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* THE OFFICIAL * GEORGE LUCAS THREAD

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Echo-07, Jun 30, 2014.

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    Did George Lucas turn into a Business man and lost his soul along the way? After finishing Star Wars messa thinks
     
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    Last night, he DID NOT look happy to be there, like, AT ALL .
     
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    Which night?
     
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    On Monday .
     
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    I think, SW '77 was a masterpiece not just because it's a great movie, no. I am talking about beautiful shots, direction itself.
    If he just keep shooting movies...We have a great creator, but GL may have been so mush more in terms of film making.
    Don't get me wrong - I don't hate prequels and appreciate it's reach world, but it just has more potential.
     
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    George Lucas is the man. <----Period. I did not like the prequels, but there are probably millions of people that loved them, so I have forgiven him. And after watching the prequels again this weekend (it was rough, trust me, but my 7 year old was loving every second of them), I can conclude that they're not 100% bad, but still hard to sit through, so many awkward scenes. Pretty much any scene with Hayden Christensen is terrible, except for when he tells Dooku that he's "gonna pay" in AOTC, that was actually pretty badass.
     
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    As this appears to be the most appropriate place in the forum to do this, I have always wanted to personally thank George Lucas for creating Star Wars.

    And so I am addressing these words directly to the creator of Star Wars:

    Dear Mr. Lucas,

    I deeply respect, enjoy, draw inspiration from, and continue to learn from what you have created. All of it.

    I am a lifelong Star Wars fan, from childhood to adulthood. I have studied many disciplines in my lifetime: the arts, philosophy, literature, mathematics, religion, computer science, mythology, psychology, and more.

    Whenever I consider Star Wars, on its own or through any one of those educational lenses, I am reminded just how much your story encompasses and expresses through its incredible array of characters, events, locations, and ideas.

    I do realize and appreciate that, over the years, many people worked with you and helped you achieve and extend your vision, and now others are taking Star Wars in new directions, but, at the very core of it all, what you have established and set into motion is truly remarkable: it is artistic, essential, and of lasting worth -- from the pure joy and excitement Star Wars gives, and generously so, to the continuous insight it offers with regards to the human condition and our own lives.

    Star Wars is one of the greatest epics ever told, and I am grateful it has found its way into this world through you.

    Thank you for everything, Mr. Lucas, and may the Force be ever with you!

    JediMasterRobert
     
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    TFA helped me make my peace with George Lucas.

    that i can be grateful to him now means a lot to me after what has felt like a long self-imposed exile.
     
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    As a business man, he had to do what was right for his image and his legacy and since he has closer ties to Disney than to fox (ironically) he was able to do it "for the fans" which he ironically was against...TFA a wasn't s good movie without him but it was so far from bad that I happened to enjoying t .
     
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    George Lucas is a great person.
     
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    Watch Return of the Jedi and listen to the audio commentary: you will find out why Lucas is not such a great visual storyteller after all and it will explain for you why Return of the Jedi ended up being so flawed and why the special edition and prequels were a failure. As a contrast listen to the audio commentary of the ESB and find out what a geniuses its director and screenwriter are.
     
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    ...George Lucas didn't direct Return Of The Jedi.
     
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    he did write the story though and produced it, that's why he is on the audio commentary. You didn't know that :eek:
     
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    I completely understand where your coming from. After the last rounds of SE changes I just let Star Wars go. It was like it had died to me.

    I was surprised when Lucas sold the franchise to Disney...but cautiously optimistic. TFA has restored my faith in the franchise. It's like finding an old friend.

    I'm thankful for what George created...even the parts of Star Wars I didn't care for.
     
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    I respectfully disagree:

    In the interviews, Lawrence Kasdan says he rewrote the script that George Lucas had hurriedly written. Kasdan says the script was fine, but Lucas being busy with other production tasks hired him to rewrite it after being impressed with the screen adaption of Lucas' Raiders of the Lost Ark story treatment. People fail to realise how much Lucas was involved in all the original trilogy films, e.g. episodes 5 and 6 were financed by him; he had complete and utter creative control over those films, he was on set throughout the whole filming process, he was involved in the editing process, he oversaw the prop and FX divisions of ILM etc. That's alot of work! Funnily enough, that's why he split up with his then wife Marcia Lucas; she thought he was spending to much time on his films, and not enough time with his family.

    The audio commentary is not a good source when claiming stuff. What one thinks, and what one says can be completely different. Lucas has never been good at explaining himself to other people. In The Clone Wars behind the scenes, when he's reading from his notes it's fascinating, yet when he describes stuff without them it's not very informative.
     
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    The key is to listen to his ideas about staging, visual effects, dialogue and his choice for Ewoks and the second deathstar. I know he produced it and it is in production that his genius comes forward, not in his directing. It is something he himself admits. But ROTJ also shows some of the flaws in his type of storytelling.
     
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    I respect Lucas for everything he believed what Star Wars could be and what he introduced us in that galaxy far far away. What I can't respect him for is the unnecessary tweeks here and there on the OT and he can't even help himself. Why we couldn't own the OT the way we saw it originally, I dunno. I didn't mind the 1997 special editions but having own the 2004 box set of the OT SE on DVD, I am glad I didn't give into getting those blurays that kept being released after so many changes that he made. I was unaware of the latest change he made to ROTJ specifically the scene that I love so much and that was Vader's conflicting moment before he grabbed the emperor. Actions speak louder than words itself. I always believed that. What he did to add No...and then Nooo again just ruined the defining moment for me and I am glad that I don't own anything bluray of Star Wars just yet. There are some things I agree with and others, I don't but this one....wow...really George? I was not impressed. These movies should have been left alone aside from a few touch ups and extending scenes. I would have not changed Han shooting first, not included Jabba, changed Boba's voice...not changed Anakins force ghost but most certainly the nooooo. The rest can stay so hopefully once Disney gets the film rights of the OT, they can undo what Lucas did and give the fans the option of buying the de-specialization and the ..re specialization lol of the OT. But to keep making tweeks time over time, its obviously SW is dying from the inside. I get its his thing to do what he wants to do but like other directors who have moved on to doing other film projects, why can't Lucas learn to let it go and move on? I know Steven Spielberg did the same with E.T but it was just that one time and he moved on doing other films.

    Anyway, I don't have any hard feelings for Lucas. Sometimes I try not to think about what went wrong with the PT but often I wonder why they couldn't be any better and just maybe, they would be highly regarded by us fans in the same way we love about the OT. TFA is what brought me back to Star Wars. Thank god for that. I felt lost without SW during the time I went my own separate path. But I knew something was calling me back. The force probably was...but maybe it had something to do with seeing the old cast mixed with the new. I will never forget that moment when I first laid eyes on Rey...It was in that moment I knew she was going to take me along with her through her journey.

    I love Star Wars and it is nice to see that other people care about what sw means to us fans and i know the franchise is and will be in good hands. I am here...and I can't describe how beautiful TFA was to me. That's how I felt when I was leaving the theater. I saw it 5 times. :)
     
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    Who's that ?
     
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    An unidentified man.

    :|
     
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