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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:21 PM


This is an unbelieveably interesting read. Lucas just seems so cool in this one. It's almost like watching a prequel of his life, knowing the tragedy that will come.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE (Vwing @ Jun 9 2005, 03:21 PM)

This is an unbelieveably interesting read.  Lucas just seems so cool in this one.  It's almost like watching a prequel of his life, knowing the tragedy that will come.


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Posted 10 June 2005 - 05:45 PM

It's about Ben and Luke's father and Vader when they are young Jedi knights. But Vader kills Luke's father, then Ben and Vader have a confrontation, just like they have in Star Wars, and Ben almost kills Vader.


Overall, I really respect what Lucas used to have to say.

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 10:58 PM

That was interesting... it gives you some idea of the workload (there is some more stuff that derails his original vision idea here too - Obi-Wan dying)... still it was kind of funny that he wanted to settle down and run a store and that even then he was dissatisfied with what came on screen (special edition foreshadowing)

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 12:09 AM

Nice cover, anyone noticed leia? =) *coughs*rebelboob*coughs*

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 09:45 AM

That is a great read. I had read some of those lines out of context before, but all together in one undeniable place really makes a strong point, after the fact: notice how Lucas compared STAR WARS with sci-fi and the Western (and he obviously meant the Western pre-1960s)? Notice how he only pays lip service to the idea of "myth," and when he does, it's to make a point about Market Research and What Sells?

Great find, Vwing.
"I had a lot of different ideas. At one point, Luke, Leia and Ben were all going to be little people, and we did screen tests to see if we could do that." -George Lucas, in STAR WARS: the Annotated Screenplays (p197).

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