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Crazy Joe wrote:
What's all this hubabalo about some silly Star Wars stuff... Lucas made the movies, he can do whatever he wants with them...
That said, yelling Nooooooo poorly, or having Greedo get a shot off, it's not really that big of a deal. Do they really do that much to hamper the mythology?
That's true, it is a business. I wonder, then, if something can qualify as art if is subject to the whims of business. If the product is altered to increase revenue, it clearly isn't conforming to an artistic vision. Maybe the original was so great because he didn't expect commercial success?
Art is as much form as substance. The material in the mythology is important, but so is the presentation--the storytelling. It does cheapen the character.
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Also, Jar Jar, I've said it before, I'll say it again, it's for eight year old boys, they love him. Watch Star Wars Episode I again in a theater full of children, they love Jar Jar, they laugh till they blow soda pop out their nose. Not everything is for us, and its okay.
This whole conversation has inspired me to buy Star Wars.... the individual 2-disc DVD versions that included the original, unedited movie on the 2nd disc. Then I'm going to shred the discs with the "new and improved" movies on them. (Or probably not)
Part of the problem with the whole situation is that copyright law has been so twisted and bastardized. The original release, assuming the copyright date follows the release date, of A New Hope runs out of copyright protection very soon under the old laws. The new laws pretty much allow Lucas and Lucasfilm, Ltd to retain the rights in perpetuity.
Under the old law, an individual could obtain a copy of the original prints and do whatever they wanted, including releasing their own version of the film.
Might want to research how it became 70 years, or 120 years anonymously.
For the quarter of a person that hasn't seen these.
I won't buy it because it's not this
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