In an episode of The Big Bang Theory (a sitcom lampooning modern “geek” culture with varying degrees of success), physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper refuses to watch the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series before the Clone Wars movie. He explains, “I prefer to let George Lucas disappoint me in the order he intended.” Though likely unintentional, this offhanded remark reveals the central dilemma of the Star Warsfandom. Does the franchise “belong” to Lucas or does it “belong” to the public, as an artifact of cultural history? With the 2011 release of the 6-part Star Wars saga on Blu-ray came the announcement that the version of the trilogy available in the set would not be the original theatrical print, but the 1997 “Special Edition” versions of A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which include additional scenes and updated technology. Many fans of the franchise see this decision—coupled with the critical backlash stemming the threeStar Wars prequels—as evidence of George Lucas’ transformation from an innovative filmmaker, into a profit-seeking businessman.
I definitely come down on the same side of the issue as this article. There’s a certain charm to the original prints of the trilogy (or as my classmates have referred to the “unmolested” versions) that isn’t present in remastered Special Edition.
I mean, I know that the effects in the original trilogy are really cheesy, but the puppets and crappy space ships just add to the flavour of the films. Also, even in the special edition there’s only so much they can do to clean the effects up, and it’s arguably more distracting to go from a streamlined, realistic distance shot of the tauntaun to a close where it’s clearly a puppet. When you know it’s a crappy puppet from the start you don’t have any problems with it.
film meme» nine male characters [6/9]: Jerry/ Daphne
"We wouldn’t be caught dead with men. Rough, hairy beasts. Eight hands. And they … they all just want one thing from a girl."
[…] As for his own performance, Lemmon totally threw himself into it, spending hours with makeup technician Harry Ray to get the right look, taking tango lessons (from co-star George Raft), frustrating the professional female impersonator brought in to teach him and Curtis how to act like women (Lemmon felt that too much regal perfection would be wrong for the character and dangerously unfunny). As filming progressed, Wilder became more and more impressed with the young actor. “His unabashed forwardness was making that preposterous situation work, elevating, removing the taint of transvestism,” the director remarked. Wilder said he and Diamond decided right there to work with Lemmon again and began planning for the trio’s next venture, The Apartment (1960). The feeling was mutual. Lemmon praised Wilder for coming up with an ingenious bit of business for the scene where Jerry/Daphne tells Joe/Josephine he has become engaged to a millionaire. To allow for the long laughs they knew would follow each of Lemmon’s outrageous remarks, Wilder handed the actor a pair of maracas and had him dance around and shake them after every line. [x]
This movie is sheer golf and the first I ever saw with Marilyn Monroe in it.
part of why I love taking candid pictures is that you can get some great faces on camera. And then I make up stories about them.
Purple dress is the daughter of stripped shirt, who is pushing his grand daughter around while purple dress is trying to figure out which way is up on google maps. Neither have taken public transit in at least five years.
Gray t-shirt works in customer service and just wants to get by these people so she can get home and have a hot shower and half decent food.
In an odd twist of fate, while in Merrit for the second time ever I found evidence of my first ever time in Merrit, namely the SOAR 2004 Girl Guide camp. It took place on the site of the Merrit Mountain Music festival, and it was one of the hottest, driest, windiest experiences of my life. That said, it was absolutely amazing, although I still can’t see why they were unable to pick a better word for the last letter of the SOAR acronym; it stands for ‘Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous’.
…… also side note, I am not the person who painted the bridge.
Was in Merrit taking pictures for a friend of mine’s curling team (so they can get people to sponsor them) and decided to grab a couple shots of the landscape while they were preparing. I had my 18-22mm lens on in the third one, thus the shadow of me. I do have a version where I framed myself out, but I rather like the shadow one more.