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(Digital Spy)   George Lucas says he's retiring, once he's finished all his obligations. Hopefully, that included apology letters to anyone who has seen the prequels   (digitalspy.com) divider line 72
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2012-05-31 10:25:28 AM  
YYYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!
 
2012-05-31 10:29:41 AM  

browneye: YYYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!

 
2012-05-31 11:49:52 AM  
I don't believe it. He hasn't screwed up THX-1138 yet.
 
2012-05-31 12:41:48 PM  
he already wrote us that apology, subby. it's called "indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull." you're welcome.
 
2012-05-31 12:50:05 PM  

FloydA: I don't believe it. He hasn't screwed up THX-1138 yet.


He's still busy digitally replacing the midgets with Ewoks.
 
2012-05-31 12:51:36 PM  
Jar Jar Binx.

Never forget.

/Hayden Christensen's acting was actually worse than Jar Jar. Sad, but true.
 
2012-05-31 12:52:50 PM  

FloydA: I don't believe it. He hasn't screwed up THX-1138 yet.


Or American Graffiti.
 
2012-05-31 12:53:17 PM  
About 20 years too late. The damage is done.
 
2012-05-31 12:54:25 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Jar Jar Binx.

Never forget.

/Hayden Christensen's acting was actually worse than Jar Jar. Sad, but true.


Your post is irritating, and gets into everything...

..like sand.
 
2012-05-31 12:56:33 PM  
So I was watching Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade last week, and I'm wondering how in the world co-writer George Lucas had a hand in it. Some of the dialogue, particularly between Ford and Connery, is brilliant.
What exactly did Lucas do for this movie and why couldn't he do the same in Star Wars?
Is it 100% the absence of Spielberg?
 
2012-05-31 01:01:07 PM  

Cythraul: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Jar Jar Binx.

Never forget.

/Hayden Christensen's acting was actually worse than Jar Jar. Sad, but true.

Your post is irritating, and gets into everything...

..like sand.


Well you're either a Jar Jar apologist or a Hayden Christensen fan, so I have no desire to engage in conversation with you.
 
2012-05-31 01:02:35 PM  

Strongbeerrules: FloydA: I don't believe it. He hasn't screwed up THX-1138 yet.

Or American Graffiti.


"In this version, I have digitally replaced Wolfman Jack with Howard Stern. And the bottle of Old Harper that Terry the Toad gets has been replaced by Mountain Dew so as to not encourage teenage drinking."
 
2012-05-31 01:04:25 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Cythraul: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Jar Jar Binx.

Never forget.

/Hayden Christensen's acting was actually worse than Jar Jar. Sad, but true.

Your post is irritating, and gets into everything...

..like sand.

Well you're either a Jar Jar apologist or a Hayden Christensen fan, so I have no desire to engage in conversation with you.


My post was mocking Lucas' horrible writing.

You missed my joke. You missed it.. and now it's gone. Forever. Never to be laughed at.

I has a sad.
 
2012-05-31 01:08:57 PM  
If a movie studio had been responsible for all the versions, revisions, additions, changes, subtractions, and retcons to the Star Wars story over the years, you'd all cry out, "What about Lucas's creative vision? What about his right as a creative artist?"

But, since he's been doing it himself, you cry "thanks for raping my childhood."

Get over yourselves. He's allowed to do whatever he wants. It's his movies. So what? You don't want to watch it? Don't. There's still VHS copies of the first three films out there. Probably some laser discs, too.

Sheesh.
 
2012-05-31 01:11:21 PM  

thomps: he already wrote us that apology, subby. it's called "indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull." you're welcome.


So, it was signed in shiat?
 
2012-05-31 01:13:09 PM  
So who are we going to rely on now to make movies where characters spend 10 minutes walking in front of a green screen?
 
2012-05-31 01:13:37 PM  

mat catastrophe: If a movie studio had been responsible for all the versions, revisions, additions, changes, subtractions, and retcons to the Star Wars story over the years, you'd all cry out, "What about Lucas's creative vision? What about his right as a creative artist?"

But, since he's been doing it himself, you cry "thanks for raping my childhood."

Get over yourselves. He's allowed to do whatever he wants. It's his movies. So what? You don't want to watch it? Don't. There's still VHS copies of the first three films out there. Probably some laser discs, too.

Sheesh.


Person crying about other people crying is amusing.
 
2012-05-31 01:13:50 PM  
Pray for his imminent death, because then we can hand control of the Star Wars property to somebody competent and we can have another trilogy made by a GOOD director.
 
2012-05-31 01:17:07 PM  
He says he is retiring and he will not be involved in any future Star Wars projects, though he will reportedly have a hand in an upcoming live-action Star Wars series that is currently in development. Which says to me that he is not retiring and is still involved in future Star Wars projects.
 
2012-05-31 01:18:51 PM  

FloydA: I don't believe it. He hasn't screwed up THX-1138 yet.


Actually, he has. A director's cut complete with enhanced CGI effects was released on DVD in 2004.
 
2012-05-31 01:21:01 PM  
"I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres."

So, lemme get this straight, you made an "experimental movie" when you made THX1138, and then, years later (and not that long ago) you go back and re-cut the damn thing with cgi to look more Hollywood.

Know what? I call bullshiat.

The Star Wars director revealed earlier this year that he had plans to retire, saying that he has "done everything he's ever wanted to do".

Bullshiat also. If this were true, you'd stop going back to tweak things you did thirty years ago... over and over.

Now if we're to speak of "is he doing anything interesting or meaningful?" Lucas "retired" decades ago, if even that can be said. Most of "Lucas'" best works were collaborative and or extremely derivative- i.e. he's best off when working with (and possibly more important: listening to) others.

He's an excellent businessman, don't get me wrong, he built the franchise up from nothing in a time when no one was buying sci-fi. That's an achievement. What he keeps getting mistaken for is an artist- which he isn't particularly good at, honestly.
 
2012-05-31 01:21:06 PM  
 
2012-05-31 01:22:06 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Jar Jar Binx.

Never forget.

/Hayden Christensen's acting was actually worse than Jar Jar. Sad, but true.


Jar Jar was about the only character that HAD character in that movie. That's what's sad.
 
2012-05-31 01:24:58 PM  
i300.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-31 01:30:13 PM  

Cythraul: mat catastrophe: If a movie studio had been responsible for all the versions, revisions, additions, changes, subtractions, and retcons to the Star Wars story over the years, you'd all cry out, "What about Lucas's creative vision? What about his right as a creative artist?"

But, since he's been doing it himself, you cry "thanks for raping my childhood."

Get over yourselves. He's allowed to do whatever he wants. It's his movies. So what? You don't want to watch it? Don't. There's still VHS copies of the first three films out there. Probably some laser discs, too.

Sheesh.

Person crying about other people crying is amusing.


Person crying about person crying about other persons crying is also amusing.

/LET'S GET META, MOTHERFARKERS
 
2012-05-31 01:33:56 PM  

SkunkWerks: "I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres."

So, lemme get this straight, you made an "experimental movie" when you made THX1138, and then, years later (and not that long ago) you go back and re-cut the damn thing with cgi to look more Hollywood.

Know what? I call bullshiat.

The Star Wars director revealed earlier this year that he had plans to retire, saying that he has "done everything he's ever wanted to do".

Bullshiat also. If this were true, you'd stop going back to tweak things you did thirty years ago... over and over.

Now if we're to speak of "is he doing anything interesting or meaningful?" Lucas "retired" decades ago, if even that can be said. Most of "Lucas'" best works were collaborative and or extremely derivative- i.e. he's best off when working with (and possibly more important: listening to) others.

He's an excellent businessman, don't get me wrong, he built the franchise up from nothing in a time when no one was buying sci-fi. That's an achievement. What he keeps getting mistaken for is an artist- which he isn't particularly good at, honestly.


He's also a champion of human rights, getting Red Tails produced at a time when Hollywood just wouldn't accept black actors in lead roles. 2012.

That's when I really started thinking his turn to the douche side was complete. When he gets in front of Oprah and says that no one wanted his movie because, "They're all too racist to support a black cast".
 
Skr
2012-05-31 01:34:19 PM  
"I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies." So close. He is just going to go play in his own sandbox where he makes all of the rules.
 
2012-05-31 01:36:56 PM  
Why'd he have to go a wreck the Star Wars brand?

/Answer: Marketing loot.
 
2012-05-31 01:44:25 PM  

bifford: Pray for his imminent death, because then we can hand control of the Star Wars property to somebody competent and we can have another trilogy made by a GOOD director.


I would like to see it directed by Brad Bird.
 
2012-05-31 01:51:30 PM  
There was only ever 1 good Star Wars film. 2 of the original 3 were dreck as well. Really, it's a miracle that the man created even 1 good film in his career.
 
2012-05-31 01:51:43 PM  
Thanks George!! Loved the originals of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Hope all the whiny biatches who begged for more in the 80's and 90's only to accuse you of raping their childhoods when you made them can still appreciate the originals. I sure do.
 
2012-05-31 01:52:48 PM  

SkunkWerks: Jar Jar was about the only character that HAD character in that movie. That's what's sad.


Is it worse to have no character at all, or to be openly racist?
 
2012-05-31 01:59:54 PM  
People gnashing their teeth about George Lucas? Must be a day ending in -y.
 
2012-05-31 02:07:21 PM  
Damn you crybabies can hold a grudge. No one's invoked Red Letter Media yet?
 
2012-05-31 02:24:33 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: So I was watching Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade last week, and I'm wondering how in the world co-writer George Lucas had a hand in it. Some of the dialogue, particularly between Ford and Connery, is brilliant.
What exactly did Lucas do for this movie and why couldn't he do the same in Star Wars?
Is it 100% the absence of Spielberg?


Probably, though I got a different feeling while watching the three of them again this past weekend. It felt exactly like watching Star Wars. You have the "hero" them whenever Luke/Indiana does something special, the "empire" theme whenever Darth Vader/the Nazis walk into the room and the campy "action" themes whenever they're chasing/being chased by Sword-wielding brown people/Stormtroopers. Even the way the movies are pieced together with mini sub-arcs is almost exactly the same.
 
2012-05-31 02:26:07 PM  
www.slipperybrick.com

/a man can dream...
 
2012-05-31 02:30:59 PM  

Mugato: Damn you crybabies can hold a grudge. No one's invoked Red Letter Media yet?


That's a good point. If anyone hasn't seen it, Red Letter Media has a fantastic and eviscerating review of the prequels, covering most every flaw in the film with a keen eye for film making. Worth checking out.

Thanks, Mugato, I almost forgot about mentioning that.
 
2012-05-31 02:38:49 PM  

born_yesterday: Thanks, Mugato, I almost forgot about mentioning that.


Yeah, I thought there were a lack of parrots in this thread.
 
2012-05-31 02:40:46 PM  

Brainsick: [www.slipperybrick.com image 500x406]

/a man can dream...


That made my day, thank you.
 
2012-05-31 02:58:40 PM  
I don't hate the prequels, I just hate some of the actors and some of the parts. Of course, the best was McGregor. He was spot on capturing Alec Guinness and his Kenobi mannerisms while also bringing some humor to the role.
 
2012-05-31 03:02:49 PM  

born_yesterday: SkunkWerks: "I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres."

So, lemme get this straight, you made an "experimental movie" when you made THX1138, and then, years later (and not that long ago) you go back and re-cut the damn thing with cgi to look more Hollywood.

Know what? I call bullshiat.

The Star Wars director revealed earlier this year that he had plans to retire, saying that he has "done everything he's ever wanted to do".

Bullshiat also. If this were true, you'd stop going back to tweak things you did thirty years ago... over and over.

Now if we're to speak of "is he doing anything interesting or meaningful?" Lucas "retired" decades ago, if even that can be said. Most of "Lucas'" best works were collaborative and or extremely derivative- i.e. he's best off when working with (and possibly more important: listening to) others.

He's an excellent businessman, don't get me wrong, he built the franchise up from nothing in a time when no one was buying sci-fi. That's an achievement. What he keeps getting mistaken for is an artist- which he isn't particularly good at, honestly.

He's also a champion of human rights, getting Red Tails produced at a time when Hollywood just wouldn't accept black actors in lead roles. 2012.

That's when I really started thinking his turn to the douche side was complete. When he gets in front of Oprah and says that no one wanted his movie because, "They're all too racist to support a black cast".


it was a little cheezy, but i liked 'red tails' . why is it that Lucas can figure out action scenes without shaking the camera or spinning it endlessly (ala Bay) ?

as to the racism of hollywood... you really argue that they wouldn't support it ?? all they look at is the bottom line, and apparently a movie about blacks doing anything other than being gangster is not a money maker.
 
2012-05-31 03:18:08 PM  
"yipeeeee".
 
2012-05-31 03:24:16 PM  

inner ted: it was a little cheezy, but i liked 'red tails' . why is it that Lucas can figure out action scenes without shaking the camera or spinning it endlessly (ala Bay) ?


He didn't direct the film. He didn't direct Indy 4 either but continue the hate.
 
2012-05-31 03:50:17 PM  

bifford: Pray for his imminent death, because then we can hand control of the Star Wars property to somebody competent and we can have another trilogy made by a GOOD director.


At his age, you'd hope he'd have found a protege whom he trusts with the franchise. I'd really like to see (and so would everyone else, I'm sure) someone have a go at one of the storylines of Han and Leia's family and Luke and Mara Jade and the battles between the Empire and New Republic.

Any volunteers?
 
2012-05-31 03:51:30 PM  

Mugato: inner ted: it was a little cheezy, but i liked 'red tails' . why is it that Lucas can figure out action scenes without shaking the camera or spinning it endlessly (ala Bay) ?

He didn't direct the film. He didn't direct Indy 4 either but continue the hate.


stop acting as though he had nothing to do with these flicks.

lol where did you read hate in what i wrote???

but since you are begging for it: indy 4 was a travesty and if he had the balls to put his name on it, regardless of his involvement, then he can take a bit of abuse over it.

just like he can take the credit for red tails, even if he didn't direct it.

/han shot first
 
2012-05-31 04:01:48 PM  

bifford: Pray for his imminent death, because then we can hand control of the Star Wars property to somebody competent and we can have another trilogy made by a GOOD director.


I pray for the imminent death of all the Lucas-hating fanboys. It will make the internet, and therefore the WORLD, a better place.

Imagine a world with nobody biatching endlessly about the prequels, saying the same things over and over and over again. All those people gone, no longer watching or linking others to the RLM reviews again and again. The bandwidth saved alone would allow internet providers with 100Mbps unlimited broadband for everyone!
 
2012-05-31 04:12:22 PM  
Good riddance. He's come off as an idiot in most interviews I've seen him in for years now, and hasn't done anything worthwhile.

He had a hand in some of my favorite movies ever. But, that was a long time ago.

I can live with the quality of the versions I have. Though, I may try Harmy's fan-edits when I've got some extra download usage to burn...
 
2012-05-31 04:18:51 PM  
Did he ever say he was doing Indy 5? Would that be an "obligation" then?
 
2012-05-31 04:25:14 PM  

RJames: Good riddance. He's come off as an idiot in most interviews I've seen him in for years now, and hasn't done anything worthwhile.


I think everyone who works at ILM and Skywalker Sound would say otherwise. You actually don't know dick about what Lucas does.
 
2012-05-31 04:29:02 PM  

Mugato: RJames: Good riddance. He's come off as an idiot in most interviews I've seen him in for years now, and hasn't done anything worthwhile.

I think everyone who works at ILM and Skywalker Sound would say otherwise. You actually don't know dick about what Lucas does.


Luckily, your knowledge of his dick is enough for both of us.
 
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