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ST George Lucas Quotations Regarding the Sequel Trilogy -- No Discussion

Discussion in 'Sequel Trilogy' started by Pfluegermeister, Feb 11, 2014.

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  1. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tribeca-2015-george-lucas-hubris-789690?utm_source=twitter
     
  2. starocean90

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    http://variety.com/2015/film/news/george-lucas-stephen-colbert-star-wars-tribeca-talk-1201474961/
     
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  4. Echo Base

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    Since I don't post here regularly anymore, I am just dropping by to share a few more quotes I found that give insight on George Lucas' mentality and outlook. Depending on how much influence his story outlines had on Kasdan's final draft, there might be some clues in here regarding where he intended to head with the sequel trilogy:

    First of all, once more rebutting the suggestion that Star Wars was a pacifist film or that Finn might be an anti-war figure, Lucas here describes military veterans as being, in his view, heroes:

    Sourc: http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-lucas-mentors-military-veteran/story?id=16916130
    Date: August 7th, 2012.

    For what it is worth, Abrams is also very much a pro-military figure, supporting Michelle Obama's "Joining Forces" program which is also supported by various Hollywood guilds and propaganda film makers, as is Abram's former collaborator, Damon Lindelof.


    Finally, the most interesting interview to give insight into George Lucas' political views is this piece from the New York Times in 1999. When he talks about a benign dictatorship being his favoured form of government, I wonder if that was his intention for the end of the sequel trilogy. Would the New Republic arise as a benign dictatorship under the leadership of a man or woman who could overcome the temptation of power to corrupt (ie, one of the Skywalkers)?

    Here is the interview:



    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/library/film/032199lucas-wars-excerpts.html
    Date: March 21st, 1999.

    Lucas' affiliation for benign dictatorships makes me wonder some more about what exactly he was trying to say by including Leni Riefenstahl-esque imagery at the end of A New Hope, particularly given "what some would call the fascist undercurrents in Joseph Campbell." Was it subversive or an endorsement?
     
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  5. Artoo-Dion

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    Where can we discuss that last point?
     
  6. Darkslayer

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  7. Darkslayer

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    Lucas: "The next movies are prequels. It's the story of Darth Vader. Episode One is a pretty light movie - it's the introduction and everything goes downhill from there. The next ones are more about who did what to whom... Finally, there may be three more movies to conclude the epic some years down the road."

    Source: http://whills.nu/7/
     
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