Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond' started by LANDO_ROCKS, Nov 18, 2012.
Agreed. Pretty Darn Obvious.
It’s clear that the horses##t comment is him talking about the films themselves. I don't have a problem with getting someone who doesn't like the PT, but to use that term to describe them stinks of fanboyish hyperbole and, more importantly, a bit of a disservice to Lucas. Still, unless he can see into the future, I'm sure when he made that comment he had no idea that he could be directing a new Star Wars film. Still, his comment condemns the prequels to the scrap-heap, where they truly don't belong.
I doubt very much Kennedy or Lucas has seen that interview. I'm sure this guy wouldn't want them to. Still, I do think he is an incredibly interesting choice.
One thing I am pleased about (again, if this is our guy) is this:
"in which he claims his next project will involve him tackling a **mythology** with a substantial fanbase"
I'm pleased he used the word mythology to describe Star Wars, rather than sci-fi or "action" This is exactly as it should be. Star Wars is first and foremost a myth. A fantasy. I see so many people talking about Star Wars as being sci-fi and its just not right. The fact he understands the mythological aspect of Star Wars makes me thinks he is at least on Lucas's wave length, even if he doesn't think much to Lucas's artisitc choices.
I think people worrying about his PT comments, if this is about SW then it sounds like he won't disrespect the PT -
“I can’t speak with any specificity as to what the next thing will be. There are amazing opportunities that have arisen as a result of this. One of them, I will say, will probably create a good deal of ire against me on the Internet when people find out what it is. So, I just want to say in advance that I promise you, for all those who love the mythology that I will be tackling, trust that I love it as much as you do. And I will respect it, and hopefully make it not suck.”
Fine Space Fantasy. Although I think it gets called Sci-Fi because anything that involves using ships to travel through space gets such a name.
Preproduction concept art will ensure the look of the universe will be appropriate for the time period--it's not like Trevorrow will have much power to enforce his own aesthetic on set design, etc. What I'm hoping for is a return to the carefree, scrappy feel of the OT, and fresh eyes may give us just that.
I wonder if Colin Trevorrow ever posted in the Bashers Sanctuary?
Wouldn't it be embarrassing if he'd been banned from the JC at some point?
If he's a banned basher, what's more likely to be embarrassing is the final product.
Yeah well said. I still don't get how people don't know the difference.
Another connection. Safety not guaranteed is from the same producers as little miss sunshine.
I saw Safety Not Guaranteed, it was fun and a cool little movie. I felt connected to the main characters and I dug the ending. I love Aubrey Plaza and even Jake Johnson gave a good performance and I don't usually care for the guy. Not saying I would be pleased with this guy getting the nod but I wouldn't be super mad about it either.
First off why is his dislike of the PT mean he's a bad choice to be director of Ep7? To me, that just means he'll make a movie that's more in line with the tone of the OT. His inexperience means little. He's fresh blood, and a next gen director. Also, Lucas liked his work on that stupid little indie movie he did.
Also a trailer for a film isn't usually made by the director, the people who make the trailers do that. So blame them if you were uninspired. Perhaps actually watching the movie will help.
I remeber when it came out this past summer I thought it looked interesting. But I don't go to the movie anymore, so it has to be super-special to get me to spend the money; I've been burned on total crap wayyy too many times.
What I think is most interesting is that hiring someone like Trevorrow immediately undermines any suggestion that SW and LFL have gone all Disneyfied and Hollywood. This keeps SW in the realms of the '70s maverick spirit that was its genesis.
I run a movie theater I see so many movies every year. Even the bad ones lol.
I was a part-time projectionist in 1998-1999 (as a side job.) I got to piut TPM together and screen at midnight. Good fun. BTW -- it was the busiest screening (lots of friends and family) we had for any midnight film I can recall and this was before the midnight showings became vogue.
But more chance of Lucas controlling this behind the scenes say compared to Fincher directing.
Okay, I just listened to the whole interview to get the vibe from this guy. Here are my impressions:
1- This interview took place back around the beginning of June, just before Saftey was released nationwide.
2- I'm about 99% sure he is referring to Star Wars at the end
3- Because when he was speaking no one knew that gears were turning at Lucasfilm -- he made the comment knowingly, that it was HUGE news, yet casually
4- This is around the same time Kathleen Kennedy came on board
Lastly, CT states "mythology he will be working." Now that can mean superheroes although that has alot less of an association when you're talking to a mass audience as he clearly was referring to.
Hmmm.....if he flat-out hates the Prequels my respect for him isn't as great as it might be, but...he seems to be a fresh, young fellow who knows about independant filmmaking and story structure. That being said, if he does it I'll reserve judgement. If he doesn't I won't complain.
Pu-leeze. Who is this guy, who heard of him before this all came up? I just don't care. I'm hoping a more experienced filmmaker is chosen. If it pleases you, enjoy the prospect. I'm not impressed.
I have to agree with this. One thing I loved about the OT was how it felt like a universe that was actually lived in. Yes it was high tech compared to our own, but it felt real. When watching the PT even areas such as Tattooine just don't have that vibe. The homes and places certainly don't feel as clean as Kamino for example, but they do feel much less realistic.
If Trevorrow is indeed The One, I hope his comments mean he will not rely as much on digital images as Lucas did during the PT, and that he'll emphasize actual sets and models like in the OT (and like Peter Jackson did with Lord of the Rings movie trilogy). In other words, I hope he'll use CGI to improve physical sets and objects rather than to replace them entirely.
The PT used more models than the OT.
found something interesting
this safety not guaranteed movie deals with time travel too, so maybe another connection...