Skip to comments.Darth Vader Banned From 'Star Wars' Party
Posted on 07/14/2010 11:15:46 AM PDT by george76
Things aren't going well for the original Dark Lord of the Sith.
Dave Prowse, who wore the Darth Vader costume in the first three 'Star Wars' films, has been banned from the forthcoming Lucas Film Star Wars Celebration party in Orlando, Florida. Not only that, he's been told his presence won't be welcome at any Lucas Film/Star Wars-related events.
There could be a reason, though, seeing as Uncle George is probably fuming at the comments Prowse recently made to SlashFilm about not receiving any residual payment for 'Return of the Jedi' -- because it didn't make a profit(!):
(Excerpt) Read more at insidemovies.moviefone.com ...
Hollywood screwing and eating their own - nothing new. No movie will make a profit any longer with their book keeping.
Prowse was also the big guy in "A Clockwork Orange." < /trivia >
As long as his brother’s not banned
Hollyweird’s culture of corruption. Rip off the talent, cook the books, and then blame their financial state on “piracy”.
I had no idea.
That character was pretty funny.
At least Darth is making money doing TomTom voiceovers.
Lucas has really proved himself to be a big Hollywood fraud. Notice that his best movies, i.e. THX, Raiders, SW:IV-VI, american Graffiti, were all made before he became so powerful that no one could tell him, “No”. Now that he has total control of his films they reek. SWI-III were an incoherent incompetent mess.
Now, ripping off the people who made him what he is, whose credit he steals, is beneath contempt. Typical Hollywood Mogul: Talk like a Hippie, act like a Mafia Don.
Not only is the fact that no one could tell him “No” a problem, but IMHO, his movies were only good when he didn’t write the screenplay! (specifically they were good when Larry Kasdan DID write the screenplay!)
Lucas IS the Evil Emperor. I am so sick of Lucas’ meglomaniacal attitude toward all of the people that made him what he is; including those of us that have spent our pittance on his eye candy.
People cannot even use the word “droid” without having to pay him for it. Just because he shortened the word android (as if no one else has ever done that)and used it in his movies; now he owns the word and no one better use it unless they pay him or expect the wrath of the Emperor.
He even sent his lawyer minions to an asian company that has created a powerful blue laser pointer that possibly could look like a light saber if you choose to see it that way. It’s not a knock-off or replica... just sort of resembles it.
I am also sick of him soaking us with endless re-releases. “Ooooh I put in an extra alien here and there and totally ruined the end of Jedi; now you all have to buy the set again! Muahahahaha!”
Last year I banned anything to do with him from my home for one year- no Star Wars, even shows that talked about Star Wars, Lucas or anything about him. I was actually suprised at how hard it was to avoid Lucas-related things. But it was worth it to me. I may have been a single small rebel against his empire, but it still made me feel better.
Sorry for the rant.
Feel better now?
Now a serious question, do you believe Jar Jar Binks or the Ewoks were cuter?
I find your lack of funds disturbing.
(Was posted on FR before, hysterical, but uses a tad of adult language)
A few months ago, I watched that whole review in one sitting. It’s perfect, and brilliant, and should be shown to every student in film school. Seriously, if I had watched that video before I gave $100,000 to NYU for my MFA, I’d be a happier (and less debt-ridden) person.
And there’s a follow up on...um...whatever the second prequel is called. I can’t even remember, that’s how much I’ve blocked the prequels out. And Ican’t even watch the original 3 without a bad taste in my mouth...it’s like George Lucas raped my childhood!!! Ok, that was hyperbole, but...
Vader groggy after a dental visit:
I am also sick of him soaking us with endless re-releases. Ooooh I put in an extra alien here and there and totally ruined the end of Jedi; now you all have to buy the set again! Muahahahaha!
totally killed the dancing girl scene in Jabba’s palace
He actually has a number of videos, criticizes Star Trek films as well. Latest one he talks about “Baby’s Day Off” ??
Funny, but not quite as good the TPM review. Just do a search for RedLetter media on youtude
On the subject of the thread, Lucas has been a dick forever. He recut the scene in Return of the Jedi where Vader is unmasked, using a different actor, because Prowse had mentioned that his face would finally be seen.
All that said, James Earl Jones did the voice, so any tall actor could have played Vader. He was essentially a special effect before there were real special effects.
Lucas ripped off the comic book series The New Gods to create the original Star Wars series, and of course, the original Doctor Doom. Just about all of those movies were ripped off from Jack Kirby. Let's see. Dr. Doom's face was damaged so badly he wore a mask and you never saw his face. In the New Gods, Darkseid (pronounced Dark Side) was ruler of the planet Apocalypse, while New Genesis was protected by a young God named Orion. It was later revealed that Orion was actually Darkseid's son.
Lucas is a dick and a rip off artist.
Actually, looking at that image, if they kept Prowse’s face in Return of the Jedi instead of Sebastian Shaw when Vader was unmasked, he would have looked a LOT like Dark Helmet. Bit ironic, really.
Speaking of which...
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