this example intended these figures to be nude…https://seattleartistleague.com/art-classes/teen-figure-drawing-clothed-afternoon-july-6-10-ages-13-18/

At any rate , Star Wars was never conceived as a film containing nudity . Do you have any articles or behind the scenes interviews to show as proof of what you claim ?

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#1340277
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YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>making-ofs, documentaries, promos</strong>, etc.
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ATMachine said:

It is definitely a thing (see here , here, and here). At one point McQuarrie even sketched a nipple chain under Leia’s tunic, likely inspired by a line Katharine Hepburn has about wanting to wear one in The Lion in Winter.

^sorry , but as an artist who has been in many life drawing classes , there is nothing in these sketches to support your claim . What you are seeing is thumbnails in the first three , devoid of detail and meant to block out a scene,and in the final images ,those are construction lines for building up the figure . Mcquarrie and many other working artists studied anatomy and in order to draw a clothed figure , the underlying structure is first established in order to accurately portray how the drapery falls upon it . Had that been a completely finished painting from that drawing , those lines would not be there .

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#1339746
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Poll: which ship would you wanna fly?
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oojason said:

Everyone forgets the T-47 Airspeeder (aka Snowspeeder)…

https://www.starwars.com/databank/snowspeeder : https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/T-47_airspeeder
 

Did you not spend far too much time years ago playing Rogue Squadron games and using your harpoons and tow cables at AT-ATs to circle around to bring them down before finally getting the hang of it - and then achieving Gold Medal status…?

Bloody hell people, did Dak die for nothing? 😉

^ I battled the Empire in my Snowspeeder way back in 1982 , years before the Rogue Squadron games and was the undisputed champion of my household . Played many times the cartridge would get hot to the touch !..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiSY3pt8jZY Love me some Snowspeeders !

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#1339282
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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I often hear the popular opinion that only the even numbered Star Trek films of the original movies are the good ones . I disagree…I just watched Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)again last night and I think it is highly underrated . I think it is like 2001 A Space Odyssey on steroids ! It’s trippy as hell and has a poignant story . Some complain about the pacing being too slow ,and I used to be in that camp , but watching it again , I remembered that it had been 10 years since the original tv series ended .This is the audiences re introduction into that world and they are meant to experience the same sense of wonder and awe as the characters in the movie themselves experience .Plus , I genuinely appreciate spending time in thought provoking slow burners such as Bladerunner and Watchmen etc .I know George Lucas has been quoted as saying that the problem with some film makers is that they spend too much time on sets and settings and not enough on story , but the best of them make the settings and the worlds part of the story , almost characters themselves.

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#1339277
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The all-purpose ART thread!
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V.I.N.Cent said:

screams in the void said:

I made a Dune 1984 poster …https://www.deviantart.com/screamsinthevoid/art/Dune-1984-839803627

Awesome work, it looks like book cover quality!

Thank you ! I actually started thinking about making book covers while making it .Now to try and find some book publishers that I can submit my own art samples to . Any suggestions from people on here ?

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#1336190
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Who the heck ARE the Sith in RoS?
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SilverWook said:

Cthulhunicron said:

SilverWook said:

Maybe the crowd was just more of these guys?

Or else I think it’s just his personal army of Torgos. ;P

Who exactly are those guys? Anyone know?

IIRC, they were supposed to be his advisors, so pretty much like all the flunkies he kept around in the prequels only less alien.
I don’t think I’ve ever spotted the conehead one in the movie.

What was Kenner thinking making one of these guys an action figure when we never even got a Wedge?

Poor chap never even got a proper name at the time.

^ Wow , I never noticed just how much those guys look like something drawn by Jean Geraud Moebius ! He had an influence on the look of the probe droid , so I wonder if they used him for inspiration here as well ? I would be willing to bet that they did .

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#1335312
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Random Thoughts
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ray_afraid said:

^ Hey, I was talking on the phone with my mom this morning & happened, for some reason, to mention waking up thirsty, & she said the SAME THING YOU DID!
I laughed & when she asked what was funny, I just told her “A kind soul just passed off this same info.” 😄
Kinda has me thinking though… Maybe I should cut back on my water intake just so see how my thirst is really doing? Sounds strange, but.

^ Mom’s are the greatest ! Your body does need water though, so I would recommend drinking a moderate amount . Exercise is key and avoiding too many carbs and sugars . Portion control on food . You can still enjoy things but in moderation . You need to burn off what you take in .Wish I had been more aware of this before I was diagnosed . I might have prevented it .But then , I was in my mid 40’s and it was adult onset. plus ,it can be hereditary . 2 of my relatives had type 2 .Even a brisk 15 minute walk per day can help towards prevention .

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#1335037
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Apart from the GFFA, what is the film you own the most copies of?
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I have multiple vhs copies of Batman 89 . I bought a 13 inch tv/vcr combo at a thrift shop back in 2013 and it played all of the vhs tapes that I put in it just fine , but for some reason , it kept eating every copy of Batman 89 that I put into it . That little tv combo really hates that movie ! I still have a sealed copy and a playable one that works fine in my stand alone vcr though.

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#1335036
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Random Thoughts
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ray_afraid said:

Last night I woke up middle of the night VERY thirsty.
It was weird, because it took me a sec to figure out what this sensation was. I haven’t actually been thirsty in years! I’m constantly drinking water, so the feeling of thirsty just never happens anymore.
Or, rarely, I guess.

^ keep an eye on that…I have type 2 diabetes and excessive thirst is one of the early warning signs .If it continues , I would recommend seeing a doctor . I was diagnosed about 5 years ago and that was how it started for me .I could not stop drinking water .

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#1334797
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<strong>The Empire Strikes Back</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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^ good question , although the writer of that comic Archie Goodwin ened up killing off Dodonna in his newspaper strip . He planted charges all over Yavin base to buy the Rebels more time to escape when the Empire came back to drive them off Yavin , sacrificing himself.

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#1332959
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The Original Trilogy <strong>Trailers/Promos</strong> Video Thread (YouTube/Vimeo, etc. finds)
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ZkinandBonez said:

screams in the void said:

NBC network television premiere of TESB intro…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naGx6ZfL_-g

Television Intro from “NBC Sunday Night at the Movies”
Aired and recorded the night of: 11/22/87

Great find. I love that Outer Limits style voice-over, it’s always fun when ads like this got creative instead of just cutting a bunch of movie clips together.

^ the fact that James Earl Jones as Darth Vader narrates the intro is the icing on the cake ! could be a good resource for fan editors who can isolate the audio …