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Dear George Lucas 
2nd-Sep-2011 05:42 pm
so sure
Stop it.

It's bad enough you changed the tone of Han's character with that whole "Greedo shot first" redo BS, now you're turning Darth Vader into a hand-wringing emo boy with the "NOOOOOO" crap in the Blue Ray releases of ESB.

In 1993, you testified to Congress about people MESSING with cultural history by colorizing black and white movies. Are you just that into irony or do you not see what you are doing??

In any case, STOP IT before you do something truly horrific, like turn Leia into a useless damsel that cries because her boyfriend got carbonized.

STOP. IT.

Diminished love,
Me.


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Comments 
3rd-Sep-2011 01:26 am (UTC)
SERIOUSLY. I saw that clip and just couldn't believe it. I mean, yeah, when I heard the films would get the BluRay treatment I knew he'd go and tinker with something, but...

Giant life-support suit is not overcompensating for zero dignity, ffs
3rd-Sep-2011 05:47 am (UTC)
I heard it on the radio this morning on the way to work.

I'm not sure if Lucas knows what this does to the character, how it changes the perception that Vader is a rock solid stone with tiny frissures along the surface, into one where he's just a ball of indecisive mush, waiting to the absolute last second.

Authorial intent is meaning less and less to me as time goes by. I'm really starting to hold to the notion that the narrative speaks for itself.

In other words, George needs a hobby -one that doesn't involve the 'edit' option.
3rd-Sep-2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
My thing is, I wish that Lucas would release the original, untouched versions for bluray sale. He did it once for the DVDs, for a limited time, and now not even amazon will let you know which ones you are buying.

I would love to see what would happen if he released the originals, untouched, how much more they would sell. I know a lot of people really wanted SW on bluray and now won't buy it. They will stick to their worn out VHS tapes. Same here. Same here.
3rd-Sep-2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
I was wondering yesterday if the untouched originals will ever be available again too. He seems so dismissive of them, like he's convinced they're deficient in some way. So it seems to be logical that if he feels they aren't up 'to his vision', then why would he bother to make them available on blueray?

Which is tragic because it shows how out of touch he is about what works for his audience, the love affair between those movies and a whole generation of grown up kids. I wish someone would remind him that people loved those original, untouched movies enough to make him a millionaire, and then a billionaire, and gave him the means to make ILM, and his whole name.

Damn shame.
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