Great Stories

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

Our beloved city of New York is actually a video game level

Take a subway ride at the front of a train through the guts of the city and come out in Brooklyn!

The R11 made history on July 30th, 2017, when it finally ran along the Second Avenue Subway. The R11 was built to operate on the Second Avenue Subway in 1949, more than half a century before the line opened.

The next “Nostalgia Trip” will occur on the 7 line on August 19th! Tickets are available here: http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/progra…

These vintage trains are notable for having passenger-accessible front windows that show the view ahead!