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January 4, 2011 1 Comment
And as a Star Wars-ey bonus, the ISS looks just like a TIE fighter in those pics.
November 30, 2010 3 Comments
Yoda was originally named Buffy. No, really. In George Lucas’ earliest outlines for the sequel, Luke meets a supernatural entity named Buffy, or Bunden Debannen.
One of the biggest surprises in the book is that, in 1980, you had to convince interviewers you were not just following George’s direction. Obviously no one thinks that today. What was the biggest argument you and George had over a particular scene?
There was really only one disagreement. It was the Carbon Freeze scene when Princess Leia says, “I love you.” Han Solo’s response in the script was, “I love you, too.” I shot the line and it just didn’t seem right for the character of Han Solo. So we worked on the scene on the set. We kept trying different things and couldn’t get the right line. We were into the lunch break and I said to Harrison try it again and just do whatever comes to mind. That is when Harrison said the line, “I know.” After the take, I said to my assistant director, David Tomblin, “It’s a wrap.” David looked at me in disbelief and said something like, “Hold on, we just went to overtime. You’re not happy with that, are you?” And I said, yes, it’s the perfect Han Solo remark, and so we went to lunch. George saw the first cut and said, “Wait a minute, wait a minute. That’s not the line in the script.” I said “”I love you, too’ was not Han Solo.” Han Solo was a rebel. George felt that the audience would laugh. And I said, that’s wonderful, he is probably going to his death for all they know. We sat in the room and he thought about it. He then asked me, “Did you shoot the line in the script?” I said yes. So we agreed that we would do two preview screenings once the film was cut and set to music with the line in and then with the line out. At the first preview in San Francisco, the house broke up after Han Solo said I know. When the film was over, people came up and said that is the most wonderful line and it worked. So George decided not to have the second screening.
People had to save Star Wars from Lucas over and over.
November 26, 2010 Leave a Comment
Hat tip to Fred Buff.
P.S. I read the lyrics before I heard the song and imagined it as a barbershop quarter ditty.
October 20, 2010 Leave a Comment
“Many French are freaking out and striking over plans to raise the retirement age… to 62. This is the anti-Tea Party… the voices of the coddled rising up and demanding that entitlement programs continue, even if there’s no money to do so.”
— Cam Edwards on Facebook
August 6, 2010 Leave a Comment
and then there’s Harrison Ford as Bob Falfa in American Graffiti cocky.
BOB FALFA: Hey, you know a guy around here with a piss yellow deuce coupe, supposed to be hot stuff?
TERRY FIELDS: You mean John Milner?
[Falfa nods slowly]
TERRY FIELDS: Hey, nobody can beat him, man. He’s got the fastest…
BOB FALFA: I ain’t nobody, dork. Right?
TERRY FIELDS: Right.
BOB FALFA: Hey, you see this Milner, you tell him I’m lookin’ for him, huh? Tell him I aim to blow his ass right off the road.
Bob Falfa later made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
June 16, 2010 1 Comment
- Classic Star Wars sleeping bag simulates the warmth of a Tauntaun carcass.
- Printed intestines pattern on inside of bag.
- Built-in embroidered Tauntaun head pillow.
- Plush Lightsaber zipper pull.
- Great for playing pretend “Save Luke from the Wampa” games.
- Teach your children about the best Star Wars movie ever.
They had me at “printed intestine patterns.”
Saw Elvis in a stormtrooper uniform. Wrote a song about it. Here it go.
“Well since Han Solo found me
I’ve got a new place to dwell
Inside the warm and squishy guts of