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I’ll Just Leave These Here

December 26, 2015

A couple of Dec. 24 tweets from Jett Lucas, George’s son, that are interesting and a bit poignant:

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I’m fine with moisture evaporators and trade talks but I see his point ;).

Charlie Rose’s YouTube channel posted yesterday some video of his interview with George Lucas.  They’re relevant when you connect it with the tweets.

 

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2015

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“John Carter” & Star Wars

December 24, 2015

Bryan Young posted another chapter in his Cinema Behind Star Wars series, this time the influence the John Carter series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs had on Star Wars, as well as the influence AOTC in particular had on the ill-fated “John Carter” film released in 2012:

In fact, when the film came out, comparisons were drawn to Attack of the Clones almost instantly. Both Tatooine and Geonosis share the barren landscape of Barsoom and both movies share a massive arena battle, which was something described in the original books more than 100 years ago. The Nexu could very well be inspired by John Carter’s calot, Woola.

Prequels’ Influence On “Madoka Magica”

December 23, 2015

I am not an expert or fan of anime so I’ll take this essay‘s word for it when it discusses the prequels’ influence on a popular anime series:

Another trait that Anakin Skywalker and Homura Akemi share is that over their story arcs, they become more selfish as the story contnues. In The Phantom Menace Anakin selflessly gives to Padmé, Qui-Gon and Jar Jar without any thought of reward. In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin selfishly tries to save Padmé because it’s not about her, it’s really about him.

Check Out My Cool Custom Shoes

December 20, 2015

Via Death Star Doll on Etsy.com, I recently had a pair of flats custom-made with an Anakin and Padmé theme. One shoe is inspired by Padmé’s dress in the dinner/fireplace scene in AOTC and the other inspired by Anakin’s Jedi robes.

Pic from Death Star Doll

Fantastic Take On The Prequels

December 20, 2015

These posts from Unreality are four years old but they are a great take on the prequels. I don’t know if I posted about them before but even if I have, so what? If they’re new to me, they might be to you too.

H/T Star Wars Sexology; The Original Six Part Saga

A Certain Point of View On The Star Wars Prequels Part I

Part II

Part III

Needs To Be Said

December 19, 2015

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Animated Video Re Disney & The Prequels

December 18, 2015

Here’s Bob Clark’s new animated video expressing his views on the prequels and Disney:

Open Thread: TFA Discussion, Reax (Spoilers Allowed)

December 18, 2015
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Interns come running with copies of my take on TFA

Remember: Do NOT visit this thread if you have not seen the film yet and wish to remain unspoiled until you do so. My thoughts on the film are in the comments.

No flaming, no baiting, no trolling, no prequel bashing or comments will be deleted. If it gets out of hand, I will delete this post altogether. Thank you.

Update on Spoilers And Discussion

December 16, 2015

After some commiserating after my previous post re TFA and spoilers, here’s what I will do:

1. On Friday, I will have an open thread set up by sometime in the afternoon/early evening PST. If you are not seeing the film on Thursday-Friday, avoid this thread until you do. I’ll likely post what I think of the film in the comments.

2. There will be NO prequel bashing, taunting, baiting, or fighting in the comments. Any such comments will be deleted and trolls will be forever banished. If it gets out of hand, I will shut down the open thread and delete the whole thing.

3. Do NOT post spoilers on any other comment thread or post until after December 25. Some of you can’t or won’t see the film for a while and it’s just not realistic in this age of the internet to expect everyone to keep quiet about the movie for several weeks or months.

4. Any posts or discussion tying in themes, events, etc. of TFA with the saga as a whole are fair game after December 25.

5. The rules will be a little looser on the Facebook page. I’ve put a moratorium on spoilers until December 20. I’ll link to the open thread but any and all spoilers are fair game as of Sunday.


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