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(Time)   TIME: "We liked Star Wars before it was cool"   (entertainment.time.com ) divider line
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2012-05-27 08:33:21 AM  
2 votes:
Greatest childhood memory I have is with Star Wars. I was in elementary school, and there was an announcement over the loudspeaker that I was to come to the main office with my books. When I get there, my Dad is waiting and tells me that he is taking me out of school early today. Doesn't say for what reason.

Soon we are in the car, driving to the Commack Multiplex where he tells me that we are going to see Star Wars. Just you and me, and we are both playing hooky from school to do it. I've seen Star Wars hundreds of times since then, both nothing has ever compared to the first time.

I'll never forget that day. Talked about it at my father's post-funeral lunch two months ago. RIP, Dad.
2012-05-27 04:32:59 AM  
2 votes:
Never knew Time liked Star Wars, Must not have been in a doctor's office when that issue came out or in the year or so afterwards.
2012-05-27 03:26:15 AM  
2 votes:
Ruled my childhood. Now rules my son's.

"What do you mean they blew up the Death Star? fark! Oh, fark! fark! fark!... Who's "they"?... What the hell is an Aluminum Falcon?"
2012-05-28 12:34:33 AM  
1 vote:

StoPPeRmobile: [waltskingdom.com image 500x390]
Nuff said.


The true hero of the saga.
2012-05-27 05:58:12 PM  
1 vote:

magusdevil: RDixon: I've never seen Star Wars.

Lots of people haven't seen Star Wars. And by Star Wars I mean the original cut , the cut that Time magazine named movie of the year, the cut that won Oscars for Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound, Score, Visual Effects and received a special achievement award for Sound Effects. Because of George Lucas that movie doesn't exist anymore.


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2012-05-27 09:33:10 AM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: Of all the changes done to the trilogy, changing Yoda from a puppet to a CGI character has been the only one that really stood out as actually tangibly improving the movie. The rest is either random eye candy or seriously detracting from the originals.


I watched the remake of A New Hope the other day and was stricken by how badly it's held up. Before you had a movie with dated effects that was at least internally consistent, but now all of the effects are dated in different ways. The old effects and the CGI are just glaring when put together.

Clash City Farker: When I was a kid, we didnt have the interent and DVDs to watch Star Wars when ever we wanted. We had to walk to the movie theatre. Five miles, up hill, in the snow. Both ways. And we liked it!


Actually, some of us had laser disc. BOO YA
2012-05-27 08:46:04 AM  
1 vote:
Geez, this thread got dusty all of a sudden.
2012-05-27 08:25:08 AM  
1 vote:

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Hsaiotei: Does anyone else remember interviews with Lucas back around the time Empirecame out, in which he stated there were supposed to be nine films (the original three, three prequels, three sequels) or am I just imagining things? Nobody I know seems to remember this but nothing is obscure on FARK.

6, 7, 8, and 9 all got crammed into Jedi. That's why it feels rushed compared to the other two and there's a big time jump after Empire.


I think the fantastic dialog and bullet-proof plot lines, as well as the well-developed and thoughtful characters, make it clear that Lucas wrote the prequels long, long ago.
2012-05-27 06:20:51 AM  
1 vote:
My brother and i had my mother take us to see star wars at least 3 or 4 times at the theatre. I was 6, and had all the guys, and ships but we actually played with them til they were worn, and broken back then. Suck it collectors...
2012-05-27 06:12:49 AM  
1 vote:
Everything I need to know about Star Wars I learned from Red Letter Media
2012-05-27 04:50:00 AM  
1 vote:

aearra: Never knew Time liked Star Wars, Must not have been in a doctor's office when that issue came out or in the year or so afterwards.


Sorry I didn't catch that issue, Time... I must not have gotten my teeth cleaned that year.
2012-05-27 04:20:29 AM  
1 vote:
I saw a double feature of Star Wars and Smokey and the Bandit at the drive in. You kids wouldn't know anything about that.
2012-05-27 04:15:25 AM  
1 vote:
Saw it the weekend it was released. You never forget your first jump to hyperspace.
2012-05-27 04:00:23 AM  
1 vote:
"Hey! Hey guys! Remember when we we're relevant?" - Time
 
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