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Who would you most like to have direct a Star Wars movie (3 options)?

George Lucas is the only director for me.
2 (4.9%)
I scoff at your mainstream suggestions (someone not listed).
1 (2.4%)
James Cameron
4 (9.8%)
Denis Villeneuve
1 (2.4%)
Steven Spielberg
4 (9.8%)
David Fincher
5 (12.2%)
Jeff Nichols
1 (2.4%)
Alex Garland
0 (0%)
Jon Favreau
0 (0%)
Joss Whedon
2 (4.9%)
Kathryn Bigelow
5 (12.2%)
Ridley Scott
1 (2.4%)
George Miller
3 (7.3%)
Michael Bay
1 (2.4%)
Peter Jackson
1 (2.4%)
James Gunn
0 (0%)
David Yates
0 (0%)
Scott Derickson
0 (0%)
The Russo Brothers
1 (2.4%)
Dan Trachtenberg
0 (0%)
Matt Reeves
2 (4.9%)
Ang Lee
0 (0%)
Ming-liang Tsai
1 (2.4%)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
3 (7.3%)
David Lynch
3 (7.3%)

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Hypothetical Star Wars Directors
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:15:51 AM »
If anyone wants to know what inspired this poll, the conversation starts here.

A justification for each director would be nice. I removed the two who are already working on VIII and IX because this is meant to be a wishlist. It is not so much about replacing JJ and Johnson as it is about imagining new Star Wars movies, either additional episodes or one offs. 

I am casting a wide net here but I predict I will still need to add some options ex-post. And naturally, this being Star Wars, you get three picks.

Anyone who votes Lucas gets sent to therapy.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 08:40:47 AM »
Don't know why you slanted the poll against Lucas. I'd be all for him directing a SW film, particularly if he didn't write it. It's his sandbox and I would hope there's an open invitation if he wants to tell a story in it.

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Re: Hypothetical Star Wars Directors
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 08:47:50 AM »
Ming-liang Tsai
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
David Lynch

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 08:54:21 AM »
Don't know why you slanted the poll against Lucas. I'd be all for him directing a SW film, particularly if he didn't write it. It's his sandbox and I would hope there's an open invitation if he wants to tell a story in it.

George Lucas is a terrible director. Not only is he an abysmal writer, but when his actors tried to talk to him about their lines he either failed to listen to them or failed to recognise they were right. Then he doubled down by demonstrating a complete inability to direct his actors and the words he had written himself. He has little to no visual style and is only able to introduce meaning through visual symbolism in his more grandiose shots.

On a more personal level, I also dislike many things about how he envisions space movies.

Ming-liang Tsai
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
David Lynch

Care to explain your reasoning?
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Re: Hypothetical Star Wars Directors
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 08:58:02 AM »
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

I, I --- I can't even begin to imagine what something like this might look like....
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 09:29:35 AM »
Uncle Yoda Who Can Recall His Past Lives
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Re: Hypothetical Star Wars Directors
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 11:23:10 AM »
Care to explain your reasoning?

I like those directors and they'd do something radically different with this subject matter?

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 11:33:10 AM »
But Star Wars is not a subject matter so much as a type of story. It's a space saga centred around a family. I would understand if the intrinsic quality of a SW movie was that it studied humanity's relationship to science or the behavioural implications of living in a galaxy-wide civilisation, but what does a Tsai lightsaber fight look like?
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2017, 11:48:48 AM »
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Re: Hypothetical Star Wars Directors
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2017, 12:01:03 PM »
what does a Tsai lightsaber fight look like?

Probably everyone dressed like lobsters while a Grace Chang song plays.

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