The Lucasfilm Files

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Alec Guinness famously disliked Star Wars script. I don’t blame him but George is at number 16 on the best screenwriters list and I am not surprised. After all I am a full grown adult living in a fantasy world of secondhand, childish banalities

The 100 Best Screenwriters of All Time – and George is at number 16.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/100-greatest-screenwriters-of-all-time-ranked.html

 

 

and a lot of people complain about George and maybe his story had the wrong words but its heart was in the right place. Just like words in real life – sometimes we are awkward, and wrong.

sorry stole the below story from here
http://www.pajiba.com/seriously_random_lists/7-actors-who-hated-their-actually-pretty-good-movies.php

Alec Guinness
Guinness’ hatred of Star Wars is legendary. In a letter written to a friend before he accepted the role, he noted that he might say yes if the money was right, though he also called it “fairy-tale rubbish” that “could be interesting perhaps.” In another letter written during production, he expressed dismay over the script (“new rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper”) and complisulted Harrison Ford, whom he called “a rangy, languid young man who is probably intelligent and amusing. But Oh God, God, they [Ford and Mark Hamill] make me feel ninety—and treat me as if I was 106.” In a diary entry from 1976, he says that “apart from the money, which would get me comfortably through the year, I regret having embarked on the film. I like them all well enough, but it’s not an acting job, the dialogue, which is lamentable, keeps being changed and only slightly improved, and I find myself old and out of touch with the young.”

In his memoir A Positively Final Appearance, he said he “shrivel[ls] inside each time [Star Wars] is mentioned.” He also told the story of how he made a 12-year-old fan cry when he asked whether, in exchange for an autograph, he would promise to never watch Star Wars again. Guinness recalls: “His mother drew himself up to an immense height. ‘What a dreadful thing to say to a child!’ she barked, and dragged the poor kid away. Maybe she was right but I just hope the lad, now in his thirties, is not living in a fantasy world of secondhand, childish banalities.”

 

If you are curious about the letter from the set – read below.

The letter etc:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12193178/Alec-Guinness-thought-Star-Wars-dialogue-was-rubbish-Letters-Live-reveals.html

Happy Anniversary Star Wars! The most beautiful dreams of my childhood became true as one nice day in San Francisco i accepted Lucasfilm’s offer to work on their Star Wars franchise

My Lucasfilm Offer Letter from a Galaxy Far Far Away – Happy Anniversary Star Wars! It was a great day in my life as, you know, little girls dream of dolls, I dreamt of spaceships and aliens. I was a natural fit.

Thank you, George!! Hope you live long and happy without your great Star Wars baby. I am sure you miss it as I do but we, through Star Wars, found our true selves. But as the only girl Environment Artist your confidence in me to give me literally hundred thousand dollars to do what I loved grew me a pair of wings and that really helped me become who I am.

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My Lucasfilm Offer Letter from a Galaxy Far Far Away

My Lucasfilm Offer Letter from a Galaxy Far Far Away

Steve Jobs – The Lost Interview

The the most important person of the end of 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. I have been a solid Windows person up until the moment I saw our lead engineer at Lucas use a botcamped mac. I bought an intel based mac and gradually moved onto the mac side. Once i moved into the mac side – I realized it is like playing the piano as supposed to chopping wood.

Mac allows very smooth and fast workflows – if you make a living on a computer – this is the way to go to minimize the time you spend on managing your OS. And not just that – many innovative ways to approach visual interface and put machines in service of people and increase productivity.

And this is what the person who made all this possible has to say on variety of topics. He was a brilliant guy who was the epitome of what Silicon Valley was about. Or is.
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it is also available on Netflix.

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“..there are certain things you can’t make electrons do..”

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