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post #151 of 187
Cool find. The first 4 pages of the original EMPIRE treatment.










post #152 of 187
Lucas at the White House correspondents Dinner..

Huffington Post says, that's his girlfriend? Didn't know he had gone over to the dark side...hopefully she stirs some new creative fire in him.
post #153 of 187
Lucas's date is pretty cute. And certainly a vast improvement over his companion of the last several years:

NSFW:
http://rule34.paheal.net/post/view/3...arch=star_wars
post #154 of 187
This Tuesday (May 19th) will be the 10th anniversary of the release of Phantom Menace. It's amazing to think that it's been 10 years, but I suppose with all of the bad shit that's happened, it kind of does seem that long ago. In a galaxy close, close by.

I've been chatting with a friend about this. He and I were mega-SW nerds before this landmark date. Like I'm sure a whole hell of a lot of other people were. Sitting down at the midnight showing on the 19th, as John Williams' score played and the opening scroll went by, my love of SW was at it's 'adult' peak (there was no way I loved SW as much then as I did as a kid. I'm 34 now, by the way). Like most others, as soon as the movie took us to Naboo, that was the beginning of the end.

Nothing new here, just wanted to reminisce a little. I honestly do miss loving SW so much. I was also telling my buddy that I look forward to having kids, because I know my little nerds will love SW, and I can't wait to see the world through their eyes. I know that will rekindle some of the old love.

Maybe.
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post #156 of 187
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thats AWESOME
post #157 of 187
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What's really revealing is reading the Making of Star Wars book and how the early drafts of Star Wars were filled with all the political stuff that found its way into the prequels. And how Lucas' friends at the time -- such as Coppola and Spielberg -- helped him weed out all the junk and streamline the story. No one had that level of influence by the time he was writing the prequels.
Yea, I got that book when it came out and it was a fantastically exhaustive read. Great stuff.

I think it's a little unfair to say Lucas' friends did anything more than tell him what they didn't think was working. They helped by being a more detached audience, but Lucas is still the one who had to suffer that writing process. That's what that making-of book helped me get more than anything. Writing the first Star Wars movie was torture for Lucas.

But at the same time, this doesn't completely jibe with what the Raiders notes seemed to show; that Lucas seemed to be the one totally in control of molding that screenplay to what it became, while Spielberg seemed to be joking around.

Weird.
post #158 of 187
Some rare Star Wars photos. I've seen a couple before, but most are new to me:

http://damncoolpics.blogspot.com/200...rs-photos.html

post #159 of 187
Hah, those are fantastic. The only one I've seen before is the one of Chewie grabbing Leia's tit. Love that picture, and you know she loved it.
post #160 of 187
Star Wars junk - do people still buy it?

I have the Death Star Playset from my youth, still has the box and I believe everything but the rope. It's been sitting in in various closets and/or storage tubs over the years. ("one day I'll set this up").

I'd be happy to sell it, but now that ship has sailed. Looks like I'd probably get about $100 on ebay. Not sure it's worth the effort...
post #161 of 187
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Some rare Star Wars photos. I've seen a couple before, but most are new to me:




I'm not sure that's what she thinks it is.
post #162 of 187
I'm not watching any Star Wars movies again until the blu-rays hit in a couple years (prob 2012 for the 35th anniversary where they'll be 3D to take advantage of the new 3D TVs coming out and the 3D saga re-release they're currently working on)
post #163 of 187
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I'm not sure that's what she thinks it is.
"This cave is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this cave is?!"
post #164 of 187
Lots of funny Star Wars Haikus here:

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/09/...s_are.php#more

good, noble tauntaun
innards like congealed ramen
takes one for the team
post #165 of 187
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Lots of funny Star Wars Haikus here:

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/09/...s_are.php#more

good, noble tauntaun
innards like congealed ramen
takes one for the team

Those... are amazing.
post #166 of 187
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Simultaneously awesome and depressing.
post #167 of 187
Lots of cool vintage pics here:

http://www.facebook.com/photo_search...71842&view=all

According to this pic, Walrus Man was once set to lose more than his arm!:

post #168 of 187
Cool, they have some pics from the cut sand storm scene at the beginning of ROTJ.
post #169 of 187
This should help those gay fanfic writers out there:

post #170 of 187
I took an 8 year break from the original trilogy after the prequels were all finished up. I just lost interest in the whole deal and kind of felt bitter about the "special edition" nonsense Lucas was doing. Then Lucas puts out the "originals" with all of their flaws and f'd up aspect ratios and I'm thinking "this dude is a real spiteful prick, isn't he?". My bitterness grew even more.

About a month ago I decided to give the originals another go (shitty special edition ones) because my roommate owns them. I begrudgingly admit, I still have some weird little kid love for these films. I lost it but an 8 year break made them fresh and allowed them to stand on their own once again. For anyone out there that liked them at one time, just put them away and revisit them in a decade or so. That should do it.
post #171 of 187
I can enjoy the originals if I get REALLY worked into a childlike state of imagination playtime mood.
post #172 of 187
Those pictures just serve to remind one that, back in the day, Carrie Fischer was fuckin' smoking hot.
post #173 of 187
I still think shes hotter in When Harry Met Sally, and crazy cute in Blues Brothers, but still



Like many, I still love Empire Strikes Back like its my little sister, the film is pretty much flawless, the release of Star Trek almost made me want to break my hiatus on watching Hope and Jedi but I held out. Once it come out on Blu, and hopefully with the theatrical looking flawless, I think fan cynicism will have subsided, at least towards the original trilogy, of course Indy 5 could open old wounds even deeper.
post #174 of 187
Season 2 of...Star Wars The Clone Wars, premieres...tonight!
post #175 of 187
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I still think shes hotter in When Harry Met Sally, and crazy cute in Blues Brothers, but still

Is that really her circa WHMS? Wowza.
post #176 of 187
Nope, I think thats from a publicity shoot for New Hope.
post #177 of 187
I think she looks older and a little thinner than she did for A New Hope. Her face doesn't have that youthful fullness. If I had to guess, I'd think it was closer to Empire Strikes Back.
post #178 of 187
Sorry if someone else already posted this but I fucking LOVE this. Straight from the horse's mouth...David Lynch talking about being offered RETURN OF THE JEDI...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDB8Q15iUIE

EDIT: Nevermind. Devin beat me to it. That's what I get for coming to the forum before checking the main page.
post #179 of 187
Why didn't the Empire just use the TIE bombers to destroy the Rebel base generator on Hoth?



It would have been a lot quicker.
post #180 of 187
Maybe they had AA or the shields prevented them from not having to hike halfway across the planet to get to the base.

They had ion canons to provide cover fire for the escape ships at the very least.
post #181 of 187
Tie bombers are boring, AT-AT walkers are cool. Saved it!
post #182 of 187
Ah, such cynicism. I knew the "I still like Star Wars" originated from something!
post #183 of 187

I always loved this thread title, with that capitalised 'LIKE'. I find it impossible not to hear it in the voice of a grumpy 8 year old stamping his feet and storming off.

post #184 of 187
I want a video of a real life moment when a geek father tries introducing Star Wars to his son, and by the end of A NEW HOPE his son actually thinks it's boring. Cut to the father, cue sad Hulk music.
post #185 of 187
Ooh, I posted on the first page of this thread!
post #186 of 187
Heh, you can find my original username in this thread, which I tricked Devin into changing.
post #187 of 187
I love Devin's avatar of the dude eating a whole pizza while watching "Avatar."
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