the crimes of george lucas ('90s on)

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i dont remember anyone saying THAT xp

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

hahahahah oh man

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

shoudve been this: probably the biggest for me, fuckign with the original movies and then getting rid of the negatives (allegedly)

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

fart jokes in episode 1

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

hahaha that is totally the highlight of my day so far

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

is that his pitch for a campus sex comedy?

velko, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

btw if anyone wants some campus utility data hit me up yo

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

what drove me NUTS is how he passive-aggressively included the real movie as a "special feature" on the dvd release but not the anamorphic version. SUCH a bitch move.

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

i am giggling like crazy at shakey's c&p gaffe

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

especially, "^^^this, far and away."

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't think we can accurately judge Lucas' output without individual building meter data!

Mariela Ure (jeff), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

the demuppetification of yoda.

For other uses, see Cornhole (disambiguation). (Oilyrags), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

hahaha the best was the 5 seconds before i realized what happened

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

i thought it was some obscure nugget about lucasfilm's data output and how that proved the originals didn't exist any more or something

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

hahaha the best was the 5 seconds before i realized what happened

Agreed. I was just "...wait, what?"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think the china-town sounding trade federation dudes said something like that in ep 1

goole, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah i was like

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

Co-incidentally, someone was here to read the meter this morning.

Gark M (snoball), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

does anyone have a cite to the real individual building meter data from Ep. 2? is that on the DVD?

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Begun this data scrub has."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

i am dying at my desk here

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

promising to make "small, personal" films only to immediately return to raping our childhoods with his big cgi dick

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

no matter how much i do like spielberg, i downgrade him for pulling a few of these lucas-style moves in his career, too.

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

totally... ET gun/walkie thing

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

also to answer the thread question

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

i've never forgiven george lucas for starting yourprops.com

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

cannot BELIEVE lucas tried to make us get individual building meter data

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was talking about the baseball hat

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

if i made a thread called "the crimes of hitler" i dont think anyone would complain that it shouldnt be in plural because his crime is "the holocaust"

well if the point of the thread was to start a poll over what was specifically the worst of his crimes, people might

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

The rest of us just get a yourprops.com logo placeholder.

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think the china-town sounding trade federation dudes said something like that in ep 1

^^ this, far and away -- if you can't get individual building utility data out of the application, how are we supposed to verify savings?

oh no I mean: the prequels had maybe a bit much of sorta ethnic-typed aliens, which I think we've discussed plenty before

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watto

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

lucas and spielberg represent a lot of people in hollywood who apparently think the audience just can't handle moderately edgy shit anymore.

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

well if the point of the thread was to start a poll over what was specifically the worst of his crimes, people might

― da croupier, Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:54 PM (47 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

let us not split hairs and have this dumb argument, everyone knows what i meant. can we just keep laughing about the meter thing

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

i have GONE OFF about this before, but what really drives me nuts is that the basic scenario laid out in the prequels is really interesting! but they are still horrible. it's like someone made three really horrible movies out a great novel about a despot's rise to power. except there's no such novel. it's the weirdest thing.

xp yes wtf how can u introduce the idea of SLAVERY in the universe and then not address it ever again

goole, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

lucas and spielberg represent a lot of people in hollywood who apparently think the audience just can't handle moderately edgy shit anymore.

― "he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:55 PM (20 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

and yet you see a transformer's balls in TF2 :(

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

not splitting hairs, slocki, the observation wasn't earnest

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

gotcha

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

balls are funny lol : D

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

nb I am usually less morally "offended" by ethnic-type aliens (though there's maybe a bit of that with Watto or JarJar) and more just aesthetically offended, like ... please actually make up a fucking alien from your head and not just animate some CGI Central Casting Stock Mildly Offense Ethnic Archetype shit

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

knowing what little i do know about producers via my limited interaction w/them, i can say that they're mostly total retards who get bored by difficult films like 'heat' and 'the departed'

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah i think that's why everyone hated them nabisco

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

so a couple of giant nuts swinging to and fro onscreen would naturally be the most hilarious thing imaginable to them xp

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

adding a candy-ass scream to luke's climactic fall in Empire so that his suicidal rejection of darth becomes "OH SHIT, I SLIPPED!"

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe he was just psyched to be getting away from his freak dad

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

han solo stepping on tiny jabba's tail in episode iv

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

i have GONE OFF about this before, but what really drives me nuts is that the basic scenario laid out in the prequels is really interesting! but they are still horrible. it's like someone made three really horrible movies out a great novel about a despot's rise to power. except there's no such novel. it's the weirdest thing.

^

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

to be fair, swinging close-up IMAX testicles would be marginally funny for 30 seconds or so, and will probably feature in a Baron-Cohen movie at some point

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

making people call star wars "episode IV: A New Hope"

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^^^

that, too me is the greatest crime

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

"deliciously bond-esque" is not a good match for these films (or any films) though.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 08:00 (5 months ago) Permalink

Skywalker Ranch is p odd. Japanese-style architecture, "attendants" waiting to direct you to your destination at every several hundred feet, a statue of yoda in the courtyard, tons of old original movie posters, and original Mucha of Sandra Bernhard (this was probably the thing I was most interested in). His private movie theater was showing "White Christmas", nice velvet seats.

George did not appear to hold forth on the many experimental films he has under development

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 December 2015 21:11 (5 months ago) Permalink

wonder how much movie memorabilia will be relocated to that new museum complex in chicago

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 14 December 2015 21:16 (5 months ago) Permalink

I'm sure he's got a bajillion things stashed away - we didn't see any norman rockwell stuff, for example, and I know he's got a lot of that. And there was actually very little Star Wars material. The ranch itself is used strictly for private events and is not open to the public, so I assume most of what goes on there is related to his philanthropic activities and rich people wine parties and things like that.

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 December 2015 21:21 (5 months ago) Permalink

a former colleague was a registrar for the Skywalker ranch/ Lucas collection- the SW archive is apparently very, very extensive.

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 14 December 2015 21:40 (5 months ago) Permalink

All that Jar-Jar merchandise had to go into a landfill somewhere

as verbose and purple as a Peter Ustinov made of plums (James Morrison), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:57 (5 months ago) Permalink

I can only imagine it's paved over somewhere in the desert, to be excavated by Jar Jar revisionists in 30 years

μpright mammal (mh), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 02:29 (5 months ago) Permalink

glandular lansbury (sic), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 06:36 (5 months ago) Permalink

that's the most poignant candy dispenser I've ever seen

Number None, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:49 (5 months ago) Permalink

Xpost The gist of the Chicago Museum iirc is not really to house movie memorabilia but his vast collection of fine art. Be shocked if it doesn't at least have a Star Wars wing. I recall when they built this nice new aquarium in Camden, New Jersey and thought it was a good idea to focus on local fish. After a year of low attendance, out came the sharks and shiny fish.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:56 (5 months ago) Permalink

no idea if this has prev seen light of day

https://twitter.com/pareene/status/676539201471586307

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 19:39 (5 months ago) Permalink

goddamn it.

how's life, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 19:46 (5 months ago) Permalink

yeah it's from the Making Of book that came out in 2013

but yeah, the level of detail even then is pretty crazy

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 19:54 (5 months ago) Permalink

ha, re that story conversation: was rereading chunks of the secret history of star wars yesterday and laughing at how frequently lucas' early conception of the emperor was described as a "nixonian bureaucrat" (not a phrase that makes a whole lot of sense but tevs)--like, i wish!

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Friday, 18 December 2015 15:39 (5 months ago) Permalink

do you mean Emperor Cos Dashit?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 18 December 2015 16:10 (5 months ago) Permalink

lol yes i do

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Friday, 18 December 2015 16:11 (5 months ago) Permalink

I learned a new term this weekend:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founder%27s_syndrome

Professor Goodfeels (kingfish), Monday, 21 December 2015 22:02 (5 months ago) Permalink

can't argue that

you need new blood, otherwise you end up doing things the exact same way forever while the world rolls on around you

you also run the risk that the people who were so instrumental had one good idea and don't realize you can't work off that forever

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 21 December 2015 23:10 (5 months ago) Permalink

XD

how's life, Saturday, 2 January 2016 21:45 (4 months ago) Permalink

Around when episode 1 came out, I saw an interview with Lucas on Canadian TV* where he said he was a monarchist. Anyone remember seeing this? I can't find it online. (*note: around 40% of Canadian TV is from the US so I don't know where it came from.)

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Sunday, 3 January 2016 02:55 (4 months ago) Permalink

what if it was a weird canada-only interview where he misunderstood the relationship to the queen and was trying to ingratiate himself

μpright mammal (mh), Sunday, 3 January 2016 03:17 (4 months ago) Permalink

"Mm." - George Lucas

Some Pizza Grudge From Twenty Years Ago (Old Lunch), Monday, 4 January 2016 16:28 (4 months ago) Permalink

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glandular lansbury (sic), Monday, 4 January 2016 21:55 (4 months ago) Permalink


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