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Dec. 9, 2009by:

This is a rather interesting video about a STAR WARS urban legend that’s actually true. George Lucas was at one point talking to David Lynch about directing RETURN OF THE JEDIi. In this video, Lynch talks about his fateful meeting with George Lucas, and how he had “zero interest” in the project and how Lucas is too short to drive a Ferrari.

It’s not much, but it does explain a lot about Lucas, as Lynch says “he doesn’t like to direct.” This should be pretty evident with how the new trilogy turned out, as each film was directed by Lucas. Call me a bad nerd, but I had no idea that Lucas didn’t actually direct EMPIRE and JEDI, I guess I always assumed he did, but that’s not the case, and Richard Marquand ended up directing JEDI in the end.

What would a Lynch-directed JEDI have looked like? Why did Lucas choose to direct all the new prequels if he hates the job so much? Could he hand the series over to a more capable director in the future?

Thanks to reader Fat-Womanizer for the tip.

Extra Tidbit: An Abrams-directed new STAR WARS trilogy. I'm just sayin...
Source: ForaTV

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8:56PM on 12/09/2009
How do you write for Joblo and not know that Lucas didn't direct the best of the Star Wars series?
How do you write for Joblo and not know that Lucas didn't direct the best of the Star Wars series?
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1:36AM on 12/11/2009
You were thinking the same thing I was. It's b/c he doesn't do his research.
You were thinking the same thing I was. It's b/c he doesn't do his research.
4:22PM on 12/09/2009
Actually, it was a problem with the director's guild that kept Spielberg from directing JEDI. Also, Marquand, though credited for directing JEDI, it is Lucas who did more than half of the job in the end. And director Irvin Kershner is the one who pushed the writers to make EMPIRE as good as it is.
Actually, it was a problem with the director's guild that kept Spielberg from directing JEDI. Also, Marquand, though credited for directing JEDI, it is Lucas who did more than half of the job in the end. And director Irvin Kershner is the one who pushed the writers to make EMPIRE as good as it is.
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3:49PM on 12/09/2009
I heard somewhere before that Lucas asked Spielberg to direct one of the prequels but Spielberg was busy on another film.
I heard somewhere before that Lucas asked Spielberg to direct one of the prequels but Spielberg was busy on another film.
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3:15PM on 12/09/2009
George is actully an amazing director when he is doing smaller films. American Graffiti is beautiful, and THX-1138 is beautiful as well. its when he starts trying to be grand and make films and a huge score that he has issues
George is actully an amazing director when he is doing smaller films. American Graffiti is beautiful, and THX-1138 is beautiful as well. its when he starts trying to be grand and make films and a huge score that he has issues
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2:41PM on 12/09/2009
So, if the prequels "sucked" because of Lucus directing, then explain A New Hope.
So, if the prequels "sucked" because of Lucus directing, then explain A New Hope.
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3:06PM on 12/09/2009
First off, "sucked" needs to be in bold italics, not parenthesis. Because by every standard and in every possible way, the prequels sucked. Badly.

Deal with it, nerd.

And A New Hope being good is explained by Lucas using up any and all of his directing prowess on one movie. Because that's all he had in him. Enough to make one great movie.

Well, two if you count American Graffiti.

But yeah, he needs to stay away from directing and writing. Hopefully ruining Star Wars and Indiana Jones
First off, "sucked" needs to be in bold italics, not parenthesis. Because by every standard and in every possible way, the prequels sucked. Badly.

Deal with it, nerd.

And A New Hope being good is explained by Lucas using up any and all of his directing prowess on one movie. Because that's all he had in him. Enough to make one great movie.

Well, two if you count American Graffiti.

But yeah, he needs to stay away from directing and writing. Hopefully ruining Star Wars and Indiana Jones was enough to satisfy him.
3:14PM on 12/09/2009
the scope of A New Hope is much smaller then any of the other 5 films. Theres really not too much action and even the space battle is kind of small.

the scope of A New Hope is much smaller then any of the other 5 films. Theres really not too much action and even the space battle is kind of small.

5:14PM on 12/09/2009
ccapel: Those are quotation marks around "sucked", not parenthesis. Deal with it, bonehead.
ccapel: Those are quotation marks around "sucked", not parenthesis. Deal with it, bonehead.
6:21PM on 12/09/2009
Right, I meant quotation marks. Thanks for the correction. ...buttface.
Right, I meant quotation marks. Thanks for the correction. ...buttface.
2:46AM on 12/10/2009
???
Explain John Carpenter.
Even good directors go bad.
???
Explain John Carpenter.
Even good directors go bad.
10:48PM on 12/13/2009
Simple: A New Hope is the only one the tells a complete story, independent of outside information. It's the purest interpretation of The Hero's Journey. The others are just homages to sci fi serials, some good, some terrible, but none of them quite as universally approachable as the first.
Simple: A New Hope is the only one the tells a complete story, independent of outside information. It's the purest interpretation of The Hero's Journey. The others are just homages to sci fi serials, some good, some terrible, but none of them quite as universally approachable as the first.
2:16PM on 12/09/2009
If the Clone Wars TV series is any indication, getting George Lucas way the hell away from Star Wars is the best thing they could do.
If the Clone Wars TV series is any indication, getting George Lucas way the hell away from Star Wars is the best thing they could do.
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2:01PM on 12/09/2009
So that's why the prequels sucked.
So that's why the prequels sucked.
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1:50PM on 12/09/2009
It isn't Star Wars without George Lucas.
It isn't Star Wars without George Lucas.
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1:42PM on 12/09/2009
"Was an Eagle Scout."
"Was an Eagle Scout."
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1:34PM on 12/09/2009
Very interesting information, but my fucking god does he ramble about nothing.
Very interesting information, but my fucking god does he ramble about nothing.
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2:20AM on 12/10/2009
That "rambling" is normally called "telling a story."
That "rambling" is normally called "telling a story."
1:08PM on 12/09/2009

Lynch is hilarious

He basically likes to make films with smaller budgets, and less of a selection types of characters.
He basically likes to make films with smaller budgets, and less of a selection types of characters.
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12:52PM on 12/09/2009

You're welcome ;o)

As much as I like David Lynch but I'm happy he didn't want to do it. Would have been very interesting to see though! With creepy Ewooks and an incest drama between Luke and Leia...

And where can I sign for a new Abrams-directed trilogy?
As much as I like David Lynch but I'm happy he didn't want to do it. Would have been very interesting to see though! With creepy Ewooks and an incest drama between Luke and Leia...

And where can I sign for a new Abrams-directed trilogy?
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12:47PM on 12/09/2009

Lynch Jedi?

To see what it would have looked like, just imagine his version of Dune in a Forrest.
To see what it would have looked like, just imagine his version of Dune in a Forrest.
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