Discussion in 'Espionage Report' started by Buzz Bumble, Nov 24, 2015.
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As a writer/director, you don't get to complain about people hating your movies when you write stuff like:
"I wish I could wish away my feelings"
"Ay-yee-yee! Wha! Was’n dat. Hey, wait! Oh, mooie-mooie! I love you!"
"From my point of view, the Jedi are evil"
"I have seen a security hologram of him killing younglings"
"Love can't save you, Padme. Only my new powers can"
Nobody says everyone has to like what George Lucas does, but it is his creation and his ideas, and that's what "Star Wars" what it is. It's no different to any other movie, TV show, book, etc. - some people will like it and some won't.Trying to change "Star Wars" makes it something it's not, and simply makes a horrible confused mess and/or very silly. It destroys the continuity and what makes a franchise a "franchise". Having some fool come along saying they didn't like Episode I so they'll remake it as a zombie movie or a musical, would be incredibly silly.
To be honest, I think we credit George Lucas way too much. Film making is a collaborative process and he had a ton of help with those first movies. As he's gained more power and control, the quality of the work has diminished and exposed him. I don't think the Star Wars that we know today is what he originally set out to create and, over time, it's clear that he's lost touch with the audience.
He talks about making private movies that he won't show to anybody. The irony is that these are the sort of movies people would actually like to see because he's likely creating something that he personally cares about. I don't think he cares about "our" Star Wars.
The way he acted at the premier and articles like this just make him seem like a bitter old man that would like for these new movies to fail out of spite.
George Lucas was the one with the ideas and the storyline. Even Ralph McQuarrie has said his artwork was often based on Lucas' own rough sketches. Others did help with the design of vehicles, costumes, etc., but it was always Lucas who had the final veto.
I think Lucas made a massive mistake selling out to Disney. He should have kept the company under his control and simply given more of the day-to-day tasks over to Rick McCallum as his logical successor.
It's not "our" Star Wars. It's never been "our" Star Wars. It's George Lucas' Star Wars and we've been lucky enough to be allowed to see it ... that's really the whole point.
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