Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

A Few of FR's Finest...Every Day....05-19-05...Star Wars
DollyCali | May 19. 2005 | DollyCali

Posted on 05/18/2005 9:10:11 PM PDT by DollyCali



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.
A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in need; and congratulate those deserving. We strive to keep our threads entertaining, fun, and pleasing to look at, and often have guest writers contribute an essay, or a profile of another FReeper.
On Mondays please visit us to see photos of A FEW OF FR'S VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY
If you have a suggestion, or an idea, or if there's a FReeper you would like to see featured, please drop one of us a note in FR mail.
We're having fun and hope you are!

~ Billie, Mama_Bear, dutchess, Aquamarine, DollyCali ~










.

Ah, Star Wars where to begin?


Words & phrases were born: “The Dark Side”, “May the Force be with you”,”Ewoks”, “lightsabers”, droids”, "hyperspace”. The stellar career of Harrison Ford (Hans Solo) was launched, while Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) remained relatively obscure and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) went to rehab & both Mark & Carrie have experienced a modest comeback.

.

R2D2 & 3CPO were resurrected in 1999 for episodes 1-3 all the while George Lucas, a household word, became famous, rich, & has input with many films of all sorts with his companies Lucas Industrial Light and another firm Skywalker Sound. These two firms combined have won 40 Oscars ! If you sit through the “credits” at end of movies, as I always to, you see the names often. Lucas also had directed &/or produced movies such as Willow; Indiana Jones series; and American Graffiti. The genius of Lucas is undisputable.

.

We learned a little about tolerance, respect, cooperation, and even LOVE ? among humans not just a different color, race or nationality.. but between human and robots and humans & intelligent creatures of every imaginable appearance and disposition. Hans Solo & Chewy; Leia & C3PO; Luke and R2D2 - a few examples. We waited for the first kiss between Leia & Hans; we cheered when the Death Star exploded and cried when we found out Luke was Darth Vader’s son

.

We also learned that no longer were the credits at the end a one minute affair. I didn’t think there were that many people in Hollywood, yet alone part of one movie!

A generation that was raised (or raised their children) on the first three episodes – actually the middle of the trilogy - beginning in 1977 looked forward with anticipation as the opening of the next series at the end of millenium, to let us know “how it all started”. Current gossip has it that Lucas may be bold and go where no other human has gone – No wait that is another series - and do the last three of the trilogy. Hmm.. a trilogy of trilogies. Works for me.

.

Please join us with your stories of your childhood experiences, your children’s experiences, your Star Wars favorite characters; Star Wars Trivia; your favorite Star Wars Pictures/graphics.. And hey, invite your friends, who are Star Wars fans to join us.

And yes, it is Thursday and JohnHuang2 is not able to be with us today. My guess is he has bought an all day pass and is going to sit through the movie half a dozen times He should be back with us next week.



DollyCali Does Star Wars


Always having been a movie fan & a Sci Fi fan for decades, I looked forward to this movie with all the hype that preceded it.. 1977. My son was 4 when husband and I decided to take him to the first theater movie. It has been playing for weeks with great reviews & crowds still heavy, but not sold out.

Son Jeff had been talking about it for weeks – much promo on TV. As we stood in line for the movie and he asked what we were going to see we asked him what was the movie he really wanted to see.. We just about fell over when he said “Pete’s Dragon” (the most recent advertised flick) .

Well we did NOT have to worry about him being disappointed. Jeff like his mom is typical ADDH… little sleep, always bouncy, active and talkative. I had worried about him also disturbing other movie fans. Well, we didn’t have to worry about this either. HE NEVER MOVED. He sat transfixed from beginning to end.

Jeff and I saw this at theater several more times together and I alone many more times (for the sake of you all not thinking I am a complete Movie Maniac, I plead the 5th to exactly HOW MANY TIMES.)

Jeff and I together saw the next two episodes over the years. Between the first movie & the opening of The Empire Strikes Back we found our home became a haven of star wars figures, aircraft, monsters, fighting vehicles & light sabers…and as of now..well, yes I own all the VHS & DVDs.



When Episode 1 opened in 1999 here in NE Ohio, I had much nostalgia as I went the first day & wished I could be sharing this with Jeff.. Alas he lives 500 miles away & now has his own family.

When that wonderful blast of music & the Opening Scroll of “A long time ago, in a galaxy etc” burst onto the sceen....I...I...

I began sobbing.

I freely confess. . I never realized how powerfully this would affect me. A couple folks my age sitting near by patted me & nodded, understanding. At the end of the movie, everyone jumped up & clapped. The critics didn’t give it top reviews.. but we fans did.

I may not be around a whole lot for next ??? hours.. depends on how many showings I am able to get tickets for today. I will be there after midnight for the initial public showing.

And I hope that all visiting will realize this is NOT the thread for flaming & critical political commentary on the stars & crew.



Now please pass the popcorn...








TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: darthvader; fun; lightsabers; revengeofthesith; starwars
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-115 next last

1 posted on 05/18/2005 9:10:12 PM PDT by DollyCali
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; Billie; dutchess; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; dansangel; deadhead; Diver Dave; ...




.

Bring your light Saber and Join us at the Finest as we take a look at the 30 years that Star Wars has invaded our culture and for many of us, our hearts. I am shown here with one of my favorite dates who says:

" Like us you will"

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT ON/OFF OUR FINEST PING LIST






2 posted on 05/18/2005 9:20:13 PM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

I dressed up as Darth Vader-ette to see the first one.


3 posted on 05/18/2005 9:24:09 PM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cyborg

How kewl.. any pix you can post? I am off to theater shortly


4 posted on 05/18/2005 9:25:37 PM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

I wish but no pix. Enjoy and give us your full review upon return :-)


5 posted on 05/18/2005 9:26:44 PM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

Well, this is gonna be a challenge--I have only seen the first 3 Star Wars--and that was because my husband insisted. Sorry. I am a tear-jerker movie type myself.

But it will be fun seeing how everyone else remembers them. I just remember Harrison Ford being really hyper!


6 posted on 05/18/2005 9:31:51 PM PDT by LUV W ((Freedom is on the march. Freedom is the birthright and deep desire of every human soul.GWB 3-29-05))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cyborg
The Six Star Wars Movies




Star Wars 4 – 1977 -The New Hope 93%
Star Wars 5 – 1980 - The Empire Strikes Back 98%
Star Wars 6 – 1983 - Return of the Jedi 80%
Star Wars 1 – 1999 - The Phantom Menace 65%
Star Wars 2 – 2002 - Attack of the Clones 62%
Star Wars 3 – 2005 – Revenge of the Sith 84%

The percentage at the end is the critics review from Rotten Tomatoes compilation. The titles are "hotlinks" to the movie official site.
7 posted on 05/18/2005 9:32:47 PM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: cyborg
Look at these winners.

("Star Wars Kid" lost some weight!)


8 posted on 05/18/2005 10:28:16 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SteveMcKing

Wow at least I didn't like a big jeans wearing dweeb.


9 posted on 05/18/2005 10:29:33 PM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

Wonderful post DollyCali...I'm a SciFi fan too. I'm going to try and go to the mantinee tomorrow. Can't wait to see this one. I wish holywierd would do Dragon Riders of Pern or the Darkover series. Both would be wonderful SciFi movies.


10 posted on 05/19/2005 2:53:23 AM PDT by GailA (Glory be to GOD and his only son Jesus.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; dansangel; Billie; Aeronaut; deadhead; Diver Dave; ...


May 19, 2005

Doing Our Part

Read:
2 Kings 20:1-7

I have heard your prayer . . . ; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. —2 Kings 20:5

Bible In One Year: Psalm 115-118

coverA runner at a school track meet crossed the finish line just ahead of his nearest rival. A bystander, noticing that the winner's lips were moving during the last couple of laps, wondered what he was saying. So he asked him about it. "I was praying," the runner answered. Pointing to his feet, he said, "I was saying, 'You pick 'em up, Lord, and I'll put 'em down.'" That athlete prayed for God's help, but he also did what he could to answer his own prayer.

When we ask God for help, we must be willing to do whatever we can, using whatever means He gives. When Hezekiah heard that he was going to die, he prayed for a miracle, and God promised to extend his life 15 years. Then Isaiah gave instructions to place a lump of figs on the troublesome boil (2 Kings 20:5-7). God did the healing, but He used human effort and natural means.

A couple of children were walking to school one morning when it suddenly dawned on them that unless they really hurried they were going to be late. One of them suggested that they stop and pray that they wouldn't be tardy. "No," the other replied, "let's pray while we run as fast as we can."

When we ask the Lord to do something, we must also be ready to do our part. —Richard De Haan

Points To Ponder
How does the truth of today's article apply to illness?
To receiving a job promotion? To social evils?
To final exams? To increasing faith?

Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
Praying With Confidence
How Can I Know What God Wants Me To Do?

11 posted on 05/19/2005 4:45:52 AM PDT by The Mayor (www.RusThompson.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

As for Lucas being a household word, I have to share with you this true story from a couple of weeks ago. A man in our church is a documentary-maker and aspiring movie mogul. His twin 4-year-old daughters went with us on a group field trip to one of the Smithsonian museums in D.C., and one of the leaders asked if they knew who the man was in the picture (of Washington crossing the Delaware). "Yeah! That's George Lucas!" one of them cried. ;o)


12 posted on 05/19/2005 4:54:00 AM PDT by shezza (A blue-star family)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

13 posted on 05/19/2005 4:55:46 AM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cyborg; SteveMcKing; TrailofTears; Dog; GGpaX4DumpedTea; tame; Syncro; shezza; Peach; ...
First Trivia Hidden Fact

How may of you knew that Michael Moore had a starring role in the Star War movies?

Who has seen Sith so far? what did you think? i will post my report later .. need to mow to beat the rain ...but in one word a report for now: AWESOME
14 posted on 05/19/2005 5:41:14 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: The Mayor; boxerblues; MJY1288; MozartLover; Jemian; YaYa123; Allegra; Eagle Eye; sdpatriot; ...
Good devotional Rus (BTW, thanks for popcorn)

When we ask the Lord to do something, we must also be ready to do our part. —Richard De Haan

Pinging a couple others.. sometimes when we are going thru difficult times we (I) have a difficult time realizing that perhaps God is communicating with me.. Are all people "hurts" ,bad situations, kid problems; love "issues"; ill health matters, troubling work etc random acts of nature or the finely woven tapestry of God? or somewhere in between? .. always difficult. Sometimes I get to wrapped up in the storm of life to hear the gentle voice of God.

15 posted on 05/19/2005 5:46:53 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali
'Morning, Dolly. Hope you have a grand day at the movies.

I shall never forget seeing the first(fourth) Star Wars movie in 1977. I don't know how many of you remember the movies made in the '70s. They were all morose, depressing, preachy, no right or wrong/good or bad, nihilist, all were just plain awful. Then along came Star Wars and just in time!

I had had thyroid cancer 5 years before and had surgery to remove the tumor then. Now, in 1977, after being married just a year, another tumor on the remnants of the thyroid had appeared. The day before surgery I was a bit down so Mr.Lakeside suggested going to a movie. It was Star Wars. It was total escapist, total fun, and for that short while I totally forgot about hospital, needles, knives and pain.(the tumor turned out to be benign. yay!)

Also, unbeknownst to us I was pregnant with our first son. Now, I don't know if the old wives tale of 'imprinting' on the unborn is true but that son is an enthusiastic fan of Star Wars to this day. And yes, we had all the toys and action figures and even the Star Wars Legos.

As for me, I'm going to wait for the dvd as my 'going to the movie' days are pretty much over. No problem, we've got a big screen t.v. with a very good home theater surround sound system. :o)
16 posted on 05/19/2005 5:50:20 AM PDT by Lakeside
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

Good morning Dolly, Thanks for the quote and thoughts


17 posted on 05/19/2005 5:51:03 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Brought to you by The American Democrat Party, also known as Al Qaeda, Western Division.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: shezza

funny story.. one founded a nation.. one founded a dynasty

My lawn mower is calling

:-)


18 posted on 05/19/2005 5:54:31 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; Billie; dutchess; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; dansangel; deadhead; ...

Good morning FReepers everywhere.


19 posted on 05/19/2005 5:56:07 AM PDT by Temple Owl (19064)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

Morning Dolly!


20 posted on 05/19/2005 6:33:02 AM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali
"Michael The Hutt"?

I have long used this modified moniker to describe the most slothful, disgustingly obese, assholes on the left-wing, un-American, anti-American, demonRAT side of the isle.

For instance, there is "Nadler The Hutt" (D - Peoples Republic of NYC).

Can you name any others?

21 posted on 05/19/2005 6:42:00 AM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: prairiebreeze
Morning this is me this morning....I got my copy of Team America


22 posted on 05/19/2005 6:46:00 AM PDT by Dog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali
Wow! Very impressive Post Dolly, it looks great!

I only saw the first two Star Wars movies because Mr. Aqua wanted to see them, am not a Sci-Fi fan. May have to go see this one now that you've peaked my interest.

23 posted on 05/19/2005 6:53:29 AM PDT by Aquamarine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lakeside
finished the little bit of front lawn that needed to be done.. thanks for your story.. glad your cancer problem was corrected & you are a 30 year survivor! WOW. We often don't know of all the things are friends here have gone through.

Even if you miss a few days, you can miss some "news" or some "sharing". Like the Finest Folks who are NOT Star Wars fans, might skip today's thread & miss some news. That is why I try to scan each day, even if the topic isn't one of my "hot" buttons.

I have a big screen TV (projection type) and it is much better than small, but to me NOT the same as big screen ... sound, pix, etc. for many movies it doesn't make a big difference.. but the ones with special effects, the epics etc, I love at theater. But I also know various circumstances make it difficult. We have bargain matinees here for 4.00 at the finest theaters in the area (Cinemark) and for me they are the two closest theaters to boot!

I agree with you re: the escapist element to these movies.. over the years they also have been a great tool in Church youth groups for discussion on the course of evil and the fight against it.

and star wars Lego's.. wow, I had forgotten about those..yes, Jeff had those also. I wish I had taken more pix of Jeff with his Star wars "things".. I have always been a photography nut but for some reason don't think I have any of this..

some other toys...

Someone's collection of ships & weaponry




24 posted on 05/19/2005 6:57:01 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Dog

Isn't Team America a great flick? Not for everyone that is for sure..

(that isn't Sadie, is it?) I am doing a pet thread next week, maybe you could post a pix of your favorite "girl" & show her off.. Need to run out for a bit


25 posted on 05/19/2005 6:58:54 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Aquamarine; Billie
The interwoven story lines of the movies have always been interesting to me. I have made fun of folks who are "hooked" on soaps or weekly TV shows, but I was worse, much worse (not was, AM). I waited 3 years to find out if a love would go forward or the male would remain frozen !!! :) And I loved the special effects & the battle scenes. Your new sistah is more of a tom boy than a flourish of femininity.

Thanks for your help last night. I didn't know how to do the things I wanted but perhaps I need to change my screen-name to Ms. Copy/Paste. Billie sent me some info that might be helpful eventually. The next few weeks are very busy but I am determined to figure it out.
26 posted on 05/19/2005 7:04:13 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: DocH

Rather the Hutt
sKerry the Hutt
Kennedy the Hutt
Kucinich the Hutt
Brown the Hutt (Sherrod)
Bryd the Hutt

some of them are better groomed on the outside...but we ALL KNOW we cant tell a book by it's cover


27 posted on 05/19/2005 7:08:18 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali
I haven't seen it yet. My sons (10 and 15) keep talking about it though, and are certain to see it. I'll probably go along. :-)

AG! Jabba the Hut REALLY does look like Michael Moore!
28 posted on 05/19/2005 7:10:06 AM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

WhyisaTexasgirlinPA and I took our sons to the 12:01 AM showing this morning. Her daughter who is home for the summer came also.

I am not a Star Wars fan, however, I really liked this movie.

Great memories for my son. And WhyisaTexasgirlinPA is a lot of fun to be with so I didn't mind the 2 hour wait.

I will need a nap this afternoon!


29 posted on 05/19/2005 7:14:48 AM PDT by kassie ("It's the soldier who allows freedom of speech, not the reporter..")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kassie

my ride isn't here yet so I can FReep (of course IF he is trying to call me re: problem, I am in trouble as the phone is "in USE" with Modem.)

Please write your & Dusty's comments & thoughts on flick? I will be posting mine when I get back.

Your weather still has to be better than ours Kas.. low 50's & cold/wet front coming through. I don't have to check weather. my knees, back & "selected" joints are forecasting.. :-)

Any news from LuAnn? I am still hoping for a trip to see Jemian before she leaves & will want to swing by & see her also


30 posted on 05/19/2005 7:22:26 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali
I just noticed your Darth Hostess graphic! lol Good work!
Like the edges that you put on the pic's, nice touch.
31 posted on 05/19/2005 7:25:58 AM PDT by Aquamarine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Dog

Oh, man! What a beautiful doggie. And what a hoot of a chew toy! Great pic.


32 posted on 05/19/2005 7:27:39 AM PDT by Lakeside
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: hiredhand
This "good looking chap" was killed in earlier episode..reminds me of one of the characters (silver mask) in Kingdom of heaven.

It is nice to go with your sons... most wouldn't want to be seen with their parents &/or soon will go with friends who drive if they don't.

I treasure the memories of my son & my time at movies, biking, catching 'critters', playing games..

Capture every moment.. so soon they are gone with families of their own and hopefully creating great memories with them.

33 posted on 05/19/2005 7:29:13 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

Kindra got married last Saturday. We couldn't attend, too many out of state tkd touraments to budget for.

I'll see if D. will write his review of the movie. My brain is so dead tired from being up all night.

Have a fun day!


34 posted on 05/19/2005 7:31:35 AM PDT by kassie ("It's the soldier who allows freedom of speech, not the reporter..")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Aquamarine

edges.. easy.. If I am doing it, it is easy! (and I don't know how to do the HTML frame, ahemm) i learned my lesson at first thread.. I lifted pix from "here & there" on the internet .. the thread wasn't up a couple hours and several pix "disappeared". Now I work them up, sign them & put them on my server.


35 posted on 05/19/2005 7:32:20 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali
I did see that episode! Ben Kenobi cut this guy in half if I remember correctly. :-)

I'll certainly go with the boys if they want me to. I'm not a big movie goer, but we do have a good time together. We've taken up paintball here lately. Now THAT was a challenge! I've been doing a LOT better the past two months or so, but still always have bruises from being hit! Oh well...all of us who play have bruises. :-)

Yes...they grow TOO fast! I'm trying to spend all the time with them that I can. This "time" is only here for awhile! :-)
36 posted on 05/19/2005 7:45:15 AM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; All
Oh, dear, I guess this wouldn't be the time or place to say I'm not a Star Wars fan then, huh?! :)

Dolly, you are amazing though - I almost *want* to go see what I'm missing just because your review is so enthusiastic. You're good, Sistah - you did all *this* late yesterday afternoon? The pics, and writing it and everything? (I read where you had changed your mind about your topic - and that was fairly late yesterday afternoon!)

I am impressed - I really am, and love your vignettes and love your enthusiasm for all the things you do.

Darth Billie
I wish I understood what Darth meant 'cause I noticed you signed all our names Darth!

37 posted on 05/19/2005 8:06:49 AM PDT by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

Mornin' Dolly.

We had a primier showing last week here in Lucas' hometown. He was one of the honored guests. Not in that social circle, but a lot of big-bucks locals rubbed shoulders with him.


38 posted on 05/19/2005 8:18:27 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Stay Prayed Up)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Billie; DollyCali
Oh, dear, I guess this wouldn't be the time or place to say I'm not a Star Wars fan then, huh?! :)

Oh, Billie....I'm so glad you said it first. Now I can slip in with a faint "me too". LOL. My movie tastes run more along the line of "The English Patient" (I know, very stuffy, LOL), or the classics.

Sorry, Dolly. I won't be able to add much to this thread, but like Billie, you have piqued my interest. You sure did a great job with your first post. Congrats, Sistah!

39 posted on 05/19/2005 8:24:23 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (Lori)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali
How may of you knew that Michael Moore had a starring role in the Star War movies?

HA HA :o)

40 posted on 05/19/2005 8:28:31 AM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: kassie
Awe, thanks Kassie - we had a blast last night too! Our sons think so much alike, and have such fun together, that I would have gladly stood in line the entire time!

I will never recover from that waif like creature beside you bawling her eyes out though.......... maybe she was in love with Anni! lol

41 posted on 05/19/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali; Mama_Bear
Dolly, your the of movies on you profile page is so interesting. i get's a mix reaction out of me :o)

you list some of my favorite movies, but you also list some of the movies i can't STAND, lol.

42 posted on 05/19/2005 8:32:56 AM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali; Mama_Bear; Billie; Aquamarine

Hi dolly. (and fellow sistahs) GREAT job. But...like the rest of the sistahs...have never followed Star Wars. Have never seen any of them (ofcourse I finally just got around to renting Lord of the Rings thanks to Pippin :o) !) But like the others, you definately have caught my interest. Enjoy the movie. I look forward to your review! ((((dolly)))))


43 posted on 05/19/2005 8:39:36 AM PDT by dutchess
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Mama_Bear; DollyCali
Oh, Billie....I'm so glad you said it first. Now I can slip in with a faint "me too". LOL. My movie tastes run more along the line of "The English Patient" (I know, very stuffy, LOL), or the classics.

YIKES! Hope we don't lose our newest sistah!

I like romantic comedies, and war movies, and even TV movies like Lonesome Dove. I don't like slapstick, horror, or sci-fi. :(

44 posted on 05/19/2005 8:40:09 AM PDT by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Billie; Mama_Bear
My friend has been delayed. I have a few more minutes..

Darth Vader in the first series of movies(starting in 77) was the ultimate BAD guy.. you saw some softening as he died in last flick

In the current series you see Darth Vader (BEFORE HE BECAME NAUGHTY) as a wonderful little boy, son of a slave.. we follow him in the last two movies growing up & falling in love with royalty & secretly marrying her.

This last movie (wont say much) shows how he goes from a hero, Jedi knight, and makes the transformation to the "dark Side"

This movie has many themes interwoven but Darth Vader's transformation was the biggest issue for most of the die heart fans

BTW.. I loved English Patient & the dramas & especially movies that are based on fact (so many out these past few years) am a movie fan consummate..The clue if I really like a movie is if I see it again on big screen & /or buy the DVD. I go to movies many times a week. I have a lot of male friends who are movie fans & don't like to go alone.. It's a tough job, but someone has to help them out :-)
45 posted on 05/19/2005 8:43:16 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: dutchess; DollyCali; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine

Hey, dutchess! et tu? But I did get caught up in the way Dolly *reviewed* it!


46 posted on 05/19/2005 8:46:17 AM PDT by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I cried also last night - several times (but few would call me a waif) haha..

Glad you & Kassie have "found each other".. so nice to have nearby FReeper Buddies to hang with..


47 posted on 05/19/2005 8:46:19 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Billie; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine
you wont lose me for differences in desires/likes.. but you might fire me for incompetence. :-)

I really feel I have so many friends because I have so many interests & varying folks offer varying opportunities to participate with a friend.

I think each of us brings varying interests and backgrounds which make a good balance for ideas on threads/people/presentations.

Even with a thread like this where NONE of you have a "draw".. I am sure you have impressions (hopefully not too negative) of those who are avid enthusiasts & why... or funny stories you heard etc.

For me these movies have a lot to show but ultimately the bottom line is Good over Evil.. Period
48 posted on 05/19/2005 8:51:35 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali; kassie
Haha - well, the background on this "waif" was that she didn't say a word to the girls she was sitting with - we had decided her group was scarier looking than the grown men dressed up - one girl was "goth" and the one next to Kassie needed a blood transfusion, at least..........

It was an interesting night........

49 posted on 05/19/2005 8:52:48 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; kassie; xp38
There were many hundred in costume at our theater. When I pulled up there were lots of "Jedi's" fighting with their light sabers. Heavy media coverage.

It was a `16 plex & they had 6 showings in the 6 LARGEST theaters first just after midnight scheduled about 10 minute interval starts. The parking lot was mobbed.. just like prime time Sat night.

Everyone had fun and was upbeat.. at some times in theater you could hear a pin drop, other times you could hear uproarious laughter, other times sobs/crying...It was a graphic delight

and the MUSIC... I have the sound tracts & simply love the themes all the way back from 1977. John Williams does good work in movies.
50 posted on 05/19/2005 9:01:52 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-115 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson