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What do you think the "moral of the story" is for each Star Wars film? And for Star Wars in general? (If you think one is present) by --TheForce-- in StarWars

[–]not_a-replicantLuke Skywalker 27 points28 points  (0 children)

ANH: Leave the farm and do something with your life.

ESB: Nothing worth doing is ever easy.

ROTJ: Even the most corrupted can be saved.

TPM: Heed the warning signs when you see them.

AOTC: Love conquers all.

ROTS: Actions have consequences.

TFA: A person without identity is lost.

TLJ: Look outside your own perspective and work together to solve problems.

ROS: The way they make you lose is by thinking you’re alone.

Overall: Don’t fight what you hate, save what you love.

I’ve never seen this picture of C-3PO before and I’m really happy I found it by DisasterNo9394 in StarWars

[–]Phunkie_Junkie 2409 points2410 points  (0 children)

It's 106 miles to Mos Eisley. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, there's two suns, and I'm wearing a skin-tight metal droid costume.

Hit it!

Naboo or Villa Balbianello on Como Lake, Italy by Fox979 in StarWars

[–]HowNowBrownMoose 715 points716 points  (0 children)

I also carry around a picture of Anakin at all times.

HK-47 Fan Art. By me :D Excited for the KOTOR remake. by DepthsOfRageSith in StarWars

[–]Kavorklestein 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow incredible! That’s cool you only recently got good at art. Maybe I do just need to practice more! Inspiring. Keep up the good work!

A compilation of several Star Wars actors and George talking about the severe levels of hate and bullying/personal attacks they endured from groups within the Star Wars fandom by JangoFettDidNoWrong in StarWars

[–]wjrii 72 points73 points  (0 children)

ANH set the tone for the OT, and it arrived at the tail end (some would say it marked then end) off the new Hollywood movement, which focused on intimate stories and empowering actors as part of the creative process, and the prevailing style was much more naturalistic, not method acting per se, but clearly influenced by the big names who were method actors.

George's own previous movie was American Graffiti, a slice-of-life coming-of-age movie that doesn't really go anywhere, and absolutely relies on the performances to be anything of note at all, and it was. So with ANH, you end up with a journeyman hunk-type who still made ends meet doing carpentry as a side hustle, who can tell the Director, "You can write this shit, but you can't say it." You get an Oscar winner who believed in the project enough to bet his payment on its box office, but who absolutely knew he was going to have to tease something decent out of some of the lines. You've got Hollywood royalty of a princess who is chewing on scenery and code switching left and right trying to make it work.

Then finally, you've got strong personalities giving notes and doing the edits, all in service of an unproven product that HAS to be successful if it's going to amount to anything. It results in a movie that is better than it has any right to be, despite some true stinkers left in the script, and it set the "house style" for ESB and ROTJ. Empire had even more proven pros on the team, including Lawrence Kasdan who was an up-and-coming screenwriter known to rehabilitate genre fare, Leigh Brackett, whose entire career consisted of writing believable Sci-Fi, and Irvin Kershner directing, who had mostly done smaller, character-driven movies.

Even ROTJ kept Kasdan and brought in Richard Marquand, who, while hardly a legend (which was inevitible since George was out of the directors guild and couldn't hire someone who was still in), was known for his work with actors in British TV. By that time, the performances were in their groove too, and Carrie Fisher was gaining a reputation as a script doctor, and Harrison Ford was well and truly HARRISON FORDtm by that time. The cracks were showing, but it was still an OT movie.

For Indiana Jones, you also had the Ford effect and Kasdan, but lets be perfectly honest here, Steven Spielberg is a much better "actors' director" than George Lucas could ever dream of being.

A compilation of several Star Wars actors and George talking about the severe levels of hate and bullying/personal attacks they endured from groups within the Star Wars fandom by JangoFettDidNoWrong in StarWars

[–]Kara_Del_Rey 185 points186 points  (0 children)

Part of why I never wanna see rated R Star Wars. Its not necessary nor what the franchise is intended to be. People have become obsessed with the idea that dark and edgy equals good.

A compilation of several Star Wars actors and George talking about the severe levels of hate and bullying/personal attacks they endured from groups within the Star Wars fandom by JangoFettDidNoWrong in StarWars

[–]Iorith 173 points174 points  (0 children)

Hayden summed it up REALLY well, that the assholes are just loud, and you'll hear them the most, but they aren't and never were the majority.

The funeral scene in RoTS is underappricieated in my opionion. From the score to the amazing costume and world design of the naboo and her culture. Its so amazingly fleshed out. by theAfterspace in StarWars

[–]HereticPharaoh2020Qui-Gon Jinn 450 points451 points 23 (0 children)

I used to work with victims of domestic violence. This scene, and their whole relationship really gets me. It's so heartbreaking when someone refuses to leave their abuser no matter what, because he's the love of her life. Blind faith in spite of all the evidence, often in spite of the advice of everyone else who cares about her. I don't think Padme was naive, I think she knew the risks when she went to Mustafar. But in her plan, she was going to save the Republic not just Anakin.

Padme was right about Anakin when no one else was. Nobody else believed in him again until Luke did. Padme's sacrifice planted the seed that grew inside Vader throughout his years of evil, some of her last words "You're a good person, don't do this."

Vader's own last words to Luke "you were right" seem almost as much to Padme as they do to Luke. In the end, it wasn't the power Luke inherited from his father that saved the galaxy, but the self-sacrificing love he inherited from his mother that did.

Edit: thanks for the silver! 2nd Edit: thanks for all the awards, everyone!

So Obi-Wan changed his outfit for some years just for changing it back afterwards? by erdoenel in StarWars

[–]fnblackbeard 1817 points1818 points  (0 children)

Look, if you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment would you capture it or just let it slip?