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*OFFICIAL* Ron Howard Thread

Discussion in 'Solo' started by Old Biff from the Future, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Darth Rimbaud

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    No to Ron Howard.... for now. The guys deserves his own SW film if he's on board. I guess Larry Kasdan would be a reasonable choice, but you know.... "Body Heat."
     
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    I raise you SILVERADO
     
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    Kasdan can't direct it with DGA rules. But his son could. I think Ron Howard is a safe choice because KK needs to get the production solidified and have someone who can identify quickly what reshoots are needed.
     
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    I'm kidding.. but I still don't think he's a good choice.
     
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    Yeah no way they put his son in charge of directing that looks bad anyway u cut it.
     
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    Improv can be a great technique for a film. The best example I know of is Christopher Guest's films, which are almost entirely improvised around pre-determined characters and scenarios. L&M made heavy use of it in the Jump Street films, and those are hilarious. But notice how all these examples are spoofs or satiric comedies. Cassavetes famously used a lot of improv, but not on set. Rather, he used improv in order to develop characters and plots in the very early stages of pre-production: the films themselves always had detailed scripts.

    The conclusion this suggests to me is that improv can be a great technique for comedic films, especially spoofs/satires; but maybe it isn't so great for other kinds of films. I wonder if KK, Kasdan, and LF were worrying that L&M were making something that verges on a spoof. Han Solo has some of the funniest moments in Star Wars, but the best ones are never 'bits', but rather naturalistic expressions of his character. I'd hate to see anything in a spin-off film that seemed like it was spoofing Han Solo or the Star Wars universe. I love me some Star Wars spoofs (Robot Chicken, Family Guy), but not in an actual Star Wars movie!

    Who knows what the real story is, though. Does anyone know of any good examples of films that used a lot of improv on set, but that weren't comedies?
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    Well, Ron Howard is a very highly experienced director with decades of experience making a very wide range of films. I've heard that he's one of the most personally well-liked people in Hollywood. And, he has a lot of clout in the industry. Maybe he's a good choice to try to put out this dumpster fire, then. You would need someone highly experienced to jump into this enormously stressful situation with calm and control, and someone who is highly respected and well-liked to try to calm others and dissipate the personal and professional tensions that must have built up in the lead-up to this disaster, right?
     
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    Could not agree more with this whole post.
    It's fantastic.

    And I can't think of any that used "a lot"
    They usually allow for a bit here and there.
    (the infamous "I know" was improvised)

    But that's one line of what should have been throw away dialogue. Not a whole scene or scenes....
     
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    Just hire a female director KK and be done with it!!!

    No seriously....I don't see an issue. They had the wrong guys..no harm no foul. They will get someone competent and this film will be fine. It's fine. It's all fine. It's fine, it's fine, it's fine!
     
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    I don't know why any 'name' director like Ron Howard would go near this. The firing of the directors has created a mess for the director's guild and there's a huge industry stink on it.
     
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    I'm guessing: a huge paycheck, and maybe even special consideration for a project that the director wants to direct through the studio.

    What I'm wondering is why Ron Howard is being considered at all. He hasn't been involved with Star Wars before this, to my knowledge. Is it a pre-existing personal relationship with KK? Even if so, KK has been in the business long enough to have close personal relationships with half of the blockbuster directors in Hollywood. Why Howard? For example, has he rescued a project in crisis before? I guess with more behind the scenes info it would seem clear; but lacking that info, I'm a bit "WTF?" about the whole thing...
     
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    Fingers crossed. I'm sure that's Han Solo film will fun, but I don't expect it to be outstanding. I hope I'm wrong. I just read that Lucas had approached Ron Howard about directing The Phantom Menace. If Han Solo turns out to be great, then I'll never forgive him for turning that offer down.
     
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    Couldn't agree more with this post. Of course the situation is delicate but we have to be aware that with standalones, the situation is quite delicate compared with episodes because it is uncharted territory and there is too much on the table to gamble it away - because at the end of the day, if things go wrong with the movie, the first ones to cause a mayhem about it would be actually us, the fans. So maybe TPTB are being cautious and taking baby steps here, and trying not to fall into a satiric comedy that a lot of fans would frown upon.
     
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    He said no to George because Lucas had his own ideas in place and wanted it done in a very specific way so Ron Howard told him to direct it himself
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    I certainly wouldn't say "abysmal hack", but his last 5 movies have been mediocre. Inferno, in the heart of the sea, rush, the dilemma, and angles and demons average 6.64, where the site average is 6.5.
     
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    Yeah sure he was great in the past...but what has he done lately as the above shows not much.

    Besides unless Ron Howard totally redos the movie I don't see Lord & Miller and Ron Howard style being similar or bridgeable.
     
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    Look, I'm all for giving someone a chance but I'm not too sure about this. I haven't seen anything from Howard over the past several years that makes me excited or happy by this. I understand it's not his fault and all but I'm just not sure about this. I really wasn't too excited about this movie to begin with and now with the crazy past week I'm even less interested. Hopefully, time will ease my mind and bring me back in but for now; no thanks.
     
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    Rush is incredible.
     
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    It's good to know Iam not the only one who loves that film .
    The car scenes are fantastic so he should be right at home filming those land speeders.
     
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