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Post Posted: November 24th 2012 3:28 am
 
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Roger Ebert recently retweeted an interview with author and critic Camille Paglia (her Wikipedia page) wherein she talks about Lucas and ROTS in particular:

http://youtu.be/HBaahsD9qIA?t=8m29s

She also wrote a fairly lengthy essay (which can be found in her new book, unread by me) declaring G.L. as the greatest artist of our time:

http://chronicle.com/article/Why-George ... he/134942/

I doubt she's going to be invited to the ranch anytime soon but I enjoy her insights. I think her comments may be among the first in mainstream criticism to re-evaluate George's work and contributions to the culture post-ROTS in a positive light. It'll be interesting to see if more of this stuff emerges the closer we get to Episode VII.


Post Posted: November 24th 2012 5:42 am
 
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Too bad that she only speaks about Episode III. I wouldn't mind to see her opinion on TPM and AotC.


Post Posted: November 27th 2012 2:43 pm
 

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For TPM and AOTC:

http://www.lardbiscuit.com/cinema.html
From the oldtimer whose favorite is TESB, so his opinion is really interesting. In fact, I agree with pretty much most of his views on Star Wars, right down to ROTJ being the weakest entry overall.


http://wondersinthedark.wordpress.com/2 ... naysayers/

The last one truly outstanding and almost better than the movie itself.


Post Posted: November 27th 2012 2:53 pm
 

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Alexrd wrote:
Too bad that she only speaks about Episode III. I wouldn't mind to see her opinion on TPM and AotC.


I have a feeling she either didn't see them or maybe saw once and never revisited.
But then again, I've always suspected that ROTS can probably work as a standalone prequel.


Post Posted: November 27th 2012 6:28 pm
 
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cantina_patron wrote:
http://www.lardbiscuit.com/lard/ilovetpm.html


This is fucking awesome. Thank you for sharing this.


Post Posted: November 27th 2012 7:23 pm
 

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I think you'll agree with his views on ROTJ ;)


Post Posted: November 27th 2012 7:32 pm
 
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I think she comes off as a bit of a crackpot. I love ROTS. I might go as far to call it one of the most underrated blockbusters ever (knowing that it grossed over 380M domestically), but there are enough flaws both narratively and cinematically that hold this movie far short of the statement: "It is the best piece of art of the last 30 years."


Post Posted: November 27th 2012 10:30 pm
 

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True, that line smacks of stirring up the controversy.

I don't see a lot of flaws in ROTS (aside from occasional fan wishes such as improving Vader's Noo!). However, it has more impact if you watch it as part of the prequel trilogy (or, better yet, the entire saga).


Post Posted: November 28th 2012 4:21 am
 
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CoGro wrote:
I think she comes off as a bit of a crackpot. I love ROTS. I might go as far to call it one of the most underrated blockbusters ever (knowing that it grossed over 380M domestically), but there are enough flaws both narratively and cinematically that hold this movie far short of the statement: "It is the best piece of art of the last 30 years."


She said the finale is the best piece of art. Not the whole movie (not that there is anything wrong with saying that).


Post Posted: November 29th 2012 12:12 am
 

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More essays

http://acertainpointofview.net/?p=294
http://acertainpointofview.net/?p=1024
http://nilbogsstorybookland.blogspot.co ... .html#more


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