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I'm watching the Episode I 20th anniversary panel while I'm at work, and based on that and an interview with Ahmed Best on the show floor yesterday (this is his first appearance at a convention), Lucas was prescient about one thing - the kids who grew up with Jar Jar love him. Who knew.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:33 (three months ago) link

yeah, kids definitely like all kinds of stupid crap

Number None, Monday, 15 April 2019 18:15 (three months ago) link

eg star wars

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:16 (three months ago) link

quite

Number None, Monday, 15 April 2019 18:17 (three months ago) link

Lucas was prescient about one thing - the kids who grew up with Jar Jar love him. Who knew.
Well, the kids who grew up with the Ewoks (such as me) love them, whereas AFAIK a lot of people who saw RotJ as teens or adults hate them. So is it surprising if the same happened with Jar Jar? Or with any cutesy sidekick in a family-friendly franchise, really?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:23 (three months ago) link

But the Ewoks were cute. And competant!

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:25 (three months ago) link

Ewoks weren't stepping in dogshit and tripping over their own body parts. They were expert hunters and warriors.

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:26 (three months ago) link

people who hate the ewoks are just displacing their guilt over america's instigation of innumerable wars of imperialist aggression

this is canon

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:59 (three months ago) link

The saddest part in any Star War is when an Ewok tries to wake up his mate who's been killed by a laser.

chap, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:40 (three months ago) link

This is true, yeah.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:53 (three months ago) link

star war is hell

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:56 (three months ago) link

xxp: definitely.

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:07 (three months ago) link

I would've gone with 'Jedi Rocks' as the saddest moment but I guess I can see where y'all are coming from.

A Cheetah Drenched in Applesauce (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:23 (three months ago) link

Star Wars Episode 7 The Rise of Skywalker. The Emperor lives.

— Gabriel Garcia (@GabbyG41) November 22, 2012

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:56 (three months ago) link

https://youtu.be/LAf0QnLFS7Q

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:59 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Vanity Fair's Episode IX issue is out, as always with these issues including a photo shoot by Annie Liebovitz.

Cover story: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/05/star-wars-cover-story

Photo gallery: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/photos/2019/05/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-exclusive-photos

Who Are the Knights of Ren? https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/05/star-wars-the-knights-of-ren-make-their-long-awaited-return

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 13:54 (one month ago) link

Composer John Williams conducting the Star Wars score, drawing on themes and motifs he has woven across four decades. “I didn’t think there would ever be a second film,” he says.

i like to imagine he said that with a long, drawn-out sigh of grim resignation

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 13:59 (one month ago) link

They don’t do it that way because it’s easy. Abrams and his crew had to build miles of road into the desert. They basically had to set up a small town out there, populated by the cast and extras and crew—the creature-effects department alone had 70 people. The Jordanian military got involved. The Jordanian royal family got involved. There was sand. It was coarse and rough and irritating and it got everywhere.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:08 (one month ago) link

“This trilogy is about this young generation, this new generation, having to deal with all the debt that has come before,” Abrams says.

otm

jmm, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:11 (one month ago) link

He needed Leia to tell the story, but Abrams didn’t feel like a digital Carrie Fisher could do the job, and there was no way Lucasfilm was going to re-cast the role.

But then a strange thing happened. Abrams remembered that there was some footage of Fisher left over from The Force Awakens, scenes that had been changed or cut entirely, and he dug them up. “It’s hard to even talk about it without sounding like I’m being some kind of cosmic spiritual goofball,” Abrams says, “but it felt like we suddenly had found the impossible answer to the impossible question.” He started to write scenes around the old footage, fitting Leia’s dialogue into new contexts. He re-created the lighting to match the way Fisher had been lit. Bit by bit, she found her place in the new movie. “It was a bizarre kind of left side/right side of the brain sort of Venn diagram thing, of figuring out how to create the puzzle based on the pieces we had.”

i have a bad feeling about this

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:14 (one month ago) link

if there's one thing abrams is known for, it's his uncanny ability to successfully navigate and resolve narrative puzzles

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:15 (one month ago) link

lol Zorri Bliss
another nice costume tho

shit I forgot Richard E Grant signed up

nashwan, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:44 (one month ago) link

“There’s a loss of innocence, a sense of innocence that existed in the 70s that I don’t think to any extent exists today,” Kennedy says. “I think that has to permeate the storytelling and the reaction to the stories and how they’re set up. It has to feel differently because we’re different.”

At the end of May, Disneyland will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a massive, 14-acre, $1 billion attraction where you can fly the Millennium Falcon, be captured by the First Order, and drink a blue milk cocktail (it’s actually nondairy) and Coca-Cola products out of exclusive BB-8-shaped bottles at the cantina.

jmm, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:56 (one month ago) link

Disney presumably using the proceeds to commission all those experimental films George Lucas now finally has time to make

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:09 (one month ago) link

Ah yes, the famous post-Vietnam-&-Watergate innocence.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:11 (one month ago) link

xp since they own LucasFilm lock, stock, and barrel he'll presumably be creating GeorgeFilm and shopping his new work around to multiple distributors

mh, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:22 (one month ago) link

(it’s actually nondairy)

this is the lost innocence part

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:23 (one month ago) link

It is however a heavily-dyed beef slurry.

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:30 (one month ago) link

I refuse to drink it if I don't get to fill a bottle from the teat of a weird sea creature,

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:04 (one month ago) link

Ah yes, the famous post-Vietnam-&-Watergate innocence.


Yeah. Stupid way to put it. Should have said kids now are more jaded from content over-saturation or something.

And yet maybe more open to something like the garish theme park than people of that generation would have been?

beard papa, Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:52 (one month ago) link

well, innocent in that those things still seemed like relative outliers in the historical landscape for many people and not, like, a tuesday

mh, Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:54 (one month ago) link

“There’s a loss of innocence, a sense of innocence that existed in the 70s that I don’t think to any extent exists today,” Kennedy says.

check out the juxtaposition of the quote and who said the quote

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:01 (one month ago) link

haha

mh, Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:06 (one month ago) link

Kennedy graduated from Shasta High School in Redding, California, in 1971.

On October 30, 2012, she became the president of Lucasfilm after The Walt Disney Company acquired the company for over $4 billion.

mh, Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:07 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Stupid fan theory as likely as any here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzeOrA2in1c

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 22:58 (five days ago) link

is anyone even going to care about star wars beyond this one

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:09 (five days ago) link

That leads to his crazy fan theory!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:12 (five days ago) link

I’m not gonna watch a video to find out what the crazy theory is, and I don’t really care about the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga. I’m only interested in Star Wars movies directed by Rian Johnson from now on

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 02:18 (four days ago) link

It's a funny video. Anyway, crazy fan theory (only partly tongue in cheek) is that having hit a narrative dead-end, JJ Abrams and the writer (who did Batman V Superman and Justice League, double ugh) will just dive in and go time travel. Their two big predictions, based on next to nothing but instinct, is that 1) Luke will return more powerful than ever a la Gandolf, and that 2) stopping the bad guy from doing the thing will involve going back in time. Who knows? Who cares?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 02:31 (four days ago) link

The correct spelling is Ganondorf.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 05:46 (four days ago) link

Ganondorfongolf.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 06:30 (four days ago) link

I was reading on my phone, so I didn't even realise it was a RLM video - get the fuck out of here with that!

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 07:08 (four days ago) link

Are they bad? What happened? I liked all their other Star Wars stuff.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 11:53 (four days ago) link

What will the stars do with their time when they are no longer at war?

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:15 (four days ago) link

(It just occurred to me that they put Death Stars in 85% of these movies to make the series title something more than a vague reference to space battles.)

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:17 (four days ago) link

What will the heroes do with their time when they are no longer at war with the (Death) Stars?

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:17 (four days ago) link

They should make a sequel from the perspective of the Death Star.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:53 (four days ago) link

Yes Planet Wars would be a more accurate name for the franchise.

chap, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:53 (four days ago) link


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