George Lucas retires from filmmaking

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by VadersLaMent, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    This argument is silly. Implausibility isn't a zero sum game - if the audience believes it, that's all that matters, and the nuked fridge failed in that regard for what I'm sure could be any number of reasons.
  2. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    So? I'm sure he ate when he got to shore.
  3. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    It's not really all that silly. Just because other things aren't as flashy as a nuclear explosion or a well-established movie cliche doesn't make it any less stupid for the audience to believe them. The better way to put it is "suspending their disbelief," really, although I'm sure there are plenty of mouthbreathers who genuinely believe they can survive falling out of a plane as long as they have a raft.
  4. MasterDillon Jedi Master

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    Thank you George for everything you have done with this entire franchise. You have helped inspire many people these past couple of decades, and I don't know where any of us would be without you do thank you.
  5. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    Again the lack of realism isn't really the problem. If people didn't buy the fridge but found the raft believable I guess that's up to them. But I have to stress that it appears that George Lucas himself is defending the fridge stunt with "But it is realistic, scientists said so."

    A highly amusing defence of a film franchise where the action is stylised in a manner similar to that from a comic book, no?
  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    He only (stupidly) brought it up because people were already whining about how it was unrealistic or whatever.
  7. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I'd call it more unrealistic that he survived without a single broken bone given how said fridge was portrayed slamming into the ground.
  8. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    But wouldn't the better defence have been to point out that realism isn't the point of the franchise, as you have quite easily done, instead of going "But science says!"
  9. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    You can thank Steven Spielberg for it not sucking. Remember, George Lucas wanted to have the movie take place in a haunted castle in Scotland.


    You know why there were aliens in Crystal Skull? George Lucas. Originally it was Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men from Mars, but Spielberg and Ford were able to minimize that as much as possible.
  10. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Sure. I'm not about to defend Lucas and many of his choices.
  11. MasterDillon Jedi Master

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    Just saw Warhorse this weekend, and it was a good movie.
  12. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    And let us all remember that it was Spielberg who digitally changed the police guns to walkie talkies in E.T.....and then apologized and will them back for the Blu-Ray after fans scolded him for revisionism.

    We never got an apology from Lucas. It seems that his response to criticism is to digitally alter the original trilogy even more out of spite.
    [image=http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-4-R2-D2-Hiding-Behind-Rocks.jpg]
    "That will teach YOU to criticize ME!"
  13. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    That does seem to be his overriding reason, yes. The fans remind him of studio execs.
  14. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    As much as I have to groan and complain about what Lucas has done with Star Wars lately with the prequels and the later TCW seasons, I still have to (somewhat grudgingly) say that gave us far more than he took away for having created Star Wars in the first place.
  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Lucas has input on TCW? Really?
  16. Game3525 Force Ghost

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    He pretty much outline each episode for the first two seasons.

  17. wannasee Force Ghost

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    Retirements are for people who work 30 years at a company and then quit. Or for athletes who can't compete at a high level anymore.

    I think it's dumb to announce your retirement when you work project to project. What if he has a good idea next month??

    Just go away.
  18. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Thanks George for the bright vision of the future you gave us with the crew of the Enterprise

    @};-
  19. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Realism isn't a big problem for me if something is good. I've seen footage of Red Tails were the heroes are fighting in air combat against waht looks like an M-262 Nazi Jet Fighter. It's ridiculous to think a propeller plane even the Mustang could outfly and outgun a Jet aircraft which could travel at least 120mph faster. The Nazis never made the M-262 until too late in the war so only about 300 ever saw serious combat and they had bugs (fotunately for the allies).

    Still, Red Tails at least looks like it has more character development than the Prequels.
  20. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Yippee! I hope they do spinning. That's a good trick.
  21. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I thought he was already retired *shrugs*
  22. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    What's he going to do now, adopt more kids? He'll get bored sooner or later.
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Mayne he'll be the dude on the next season of The Bachelor!
  24. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    The "You raped my childhood" edition?

    Sounds like good watching. :p
  25. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    I am comfortable seconding this.

    Thank you, Mr Lucas.