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Wed May 22, 2019, 03:32 PM

Seriously. Just STOP IT already. Star Wars so don't read if you don't want to know

Come on. Enough already.


We talk about movie magic, but sometimes the magic's real. The Rise of Skywalker will focus on the new generation of Star Wars heroes, but Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016, will once again make an appearance as General (formerly Princess) Leia Organa.

Vanity Fair shared the news on Monday that Leia will share scenes with Resistance fighter Lieutenant Connix, played by Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd. Lourd appeared in the role in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. The Vanity Fair feature also includes a new batch of images from the film that gives a first look at the new characters.


https://www.cnet.com/news/star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-to-reunite-carrie-fisher-daughter-on-screen/

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Reply Seriously. Just STOP IT already. Star Wars so don't read if you don't want to know (Original post)
underpants May 2019 OP
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underpants May 2019 #4
gratuitous May 2019 #2
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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 04:37 PM

1. Remember what Ed Wood did when Bella Lugosi died before completing Plan 9 From Outer Space?

Shortly before Lugosi's death in August 1956, he had been working with Wood on numerous half-realized projects, variously titled The Vampire's Tomb or The Ghoul Goes West.[9] Scenes unconnected to Plan 9, featuring Lugosi weeping at a funeral, walking in front of Tor Johnson's house at daytime, walking in and out of the side door of the Johnson home at nighttime and a daylight scene on a patch of scrub land near a highway showing Lugosi stalking towards the camera and dramatically spreading his Dracula cape before furling it around himself and walking back the way he came, had been shot. Only the first two sequences had reached any level of completion. When Lugosi died, Wood shelved these projects.[9]

Shortly after Lugosi's death the story and screenplay for Grave Robbers from Outer Space were written and finalized, with Wood planning to use the unconnected, unrelated footage of Lugosi as a means of putting a credit for him on the picture. Wood used the Lugosi footage as a means of attracting actors to the picture, gaining the interest of Gregory Walcott and Maila Nurmi, among others, by telling them he was making "Bela Lugosi's last movie". Though Wood's actions were driven in part by the desire to give his film a "star name" and attract horror fans, the Lugosi cameo was also meant as a loving tribute and farewell to the actor, who had become fast friends with Wood in the last three years of Lugosi's life. Wood hired his wife's chiropractor, Tom Mason, as a stand-in for Lugosi, even though Mason was taller than Lugosi and bore no resemblance to him,[9] making him one of the earliest "fake Shemps". Narration from Criswell was also employed in an attempt to better link Lugosi's footage with the rest of Plan 9. Every last scrap of material Wood had of Lugosi was utilized in the theatrical cut of the film, including what are minor sprocket discolorations, film trims that would in a normal film be discarded as unusable. Cuts of the film on VHS during the '80s and '90s, the vast majority of which were unauthorized bootleg dupes, varied drastically not only in quality but also in the amount of Lugosi material retained.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_9_from_Outer_Space

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Wed May 22, 2019, 06:31 PM

4. Interesting

Thanks

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 05:22 PM

2. NOBODY quits working for George Lucas!

Makes it so much easier to negotiate the contract.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Wed May 22, 2019, 06:31 PM

3. 😆

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