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The Official Star Wars Episode VII Anticipation Thread!

 
 
Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 01:33 pm
Scheduled for 18 December 2015 (USA) theatrical release, this insanely anticipated sequel has both Star Wars fanatics and haters drooling like no other franchise sequel in the history of the medium.

Every released photograph is scrutinized to the degree the CIA studies a satellite image of Pakistani desert looking for Al Qaeda terrorist activity. Each casting decision is discussed and debated.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/combined

Are you guys optimistic or anxious about the unknown direction of this acclaimed franchise? Can Disney save the franchise from George Lucas monstrously errant prequels (episodes I through III)? Or will they make them worse?

Are you happy to see the original cast of episode IV to VI returning to the series? Or are you dreading that they've become dusty relics that should have remained in retirement?

Are you interested in actually getting a bit part in the film?

 
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 02:29 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm mildly interested but no where near insanely anticipating. The problem for this movie is that people like me who were blown away by the first movie as a teenager are now staring back at a half century of life. I don't get excited about a movie like I did standing in line for hours to see Return of the Jedi.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 02:38 pm
@engineer,
Ya, at this point the muliplex is so full of retreads that about all I am interested in seeing is anything that promises to be different from ten other movies I have already seen. The next avatar is the only thing I am currently looking forward to.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 02:41 pm
I don't see why they didn't film IX and then fill in VII and VIII later.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 02:46 pm
i'll probably see it on dvd eventually

as engineer said, too much time has passed since the originals, and the prequels left such a bad taste, i can't get excited

now the mad max reboot, that i'm interested in
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 04:36 pm
@tsarstepan,
I project a 50% chance that they will screw it up royally, 30% that they will screw it up a little, 15% that it'll be "good" and 5% that it will be great.
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 06:53 pm
@hawkeye10,
I've heard good things about Boyhood as a different, out of the box movie. Might spend money to see that on the big screen as a date night.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 06:57 pm
@engineer,
heard a great interview with the director a few weeks back, sounds really good, pretty cool too that it was filmed over a 12 year period so the characters age in real time as the film progresses
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 07:25 pm
@djjd62,
I'll be seeing it Saturday Aug. 2nd.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jul, 2014 01:18 pm
@engineer,
engineer wrote:

I'm mildly interested but no where near insanely anticipating. The problem for this movie is that people like me who were blown away by the first movie as a teenager are now staring back at a half century of life. I don't get excited about a movie like I did standing in line for hours to see Return of the Jedi.


Amen!

Actually I was never a huge fan of these movies. A little too campy for my taste, but the first one was a real ground-breaker.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jul, 2014 01:22 pm

Star Wars Episode VII to be partially filmed in 70MM IMAX

http://www.techspot.com/news/57350-star-wars-episode-vii-gets-the-70mm-imax-treatment.html

http://www.firstshowing.net/2014/bad-robot-confirms-star-wars-episode-vii-filming-in-imax-format/

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsDaRpRCIAEtvXZ.jpg:large

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Remember, a movie filmed in 70MM IMAX will only be at its best when played back on 70MM film.

"Digital" IMAX is only a pale shadow of IMAX on 70MM film.

http://www.slashfilm.com/qa-imax-theatre-real-imax-liemax/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/movies/how-the-dark-knight-rises-makes-use-of-imax.html

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The list of theaters that will play Star Wars VII on 70MM film is likely going to be the same as the list that showed Batman on 70MM film, so this will be a good guide for finding the nearest 70MM showing in the US or Canada:
http://thedarkknightrises.warnerbros.com/imax.html

For countries outside the US and Canada, try this list. Look for theaters with "1570" in their capabilities:
http://www.lfexaminer.com/theaintl.htm

1570 means 70MM film, with 15 sprocket holes per frame (which is the sort of 70MM film used in IMAX).
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jul, 2014 01:25 pm
@engineer,
engineer wrote:

I don't get excited about a movie like I did standing in line for hours to see Return of the Jedi.

To be honest, I never stood in line for hours and hours for any movie.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jul, 2014 01:41 pm
@tsarstepan,
i stood in line for two movies, one was an early showing of ET, i was walking down the street on a Sunday morning, when i saw a sign going up in the window of a theatre that ET was going to be showing at 3:00 oclock on one of the two screens, i went across the street to a book store, bought the paperback adaptation of the film, grabbed some food from a deli nearby and got in line at about 11:00 am, read the entire book before the film started

the second film was Quest for Fire, waited about 2 hours for it
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2014 12:03 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

the second film was Quest for Fire, waited about 2 hours for it


That was a very good movie, although I don't recall standing in line to see it, or that I would have.

Stood in line twice for Star Wars. The second time was one day after the first.
I was starved for a sci-fi epic with excellent production values.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2014 12:19 pm
@oralloy,
Quote:
"Digital" IMAX is only a pale shadow of IMAX on 70MM film.


my state has 405 seats for a population of 7 million.

SUPER!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2014 01:23 pm
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:



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Remember, a movie filmed in 70MM IMAX will only be at its best when played back on 70MM film.

"Digital" IMAX is only a pale shadow of IMAX on 70MM film.

The list of theaters that will play Star Wars VII on 70MM film is likely going to be the same as the list that showed Batman on 70MM film, so this will be a good guide for finding the nearest 70MM showing in the US or Canada:
http://thedarkknightrises.warnerbros.com/imax.html

For countries outside the US and Canada, try this list. Look for theaters with "1570" in their capabilities:
http://www.lfexaminer.com/theaintl.htm

1570 means 70MM film, with 15 sprocket holes per frame (which is the sort of 70MM film used in IMAX).

My IMAX theater of preference is on the list:
AMC Loews Lincoln Square Imax, New York
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2014 01:24 pm
@tsarstepan,
wish he'd film it in Ipod, that's my theatre of choice
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jul, 2014 07:41 am
Quote:
Unesco, the international culture and heritage agency, has asked the Irish government for a report on the use of an island for a Star Wars film.

Parts of Star Wars Episode VII are being filmed on Skellig Michael.

The Unesco World Heritage Site is home to puffins, manx shearwaters, storm petrels, guillemots and kittiwakes.

Roni Amelan, of Unesco headquarters in Paris, said they want information about the preservation of the site and particularly any impact on wildlife.

"We can't speculate what the filming of Star Wars on the site will do to the wildlife," he said.

"We just know that this is going on and we have asked for information."

Unesco - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation - has 195 member states and nine associate members.

A two-mile exclusion zone - patrolled by an Irish Navy vessel - has been declared around Skellig Michael.

Filming on the island - a former monastic settlement - has been brought forward several weeks, and conservationists say that threatens rare birds that are in the middle of their breeding season.

Stephen Newton, a seabirds expert with Birdwatch Ireland, said he could not get onto the island to check the important colony.

"This is totally inappropriate in terms of the timing," he said.

Mr Newton said he was asked by the film producers only days before shooting was to begin if he would help them with an impact assessment to secure permits for filming.

He refused, arguing it would take several weeks to assess, as many of the species breed underground or in rocky crevices where it would be difficult to see what damage is being done.

"I don't think there was enough assessment on the impact of this, you can't see what is going on," he said.

"The birds could desert the island if they get too stressed out, by the amount of noise and vibration."

The conservationist said the island has been "hijacked" for the shoot that is expected to last several days.

He has demanded that Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys publish the expert advice she received before signing off on the necessary consents for the use of Skellig Michael.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28551785
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Dec, 2014 09:06 pm
@izzythepush,
The first major scandal has arisen over the upcoming Star Wars episode!

http://i57.tinypic.com/zn4tu1.jpg
Bill Corbett @BillCorbette wrote:

hilt on light saber stupid and impractical childhood ruined everything ruined!!!1!
10:55 AM - 28 Nov 2014


http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/12/02/stephen_colbert_making_a_mockery_of_mockery.html
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2014 08:41 am
Frozen/Star Wars Parody Asks: "Do You Want to Kill Some Rebels
http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/07/19/frozen-star-wars-parody-asks-do-you-want-to-kill-some-rebels-/
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