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Old 02-15-2008, 02:43 PM   #346
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I was going to make a Howard The Duck joke but he didn't actually direct it, lucky bastard...
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:01 PM   #347
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I really want Lucas to direct another film soon. I'm curious as fuck to see what he could do outside of the Star Wars universe these days.
His only other films are American Graffiti and THX-1138, right?

I'd like to see him do a good war film. He was supposed to do Apocalypse Now after all.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:03 PM   #348
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Yeah, and his Red Tails project has been on the slate for what seems like forever, and still doesn't have a director attached. Maybe he'll take it on himself. That would be really interesting.
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I'd like that.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:41 PM   #350
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While I'd also agree that Spielberg is a greater director than Lucas, I've actually warmed up to Lucas a great deal since all my long discussions with Laz on these boards. Now, I still don't give two shits about the Star Wars films anymore, but I think you're underestimating them a bit.

So far as action set-pieces, I'd say there isn't anything in the Indy films that compares to the Trench Run, The final dual or space battle from Jedi, the Darth Maul fight in Ep. 1, the opening space battle in Ep 3, or hell, even the arena piece from Ep. 2. if I were to concede to anything from Lucas' films being superior in this debate, it would be in the action department. On top of it his films really are beautifully shot, and there isn't much in modern cinema (LOTR aside) that compares to the ambition behind the prequel trilogy. And anyone here would know how well I like to award ambition in filmmaking.

(Wow, I can't believe I'm actually defending Lucas here) But going back to the Spielberg comment, sure he's a damn talented director, but the Indy series is one of the last examples I'd point to supporting his skill. Raiders is a near-masterpiece, sure, but I still maintain that a lot of people are over-praising the rest of the series. Temple of Doom borders on "The Lost World" levels of suck, and The Last Crusade is little more than an amusing distraction in the Spielberg canon. I'd hardly call those two films showcases of Spielberg's artistic prowess, and I'd also say that Lucas' achievement even in the prequel trilogy trumps those two picture.

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If we figured out Interference according to The Godfather, now we need to do Star Wars.

I want to be Lando.
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Yeah, and his Red Tails project has been on the slate for what seems like forever, and still doesn't have a director attached. Maybe he'll take it on himself. That would be really interesting.

He was always going to direct Red Tails, if I'm not mistaken. If you ever get a chance to listen to the commentary track on THX-1138, he talks about how he plans to get back to making smaller, more experimental films. Since then, not too much noise coming out of the camp aside from a cartoon Clone Wars series (now going to be preceded by a theatrical release), and a live-action SW series on television.

Hopefully he's just in some secret pre-production on an actual films.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:51 PM   #353
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If we figured out Interference according to The Godfather, now we need to do Star Wars.

I want to be Lando.
Anyone? Bueller?
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:53 PM   #354
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can you believe that Memphis hasn't seen *any* of the Old Trilogy or the Indiana Jones movies?!?!?!


Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!?! And you haven't enlightened him yet?!?!?!



You really ought to make him view those movies. He'll probably thank you after
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Anyone? Bueller?

He's like the Barzini of SW.

Take him.
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I'd like to be Admiral Motti.
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Lance's Mom as Sarlacc Pit?
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I hope someone gets cast as Lama Su. That's two Lama Su references in one week for me. I'm not a dork, no, why do you ask?
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At least you didn't mention Taun We, or Tion Medon.


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