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Disney buys Lucasfilm!! more bombshells!! new Star Wars film due 2015


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The king of Digital Film - George Lucas - is selling Lucasfilm to Disney just anounced today.
Lucas has pioneered digital film with his working partnership with Sony starting in the mid 1990's

Star Wars Episode VII COMING 2015

[url="http://thenextweb.com/media/2012/10/30/disney-purchases-lucasfilm-including-the-star-wars-franchise-for-4-05b-in-cash-and-stock/"]http://thenextweb.com/media/2012/10/30/disney-purchases-lucasfilm-including-the-star-wars-franchise-for-4-05b-in-cash-and-stock/[/url]


[url="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/disney-acquire-lucasfilm-ltd-195100740.html"]http://finance.yahoo.com/news/disney-acquire-lucasfilm-ltd-195100740.html[/url]


No Doubt the new Star Wars film will use a Sony Global Shutter Camera!!
watch this space.........
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I had a feeling that Lucas would sell the StarWars franchise to someone but not the whole company! It makes sense since he's retiring anyway. I just worry because I see lucas as a real innovator in digital filmmaking. Obviously not so much the content he creates but, it was his foresight and determination (and money) that brought us things like Avid (media composer), Digidesign (ProTools) and Pixar (Render Man). Those where all industry leading firsts and all began life as small departments in Lucasfilm. If it wasn't for Lucas taking a chance and wanting/creating an all digital workflow, I'm not sure how things would have turned out for us. So to me, This is huge... I don't know how I feel about this.

It's also funny how Pixar will again become united with Lucas film where it once began it's life. All that's needed now is for Disney to buy Avid and the circuit will be complete.
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While i don't think Lucas could write dialogue if his life depended on it.... ("Here...hold me like you did at the lake in Naboo."). He managed to make all of his actors look like amateurs reading a teleprompter, lol. ...and then there was that Crystal Skull movie.. Bt that was a joint effort.

I like the "rogue" idea of a badass Jedi... Little rough around the edges... Smokes death sticks. Doesn't even need a light saber.. He physically just beats your ass like Swayze in Roadhouse.... Then if his buddie's come barreling down, he says, "you don't want to fight me.... You want to go home and surf porn."

"You guys wanna get outta here?"
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[quote name='OzNimbus' timestamp='1351659780' post='20688']
Ah, no. LUCASFILM is still itself. Marvel is owned by Disney as well & The Avengers was very well done.
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Yeah, that's true. Pixar is owned by disney too and they seem to be doing fine. It is nice that they allow the bought up companies to remain semi autonomous even if only by name.
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I loved the original trilogy but it was so hard to get into the last three films.
Maybe it wasnt just the story but the actors who played a big role in making the magic happen. The effects somehow seemed better as well in the 70s 80s when they used real models etc.
With Darth Vader and the emperor being killed off and brilliant performances from OB1 Luke Han and the princess I cant see where they can go with it Unless they do a reboot and retell the story although I reckon thats dangerous ground as its already been done so well.

Maybe George got out at the right time I think he gets a billion in cash and the rest in shares Imagine having that kind of money You could make a few £100,000,000 films. Imagine though the good times you could have IE Owning Master primes F65 AND all the film making gear I'd buy three motorised daleks and invite friends around to race them. Just be so much fun!
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Yeah, it's weird, I can't really look at the original Star Wars movie (ep.4) and see it objectively. I was so young when it came out and so blown away by it. When you love something so much, It's hard to see it for what it really is. Even today when people talk about it in a critical light, I still can't see a lot of the flaws they point out. I'm sure they exist and are obvious to someone who sees it compared to movies that are made today but growing up with those movies and having the original fascination still sustained over 30 years makes it impossible to extract it's face value. I feel the same about movies like BladeRunner and Alien too. I used to think it was because these movies where simply superior to moves made today but now I see that a lot of it has to do with the fact that I subconsciously associate these movies with how I felt back then. They remind me of a happier carefree time. I was so young and innocent and could never have looked at those moves with the kind of hyper critical eye that I currently have.

I have to give it up for Lucas though. If you look at the science fiction films made before Star Wars and then after, it had an indelible mark on the genre. The overall look of the film was so esthetically different then almost anything before it. There are a few exemptions of course. 2001 was a similar departure as well but didn't seem to have as strong and direct effect as Star Wars. Of course, it had a major effect on making Star Wars it's self though.
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for US $4 BILLION !!!
George Lucas has already milked the franchise, to its last drop. I wonder what made Disney come up with that ridiculous figure (I am guessing, they will make atleast another 6-8 Films, for the Franchise, hoping to collect US$ 500 million, per film, officially turning it into a James Bond parallel. :P Also, there will be millions of Toys, and Atleast 20 Theme Parks, in the next 5 years,around the world. Maybe more :o )
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[quote name='OzNimbus' timestamp='1351638206' post='20667']
Looking forward to it. Hopefully they get a great director like Nolan to do it.
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Why because you love B action Batman Films or thinking that Inception's acting was better than Scorsese's "Shutter Island?" :P
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[quote name='Leang' timestamp='1351947551' post='20957']
Why because you love B action Batman Films or thinking that Inception's acting was better than Scorsese's "Shutter Island?" :P
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Dude, everyone is entitled to an opinion. IMHO, Nolan is a better director than Scorsese. Though Nolan has directed only 11 films, and Scorsese has directed a LOT more (TV series documentaries and 3 shorts, against Nolan's 1). Also, I don't believe, Shutter Island is Scorsese's best film. I didn't quite like it.

Nolan is 42 and Scorsese is 69. Nolan has still a long way to go, and still has a lotta cinema left in him (If Clint Eastwood is any indication, then, quite frankly, Scorsese has a lotta cinema left, in him, too).

Also, the Star Wars series seems something similar to Nolan's genres (Batman and all the dark movie psychological thrillers he makes).
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[quote name='sanveer' timestamp='1351951896' post='20959']


Dude, everyone is entitled to an opinion. IMHO, Nolan is a better director than Scorsese. Though Nolan has directed only 11 films, and Scorsese has directed a LOT more (TV series documentaries and 3 shorts, against Nolan's 1). Also, I don't believe, Shutter Island is Scorsese's best film. I didn't quite like it.

Nolan is 42 and Scorsese is 69. Nolan has still a long way to go, and still has a lotta cinema left in him (If Clint Eastwood is any indication, then, quite frankly, Scorsese has a lotta cinema left, in him, too).

Also, the Star Wars series seems something similar to Nolan's genres (Batman and all the dark movie psychological thrillers he makes).
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I didn't say Shutter Island was Scorsese's best film... However I turned over 4 people who loved Inception but when they say Shutter Island they agreed it was better, focusing on acting and Dicaprio. Cape Fear ring a bell? Scorsese can do noir blindfolded. Age Of Innocense's camera work is ridiculous man! Scorsese has different paintings. Nolan rocks usually the same cast, same plot structure, music... Gets tiring. Anybody will tell you the magnitude of Taxi Driver for its time. Nolan? A Batman franchise in which IMO finished with Tim Burton. Kept it magical, dark, and old school comic. This played out bat suit is getting old like 80s b movie action flicks. Not post modern or artistic just special effects. But like you said everybody's opinion.
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I found Tim Burton's Batman movies to be very low on everything. Low on on dialogues (they were so cheesy), low on action (everything looked like it was rehearsed for a nursery skit), direction and story. It was, batman, at its possible worst. Nolan took Batman to a completely different league. The direction, camera work, dialogues (especially in the Dark Knight) ... everything, was incomparable. I am sure, I have not met anyone, who shares your views on Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, and the Batman Franchise.

P.S.: Btw, I found Joel Schumacher's version even worse.
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It's clear that you two have very different esthetics. I happen to agree with Sanveer about early Batman films. Yuck. The new Nolan ones are better but that's not saying much. I mean, for the most part I like them and I'm entertained but they all still exhibit the same basic flaw to me: To many villains, to much action and not enough character building. They just cram as much as they can in to keep the film moving. It's like they are so obsessed with action that they think even the tiniest quite moments need to be stripped from the story so they don't slow things. You can kind of say that about all super hero movies though. The only one I was ever impressed with was the second spiderman movie. Not because it's an amazing movie or anything. But it was the first time i've seen them let a movie like that stop and let the characters emote. in particular there's this scene with Peter Parker talking to his aunt where he tells her it was his fault that his Uncle died and instead of her instantly forgiving him (like you would expect) she's so upset, she can't even talk to him. to me It was like, thank you for allowing a character in a movie to be a human. On the other hand, Nolan's Batman seem so flat and predictable. And I'm totally confused by Christian Bail's portrayal of Bruce Wayne. What advantage does he gain by pretending to be a dick all the time? Why not just be a dick all the time? ;-) On top of that, Christian Bail just give me the creeps.

I used to be a big [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#282828]Scorsese fan but frankly, his new films do nothing for me. What was that one... Hugo? Ugh... Totally not my thing. And not because it's a kids movie either. I've seen lots of very entertaining kids movies. One thing I can't stand is when a sound track tries to take over and dictate the emotion of the scene. It's like, "Oh something funny's going! I can tell because the silly music started." To me, it's like having a voice over telling me when I should laugh or feel sad. Yeah, that movie really bugged me. [/color][/font]
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galanb, I quite like Nolan's direction, but, I wish, he would some other people collaborate on his scripts (maybe other people, apart from the 3 credits mentioned, in the Batman Movies, on IMDB, apart from his brother and him). IMO, maybe, he needs to improve his writing skills. I Really like his direction, and Wally Pfister's cinematography. They make a phenomenal pair.
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I agree too. For the most part I like his films. I guess my rant has more to do with Hollywood in general and the excepted norms that so strictly adhered to. I feel like this kind of thing exists because totally uncreative people who are in charge of production need check lists and rules to guid their discussion making when so much money is at stake. They aren't comfortable letting people feel their way through the process. Things need to be by the book and I think that's where this whole, "Keep it moving!" attitude comes from. It's one of those things I really admire about a lot of asian cinema. They allow the characters to stop an smell the roses or have a conversation and really expose who they are.
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