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Princess Leia's Accent Killed my DVD! - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Princess Leia's Accent Killed my DVD!
I started watching Star Wars last night and finished it this evening. By Star Wars, I mean the original feature. I don't care what the "new title" is - it'll always be Star Wars to me. (Man, do I sound like an old fogey or what?)

Anyhoo, the picture was fabulous and the sound rocked my chair. Damn - never was I so glad to have my surround sound on. What I *really* need to do is borrow the new LCD projector I just got at school and watch The Empire Strikes Back with it. Mmmmmm - sounds good to me!

Anyhoo, I noticed a glitch in my DVD. Thankfully, it only takes place in one section. When Leia is being interrogated by Grand Moff Tarkin, it jumps in a couple of places. As a matter of fact, it jumps almost as much as Leia's accent does. "She's English. No, she's American! No, she's English!" etc. So I think the girl broke my DVD in that place.

If any of the other discs have glitches, I'll take the set back. As it is, that one particular glitch just seems rather funny to me. :-) (Yes, I find the strangest things funny. Makes for a more fun life, if you ask me.)

Current Mood: amused amused

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dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: September 22nd, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm more worried about the poor gal's scalp. That amount of bewigment and styling should be creating a hole in space/time from one movie alone.
From: prairiepete Date: September 23rd, 2004 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Lucas' inspiration

Fascinating that you were watching Star Wars last night since I was watching Metropolis--the 1926 Fritz Lang film that obviously influenced George Lucas (and a ton of other filmmakers). I highly recommend a newly restored version of it that is out on DVD right now. Briggit Helm's portrayal of Maria stands up through the years as a truly remarkable performance.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: September 23rd, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Lucas' inspiration

I've not seen Metropolis, yet. I've seen a Japanimation version of it, but not the original. Maybe when I get done with my glut of DVDs here at home, I'll rent it from Hollywood Video. Ta for the recommendation.
From: prairiepete Date: September 24th, 2004 06:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Lucas' inspiration

Make sure you get a recently restored version (I can't remember who produced it) and not one of the cheap Hollywood classics versions. It should run about 120 min. and feature the original score. It will have added text panels to explain the missing footage that was lost from the original director's cut when the Americans chopped it up.
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