• @[email protected]
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    313 months ago

    Airships are so strange. It’s old technology, yet it looks so futuristic and fantastical.

  • @ramenshaman
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    193 months ago

    Reminds me of when the super star destroyer crashed into the death star

    • @niktemadur
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      93 months ago

      I don’t think I’ll ever understand why Lucas kept that crappy special effect intact in the special edition while hyper-fixating on the singer’s tonsils at Jabba’s palace. Or making Luke scream “NOOOOO…!” as he willingly let go of that Cloud City vane thingamajig. Or putting R2D2 behind rocks he couldn’t fit through in the Tatooine desert while Luke gets attacked by Tusken Raiders.
      Talk about having the wrong priorities every step of the way.

        • @niktemadur
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          53 months ago

          American Graffiti is a very good and extremely well-directed movie, and got him his first Best Director nomination at the Oscars. The second being, obviously, for the original Star Wars.

          I think he got lost in a maze of mirrors, a prisoner of his own massive success, considering his spectrum-ish profile and reclusive tendencies.

          • Ben Hur Horse Race
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            23 months ago

            i should give american grafitti a shot.

            starwars was good. empire was the best of the first three, but lucas didnt direct or even write the screenplay for it. he didnt direct jedi either, and only wrote half of the screenplay, which I believe was mostly ewoks (maybe not entirely).

            the prequels would have bombed at the first one if they were made in isolation imo. alas, this really isnt important to think about. the asd angle makes more sense than anything else I had thought of

            • @niktemadur
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              23 months ago

              It’s also widely said that the early rough cut of the original Star Wars was a disjointed narrative and tonal mess, that George took a bigger bite than he could realistically chew by himself, that he got all tied up into knots trying to sort out the details and stitch them together… does this sound similar to what we got in The Phantom Menace, perhaps?
              Didn’t he end up in the hospital, collapsed from stress and exhaustion? I seem to remember something like this happening.

              Then George’s wife Marcia Lucas stepped into the editing room to rescue the film, and for her legendary effort and result she received the Academy Award. One of eight Oscars that film won.

              The original trilogy was the result of Lucas’ vision, but also of many people collaborating and not afraid to sometimes say “Let me try it my way, George, please step aside.”

              1999’s The Phantom Menace was the result of so many younger people who got into the movie business because they were inspired by Star Wars itself in the first place, deferring to George Lucas The Cinema Demigod, and operating on his strange combination of weirdly specific and vague instructions, sometimes at the same time, while enthusiastically trying to make sense of it in blind faith: “He must know what he’s talking about, he’s a genius”.

              Well… once again George had bitten more than he could chew in his peculiar workflow. But this time, he had surrounded himself with people who did not dare question him at any step of the way.

              • Ben Hur Horse Race
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                23 months ago

                yeah that’s how I understand it as well.

                what I don’t understand is the millions upon millions of people that think it’s high quality stuff after the original trilogy to the point where they’re getting tattoos

  • @Bondrewd
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    183 months ago

    Aand thats it. Cant really imagine anything scarier than staying on there.

    • @[email protected]
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      213 months ago

      How about imagining that it is also filled with hydrogen and covered in thermite? That is probably a bit scarier.

      • @misophist
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        53 months ago

        This was a US dirigible. By 1926, the dangers were known and the US had already transitioned from Hydrogen to Helium. This one was built in Germany, flown to the US, then immediately had its gas changed from H to He several years before this incident occurred.

  • @ch00f
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    133 months ago

    I hope that aluminum piano is bolted down tight.

  • credit crazy
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    103 months ago

    Is it just me or does this look like a Hindenburg themed horror movie poster