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Discussion in 'Milwaukee, WI' started by BYOB_Kenobi, May 12, 2002.

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  1. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    I've got this crazy idea. What if we had occasional gatherings in which one Milwookiee (or more, depending on how much time we have) brings in one non-Star Wars movie that he or she considers related to Star Wars in any way, large or small, obscure or obvious. We watch it, and then (get this) we discuss it. Cool, eh?

    Whaddya think? :)
     
  2. Mauler_II

    Mauler_II Jedi Master star 3

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    Excellent idea!

    I would have a request along those lines - I have yet to see Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. I will hold off renting it if I can see it with the group...
     
  3. Bishop76

    Bishop76 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Oh yeah - I'm *SO* for this.

    J & SB Strike Back, though... maybe I'll skip the first session ;)

    Jeff
     
  4. cruznseal2

    cruznseal2 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    sounds like a great idea to me.

    also on a related note. there had been some rumblings about having a marathon viewing of all 4 (five if we d/l AOTC online) starwars films. if enough people are interested then we'll start thinking about a date and a place and start a sign up.

    -Mike

    Oh how about watching "space balls"


    Joke?

    It was a joke!

    Oh forget it.
     
  5. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    I'd like to bring in Brazil. There are some scenes and designs in it that are very similar to some in Star Wars. I also have a copy of The Hidden Fortress that I could bring in. The Seven Samurai would be a good choice too, but I don't have it. Even The Magnificent Seven would fit in. Battle Beyond the Stars, Battlestar Galactica, the list goes on and on...

    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back would be great!

    Spaceballs is game. Star Balls, on the other hand...
     
  6. LeiaYT1300

    LeiaYT1300 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I would love to participate in this! I'll have to peruse my collection though, and think a bit.

    But one film that definitely feels like Star Wars is the Disney version of "The Three Musketeers". It is so chock full o' steals and similarities, it hurts! Chris O'Donnell's D'Artagnan is very Luke-like, and Tim Curry stalks about the screen in a Vader-like attitude (as does the actor playing Rochefort, all in black--I can't remember his name...).

    Anyway, it's an awful film but will generate lots of laughs!

    But I'll have to rack my brain on others--aside from the obvious ones, there are others out there... Hmmm... ?[face_plain]

    And, I'm definitely up for an all-4 marathon, as long as I can embroider while we watch (at this stage, I use every bit of free time I've got!). :D

    So, when should we do it, and where..? Should we rotate houses or something like that? Thoughts? Comments?
     
  7. TheWampas1138

    TheWampas1138 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Clerks! Oooooooohhhhhh Chewbacca! What a Wookiee!

    (oh wait..this is Marcy someone told me I should put my name up)
     
  8. bwing53

    bwing53 Jedi Master star 3

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    Sounds good to me. Just make sure this doesn't turn into some sort of "Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon" offshoot.
     
  9. Outlander_

    Outlander_ Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Maybe we could count all the F-bombs in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.:)
     
  10. solo414

    solo414 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    J & SB Strike Back was classic. I won't say anything to spoil the movie, but I was surprised by a few things...and in a GOOD way! :)

    I really like this idea. I can bring my copy of "George Lucas in Love". If you haven't seen this, it's about 15 mintues long and a great fan film. Think "Shakespeare in Love" meets "Star Wars". Great stuff.
     
  11. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    I just remembered, I could bring in my DVD of "Thumb Wars." Hilarious!

    Also, I have the PBS(?) interview with Bill Moyers and George Lucas if anyone would be willing to sit through something with more of a documentary flavor.
     
  12. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    Dare I mention Hardware Wars?
     
  13. Zepo

    Zepo Jedi Youngling

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    Star Wars Related Film Ideas:

    STAR WARS RELATED FILMS/TV:
    -1978 Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Special)
    -The Ewok Adventure (TV Special,VHS)
    -Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (TV Special,VHS)
    -The Great Heap (Animated TV Special)
    -Droids (Animated TV Series,VHS)
    -Ewoks (Animated TV Series,VHS)

    PARODIES:
    -Hardware Wars (released to DVD as a Special Edition)
    -Thumb Wars (TV,DVD)
    -George Lucas in Love (DVD)
    -Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars (VHS)
    -Star Wars City (TV)

    DOCUMENTARIES:
    -The Making of Star Wars (TV,VHS)
    -From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (VHS)
    -Starwoids (DVD)
    -The Stars of Star Wars (DVD)
    -From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light and magic (TV)
    -The Unauthorized Star Wars Story (VHS)
     
  14. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    Excellent!
     
  15. Outlander_

    Outlander_ Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Mall Rats?
     
  16. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    Mall rats!?!?!? [face_shocked] Where!?
     
  17. Zepo

    Zepo Jedi Youngling

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    OTHER FILMS THAT PORODY OR MENTION STAR WARS:

    -Spaceballs (parody)
    -Skin Deep ("lightsaber"-ish battle)
    -Clerks (dialog)
    -Mallrats (dialog)
    -Chasing Amy (dialog)
    -Dogma (dialog)
    -Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (dialog, actors)
    -Dünyayi kurtaran adam (1982-The "Turkish" Star Wars -- US Bootleg title)
    -Sorority Boys (dialog)

    ...gotta go... more soon...
     
  18. Zepo

    Zepo Jedi Youngling

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    TV SHOWS WITH STAR WARS MENTIONS/PARODIES:

    -Friends TV show (w/ Mark Hamill)
    -Friends TV show (Rachael as Leia episode)
    -Muppet TV show (Hamill, R2D2, C3PO)
    -Freaks and Geeks (TV episode)
    -Simpsons (Various TV Episodes-- See Star Wars Insider mag w/ Bart/Homer on Cover)


    TV/FILMS WITH SUBTLE STAR WARS IN-JOKES:

    -The Fifth Element (security officer's hair)
    -Doctor Who (TV episode "Survival") (Dialog)
     
  19. Zepo

    Zepo Jedi Youngling

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    Oh....

    and "ET: The Extra Terrestial" (toys and yoda)
     
  20. Auraveda

    Auraveda Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Toy Story 2 has a Star Wars bit in it as well. Zorg is very Vaderish and Star Wars parody ensues. It's only a small bit of the movie though, so I'd suggest it only if we run out of other stuff to watch.


     
  21. bwing53

    bwing53 Jedi Master star 3

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    Hmmm. Doesn't LOOK like we're gonna run out of things to watch. The Kevin Smith movies alone could tie up a weekend or two. Oh well. If that's the price we have to pay for being fans, then so be it, jedi.
     
  22. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    I think one movie (two at the absolute most) per movie night will be more than sufficient.
     
  23. bwing53

    bwing53 Jedi Master star 3

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    I agree. And since your login name is in blue, that makes it official.
     
  24. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    Indeedly doodly, neighbor.
     
  25. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    A few more titles to consider:[ul]Corvette Summer
    Slipstream
    The Guyver
    Village of the Damned
    Flash II: The Revenge of the Trickster

    The Blues Brothers
    The Man With One Red Shoe
    Amazon Women On the Moon
    Postcards From the Edge
    When Harry Met Sally
    Drop Dead Fred
    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    American Graffiti
    Force Ten From Navarone
    More American Graffiti
    Apocalypse Now
    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    Bladerunner
    Witness
    Mosquito Coast
    Presumed Innocent
    Regarding Henry
    Patriot Games
    The Fugitive

    Rollerball
    Superman 1 & 2
    Conan the Barbarian
    Field of Dreams
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Sandlot
    The Great White Hope
    Dr. Strangelove
    Time Bandits
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    Brazil
    Willow
    The Dark Crystal
    Labyrinth
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    Murder By Death
    Hitler: The Last Ten Days
    Scrooge
    (this would make a great Christmastime pick)
    Cromwell
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Batman
    Dr. Who and the Daleks
    The Hound of the Baskervilles
    Lord of the Rings
    (1978)
    Excalibur
    Michael Collins
    Schindler's List
    Darkman
    The Bounty
    Krull
    Trainspotting
    Moulin Rouge
    A Life Less Ordinary
    Shallow Grave
    Heat
    Beautiful Girls
    Mars Attacks!
    Sleepy Hollow
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Dragonslayer
    MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis
    (some MacGyver freak in the group would have to supply this on videotape, but there are no less than three Episode 1 connections)
    Highlander
    Monsters, Inc.
    The Score
    Bowfinger
    Flash Gordon
    Blackadder
    Hamlet
    (1996)
    Henry V
    (1989)
    The Caveman's Valentine
    Unbreakable
    Shaft
    Sphere
    Jackie Brown
    Amos & Andrew
    Johnny Suede
    [/ul]


    IMDB is damn useful, ain'a?
     
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