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SIAP: New Lucas film: Red Tails

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Riven_JTAC, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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    Just saw the trailer on Yahoo! Movies.

    [link=http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810095581/video]Red Tails trailer[/link]

    Just a bit of background, this is George's new film coming out next year. It is based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American fighter pilots in the the segregated military of the United States during World War II.

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_Airmen]Background on the Tuskegee Airmen[/link]

    I am very much looking forward to this film. I cannot express the amount of respect I have for these men (and all men and women wearing the American flag on their shoulders). I actually have a 1000-pc jigsaw puzzle of a painting of the Red Tails in action near my TV. It's a wonderful work. I might purchase a real, large print of it soon ([link=http://www.allenscreations.com/images/rbrtp.jpg]see the image here[/link]).
     
  2. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wait, Lucas makes other movies?
     
  3. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I wondered if he was ever going to actually make this. The last news where he talked about it was 2005, that I recall. "I want to make smaller films".
     
  4. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, I remember hearing about this for a few years, too. Finally got a theatrical trailer. Looks great. On another board I saw some people whining about the CG, but it looks fine to me.
     
  5. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Yeah, I saw this in 1996. It's called The Tuskegee Airmen.
     
  6. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    Because historical events can only be made into one movie, ever. In history. Cynical much?

    This movie has been quietly filming for a while now. Kind of funny that we all got so used to the flood of Star Wars stuff that a lot of people are surprised this has even been made when in actuality there has been news and photos from the production circulating for a year and a half now, if you know where to look.

    Also, should point out that ol' Flannel Flanks himself did not actually direct this, just produced and guided, which I think is where he probably feels more comfortable as a film maker anyway, so its probably for the best.
     
  7. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Take note that this is neither directed nor written by Lucas, he just made up the story, so it might be good.
     
  8. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    So, you're saying that Lucas is continuing his "Power of Myth" approach to film, by making up the story of the Tuskegee Airmen?
     
  9. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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    By "made up," you mean "added a Hollywood spin to a true story," correct? Because otherwise, you must've missed the link in my original post indicating that the Tuskegee Airmen are very real.
     
  10. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Of course, but it's Lucas story.
     
  11. firesaber

    firesaber Jedi Master star 4

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    Actually he's credited with a writers credit, while the screenplay is credited to John Ridley.

    I'm curious to see this. I'm wondering if it's going to be a true historical account, like a retelling of the original TA movie or if it's going to take some "license" a la Fly Boys.
     
  12. darthtenbiscuits

    darthtenbiscuits Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    So Uncle George is slapping his name on the credits of a movie that's already been made in my adult lifetime. How amazingly lame.

    Wake me when he's actually directing a non-Star Wars film ala THX-1138 or American Graffiti.
     
  13. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    World Wars Episode II: The Segregation Menace
     
  14. StarWarrior92

    StarWarrior92 Jedi Knight star 3

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    This movie looks really good. Can't wait to see it.
     
  15. firesaber

    firesaber Jedi Master star 4

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    Do you feel the same way about all the other movies that have been "redone" in the last year and a half?
     
  16. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Meh, I'm still waiting for the prequel to Howard the Duck.
     
  17. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lucas financed Howard the Duck, and distributed it via lucasfilm. That's pretty much his involvement.
     
  18. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Actually looked alright. That title screen though... immediately put me in mind of Sin City.
     
  19. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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    Seriously. So many movies the last several years have been remakes.

    Some are bad, some are not. Some are actually pretty good.
     
  20. darthtenbiscuits

    darthtenbiscuits Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I'm not against remakes, per say. I just want to see Lucas being more involved and seeing as how he does so few non-Star Wars or Indy projects, it would be nice to see him doing something more from his own creative imagination.
     
  21. MandalorianDuchess

    MandalorianDuchess Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Just because another movie about the same subject was made a decade or two ago doesn't make this one a "remake", imho.

    It's just another take on the same subject, AFAIK. I'll give Lucas and the filmmakers the benefit of the doubt until I watch it.
     
  22. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm not going to give it a chance. I've already seen it and the subject is just not that interesting.
     
  23. firesaber

    firesaber Jedi Master star 4

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    Not an interesting subject at all, 1st all black fighter group, amazing combat record and an absolute slap in the face to segregation. Nothing to see here [face_not_talking]
     
  24. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I agree, it's not interesting, especially after you've already seen it.

    The story relies on a level of emotional investment I just don't have the energy to summon for movies anymore.
     
  25. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Not going to lie, the title makes me think: [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frGLMtGsotc]RED TAILS A WOO-OOO.[/link]