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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:17 pm 
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When writing Episode 8 or 9, what aspects are most important to think about?
What general approach is taken.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:58 pm 
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Question: How do you write Star Wars?
Answer: However Disney wants you to.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/George-L ... net_786633


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:29 am 
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Actually, when I saw Rian last year, we asked him if there was anything that they'd told him he had to do; scenes to include, characters to kill off/not kill off, he said, "Nope. Just follow VII."

Also, if you're considering Lucas a great screenwriter after 1981, I think I see your general problem.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:20 pm 
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Oh, okay. That's good news.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:38 pm 
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Justin wrote:
Also, if you're considering Lucas a great screenwriter after 1981, I think I see your general problem.

Lucas could never write. He had vision and good, numerous collaborators. The first drafts of A New Hope are as bad or worse than the prequels. IMO, TFA lacked vision so we're still getting different parts of the stew instead of the full course.


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kgsullivan wrote:
Justin wrote:
Also, if you're considering Lucas a great screenwriter after 1981, I think I see your general problem.

Lucas could never write. He had vision and good, numerous collaborators. The first drafts of A New Hope are as bad or worse than the prequels. IMO, TFA lacked vision so we're still getting different parts of the stew instead of the full course.


From what I understand it was his genius editor ex-wife Marcia who was a big part of the original trilogy being as good as it was.


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He also used to read work in progress excerpts at BBQ's with Coppola and all them giving notes. And by all them I mean a generation of incredible filmmakers, ha. IIRC, DePalma even rewrote the opening crawl.


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I picked 1981 so as to include the first two Indiana Jones movies. He's shown a tendency towards good overarching ideas with bad detail work.


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Justin wrote:
I picked 1981 so as to include the first two Indiana Jones movies. He's shown a tendency towards good overarching ideas with bad detail work.


This is a great point. Time to go watch STRANGE MAGIC.


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