Star Wars fans…sigh

Here is an article from http://www.cnn.com about some Star Wars fans:

‘Star Wars’ fans wait at wrong theater
Studio says film will open May 19 at ArcLight, not Chinese

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Posted: 4:17 PM EDT (2017 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — “Star Wars” fans will have to find the right theater before they can leave for the dark side.

Seven weeks before its release, “Star Wars” fanatics started lining up outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater for the sixth installment of the popular George Lucas movie series. The vigil began Saturday.

But there’s a problem: “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” won’t be showing at the Hollywood landmark when the movie is released May 19. The studio, 20th Century Fox, opted instead to open the film a mile away at the ArcLight theater.

Still, the resolute “Star Wars” die-hards aren’t moving on. Beneath a makeshift awning, 11 people refused to relinquish their spots in line.

“We’ve heard all this before,” fan Sarah Sprague said, noting there were plenty of rumors in 1999 and 2002 that previous “Star Wars” movies weren’t opening at the Chinese Theater. The rumors were false and the films were shown there.

Fox and the ArcLight haven’t completed their “Star Wars” deal, but executives on both sides told Daily Variety “Revenge of the Sith” will play at the ArcLight, not the Chinese.

Yet Sprague was adamant the line wouldn’t be moving to the ArcLight.

“This is still the epicenter for ‘Star Wars’ fans. For the big iconic pictures of the 1970s, people lining up were here. They weren’t at the Cinerama Dome (at the ArcLight),” Sprague said.

Lucas’ final “Star Wars” chapter spells out the last dark steps the once goodhearted young Anakin Skywalker takes to become the villain Darth Vader.”


Typical Star Wars fan, but anyone who has actually believed George Lucas on anything Star Wars knows to wait. I didn’t buy Episode I when it came out on VHS because I had a strange feeling that even though he said that DVD was not as superior as VHS was and would never put his Star Wars movies on that medium one week after it broke sales on VHS he said he would put it out on DVD. Lucas also said that he would wait till all the movies were out in the theater before he would put any of the original trilogies on DVD, and sure enough he put all three out on DVD last fall. There are rumors that he will continue to tweak the films and put them back in the theater with an High Definition cut and then put them back out on DVD in that formatt. Which I believe he will do. Till the day that Lucas dies the Star Wars movies will never be safe.

Which leads me to my last thing about Lucas, he is so fucking admiment about not doing the final trilogy that I have a feeling that it is just another ploy to “surprise” everyone at the last minute. He has never been honest about these movies, always thinking that if he keeps his mouth shut people will be shocked when he comes out with another version of…of something else Star Wars.

I think that the last triolgy just as he has always wanted to do (actually the original plan was to have twelve episodes, but that was taken away, he always envisioned it as a trilogy of trilogies, Stephen Spielberg has always wanted to direct one and I know that there is some sort of plotting between the two of them).

That’s all I’m saying for now.

–Socram

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