Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by PrincessKenobi, Apr 15, 2014.
Using Reverse Psychology?
I assume Lucasfilm has no presence at Wondercon this weekend?
Every time I see or am reminded of that video, I get VERY scared and worried for Star Wars. This speech is a total mess and he has absolutely NO focus whatsoever. Does he want to make a new universe with new fantastic worlds filled with intrigue and mystique (which is what SW is) or is he only interested in so-called "mystery boxes" where nothing is ever explained even when it's finished?
Star Wars is a linear fantasy that has catchy plots and direct storylines with a new twists thrown in there every once in a while. From the TED speech, JJ is nothing about that at all.
I believe Rebels has a panel. Nothing Episode VII related though.
I don't think his philosophy to filmmaking or the point he made in his ted presentation are unfocused at all. I heard "mystery is the catalyst for imagination". I get what he wants, and although I'm the type that wants to be spoilt rotten leading up to the film, I respect that he's trying his best to save the surprise.
Are we there yet?
Your overlord knows what's best for you. Bow to the precious Mystery Box.
Don't think so.
So, I woke up this morning and there where still no news...
The privileging of mystery and suggestion have long been prime values in the best literature, in contrast with narratives that simply spell everything out for the audience and destroy their ability to imagine on their own and come to their own conclusions. I think the frustration with JJ has more to do with the audience's learned expectation that they deserve easy and hand-fed answers to everything, a kind of epistemological entitlement caused by science, tech, and bourgeois power.
Having said that, since SW functions as much like entertainment as it does art, it's appropriate that answers are dolled out at a sufficient rate to keep the audience relatively docile.
I'm going to try it this summer. It's a brilliant idea, and apparently the results can be quite funny and even pretty deep.
thinking about doing this with other movies too
jaws/ET seems like it might be cool
I tried doing it with ROTJ and TPM, but unfortunately I can't play a digital copy at the same time as my DVD player. Gonna try again today...
Watching Vader kick Luke's butt is still awesome enough to make me forget about lunch on the grille.
Burgers to bricks faster than you can say TESB wins again.
You know, with this being the Easter season and all, one would think that a few "Easter Eggs" would be rolled our way. But alas, the JJ Bunny rejected that idea.
In short, people are spoiled and whiny.
Wondercon confirmed the identity of a new jedi
So whenever tomorrow finally does come, the boards will then be like this
(my sincere apologies if this joke has already been made)
THE NEWS WILL COME TWO DAYS BEFORE THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.
Is the day after tomorrow called twomorrow?
I bear a message from JJ
That gif is seks.
Screw that box. I hope we discover a slew of newly registered Lucasfilm domain names that spoil everything. I'm sure if we look, we'll find ATATFOOT.com