For many years, one of the criticisms I’ve frequently seen leveled at George Lucas has that despite his oft-stated desire to move past his big franchise(s) and work on smaller, more experimental, art-housey movies, he hasn’t done so, instead focusing on churning out more Star Wars (and, occasionally, Indiana Jones).…
I first learned of Yukio Mishima through this movie, and it instantly became the lens through which I viewed Mishima in every subsequent encounter with his work, cultural references, etc. - I mean, this movie’s portrayal of the man, its imagery, etc. is what I think of when I think of him.
I was agog when I first heard it used that way, as well as in the trailer for the upcoming The House With a Clock in its Walls.
I love this movie. I wish I’d gotten the DVD before it went OOP, but I waited too long on it (always balancing totally new additions to the library with format upgrades), and it hasn’t come out on Blu-ray and might not do so, alas. I’m still holding onto my old laserdisc.
I assume you’re joking, but I’ve been saying in all honesty for a while now that the #1 “A Star Wars Story” I’d like to see that involves established characters would be a Droids movie about Artoo and Threepio, particularly in light of how underutilized they are in the currently-running sequel trilogy.
Who has questions about that? Haven’t all of us taken it for granted since 1977 that (most) droids are sapient beings?
Along with The Inhumans, The Expanse, Lucifer, etc.
Awesome! One of the things that’s become clear over the past ten years is that of all media and venues, animated series for television really benefit Star Wars in a major way.
I think he also cares about how it’s seen. Certainly some movies benefit from presentation in one venue or another. There are a few movies that might actually work better in the more intimate setting of a home, while OTOH someone who watches Lawrence of Arabia streaming on a phone just isn’t seeing Lawrence of Arabia.
How come io9 writes about this show only occasionally, like when they reference the amply-covered Rick and Morty?
Well, the way he says it here, does it necessarily mean the alien actually says “signing off”, or merely that it hits the buttons and acts as though it’s signing off? He says it mimics Dallas, but that could be just the general movement, not actually speaking with a human-like voice...
I take it you’ve never watched Freaks and Geeks.
Why shouldn’t how a movie is distributed matter, and if Spielberg is indeed resentful of the new media/distribution channel (a supposition that could indeed be true, but isn’t really indicated by what he said), why shouldn’t he be?
No, not without any plan, just not a super-detailed one. I think it’s safe to say he always envisioned Luke becoming a Jedi and the Empire being overthrown.
Spielberg’s right. He absolutely recognizes that there’s some stellar work being done in television right now, and he certainly harbors nothing against the medium, being responsible for no small amount of TV himself. But there’s a fundamental difference between the mediums, and there’s nothing wrong with recognizing…
The set has lots of set-specific prints that will likely remain unique to Tron sets (of which this may well be the only one they ever do), but in terms of molds, there appears to be nothing in this set that hasn’t already appeared elsewhere. As a general rule, they don’t create new elements for CUUSOO / Ideas sets,…
I believe that TRON Legacy set is coming in April (next month!), not August. LEGO has already teased it on Facebook.
My understanding is that these particular parts (leaves, flower stems, etc.) are already made from polyethylene (as opposed to ABS, the plastic from which most LEGO elements are made), and so the new ones will be indistinguishable from the old ones, even by chemical analysis. The only thing that’s changing is the…
I’m trying to recommend your post with a star, but every time I do the count goes down rather than up. :/
Well, it won’t be the first time we’ve seen a younger version of a Lucasfilm character originally played by Harrison Ford now played by a different actor who isn’t a perfect visual / aural match. Speaking as someone who thinks The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles / The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones is the absolute…