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George Lucas didn't sell Star Wars because of the Prequel backlash or because he wanted to raise his 2nd family. He transcended the artform.

George Lucas didn't sell Star Wars because of the Prequel backlash or because he wanted to raise his 2nd family. It's because CGI, Lighting, Cameras, etc. had come so far that there was nothing left for him to innovate. In the featurettes of him brainstorming in 1994 had him watching Buster Keaton in amazement asking himself "how did he do that?". By the time he was done with the prequels he had pushed the industry so far forward that there was nothing left for him to do. He transcended the artform.

The sequel trilogy really would've just been a soap opera about the Skywalker family.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    ahhh yes, the peak of technology right here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The graphics in the 20 year old film look bad, and then i onpy have 3-4 cherry picked scenes out of a 2 hour movie
      Find me any other computer graphics from the early 00s that even come close. Saying prequela weren't innovative is peak zoomer midwit. You weren't there. People thought ps2 graphics looked like real life, these films are still mindblowing. There are prequel scenes that age better than disney war scenes made in the last 7 years.
      A new hope revolutionized cinema once, my dad told me how good they looked at the time. The prequels did it again. No other film had as good computer graphics until avatar.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The first two Shrek movies were extremely impressive and Matrix had good visuals as well. But there were tons of bad imitations.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Starship Troopers
        >People thought ps2 graphics looked like real life, these films are still mindblowing
        >Source: my dad
        Lmao

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The battles in Starship Troopers were easy because of the lighting and terrain. The tan gungans and droids on the green field didn't allow for any sandy haze to add depth, etc. George was pushing the budget. Starship Troopers was playing it safe.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >People thought ps2 graphics looked like real life
        Well no that isn't true at all. In fact the joke at the time is sony claimed to have toy story graphics. And it didn't. You clearly weren't there.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >1997

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That looks like a product of its time. It looks like:
          >Total Recall
          >Super Mario Bros
          >Judge Dredd
          I'm sure there are others I'm missing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          god I hate this Kebab music. WTF was Luce Bessont thinking?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Damn now I have to go and watch Mila in her yum yum's and Multi Pass. Better than anything Lucas put out...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jurassic Park (1993) has aged better

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The jump between gens was the biggest factor. Even back then I would agree that the graphics were not good compared to real life. It was an abstraction which had dramatically improved over the prior gen. If you were a consolefag then of course most multiplats looked better on Xbox but again those consoles were ass compared to the limits being pushed on PC at the time. It was a true golden age of vidya where the focus was on pushing the boundaries of tech mixed with the best gameplay and even story. It's all transactioned to death now and games like TV series have transitioned to this perpetual live service where the end goal is player/consumer retention. They don't want to make the best of the best now. They just want steady streams of cash from a malleable population with no standards.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You bring a good point. But you are still missing one good piece from uncovering the conspiration.

        Redditlettermedia gaslighted everyone who wasnt there or who was too young to know better. "How?" You might ask, "I have the dvds!"
        Well, you see, while the prequels were shot in digital mostly, they were processed chemically in film and projected in film. The higher contrast, chemical process and grain of film helped to hide the shoddy cgi. This is how it was intended for us to watch them.
        People who watched them in theaters and were old to know better, remember them in all their glory. Your dvd, is the digital version without any of the chemical enhancements. Your dvd version is not the way it was projected in theaters. Your dvd version looks like shit and RLM convinced everyone that this is the real version and the rest is nostalgia.

        This scan looks a bit dark, but you can already see how good it looks most of the times. You can even see the Senator room and it actually looks fine.

        1:24-1:30 This one straight up looks better than modern Marvel Disney.

        Dont get zoomers and r3dditlettermedia tell you otherwise, they looked great, years ahead of anything before.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That is a huge difference, thanks anon

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I only saw episode 3 in theaters. This is impressive as fuck, holy shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Holy fuck your right . I saw all three in theaters .

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I am watching episode three right now and tried applying a film grain filter and while its not exactly the same and the effect is subtle I do think it makes a difference on some scenes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck the cgi in the prequels was horrible

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >CGI chairs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      holy fuck that's looks awful. the prequels can lick my ass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eternal reminder that this was a fully constructed physical set, only CGI is what you see out the window.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Eternal reminder that this was a fully constructed physical set, only CGI is what you see out the window.

          Wow it's almost like prequels haters don't even know how their own eyes work and just look for things to bitch about. This is why we have the crappy disney films now people who grew up with the ots and created hundreds of self insert scenarios in the star wars universe can't be pleased

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      are you tricking us
      wasnt this a set

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        See

        I honestly have no idea why it looks so bad though.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I guess it's the early digital camera making everything look like shit.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This. The prequels look like shit.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This. The prequels look like shit.

            are you tricking us
            wasnt this a set

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            ahhh yes, the peak of technology right here

            Lucas created the real furniture and lighting to make it look like irl cg so it didnt look like a mix of real life shit with cg. He had SOUL on top of knowing the limitations of cg from that era. Something marvel disney could learn.
            Sheev Room is a litmus test for the ignorant in the ways of film making and the retarded in general.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the set is not cgi, but there is a terrible looking matte painting of a hallway on the left at the end of this clip

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          ahhh yes, the peak of technology right here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the question is WHY does the bg need to be CGI? couldn't they have just build this simple set and have a green screen for the window and call it a day? this studio would have been so simple why does it have to be CGI? What pisses me off the most is the exit with the silly ass door and the red carpet. Looks like Bioshock.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It takes days to build up a set versus hours to build the room in 3DS Max or Maya. Even then they still employed miniature models for areas such as the podrace arena or the geonosis arena or the large hallway in the jedi temple, hence the times where it looked uncanny.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that's literally what they did retard
        see

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Love that little snap the CGI background does during the camera pan. The foreground is a physical set however. The shadows might be CGI and certainly the window is CGI.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He was going to go to the micro world.

    Imagine this taking place inside Padme’s stomach like in Innerspace. The lava is stomach acid.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He could of innovated by being a good writer or editor.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He doesn't want to make a soap opera lmao

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    he foresaw diversity quotas and decided to leave before being forced to work with nigs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no Lucas has jungle fever and a nog obsession which only got worse as he aged (see that shitty red tails movie he made)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sure thing zoomer.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He literally casted Samuel Jackson because of diversity quotas, retard.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >casted
        Dumb fuck. Jackson begged to be part of the prequels. He even said he was willing to be a stormtrooper

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. Lucas would've cast any black guy in his place had he not volunteered.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's married to a black woman...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The last movie he directed was about the Tuskegee Airmen.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2022
    >Still no smell-o-vision

    bullshit there ain't nothing left to innovate

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol yeah the phantom menace would've been better received if you could smell Jar Jar

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The prequels fuckin sucked.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He truly is the Oppenheimer of cinema.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    he could have tried making a film with good stories and characters.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even jar jar is better written than anybody from the new films.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine simping for jar jar binks

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its got to the point that I would like to see Jar Jar pop up.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well of course it has since you're nostalgia is flaring up.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I loved Jar Jar as a kid.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes you loved being stupid as a child. You can keep doing it if you like. But you're still an idiot.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I liked Jar Jar but looked up to figures like Obi Wan and Qui Gon. Especially Qui Gon, he was the master.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Kids loved Jar Jar. It's a kid movie. Grow up homosexual.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Zoomers are capable of simultaneously believing that Lucas is a genius who transcended film as an art form AND that Star Wars is just a silly kids series that should never be criticized because it's not serious anyway.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Everybody is capable of that anon.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nope it was backlash. Disney organised a massive anti-shill campaign for the prequels for a decade to pressure George to sell.

    What you think it’s a coincidence that the consensus on prequels changed after the papers were signed? I’ve never spoken to anyone that disliked the prequels either. It was always just from the internet

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Source: Dude, trust me

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is true, Disney dropped mad money to signal boost things like the Plinkett reviews leading up to the 3D re-release of Episode I helping cause that to bomb. George's plans for his ST hinged on that doing decently at the box office.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      walt disney personally gave me 30 dollars to say I hate attack of the clones on facebook a decade after it came out

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He sold because Iger gave him an offer he couldn't refuse after the success of Avatar proved that 20th Century Fox was worth buying altogether. I'll bet you anything they've tried buying the Star Wars rights from 20th since 1984 when they started going full-on juggernaut.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol avatar was only a thing because of the 3D technology.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The latter two prequels look like shit, dude. Let it go.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    apparently he wanted to be able to amend entire scenes and movies after the fact using cgi and was going to basically redo all the movies

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I really wish he would do that with the prequels.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what if lucas bought himself hitlership

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He literally admitted that he sold it because of prequel backlash, you dork.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >because CGI, Lighting, Cameras, etc. had come so far that there was nothing left for him to innovate
    Not really a loss, Cameron has us covered.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love democracy...

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Pretty much spot on. Attack of the Clones is the visual finale of cinema. Hasn't been topped yet.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just salt

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    George Lucas licensed star wars to dance dance revolution shortly before selling to disney. he was truly out of (good) ideas

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe he just wanted to dance?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Everybody should dance. Nobody should dance ddr as Han Solo on Cloud City. Find an outlet that doesn't destroy my childhood, Lucas

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Kek did your parents buy this game for you on Christmas or something

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I realised George Lucas was a great filmmaker yesterday, when I saw a video of a forest in a disney Kenobi thread. Immediately I noticed the forest didn't look like it was on another planet. Then I realised the forests in Lucas' films somehow looked like they were actually on another planet. It was then that I realised how great George Lucas was and how much of a hack whoever did the Kenobi series is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      George Lucas said that most critics dont know much about movies, the history behind them, the tech behind them, so they cant really grasp or give informed opinions. And he is 100% right. Thats why youtube critics always dissect plot, plotholes and the meaning, symbology of the "plot". Because you dont need to have any knowledge about film to do so. Anyone can dissect a narrative. But to talk about the actual medium you need to know about it.
      This is one of the reasons why Armond White is unironically so pleasant to read. Even with some retarded (aka based) takes you enjoy his encyclopedic knowledge of the history of them medium. You know he knows his shit. He is not quoting tarantino, nolan and shawshank redemption. You might be a film buff, but then White talks about a movie you have never heard off and explains to you why its a landmark of cinema. All of that in a Green Hornet vs Ultron: dawn of infinity godzillas review.
      I remember some homosexual on youtube complaining about how boring the pod racing was because the camera pans all moved to the right. But thats something you would know if you knew basic film making. In his ignorance it was some kind of mistake.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is also why RLM relies so much on Star Trek. It’s a philosophical show, not a show about filmmaking philosophy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he does.
      tatooine, dagobah and the others feel like they exist, even if only. in a story.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't he allowed to just want the money?

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