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  1. He came up with Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, and then he donated $4 billion to charity. It’s difficult not to admire him, I’d say.
  2. Well, here you go: Star Trek Spinoff - SNL.mp4
  3. We have Walt Disney Treasures - The Chronological Donald, Volume Two which has a bunch of great WW2 cartoons on it in a special “vault” menu, but if you want to access them you have to play Leonard Maltin for about 4 minutes. You can’t fast forward it! Anyway, Ewoks, delightful movies! Best watched as children (or with children).
  4. I watched this last night. It has also been about 15 years since the last (only) time I saw it. Cool premise, ambitious vision, and never misses the mark aesthetically, which is pretty amazing. My wife had purchased the blu-ray, rightly assuming I wouldn’t mind!
  5. This is from the Special Longer Version Laserdisc. I know it’s a betrayal of the director’s vision, but honestly I like it 1000% more. It’s not just the much-needed extended dialogue scenes (humanizing the characters) and the warmer colors, the 4:3 frame also makes it feel closer, more intimate. More TV-like. Being able to imagine this as a 2-parter television pilot just makes it all the more unpretentious and lovable for me.
  6. Ah, whut? It has its problems but it’s real Star Trek. TMP clip 1.m4v
  7. Saw The Lost World: Jurassic Park for the first time tonight. Man, what a disappointment.
  8. Re: Scherzo for X-Wings, it seems to me the concert arrangement was written first. It works as a concert piece. Sections of it are quoted in the film, but not really in a way that works musically. I wonder if it is something Williams felt inspired to write really early on in the process (before much of the plot of Star Wars VII had solidified)—a Luke Skywalker Suite that Williams assumed he could use somehow in a film about Luke Skywalker. Other musings. An extraordinary number of concert pieces emerge out of TFA, many of them with titles evoking classical symphonic movements. Migh
  9. I love this topic. I have put together as it were a complete and chronological TFA suite, and listen to it frequently. 1. Rey’s Theme 2. Adagio 3. March of the Resistance* 4. New Han Solo and the Princess 5. Scherzo for X-Wings 6. The Jedi Steps 7. Finale* * - I edited these so that T3 includes the short version of the March and T7 includes the long version of the March. I think this improves the pacing of the concert and makes the Finale rock as completely as possible, which it should. So the above is chronological order, but m
  10. I expect the Rian Johnson movies never materialize. I guess it’s possible they do materialize, down the road, amidst a sea of other Star Wars movies. I’m sure the TLJ fans would like that, and the rest of the fandom wouldn’t mind so much, as long as they could easily ignore them, and they were not seen to be carrying the torch of the franchise. But why make movies you are certain half your base will ignore or hate? Hence it is more likely IMO that they will remain a glint on the horizon, permanently, just as a signal to RJ fans, to try to keep them in the fold.
  11. Will they be able to surprise me… when they have already lost me as a customer?
  12. I guess it’s just the paradigm we live in now, where every franchise feels it must church out as much new content as possible. I thought it was crazy when they announced 6+ new Star Trek shows would all be coming out at once, but now everyone is doing it.
  13. Ah well, that whole fiction of the Saga being Lucas’s story as he always intended it from the beginning was part of the mystique and part of the fun. It was to help the audience believe they were participating in something grand and meaningful. There’s some value in that approach, and I’m surprised Disney so thoroughly discarded it.
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