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I think the solution to all of this is apathy. Star Wars is awesome, but it's not life.
You totally nailed it. :cool :thumbsup
But let's face it guys. He's lost his damn mind. As many of you know, he said the following words back in the 1989 (and he has become the very thing he was arguing against): "People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians, and if the laws of the United States continue to condone this behavior, history will surely classify us as a barbaric society."
Can't we please, PLEASE put this one to bed? It's been hashed and re-hashed ad-nauseum. His speech was about people coming in to alter an artist's work without the artist's consent, not about an artist altering their own works. Granted you might argue that he's not the only artist, but using this out of context quote has got to stop.
No, it's hypocritical.
I did, but the only people who saw it were the other folks who used that stall after me.
ZING! Goodnight everyone!
Equally irritating as the Lucas-speech arguement is the inevitable arrival into any spirited SW discussion of the guy who's only fallback is "YOU COULDN'T MAKE THE PT, SO, SO...YOU'RE A STUPID HEAD!".
I don't need to be able to out-direct Lucas to say his actors (ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTORS!) look lost and totally directionless in most scenes. I don't need to be a better screenwriter to say that TPM has stilted dialogue no human would ever say and suffers from a long string of jokes which absolutely fail to land on any level. It may be only my opinion, but outside of pre-school enforced niceness, my ability to produce a better film has no bearing on my ability to fairly say what I think about said film, nor should it.
There is no hi-def version of the originals. At all.
I have that original Laser Disk Definitive Collection set of the original Trilogy and it looks and sounds absolutely amazing. From what I can tell there are no modifications from the original film on these (I think they were remastered in there original form). The DVD's that I have seen made from this set are junk (have compression artifacts) compared to the actual Laser Disks. Wouldn't it be easier to just pick up this set and a cheap laser disk player rather than going on a Lucas hates the fans tirade once a month? I am just saying lol:lol.
Amazon.com: Star Wars Trilogy Widescreen Collector's Edition Laser Disc Set: Movies & TV
I am thinking it would be extra money and work to release the old versions and it might be a hard sell outside of the really hardcore fan base.
Except of course, if you take out the added scenes from Star Wars and add up all the changed stuff it equals less than 3 minutes of a 121 minutes worth of movie.
You effectively HAVE 95% of the movie on Blu-ray.
How about you just blink every now and again at just the right moments. It would be a lot simpler that whining about it all the time.