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Article: George Lucas Calls Out Fan-Editors In New York Times Article
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Rogue-theX Wrote:For some inexplicable (hey i spelled a word right, but have no idea what it means)...

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Sunarep Wrote:why not invite lucas to create an account Tongue
He would be banned from here. He's making money selling fanedits.
[size=x-small]"You can put it in one word: fear. Fear of what you'll do to him. Fear of punishment so vivid in his mind that he fears it even more than sudden death. [...] My point is that cruelty with purpose is not cruelty. It's efficiency. But a man will never disobey you once he's watched his mate's backbone laid bare. He'll remember those white ribs staring at him, he'll see the flesh jump and hear the whistle of the whip for the rest of his life." - Capt. Bligh, Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

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Dwight Fry Wrote:He would be banned from here. He's making money selling fanedits.

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My lord... is that ... legal?
Things I'd kill for:
1. Saw footage without blur filters
2. Shared Dark Tower movie universe

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We don't care about your edits, Lucas, just give us the originals.
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More from the article:

"When fanboys wailed, Lucas did not just hear the scream of young Jedis; he heard something like the voice of the studio. The dumb, uncomprehending voice in his Socratic dialogues — a voice telling him how to make a blockbuster."

"Lucas seized control of his movies from the studios only to discover that the fanboys could still give him script notes. 'Why would I make any more,' Lucas says of the 'Star Wars' movies, 'when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?'"

Personally, I think he has made some good points. After all is said, these movies are his creations, which gives him the right to do whatever-the-hell he wants with them. In the end, he is the one that made these blockbusters. He is incredibly successful and most importantly, he has a certain vision and is willing to fight to keep that vision intact. I don't blame George Lucas for ruining anyone's childhood (for adulthood) with his movies. He does, however tend to be vilified by certain fans. He doesn't seem to really show much in the way of resentment toward the fan editors and may just be looking for the same respect.

If you haven't done so, read the entire article. It is informative and entertaining. It talks about the infamous Fridge scene from Indy 4 along with some other interesting tidbits about his choices. Oh, and if anyone is worried about Lucas ruining any of their (his) favorite movie franchises in the future, the article appears to be an announcement of his retirement from mainstream movie-making.
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Fanedit Wrote:After all is said, these movies are his creations, which gives him the right to do whatever-the-hell he wants with them.
Fail.

He has no right to supress the originals. He can do whatever he wants with the SE, but the originals belong to the public.
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TV's Frink Wrote:Fail.

He has no right to supress the originals. He can do whatever he wants with the SE, but the originals belong to the public.

This. Nothing more.
I may be an A-hole, but I'm not 100% a dick - Han Solo
Currently working on: Mad Max: Fury Road (silent edit)
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TV's Frink Wrote:but the originals belong to the public.

Hah, good luck with that argument in court. The judge might get as good a laugh out of this statement as I didBig Grin

I'm not trying to be antagonistic. Every successful person in the limelight has their detractors. Lucas is no exception, but I would say he handles it fairly well and really he has no one to apologize to. In the end, he has all of those million$$ to comfort him when the pesky fanboy torture gets to be too much.:kiss:
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Fanedit Wrote:Hah, good luck with that argument in court.
I don't recall saying he was doing anything illegal. But he extended a giant middle finger to the fans by releasing the substandard GOUT and again by not including the originals on the blu rays.
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Fanedit Wrote:Oh, and if anyone is worried about Lucas ruining any of their (his) favorite movie franchises in the future, the article appears to be an announcement of his retirement from mainstream movie-making.

although i think i read in some other website about the same story that he still has plans for Indiana Jones 5
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