A New Hope at Outdoor Film Festival

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  1. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    I read in the Sun-Times today that ANH will be shown in Grant Park on August 23rd, chosen by Ebert himself. Sounds like another summer outing in the works.
  2. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    That is cool.

    Which version though? hmmm....
  3. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    I laugh at your innocence.

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    It will be, of course the Special THX Mastered Re-touched Super Edition, available on DVD in September.
  4. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    This year's line-up sounds pretty cool.

    July 12: Citizen Kane (1941)
    July 19: Annie Hall (1977)
    July 26: My Darling Clementine (1946)
    August 2: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    August 9: The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    August 16: The Hustler (1961)
    August 23: Star Wars (1977)

    I would guess both E.T. and Star Wars will be the revised versions. Of course, I don't know if they've actually made a film print of the 2004 DVD, so it could be the 1997 Special Edition. Or Roger Ebert might have enough pull to have the original versions of those films. We'll see.

    The article also mentions that Ebert will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 23. He'll also get a sidewalk plaque in front of the Chicago Theater on July 12, which Mayor Daley is declaring Roger Ebert Day in Chicago.

    Phil

    EDIT: Spelling error fixed
  5. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    i'll cut off my right arm if it's the pre-SE print of the film. there's no way that would happen.

    but hey, what a fun post-sith fan campaign to ramp up in chi-town.
  6. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    How very "Star Wars" of you to offer to cut off a limb. I must insist that it be your right arm. And I want video.

    Better yet, fly back and let me do it.
  7. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    i'd rather cut off my left arm than have you cut off my right arm.
  8. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
  9. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Haz, stop being so Wimpy!

    I'd go just to see which version he does show... who's with me?
  10. ANAKIN415 Jedi Knight

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    i think we should all make a day of it. i am game. can i bring my puppy ? he can bite off that arm if we see the unrevised anh. i would be shocked to if we see it but i would think that ebert has that pull to make it happen. and good for ebert getting some accolades we should have a walk of fame like toronto and hollywood
  11. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Sounds good...no matter what version...
  12. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    My friend Patrick is in grad school as SCU (something to do with film) they were given the original films years ago on celluloid, and they still have them. Also, wasn't that outdoor film fest in Schaumburg (or whever) last year the original untouched OT as well? It's possible that this will be the untouched version.

    Yes Precious, it brings its nasty puppy, by August it's flesh should be tender and soaks up the sauce well.


    Bosh
    "Just consider that puppy thing my quote."


  13. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Carol Stream also intends to show the film in August...I don't know what version...and you are correct Bosh....last year the one suburb had the original and un-touched version...
  14. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Hey, I used to date Carol Stream...4-5 beers and she'll put out....5-6 and she'll throw up. You gotta be careful.

    Bosh

  15. Dex_Luminara Jedi Knight

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    So at 5 she does both, huh??? You are a sick fetishist Bosh!
  16. nalan1138 Jedi Knight

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    but what happens if ya get a 12 pack in her? And she kept it down?

    mmmmmm puppy flesh, 2nd only to kitty flesh (I want chicken I want liver meow mix meow mix please deliver)
  17. doc4converse Jedi Master

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    Thank you to Mos_Eislein_Radio. :)

    It seems I am going to miss the movie again; I am on-call. :oops:
  18. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    I used to be in a bamd called "Kitty Flesh".
  19. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    I'll probably take the day off to stake out space for Star Wars.

    Anyone interested in seeing E.T. on August 2? I may get out of work a bit early for that one.

    Pets are not allowed to the screeings. Sorry.

    There's more information on the event at www.cityofchicago.org/specialevents. There should be a link there for Chicago Outdoor Film Festival.

    Phil
  20. MrShiny Jedi Knight

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    Are we attempting to stake out a Chicago Force seating area? That would be cool.
  21. DrJawa Jedi Knight

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    I plan on attending this and think this would be a great idea. FYI: I'll probably be taking the Metra from the Arlington Heights stop down to the city for this.
  22. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    What time is everyone figuring on getting down there?
    Heat index that night will dictate whether I wear a costume or not...
    ;)
  23. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    Let's see. With July's average about 95 degrees, you should be alright if you dress as Slave Leia in August weather.

    Malikili, here I come.
  24. MrShiny Jedi Knight

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    We should try to coordinate this. I can't make it until after work. Maybe we should have some sort of message system set up. Like those who can get there early and stake out a space call someone online, who posts the info for those coming later.
  25. MrShiny Jedi Knight

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    So who is planning to go?
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