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posted by LaminatorX on Tuesday March 25 2014, @06:44PM   Printer-friendly
from the Ches-ko-ba-tuta-creesta-crenko-ya-kolska! dept.

mechanicjay writes:

While a bit pop-culture and light hearted, it's an indelible part of every geek's soul, so perhaps it's worthy of a front page discussion:

Over at Movie Pilot, Alex Rosenhiem puts forth a compelling argument for preservation of art and of shared cultural experience and why that matters. He couches it in the context of revisionism as applied to the Han/Greedo Cantina scene, long a source of nerd rage, countless arguments and is even it's own meme. The moment is a pivotal one for the development of the Han Solo character, but more importantly Rosenhiem argues that Art, Star Wars included, gives us access to the past and where we were at a certain point in time when we first experienced it.

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by lothmordor on Tuesday March 25 2014, @07:42PM

    by lothmordor (1522) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @07:42PM (#21152)

    George Lucas spoke before congress in 1988 [savestarwars.com] about preserving movies in their original form, to insure the public would still have access to unaltered media if someone came along years later and revised them. I can't have much respect for a man that would make such a passionate plea for preservation, then do the exact opposite less than ten years later. I think this is more about making another buck than it is about "artistic vision".

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  • (Score: 1) by JoeMerchant on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:02PM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:02PM (#21162)

    It is entirely possible that George Lucas "the man" wants one thing, but George Lucas "the corporation" does another.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by rts008 on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:24PM

      by rts008 (3001) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @08:24PM (#21171)

      I think the OP still has a valid point.

      Try it like this:

      If George Lucas cannot lead the direction his corp. is going, then he has sold/given up control for the advancement of the corp.(make money), and it was a money decision.

      So, in my opinion, Lucas sold out, and went against his stated principles for money and/or fame.