Official Info Lucasfilm Confirms: Michael Arndt To Write Screenplay For Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by Diggs, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    That doesn't justify anhything. If Lucas had lost the sense of what makes SW connect with people, how do you justify the success of the PT? No. If there is one person who know how to make Star Wars connect is Lucas.

    What?
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  2. Diggs Force Ghost

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    How do you justify the quite widespread negativity directed at the PT? Star Wars always has been and I suspect always will be box office. Regardless, commercial success is not the only measure. Transformers 3 made a stackload of cash. Doesn't mean people connected with it. It's only my opinion, based largely on anecdotal evidence.
  3. WhiskeyGold Force Ghost

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    A small voice of haters are loud. As I've pointed out over at Rotten tomatoes all the PT get high ratings from Critics and fans
  4. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    I disagree that GL "distanced" himself from critics. It's simply not true. He fired Kurtz 'cause the man can't do his job. He was chronically overbudget and has done basically nothing since 1985, when he went overbudget on Return To Oz (and GL had to bail his sorry butt out and come in as a silent consultant).

    With TPM, GL continually sought feedback from everyone he knew, before, during, and after the filming. The night before shooting started he ran into Kasdan and actually asked him to come back to the Ranch and take a quick look at the script! It's true. Larry said, "No, George...I'm going to bed."

    But if you look at GL's filmography his very best material, the best rounded and most satisfying emotionally, post-ANH is all collaborative; he's a brilliant collaborator. I have no doubt they've got the right scripter and with the right director, this is going to be one of the best fantasy films ever made.

    http://fora.tv/2007/02/15/Little_Miss_Sunshine_Shooting_Script

    He even sounds like GL a few times here. I can see them really getting along.
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  5. Diggs Force Ghost

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    I still disagree but if that's the way you guys feel, fair enough.
  6. gezvader28 Force Ghost

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    and thats a subjective opinion too .
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  7. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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  8. Diggs Force Ghost

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    Has anyone found any links to any of his SW based talks?
  9. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    He mentions SW in the ForaTV talk, but no, although I'm sure they'll surface soon, or he'll be interviewed by SW.com.
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  10. Lady_Skywalker87 Jedi Grand Master

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    If this is true...it makes quite hopeful.:)
  11. The Hellhammer Grand Judicator of the New Film Territories

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    I've got faith that he'll give us a quality script.
    If all goes well, he might be the writer of the entire trilogy...but that's going a bit too far ahead heh.
  12. DM99 Jedi Master

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    michael bay is a good hollywood director and will rock star wars.

    hot babes and awesome action.
  13. Diggs Force Ghost

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    That's some quality trolling right there...
  14. cbagmjg Force Ghost

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    You cabe find hot babes in about every action movie, but it shouldn't be the main draw.

    His action is way over the top & uses slow motion far too much in his movies.
  15. DarthBrian Force Ghost

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    Based on how many people there are that think Christopher Nolan would be a good choice to direct Episode VII, I'm pretty sure it's the audience that lost their connection to Star Wars, not George.
  16. Diggs Force Ghost

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    Agree to disagree! When in Rome...
  17. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    Thank you.
  18. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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    Very well said.

    You took my thoughts and made them into a coherent and well written article ;)

    The last paragraph there is similar to a TIME Magazine opinion at the time of TPM's release, and I coined it earlier - if THE ILLIAD had had this much hype, many would have said Homer's lost it.

    Of course, Episode VII, is going to be hyped through the atmosphere too and is going to get lamped by many people.
  19. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    Here's another Arndt interview.

    He makes a lot of sense. You can see just why he was chosen.
    This is not someone who will "make SW cool".
    This is a writer who will dig deep and find a fresh way to get at the heart of SW.

    http://www.eyecrave.net/features/interviews/3062-interview-with-writer-michael-arndt-toy-story-3

    Thanks to the PT and TCW and the EU, we now have a deep knowledge of how the SWU works: economy, politics, cultures, history, military strategy, the Jedi and Sith etc. That's fine, but it's time to get back to the heart and build on all that knowledge and all the epic tragedy of the PT.

    Arndt looks like the perfect person to do that!
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  20. DM99 Jedi Master

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    i love that slow motion. espacialy with megan fox.
  21. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, dude, all we can do in life really is find a corner we like and be able to tell St. Peter we held it as best we could.

    (I hope that is taken in the right way - fans of John B. Keane will understand)

    You misunderstood my meaning in the script department - I meant that a lot of people criticise the PT writing but seem to think that the OT is sublime Patrick Kavanaugh-esque work of poetry.

    It ain't.

    And Jango is absolutely correct that the TPM was over hyped.

    And the critiscism is often overly aggressive, eg that whole Lucas raped my childhood thing is just so disgusting on so many levels.

    And these two can be put down to one simple factor - the Internet.

    The over hype was primarily caused by Internet groups and a lot of people seem to lose - honestly don't know how to phrase it - but it's like they were the anonymity of the Internet as a mask and feel free to say what they like and others get caught up in it.

    Add to that that people are, generally, more likely to make noise when unhappy and spend time ranting, than praise something.

    I don't mean you, Finley, and I'm not saying that people who dislike the Prequels don't have a valid reasons (nor do they all get caught up in the stampede) but the ranting and critisism directed at Lucas is out of all proportion.

    I have rambled a bit, but I hope it is understandable.
  22. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, if we all agreed the world would be a dull place.

    Safer.

    But dull.

    ;)

    And there'd be no Star Wars :eek:
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  23. Diggs Force Ghost

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    No, totally understandable! All very good points!
  24. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    And the rest is history. I hope your beauty sleep was worth a million raped childhoods, pal.


    GARTH EDIT: I think the gif was crossing the line, Arawn.
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  25. DM99 Jedi Master

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    damn you, stupid connection error!
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