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Old November 1 2012, 12:23 AM   #46
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

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KEVIN SMITH - Do I really need to explain this one?
Kevin should stick to his trademark New Jersey low-budget fanboy comedy thing. It's what he does best. Space epics should remain in big boys' hands.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:40 AM   #47
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Whedon. But not if it means leaving the Marvel movies.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:53 AM   #48
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

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If we were just going wish list though, I'd LOVE to see a David Fincher SW film.
Fincher would be too dark. He'd probably end the movie with the black leather S&M-looking mass murderer bad guy winning and someone's family member getting a body part chopped off... oh, wait.

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M. Night Shyamalan. And you thought Darth Vader being Luke's father was a twist!
Shyamalan would be too gimmicky. He'd probably do some stupid twist like have the girl the main character was in love with turn out to be his sister or make the setting look like the distant future of humanity when in fact it actually takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far far away... oh, wait.

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Put me in the Spielberg camp.

Ridley Scott second choice.
Spielberg would be too saccharin. He'd probably try to wrap things up with a completely premature happy ending at the end of the film with fireworks and celebrations even though the bad guys hadn't actually been eliminated yet and were still incredibly powerful... oh, wait.

Scott would be too convoluted. The audience would just want a tale about people fighting aliens and he'd probably try and tell some needlessly complex story centering on taxation of trade routes, blockades, and ridiculous political intrigue... oh, wait.

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Michael Bay.
Bay would be too dependent on CGI. There'd probably be hundreds of completely indistinguishable robots running around fighting and spaceships swooping around asteroids like they're airplanes... oh, wait.

I withdraw my objections.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:55 AM   #49
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Kevin Smith. Give me a break. That might be the most awful suggestion I've ever heard for anything, ever.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:59 AM   #50
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If we get Kevin Smith do we get Cock Knocker?
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Old November 1 2012, 01:24 AM   #51
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Kevin Smith. Give me a break. That might be the most awful suggestion I've ever heard for anything, ever.
Kevin Smith can write/direct serious material very well, and has a deep love of this particular subject matter. I think he'd do great, and I think if you think this suggestion is that awful, you haven't been exposed to the full range of Smith's movies - probably just Clerks, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II?
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If we get Kevin Smith do we get Cock Knocker?
Well, at least if we did, George Lucas wouldn't sue somebody.
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Old November 1 2012, 01:30 AM   #52
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Kevin Smith. Give me a break. That might be the most awful suggestion I've ever heard for anything, ever.
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Old November 1 2012, 01:51 AM   #53
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I think he'd do great, and I think if you think this suggestion is that awful, you haven't been exposed to the full range of Smith's movies - probably just Clerks, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II?
I'm a fan of Smith's movies, and even I think it's an awful idea. He's done one serious movie to date and it was the very first time he showed any genuine directing skill. But that's still far from being enough to be handed the keys to a big budget project like a Star Wars movie.

Besides, Smith ultimately passed on The Green Hornet because even he knew he wasn't up to the task of working on a movie with a large budget. No, he's much better off staying on personal, low-budget projects.
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Old November 1 2012, 03:14 AM   #54
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Besides, Smith ultimately passed on The Green Hornet because even he knew he wasn't up to the task of working on a movie with a large budget. No, he's much better off staying on personal, low-budget projects.
Fine, fine. What about Roxann Dawson?
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Old November 1 2012, 03:25 AM   #55
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I have no opinion on her, as I'm unfamiliar with most of her television directing work. The fact that she's only directed television, however, is an automatic disqualification based on scale alone.
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Old November 1 2012, 03:31 AM   #56
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Kenny Ortega

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If we were just going wish list though, I'd LOVE to see a David Fincher SW film.
Fincher would be too dark.
Fincher worked on Return of the Jedi (he was either 2nd Unit or 2nd Assistant Director), and he supposedly lobbied Lucas to direct Revenge of the Sith. He's a big Star Wars fan, and if he were offered a full film I think he'd go for it and do something very amazing with it.
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Old November 1 2012, 04:49 AM   #58
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Fincher was Assistant Cameraman on Jedi, and I'd love to see links regarding the rest of that post, because I'm pretty sure it's mostly internet rumour, and therefore patently false.
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I have always thought it would be cool to see a Stephen Spielberg-directed Star Wars movie.
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Old November 1 2012, 08:17 AM   #60
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If we were just going wish list though, I'd LOVE to see a David Fincher SW film.
Fincher would be too dark.
Fincher worked on Return of the Jedi (he was either 2nd Unit or 2nd Assistant Director), and he supposedly lobbied Lucas to direct Revenge of the Sith. He's a big Star Wars fan, and if he were offered a full film I think he'd go for it and do something very amazing with it.
That's an excellent rebuttal to my completely obvious joke which you deleted from your post. Next up, we'll engage in a series of moderated debates about why the chicken crossed the road.
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