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#1 User is offline   Gerhard Icon

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 07:50 PM

QUOTE (ILM Employee )
George has basically a new catch phrase in the development process. His new
catch phrase is "It's good enough," and he uses it all the time now. When
you're talking about that idea of only going to a certain depth because the
audience only wants the quick and easy impact, and then move along.... That
somehow the audience isn't observant, so why should we be overly detailed...

QUOTE (Mark Hamill)
With Jedi I was a bit disappointed because I said "Gee, it's all so pat and
tied up neatly in a bunch." I voiced this opinion to George and was hoping
that we'd be able to even top Empire. George explained to me, "Remember,
this is meant to be a film for children."

QUOTE (Gary Kurtz)
It was quite different, actually. He was very different. I think the most
unfortunate thing that happened was the fact that Indiana Jones came along,
and Raiders of the Lost Ark had come out in between. George and I had many,
many discussions about that, but it boiled down to the fact that he became
convinced that all the audience was interested in was the roller-coaster
ride, and so the story and the script didn't matter anymore.
Now Raiders is not a bad film, but the script actually was much better than
the finished film. There were a lot more nuances in the character, and there
was less action. It would've been a better picture if that script had been
made. But, as it is, it's an interesting and entertaining film - it's just
that this idea that somehow the energy doesn't have to be put into getting
really good story elements together. One of the arguments that I had with
George about Empire was the fact that he felt in the end, he said, we could
have made just as much money if the film hadn't been quite so good, and you
hadn't spent so much time. And I said, "But it was worth it!"

QUOTE (Anthony Daniels)
George's devotion to digital effects over-balanced the films. Too many digital funky characters become a little bit wearing. The storytelling always gets subsumed. [on Star Wars]

For me personally the Gary Kurtz is the most interesting quote, After Raiders Lucas become convinced that the audience just wants a roller coast ride. Isn't that what is ROTS? What Jariten says about the Star Wars Pop Corn Movies? Empire is a Roller Coast Ride, but with a credible story, character depth and no overdose of special effects, is it asking too much? Nowadays it seems so.

My only hesitation posting this, is that I took this quotes from another forum, and I'm unable to verify if they are true, but they certainly fit in the trash that is the PT.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 08:04 PM

Yeah, it sounds like Lucas.
Want a Tarot reading?

PM me, we'll talk.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 08:57 PM

And of course we all know he made those movies, "Faster!"; "Better!"

From a certain point of view, Mister Mark Hamill.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:27 PM

If i become a successful director, im not going to settle for anything less then the ultimate film, the best i can accomplish with what i have. nothing will lack, not story, visual affects, or acting.
"Life is too important to be taken seriously."

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:05 PM

I love hearing that! That's all I ask is dedication, love and devotion to film-making. Revan-47---best of luck to you! smile.gif Hope to see one of your films someday.....
Flying Ferret

Battle for the Galaxy--read the "other Star Wars"

All I know is I haven't seen the real prequels yet.

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 08:13 PM

THanks curtis! thumbsup.gif
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