1. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

JJ Abrams to write and direct Episode IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' started by Casper11, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Kylocity

    Kylocity Rebel General

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2017
    Posts:
    551
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Trophy Points:
    4,942
    Credits:
    1,574
    Ratings:
    +1,560 / 12 / -5
    Interesting quote. Even though I’ve always thought he has incredible talent and intuition directing, he seems to veer towards producing I don’t know why... Maybe if you’re a perfectionist, as he seems to be, directing and editing must leave you exhausted. Producing is probably more procedural and less intense in the creative sense.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  2. RoyleRancor

    RoyleRancor Jedi General

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2016
    Posts:
    4,198
    Likes Received:
    19,699
    Trophy Points:
    147,167
    Credits:
    15,690
    Ratings:
    +26,036 / 117 / -88
    Producing, can mean just as much as slapping your name or allowing a studio to put your name on it.
    STEPHEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS A TOBE HOOPER FILM
    sounds much a better for a PG horror film than:
    FROM THE DIRECTOR OF TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE


    (I know that's a weak example since SS was heavily involved but I think it most clearly illustrates how flimsy a producers title *can be*)

    Or Stephen Spielberg presents: Freakazoid/Animaniacs.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Wise Wise x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. crossed

    crossed Clone

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2018
    Posts:
    31
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Credits:
    66
    Ratings:
    +44 / 0 / -8
    it was a joke i was trying to get to 30 post so i could make a thread
     
    • Cute Cute x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. Pomojema

    Pomojema Ayatollah Of Rock-&-Rolla
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Posts:
    8,112
    Likes Received:
    25,233
    Trophy Points:
    154,929
    Credits:
    26,752
    Ratings:
    +35,200 / 125 / -62

    Grace Randolph is a hack. The meeting described never took place because the people who would have attended that meeting were on separate continents when that alleged meeting (which she said was a physical meeting) took place. So it couldn't have happened. Especially the part where she argued that Disney want Kathleen Kennedy fired but couldn't find a single executive in all of Hollywood willing to replace her, with the sole exception of a director who doesn't have a lot of experience in that field.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Cute Cute x 1
  5. lealt

    lealt Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2016
    Posts:
    906
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    Trophy Points:
    5,592
    Credits:
    1,933
    Ratings:
    +2,232 / 16 / -5
    @Pomojema I think you missed my point or maybe that you want only to state yours.
    Which is.. fine I guess.
    But to make things clear...
    I don’t care about Grace Randolph to the point that I have to defende or to criticize whatever she does.
    Even tho I know sometimes she’s got things right just like many others who do the same kind of things she does.
    Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are wrong or only particially right.
    The first case it’s not that interesting. The latter “may” be.
    And my all point was just that: I think that too many times people who do that job, may get some bites,
    very small pieces of information and then they tend to fabricate what they miss to offer a complete story.
    That apparently makes sense, until proven... wrong.

    In this scenario... I don’t find particularly hard to believe that a conference call with Pixar and
    Marvel creatives (physically sit in that room... or connected via Skype) took place,
    while JJ was at Pinewood Studio, shooting Ep IX, because it is known that JJ consulted these
    very same people while making TFA, just to know their opinions and get some advises.
    I don’t see anything wrong or bad about it.
    It’s nothing more that people that trust each other, that work for the same company (Disney)
    sharing opinions to help JJ to make the best possible movie he can.

    But I also think, if you heard about the conference call (behind close door, with those people)
    and from another source that at the same time JJ is
    in talk for a new deal with Disney and at the same time you know that KK contract is about to
    end (you renew something that is about to end), instead of taking and making public the saparate
    info for what they are, you may be lead to believe and choose to fabricate an entire story...
    a wrong one even the single pieces were not.

    Sorry I don’t know how to say it better.

    Edit: if it may help.... I was probably among the few saying something like before TLJ came out,
    about the MSW scoop that reported of Kylo and the KOR on Achtoo.
    I think we all remember what it was about.
    Before the movie came out, I said many times in this forum, that I believed something was wrong.
    That maybe they’ve put together different information, fabricating the missing points.
    And I was right. Because the scenes were shooted, and most of them are the sequences in the
    Caretakers village that didn’t make the finale cut.
    But instead of saying the videos and the pictures we’ve got are too bad and we don’t really
    know what these scenes are about, they used a story (a plot line, that of Kylo
    and KOR etc..) someone else or they fabricated.
     
    #305 lealt, Nov 8, 2018 at 1:12 PM
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018 at 2:11 PM
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Kylocity

    Kylocity Rebel General

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2017
    Posts:
    551
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Trophy Points:
    4,942
    Credits:
    1,574
    Ratings:
    +1,560 / 12 / -5
    I am not sure if Grace Randolph is a person able to make (or interested in making) educated guesses... I personally find it hard to give credit to anything she says. Her film reviews more often than not miss the point entirely or are too interested in exposing her “contrarian” narratives to be insightful or even fair.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. lealt

    lealt Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2016
    Posts:
    906
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    Trophy Points:
    5,592
    Credits:
    1,933
    Ratings:
    +2,232 / 16 / -5
    Honestly.... anyone with a little bit of brain and those bites of info could have easily made
    that assumption.
    Does mean - of course - the assumption is/was right.

    About her... as I said, I am not a fan nor someone with some bias.
    Even tho... well I have different opinions than hers about TLJ, a movie she liked
    for many of the reasons I didn’t.
    But fair.
    And above all, when it comes to rumors, I just have to acknowledge in other circumstances
    she’s been right.
    I don’t think this one was one of them....

    At best, she was clever enough to not say that KK was going to be fired... quite the contrary.

    Meaning only, she may have “some” good sources.
    And not always.
     
    #307 lealt, Nov 8, 2018 at 7:42 PM
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018 at 8:15 PM
Loading...

Share This Page