Rolling Stone talks to George Lucas, circa 1977. Also on tap is last year’s cover story, The Cult of Darth Vader.
Sith on HBO, ANH audiocast
According to a Variety article (Hyperspace members only) HBO has picked up the rights to run Revenge of the Sith as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong, Batman Begins and several other of last year’s big grossers.
Also on Hyperspace, audiocast interviews with the cast of A New Hope.
From the Blogside
There’s a Star Wars Friending Frenzy going on at Livejournal. Go, meet, friend!
Master Ki-Aaron-Mundi takes a look at the A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back novelizations with modern SW continuty in mind.
The Dark Moose dispenses wisdom on fandom and the sterotypes within it.
It’s a Padmé-go-round: Imadra-blue posts some thoughts on Padmé in ROTS; Lazypadawan has her own take on the character, as does Kenobi-fan. Phew.
Fernwithy ponders George’s comments on the end of the blockbuster.
Rynne has some thoughts on the Expanded Universe.
The Infinite Force considers Wikis. I’m not sure I agree, but then I’m secretly an idealist. (Don’t tell!)
A reel of cut stuff from A New Hope. Some of the text stuff early on looks suspicious, but it does includes the Anchorhead scene with Luke’s Tatooine pals. (via The Website at the End of the Universe.)
Scripts for dollars
A fourth draft A New Hope script annotated by original trilogy sword master Peter Diamond is being auctioned for charity. Cash prizes in a charity auction? Does that seem fishy to anyone?
According to a U.K. poll, Star Wars is the #1 movie for men to watch when they’re sick. The women polled prefer Dirty Dancing. (via TFN)
Now I don’t know about everyone else out there, but my default sick mode for television watching is ‘whatever the hell is on’… How else would I ever have ended up watching the original Battlestar Galactica?
In other news, it’s time to stuff another ballot box for ROTS.
Star Wars theme is tops
The American Film Institute has named the score for A New Hope as the greatest film score of all time. John Williams has three scores in the top 25, also including Jaws (#6) and E.T. (#14.) Rounding out the top five are the scores for Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Psycho, and The Godfather.
Obi-Wan’s cloak found in costume shop
Obi Wan’s cloak found in ‘fancy dress shop’, which is apprently British for costume shop. It was rented out as a monk’s robe and worn by an extra in The Mummy.
No word on how they know it’s authentic…
Feel the Farce
First up, Mistful’s quick recap of Revenge of the Sith:
ANAKIN: I think you’re so beautiful because I love you.
PADME: No, you think I’m so beautiful because I’m Natalie Portman, and finer than a July day. Ass.
Next, Star Wars for Dummies by lennongirl… All six episodes: TPM, AOTC, ROTS, ANH, ESB, ROTJ.
But no parody post is complete without a musical link: The United States of NOOOOOO!!