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Old November 8 2012, 12:21 AM   #796
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

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I'm pretty sure I read the Thrawn trilogy, is that the one with the little weapon that destroys stars? I remember quite enjoying them, I gave up on the EU novesl fairly early though once I realised they were never, EVER, going to end...
No stupid superweapons in The Thrawn trilogy.
Unless we count the cloaked asteroids.
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Old November 8 2012, 12:42 AM   #797
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No stupid superweapons in The Thrawn trilogy.
Unless we count the cloaked asteroids.
Not superweapons. That was Thrawn using what he had. Simple tactical genius.
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Old November 8 2012, 01:37 AM   #798
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If he was such a genius, why didn't he figure the relationship between Luke, Leia and Darth, as not realizing such led to his downfall?
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Old November 8 2012, 02:41 AM   #799
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But it didn't. It was the empire's elaborate subterfuge to control the noghri that did him in. They didn't change sides because of Leia, but because she revealed that the Empire was the one that destroyed their planet.
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Old November 8 2012, 03:32 AM   #800
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We saw him for 5 minutes at the end of a battle. Everything was still VERY exciting regardless of him being on the right side of the law. I would hardly call this domesticated.

Let him be married and up to his neck in diplomacy for ten years and we'll see how happy he is with domestication. He's going to get bored and she's going to get irritated with his boredom.
I can see it now. Han and leis have identicical twin girls
They get divorced
Each one raises one without telling them of their twin or other parent.....10 years or so later the girls meet at sleepaway camp and figure it out. Each goes home with the other.parent in a wild scene to get them together....sw7 and a parent trap sequal all in one...it is Disney after all
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Old November 8 2012, 04:13 AM   #801
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Episode VII: It's A Trap!
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Old November 9 2012, 12:25 AM   #802
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But it didn't. It was the empire's elaborate subterfuge to control the noghri that did him in. They didn't change sides because of Leia, but because she revealed that the Empire was the one that destroyed their planet.
I like the idea of Palps clocwork oranging the Noghri who killed him much better.
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Old November 9 2012, 12:28 AM   #803
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Rumour now is that Michael Arndt of Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine is up for the screenplay.
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Old November 9 2012, 12:36 AM   #804
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I like that rumor! Team him up with Brad Bird.
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Old November 9 2012, 12:55 AM   #805
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Nice! The thought of a genuinely solid, competent screenwriter writing Star Wars movie is exciting!

Here's the original source:

http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/star-...witter_vulture

Pretty interesting stuff when it goes into the original Star Wars' screenplay structure:

Since winning the Oscar for Sunshine, Arndt has lectured extensively on the art of storytelling at numerous writers’ retreats, like the Hawaii Writers Conference in Maui and the Austin Film Festival, always featuring a lengthy and detailed explanation of why the original Star Wars’ ending is so creatively satisfying.

At these talks, Arndt always tells attendees that Star Wars’ enduring appeal has to do with resolving its protagonists goals’ nearly simultaneously, at the climax of the movie. In the comments section of a discussion about a Star Wars talk Arndt gave at the Austin Film Festival in 2010, one attendee of the seminar notes, "Arndt stated that if a writer could resolve the story's arcs (internal, external, philosophical) immediately after the Moment of Despair at the climax, he or she would deliver the Insanely Great Ending and put the audience in a euphoric state. The faster it could happen, the better. By [Arndt’s] reckoning, George Lucas hit those three marks at the climax of Star Wars within a space of 22 seconds."

Indeed, in the third act of Star Wars, as Arndt explained to his young screenwriting Padawans at the 2009 Hawaii Writers Conference, its central characters' main goals all are met on pages 89 through 91 of the original Lucas script: At the crescendo of Star Wars, a spectral Obi Wan urges, “Use the Force, Luke,” and he does, thus reaching his inner goal (fighting self-doubt to become a hero). Han Solo reappears (meeting the philosophical goal of overcoming selfishness with altruism) to shoot down Darth Vader, which allows Luke to use the Force to mentally guide his shot and blow up the Death Star (outer goal and inner goals simultaneously met).
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Old November 9 2012, 01:00 AM   #806
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It's very good news, IMHO. Arndt knows what he's doing, and if he based his mammoth treatment on Lucas' story, this could be truly superb--we're talking Empire/Raiders-level greatness.
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Old November 9 2012, 01:04 AM   #807
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He's also writting the script for the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. So if this is true he'll have gotten to write for two of the biggest franchise of the last couple decades.
EDIT: Or 3 if you want to count Toy Story.
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Old November 9 2012, 02:10 AM   #808
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Re: the above extensive quotes, it's a good sign that the guy understands the structure of a solid story so well that he can look at a story and see its skeleton. Ultimately the problem with the prequels was that the leg bone wasn't connected to the hip bone and the head bone was missing altogether.
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Old November 9 2012, 05:50 AM   #809
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Two directors that WON't be involved...

Zach Synder is not interested. Actually, despite his misgivings I bet that he could have done the movie justice.

Quentin Tarantino is not interested. This is a good thing because, A-- He wasn't going to asked anyway, and B-- as much of a Tarantino fan as I am, I wouldn't want him within a light-year of a Star Wars movie.
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Old November 9 2012, 06:25 AM   #810
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It's "I could NOT care less", Quentin. Jeeze.
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