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'Star Wars: Episode VII' has already begun filming, says Disney's Alan Horn -- VIDEO
insidemovies.ew.com ^ | Apr 6, 2014 at 1:20PM | By Amber Ray on

Posted on 04/06/2014 11:27:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The announcements about Star Wars: Episode VII were made by Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn during a panel at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Los Angeles on April 2. He also acknowledged that there had been problems with the script, but he’s confident in the version director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan have worked on, which is based on a previous draft written by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt.

“It’s all about the screenplay,” Horn said. “It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay.”

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Gee...do you think they got the fans' message that the last three screenplays stunk?
1 posted on 04/06/2014 11:27:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 04/06/2014 11:31:17 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: BenLurkin

Top 10 Things Star Wars Ep. 4-6 Did Wrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNAPNN3cuHw


3 posted on 04/06/2014 11:31:53 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BenLurkin

Star Wars 1, 2, and 3 were so bad they actually ruined the sci fi genre in general.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 11:37:08 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: BenLurkin
I loved the entire STAR WARS event.
I am delighted that more are coming.

But then, I still pine for Have Gun, Will Travel.
HOW old-fashioned am I?

5 posted on 04/06/2014 11:42:59 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: BenLurkin

I disliked the prequels for the fact that they lacked an antihero. The good vs evil was extremely one dimensional. At least the unedited 4-6 had Han Solo, who yes, did plenty of unsavory stuff, but hey, even he and his scoundrel buddy Lando figured out how messed up The Empire was, he even tried to be a big brother to Luke.
Oh well, hopefully Disney knows some decent storytelling.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 11:43:29 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: BenLurkin

Star Wars Episode 7: due to a rip in the space time continuum, Episodes 1-3 never happened.

-The Simpsons


7 posted on 04/06/2014 11:43:45 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: ClearCase_guy
As long as Triumph the insult comic dog has his say.

Triumph - Star Wars Attack of the Clones

8 posted on 04/06/2014 11:46:30 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Top 10 Things Star Wars Ep. 4-6 Did Wrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNAPNN3cuHw

#9 - Not enough female Characters

Stop the Video right there. Let me guess, "too many white heroes" is #1

9 posted on 04/06/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: BenLurkin

The lens flare is strong with this one.

10 posted on 04/06/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ClearCase_guy

11 posted on 04/06/2014 11:51:50 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
3 words:

TWERKING JAR JAR


12 posted on 04/06/2014 11:52:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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To: qam1

Give him a bit of break. He’s a UKer.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 11:52:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BenLurkin

Episode 1 “The Phantom Menace” was particularly dreadful. The first time I saw it the entire row in front of me got up after 20 minutes and walked out. It was one of the scariest flights I’ve ever been on!


14 posted on 04/06/2014 11:55:08 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Tzimisce; Daffynition

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Return To Accurate Film Franchise Numbering


15 posted on 04/06/2014 11:55:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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To: BenLurkin

I remember standing in the rain for two hours to see The very first Star Wars. I remember the audience actively cheering the heroics of Luke and Han and “Booing” Darth Vader. And the applause at the end was something I had not heard in a movie Theater since my childhood.

The next two were good too, but did not have the impact of the First one, which came at the end of a Hollywood era of negativity and ambivalence about good vs. evil (Midnight Cowboy, MASH, Etc)

By the time Episode One was in production, Star Wars had become a franchise, a product producer, an action-figure generator and a cliche. I went to the theater to see Episode One and was bored and disgusted beyond words.

I didn’t even bother with the next two, except as late nite TV filler fare.

Oddly enough, I feel the same about Disney, which means the suckiness of VII will be exponential. }:-O

Just my humble opinion, but my Sci-Fi movie fan creds go all the way back to “Forbidden Planet”, which also used Disney Effects and Live Action and was a WONDERFUL Picture! :-)


16 posted on 04/06/2014 11:55:57 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: a fool in paradise

Star Wars-Taking the fight to global warming!!

Luke carefully uses the force to combat cow farts, carbon vapor and receives a hefty award of carbon credits upon successful completion of his journey.


17 posted on 04/06/2014 12:06:10 PM PDT by RedForemanRules
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To: BenLurkin
slave leia photo: Ur Teen Dreams SlaveLeia.jpg
18 posted on 04/06/2014 12:10:01 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: BenLurkin

The ghosts of Anakin, Yoda and Obiwan were there at the end of episode 6 so I expect at least the ghost of Anakin-Hayden Christensen to haunt us some more.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 12:10:27 PM PDT by xp38
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To: left that other site

I saw the first ever showing in Indianapolis w some friends. We’d seen a few commercials and just went out of boredom more than anything. The theatre was a third full, maybe. The opening segment, the music and scroll, was pretty cool until .... the empire’s star cruiser. WOW!!


20 posted on 04/06/2014 12:11:58 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: xp38
The ghosts of Anakin, Yoda and Obiwan were there at the end of episode 6 so I expect at least the ghost of Anakin-Hayden Christensen to haunt us some more.

I forget. Which one was Ben Wa Obi Kenobi?

21 posted on 04/06/2014 12:13:38 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Indeed! I remember it that way too. :-)


22 posted on 04/06/2014 12:24:34 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: cloudmountain

cloudmountain wrote: “But then, I still pine for Have Gun, Will Travel.
HOW old-fashioned am I?”

Not that old-fashioned, cloudmountain. I still pine for Have Gun, Will Travel...the radio version.
Along with Dr. Kildaire, The Shadow, and Gunsmoke.


23 posted on 04/06/2014 12:24:44 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: cloudmountain

“Have Gun - Will Travel” is on Encore every afternoon. Two consecutive episodes. I’d forgotten how good, and how well written, it is.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 12:27:40 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Snickering Hound
Leia and Jabba the Hutt have a child....
The Great Gazoo
Blnk
25 posted on 04/06/2014 12:27:53 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: BenLurkin

Star Wars VII - The Return of Jar Jar !


26 posted on 04/06/2014 12:28:23 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Taking the Clash version of Brand New Cadillac I think Leia said “Balls to you Daddy...I ain’t never coming back!” :)


27 posted on 04/06/2014 12:31:00 PM PDT by xp38
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To: minnesota_bound
cartoon of their domestic bliss


28 posted on 04/06/2014 12:33:41 PM PDT by xp38
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To: BenLurkin

If Disney, prepare for a gay Jedi bar scene.


29 posted on 04/06/2014 12:45:08 PM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: FlJoePa

I thought Family guy was one pretty dead on


30 posted on 04/06/2014 12:50:57 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: BushCountry

Isn’t this the one where R2/D2 comes out of the closet?


31 posted on 04/06/2014 1:03:01 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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. the empire’s star cruiser. WOW!!

Yes! So much so that my brother recently rented a small theater and held a showing of Episode 1 on the big screen so his children could experience it "the right way".

32 posted on 04/06/2014 1:05:15 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Death to the Space Basset....


33 posted on 04/06/2014 1:05:29 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I mean Epsiode 4.....the “real” first episode!


34 posted on 04/06/2014 1:05:59 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: BushCountry

No doubt, the usual PC BS.


35 posted on 04/06/2014 1:31:17 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Junk Silver

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/yoy.wav


36 posted on 04/06/2014 1:35:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
The opening segment, the music and scroll, was pretty cool until .... the empire’s star cruiser. WOW!!

I had the same experience...

I knew right then, this was going to be something special...

37 posted on 04/06/2014 1:35:30 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dhs12345

Bookmark


38 posted on 04/06/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Snickering Hound


39 posted on 04/06/2014 1:37:47 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Good thing you didn’t post a recent pic of Carrie, she looks more like Christie now than even Christie does.


40 posted on 04/06/2014 1:39:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Couldn’t agree with you more. I have NO-O-interest in further SW films. Why? The public no longer wants what SW was: a good/evil myth with good winning. Today’s audiences want evil to win. They don’t even believe evil IS evil, everyone is equally good and bad and value judgments are out. We saw that with Ep1-the only one I saw in the theater. Anakin was BAD, he was dangerous, he was flawed-yet he was given access to even more power. If Lucas had wanted to show how good can fall, he would have made Anakin like Luke-not a greedy,whiny,easily duped punk. I only saw the end of the third one on tv by mistake and almost wet myself laughing when the new Darth Vader started stomping around like Frankenstein singing ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ in the Mel Brooks movie!Some good guy turned bad! Some bad guy to fear!
Now the anti-hero is revered. All the talk I hear is for the darksiders to prevail. Add to this the absolute necessity for Disney to make back the money they paid for the franchise and you have a custom-designed-to-appeal-to -every demographic disaster in the making. I expect vampires, teen angst cutters,transvestites,gays and Teletubbies( the damp diaper set has to be cultivated) to be represented. If EpIV were made now it would bomb. The Empire would have to slaughter all of the foolish Rebels and PC would be in every line of the script.
I wish they would leave SW alone. You don’t keep dumping excrement on perfection. Lucas did that. He pimped out his original idea, changed his own attitude re. heroism & morals, then sold it to a bigger brothel-Disney. Disney never has, never will, and cannot produce Epics. It is a mouse house that has to fill Disney stores with juvenile merchandise. All we will get from a mouse house is mouse crap. It won’t be MY Star Wars-any more than cat crap offered on a buffet would be my dinner. I pass...and pity those who will swallow-and buy-anything.


41 posted on 04/06/2014 1:48:27 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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Absolutely Agree!

A lot of folks are done with SW, after having been devoted fans. Some thought it was because of CGI, bad writing, of Jar Jar, But I really believe it is MUCH deeper than that.


42 posted on 04/06/2014 2:01:41 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

I still love what Star Wars was supposed to be ,what the heart of it is...not the pandering swill it has become in trash novels and toy_centered franchising. My SW is personal,ever fascinating and inspiring and completely beyond anything Disney/Lucasfilm can defecate. You can`t recreate a phenomenon. Maybe one day our culture will again want what the original SW represented and what I will always enjoy.


43 posted on 04/06/2014 2:37:48 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: ClearBlueSky
I still love what Star Wars was supposed to be ,what the heart of it is...not the pandering swill it has become in trash novels and toy_centered franchising.


44 posted on 04/06/2014 2:39:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ClearBlueSky

Yes...I still love the original, too.


45 posted on 04/06/2014 2:40:15 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: BenLurkin

Best Star Wars movie ever,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ymFxkFfIhU

“You’ll laugh....You’ll cry...You’ll kiss three bucks goodbye.”


46 posted on 04/06/2014 2:42:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

I have a bad feeling about this.


47 posted on 04/06/2014 3:29:42 PM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: BenLurkin
BUY THE MERCHANDISE
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48 posted on 04/06/2014 3:43:26 PM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: windcliff
Alan Horn

Back to Embassy. First fancy soiree at Beverly Hills Hotel. Synergy, Dahlink.

49 posted on 04/06/2014 4:14:13 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: cloudmountain

When I was a kid, I thought Paladin’s first name was ‘Wire’

You know, like on his business card

‘Wire Paladin’


50 posted on 04/06/2014 9:22:05 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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