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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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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 12:05:29 PM »
For what it is worth, I don't think it will really matter. Like Marvel and the later Potter movies Im sure these will be well produced and well thought through, but with little interesting personal touch. Some Joe Competent will direct each movie and they will all be a fun 2 hrs. Id be surprised to see anything terrible or great.

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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2017, 12:13:33 PM »
what does a Tsai lightsaber fight look like?

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

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2017, 12:43:45 PM »
Where is the "it doesn't matter, the director isn't the author of those movies anyway" option ?

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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2017, 01:36:19 PM »
You mustn't have seen Rogue One. That movie is bears the stamp of its director during its everywhere.
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2017, 02:22:11 PM »
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.


Wow, so you're throwing pretty much every single STAR WARS film (which also includes the original trilogy since he wrote it) and his best directed films (THX 1138, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, A NEW HOPE, & REVENGE OF THE SITH) under the bus with this incredibly reductive, blanket statement.

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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2017, 02:23:44 PM »
I wish you included Ang Lee. He actually would probably be the most perfect director for a Star Wars film.

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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2017, 02:51:30 PM »
hmmm, George Lucas has no visual style. . .

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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 03:32:05 PM »
I don't include the non-SW movies in the statement but I stand by it for the ones I have seen, and I don't see how it is blanket. There are awful instances of line delivery in everyone of his SW movies. Same for all the other points I made. As for pretty much every SW made, he only directed four of them, which is now less than half, and as for writing the two first trilogies, dialogue has always been the main flaw of the series.
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2017, 03:39:48 PM »
hmmm, George Lucas has no visual style. . .

Maybe it would be more accurate to say he does but it is not a very good one.

I wish you included Ang Lee. He actually would probably be the most perfect director for a Star Wars film.

Added. What's your rationale?
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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2017, 07:58:35 PM »
80's Spielberg - Would love to see him take a swing at another adventure blockbuster. Crystal Skull tho...

90's Bigelow - Point Break era. All her stuff is so effing serious and dour now.

Whedon - I liked Avengers and Buffy. He certainly seems capable of pulling off the action, humor, and drama.
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