Star Wars

Discussion in 'Fortean Culture' started by Anonymous, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. Yithian

    Yithian Incredulous Staff Member

    Messages:
    17,603
    Likes Received:
    10,803
    Trophy Points:
    309
    WEBSITE:
    http://petergreenaway.org.uk/drowning.htm
    Pointless but cool. Volume up a notch:

     
    Swifty, dreeness ., Peripart and 2 others like this.
  2. dreeness .

    dreeness . from the Haunted Swamp

    Messages:
    1,012
    Likes Received:
    895
    Trophy Points:
    114
    :fence:"YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!"
     
    ramonmercado likes this.
  3. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

    Messages:
    21,999
    Likes Received:
    5,760
    Trophy Points:
    284
    These re-edits of old footage on YT are usually pretty shonky, but this:


    Tell me you don't want to see that as a movie!
     
  4. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

    Messages:
    16,600
    Likes Received:
    16,057
    Trophy Points:
    279
    :eek: ... *throws money at the screen*
     
  5. sherbetbizarre

    sherbetbizarre Special Branch

    Messages:
    3,455
    Likes Received:
    1,518
    Trophy Points:
    169
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.amityvillefaq.com/truthboard/
    Here's a look back at how the original 1977 film was changed from page to screen via editing - from the deleted Biggs footage, to how entire Death Star climax was re-jigged (and that was a real eye-opener!)

     
    skinny and Peripart like this.
  6. Quake42

    Quake42 Warrior Princess

    Messages:
    9,006
    Likes Received:
    3,205
    Trophy Points:
    219
    LOCATION:
    Over Silbury Hill, through the Solar field
    Finally saw Last Jedi.

    Really enjoyed it. Didn’t really get the “Culture Wars” criticism of it. The character Rose has been criticised heavily on those grounds but I think unfairly - she seemed quite convincing as a backroom grease monkey who is unexpectedly pushed into a high stakes heroic venture. Equally, given the nature of the sci-fi universe, the racially diverse casting and prominent role of women seems completely unremarkable. People really need to get over themselves on things like this!

    It was a little overlong - the sequences with Luke started to drag after a while - and it seemed a bit violent for some of the youngsters in the audience - but overall at least 8/10 I thought. Kylo Ren was far more bearable this t8me round as well - not so much whiny emo kid.
     
  7. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

    Messages:
    41,434
    Likes Received:
    11,565
    Trophy Points:
    269
    LOCATION:
    Dublin
    I identify with that review!
     
    Shadowsot, Anome and PeteByrdie like this.
  8. PeteByrdie

    PeteByrdie Privateer in the service of Princess Frideswide

    Messages:
    1,927
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Trophy Points:
    154
    LOCATION:
    The high seas
    TWITTER:
    PeteByrdie
    I would agree too.

    I finally got to see it this afternoon. Perhaps weaker on a first watch than the previous installment, but fun enough. The characters felt as though they were progressing, and perhaps most importantly, it's made me really eager to see what happens next. I'm looking forward to giving it a second viewing on blu-ray.
     
    Anome, Quake42 and ramonmercado like this.
  9. Anome

    Anome Bibliomancer

    Messages:
    5,318
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    164
    LOCATION:
    Left, and to the back.
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.hazinf.net/
    TWITTER:
    Anome
    I really think the "Culture Wars" criticism really does just boil down to a bunch of people who don't like there being a girl as the protagonist. Or maybe a few of them don't like how it portrays Nazi analogues in a bad light.

    I really don't understand the petition to have it removed from the canon. I mean, that's real butt-hurt territory. You know what we did when we didn't like the prequels? We just ignored them. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier? We ignored it. Or made jokes about Shatner directing.

    I've actually seen this come up before. People complained about Sherlock when they introduced sexual tension with Irene Adler, because he was "asexual" - not because Conan-Doyle had said so, not because Steven Moffatt or Mark Gatiss had said so, but because some fans had decided he was and were upset when the show-runners had different ideas.

    Look, I'm fond of a bit of head canon. It can help make some dodgy decisions by creators easier to live with. And it's OK that other people don't like The Last Jedi, no-one says they have to. Just accept that it's a film you don't like and move on.
     
    Shadowsot likes this.
  10. Quake42

    Quake42 Warrior Princess

    Messages:
    9,006
    Likes Received:
    3,205
    Trophy Points:
    219
    LOCATION:
    Over Silbury Hill, through the Solar field
    Annoying though some of the critics may be, it’s a bit of a stretch to imply they are Nazis! Plus those analogies have been there since the first stormtrooper appeared on screen...

    No, I think it’s mainly the female lead plus griping about PC casting more generally. Ultimately though it’s what you say about head canon - it’s not precisely how they imagined it so it’s bad. I wish they would chill out and enjoy the thing, honestly...
     
  11. Anome

    Anome Bibliomancer

    Messages:
    5,318
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    164
    LOCATION:
    Left, and to the back.
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.hazinf.net/
    TWITTER:
    Anome
    I didn't imply the critics were Nazis, just that some people may be upset about the way Nazis were portrayed.
     
  12. maximus otter

    maximus otter Recovering policeman

    Messages:
    1,163
    Likes Received:
    1,577
    Trophy Points:
    184
    LOCATION:
    You don't have the "Need to Know"
    [​IMG]

    maximus otter
     
    ramonmercado, Swifty and Coal like this.
  13. Shadowsot

    Shadowsot Devoted Cultist

    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    212
    Trophy Points:
    49
    Er. The Empire was very much modeled to be Nazis in space. Only human superiority instead of German.
     
  14. Yithian

    Yithian Incredulous Staff Member

    Messages:
    17,603
    Likes Received:
    10,803
    Trophy Points:
    309
    WEBSITE:
    http://petergreenaway.org.uk/drowning.htm
  15. Coal

    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

    Messages:
    5,842
    Likes Received:
    6,173
    Trophy Points:
    279
    *Tries to imagine Bertie Wooster and Aunt Dahlia in Waffen-SS uniforms.*
     
  16. maximus otter

    maximus otter Recovering policeman

    Messages:
    1,163
    Likes Received:
    1,577
    Trophy Points:
    184
    LOCATION:
    You don't have the "Need to Know"
    [​IMG]

    maximus otter
     
    Coal and ramonmercado like this.
  17. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

    Messages:
    41,434
    Likes Received:
    11,565
    Trophy Points:
    269
    LOCATION:
    Dublin
    Alternate History. Mosley british Fuhrer conquers Rosa Luxemburg's Germany.
     

Share This Page