Things I learned from this old, olde interview:
1) making Star Wars is really hard
2) Rick McCallum and the Empire staff were a right bunch of dicks in March 1999
“I don’t know.” George Lucas admitted during the films production. “I just put it there. I think Anakin got it from slipping in the bathtub, but of course, he’s not going to tell anybody that.”
I can’t believe this. I can’t believe this was in consideration for Anakin’s Ep III look. I can’t believe what he ended up looking like in that movie was the subtler alternative to an even worse look.
I can’t believe we almost had an Ep III where Anakin runs around with his bare chest, black leather deep-v-neck jedi tunic, and mohawk while all of his allies are completely blindsided by his fall to the dark side
Annie Leibovitz’s 2005 Star Wars Vanity Fair Cover
left: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, master and commander George
Lucas, Natalie Portman, Yoda, Darth Vader, R2-D2, Anthony Daniels as
C-3P0, Samuel L. Jackson, Jar Jar Binks, Jimmy Smits, Christopher Lee,
Liam Neeson, Pernilla August, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, General
Grievous, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, and Mark Hamill.
I knew George Lucas had some issues writing dialogue, and yes the thing about early drafts is that they are bound to be pretty terrible, but Jesus I had no idea it’d be this bad??
Can you imagine Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher trying to read this with a straight face? God bless editors
(From How Star Wars Conquered The Universe by Chris Taylor)
Mark, Harrison, and Carrie have said in interviews that they improvised most of their lines, because GL’s scripted dialogue was so bad
oh dear god
note to self: never feel bad about anything you write. never ever ever.
there is a mutant
it has betty
how does anyone ever blame the prequels on any of the ACTORS. i will never understand it