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April Foolin' 2012, Part 4

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4. Re: April Foolin' 2012, Part 4 Apr 3, 2012, 19:19 space captain
 
nin wrote on Apr 2, 2012, 21:24:
George Lucas Burns Original Star Wars Negatives.

As I told Blue, I saw this link today, April 2nd, and I just about had a heart attack (before realizing it was a hoax).

thats fucking pathetic
 
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3. Re: April Foolin' 2012, Part 4 Apr 3, 2012, 13:50 nin
 
Lucas has said in the past, IIRC, that he no longer has the originals.

Go watch "The People vs George Lucas". It perfectly outlines how insane that statement is, specifically that they digitized the original from film, but never made a backup anywhere, and in turn made all their changes to the one and only original digital copy?

George says a lot of shit. And a lot of people suspect it's a lie.


"People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians, and if the laws of the United States continue to condone this behavior, history will surely classify us as a barbaric society. The preservation of our cultural heritage may not seem to be as politically sensitive an issue as "when life begins" or "when it should be appropriately terminated," but it is important because it goes to the heart of what sets mankind apart. Creative expression is at the core of our humanness. Art is a distinctly human endeavor. We must have respect for it if we are to have any respect for the human race.

These current defacements are just the beginning. Today, engineers with their computers can add color to black-and-white movies, change the soundtrack, speed up the pace, and add or subtract material to the philosophical tastes of the copyright holder. Tommorrow, more advanced technology will be able to replace actors with "fresher faces," or alter dialogue and change the movement of the actor's lips to match. It will soon be possible to create a new "original" negative with whatever changes or alterations the copyright holder of the moment desires. The copyright holders, so far, have not been completely diligent in preserving the original negatives of films they control. In order to reconstruct old negatives, many archivists have had to go to Eastern bloc countries where American films have been better preserved.

In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be "replaced" by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten."

Guess who said all of that?

 
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2. Re: April Foolin' 2012, Part 4 Apr 3, 2012, 13:01 mag
 
nin wrote on Apr 2, 2012, 21:24:
George Lucas Burns Original Star Wars Negatives.

As I told Blue, I saw this link today, April 2nd, and I just about had a heart attack (before realizing it was a hoax).

I guess I'm still holding out, for whatever fucked up reason, hoping we might get the "classic" released, as they were originally seen. Oh well...


Speaking of heart stopping movie rumors...there seems to be a back and forth "he was kidding, or was he" about Jim Cameron doing a Prometheus sequel. Right now, the odds of it happening seem stacked against it, but damn...THAT got my attention.


Lucas has said in the past, IIRC, that he no longer has the originals.
 
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1. Re: April Foolin' 2012, Part 4 Apr 2, 2012, 21:24 nin
 
George Lucas Burns Original Star Wars Negatives.

As I told Blue, I saw this link today, April 2nd, and I just about had a heart attack (before realizing it was a hoax).

I guess I'm still holding out, for whatever fucked up reason, hoping we might get the "classic" released, as they were originally seen. Oh well...


Speaking of heart stopping movie rumors...there seems to be a back and forth "he was kidding, or was he" about Jim Cameron doing a Prometheus sequel. Right now, the odds of it happening seem stacked against it, but damn...THAT got my attention.



 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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