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Princess Leia's Accent Killed my DVD! - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Princess Leia's Accent Killed my DVD!
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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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