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Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by PrincessKenobi, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Bazinga'd Manager Emeritus

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    Using Reverse Psychology?
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  2. my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master

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    I assume Lucasfilm has no presence at Wondercon this weekend?
  3. jedijax Jedi Grand Master

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    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.
  4. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    I believe Rebels has a panel. Nothing Episode VII related though.
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  5. Darth Punk Jedi Grand Master

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    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.
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  6. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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  7. Gallandro Force Ghost

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    Your overlord knows what's best for you. Bow to the precious Mystery Box.


    Yancy
  8. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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  9. Space Ranger Jedi Youngling

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    So, I woke up this morning and there where still no news...

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  10. Dra--- Force Ghost

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    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. [face_devil]
  11. EHT New Films Manager

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    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.
  12. fishtailsam Jedi Master

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    thinking about doing this with other movies too
    jaws/ET seems like it might be cool
  13. Ridley Solo Jedi Master

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    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...
  14. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    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.
  15. Bazinga'd Manager Emeritus

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    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.:p
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  16. Krueger Force Ghost

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  17. The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus

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    =D=

    In short, people are spoiled and whiny.
  18. Darth Claire Madam Curator of New Films Fan Art

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    Wondercon confirmed the identity of a new jedi
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  19. Darth Punk Jedi Grand Master

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    Bloody Google
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  20. DarthWilliams Jedi Master

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    So whenever tomorrow finally does come, the boards will then be like this
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    (my sincere apologies if this joke has already been made)
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  21. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV - Vacationing

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    THE NEWS WILL COME TWO DAYS BEFORE THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.
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  22. Darth Punk Jedi Grand Master

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    Is the day after tomorrow called twomorrow?
  23. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    I bear a message from JJ

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  24. JediGirl_Angelina Jedi Master

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  25. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    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
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