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  1. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    Sounds like they're going to get the films in gear, and then decide when to release them. Always a better strategy than trying to hit a preset release date, quality wise.
  2. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    Carlos De Carvalho, camera operator on Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, dies after on-set giraffe accident
  3. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    Not to mention that the death of Carrie Fisher must have Lucasfilm scrambling to rethink their plans for Episode IX, which (if you believe the rumors at least) was going to be the movie with Leia's most significant presence in the sequel trilogy. Even if they go the Peter Cushing in Rogue One...
  4. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    ^ A nice showcase of just how much CG there was in a film that made a big deal out of eschewing CG in favor of practical sets and old school effects. Also a nice showcase of why ILM remains the gold standard for visual effects.
  5. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    One interesting tidbit that I never noticed, but some really nerdy fans did: Apparently they got one of the fonts wrong for the opening crawl of The Force Awakens. Per John Knoll, “For the classic Trilogy, a high contrast film of the text was laid out flat on a long lightbox (a transparent...
  6. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    Pretty cool photo of them filming the opening crawl for Empire Strikes Back, for those who haven't seen it before:
  7. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    Not to mention, with all of the bad memories, Tatooine was probably the last place Vader wanted to revisit.
  8. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    The Art of Episode I book had conceptual art for a few different looks for the Jedi. They didn't head into that film with the preconception that Obi-Wan's robes from ANH were the default Jedi uniform. But Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan needed to be instantly identifiable as Jedi, and the most...
  9. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    That's what I meant by the Avatar sequels being "theoretical". I don't doubt that they're going to happen eventually, but there's nothing concrete enough for any of the studios to factor into their plans.
  10. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    My guess is the decision was driven by a) production realities on Episode VIII that made it increasingly impractical to deliver a top-quality product on that tight of a turnaround time; and/or b) Disney not wanting to cannibalize its two very successful space opera sagas (Guardians of the Galaxy...
  11. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    That would feel like a complete betrayal of the trilogy of trilogies concept. If they abandon the trilogy structure for an open-ended story that just plugs along episode after episode, the movies will start to feel a whole lot less special. I like the structure of each trilogy telling the...
  12. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    I took advantage of the day off work to really take my time with the remainder of The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I really like the way Phil Szostak organized the book chronologically; it made it feel like much more of a "making of" resource on the production design and art direction of...
  13. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    If Williams does VIII but is unable (for whatever reason) to do IX, I'd imagine it'd be virtually a lock that Michael Giacchino would do the final score. After all, Trevorrow turned to him to pick up the baton from an iconic John Williams score when stepping into a massively popular existing...
  14. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    I'm about two-thirds of the way through my third complete listen of the Force Awakens score, though I've been sampling tracks here and there in between. Has there been any word yet whether John Williams will be back for Episode VIII? I'm sure Nathan Johnson would pay requisite homage to...
  15. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    Since a "Bail Antilles" was mentioned in The Phantom Menace, I've always assumed that "Bail" is an honorific rather than a first name. Perhaps there were a handful of hereditary lords on Alderaan from prominent families, and their immediate children were entitled to be called "Prince" or...
  16. Adam Lenhardt

    Official STAR WARS Saga (episodes I to VII) Discussion Thread: Part 5

    NOTE: This is the sixth post in a series. The first five were in the Part 4 thread: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars (A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi was actually the first Star Wars movie I ever saw on the big screen, having...