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Star Wars Episode III To Open Cannes

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the french-wookies? dept.

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bonch wrote in to mention an article on the IGN site. "The Cannes Film Festival is going to the dark side. After months of negotiations between George Lucas and festival officials, Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge Of The Sith will open the festival in the South of France in May."

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first jedi! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718798)

first jedi terminated!

Combine this with the previous story... (4, Funny)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718806)

And you'd get something like: "Monkey Brain controls the Cannes Film Festival".

Can George Lucas Save "Star Trek"? (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719050)

Given that Lucas has completed "Star Wars III", he has plenty of time on his hands. Do you suppose that he would lend a hand to save "Enterprise"?

It badly needs better scripts and actors.

Re:Can George Lucas Save "Star Trek"? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719064)

Do you get out much? Ever touched a girl? These are just some thoughts . . . .

Re:Can George Lucas Save "Star Trek"? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719107)

Do you get out much? Ever touched a girl? These are just some thoughts . . . .

Slashdot troll questions another poster's social life; pot, kettle, total absorption of visible light.

A Great Disturbance (5, Funny)

kaalamaadan (639250) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718808)

As if a million voices cried out in Agony

Re:A Great Disturbance (3, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718854)

As if a million voices cried out in Agony

No... that's when Jar Jar makes his third movie appearance.

Excuse me while I get warmed up!

nngghh! *bonk* nnggh! *bonk* nnggh! *crash* damn cheap walls around here.

A Tiny Crackle of Interference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718903)

As if a million voices didn't even bother yawning in indifference, more like.

Is this a big deal? Even if you don't agree with my opinion that the originals are horribly overrated (but nevertheless entertaining; well, V and VI were), it's clear that after I and II, the expectations of all but rabid SW fans will have been flattened.

Ye Olde... (4, Funny)

MorboNixon (130386) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718809)

Trashe cannes?

Good idea (5, Funny)

Alcimedes (398213) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718812)

We'll have Bud Light open up for Octoberfest while we're at it.



What a frickin' joke. Unless this movie is a massive departure from the other two, it's going to be a terrible, hacked together joke. Why this would open up at Cannes is a mystery to me.

Re:Good idea (1)

Scotto del Blotto (834664) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718823)

Because it will pull exponentially more free press and advertising to Cannes?

This film is going to be a behemoth, whether it sucks or not - you should need to ask WHY Cannes negotiated to have it debut there.

- Scott

Re:Good idea (0, Flamebait)

elefantstn (195873) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718829)

Well, Fahrenheit 9/11 won the Palme d'Or last year, so it's not like Cannes is some sort of bastion of quality filmmaking.

Re:Good idea (0, Offtopic)

cHiphead (17854) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718859)

The movie was both immensely entertaining and moving at the same time, even regardless of right wing get-the-facts campaigns against it (hey, that sounds familiar... I mean windows is more secure than linux, right?...)

Cheers.

Re:Good idea (1, Offtopic)

damiam (409504) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718920)

It was an excellent piece of filmmaking, but unfortunately a horrible piece of journalism. The right wing get-the-facts campaigns are mostly correct. I agree with 95% of Moore's politics, but I can still recognize that the majority of Fahrenheit 9/11 was BS.

Re:Good idea (2, Interesting)

16K Ram Pack (690082) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718991)

I'm not even sure how great it was. How many people did it convert?

Nearly everyone I know who saw it was already anti-Bush. And once certain facts about the presentation were shown, it discredited it in the eyes of people who may have been in the running to be converted.

In fact, the problem with nearly all documentaries coming out now is that they preach to the converted. If someone could find out a way to talk about the bad shit that junk food does to you in a way that inner city single mothers would watch, they'd be useful.

Re:Good idea (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718888)

There's a difference between quality filmmaking and quality journalism. "But... it's such an effective piece of propaganda." Well...

In any case, that wan't long after our illustrious Congress renamed "French Fries" "Freedom Fries", Thus pissing of two our our European allies at once: France (of course) and Belgium (where pommes frites are from). Idiots.

Re:Good idea (-1, Flamebait)

Surt (22457) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718905)

I can't tell you how much it impacts my daily life that the french and belgians are pissed off at my government.

Re:Good idea (0, Offtopic)

TrekCycling (468080) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718916)

I can't tell you how intelligent it makes our nations leaders look to call French Fries, Freedom Fries.

I can't tell you how little of an impact calling French Fries, Freedom Fries has made. Last time I checked American still ate them. Even if they're called French Fries.

Re:Good idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718930)

Arabs are pissed off by US arrogance too. That will affect your life if they blow you to bits.

Re:Good idea (1)

TrekCycling (468080) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718945)

Now don't you know better than that. They hate us because of our freedoms. Sheesh. Didn't you get the memo?

Re:Good idea (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718975)

Well, when the cost of the war goes north of 200 billion, think of it when you pay your taxes.

Pissed them off? (2, Insightful)

Chuck Chunder (21021) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718929)

I'm fairly sure they were actually laughing at the such childishness...

Re:Good idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718974)

Excellent point. You're both right. A rare thing on Slashdot.

MOD UP (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719017)

Look, I hate Bush as much as most slashdotters but Fahrenheit 9/11 certainly wasn't a landmark in filmmaking. Yes, I believe most of what was said in the film but to call it high art is certainly a stretch. The film was actually pretty amateurish. Considering how much shit Bush does, it should really have been possible to make a more sophisticated damning indictment of him.

Don't mod this guy down just because you think he's a rapid FOX News viewer. I hate Bush and I hate FOX but Fahrenheit 9/11 was certainly overrated and didn't deserve to win any award, let alone the Palme d'Or.

That depends... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719034)

on who you ask.

Quality filmmaking is in the eye of the beholder, mr. elephant.

Re:Good idea (4, Funny)

TrekCycling (468080) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718850)

Yeah, this is like the Backstreet Boys being the opening act for Yanni.... ....for those of us who like Yanni....

*slinks away*

Re:Good idea (1)

The Only Druid (587299) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719093)

People like Yanni?

No mystery at all (1, Insightful)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718864)

Payola

Re:No mystery at all (5, Funny)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719112)

Show me THE WOOKIE!

...wait... no. Don't.

Re:Good idea (1)

agrippa_cash (590103) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719106)

One could argue that the last two SW films have been Brechtian excercises in character reduction with state of the art special effects and typical Hollywood plot mechanics. If that is the case then perhaps Lucas is simultainously expressing his contept for the state of contemporary film AND pushing it further. I'm not sure that he is, but it seems plausable since I think Bruckheimer has as much as admitted that his films are intended as something slightly beyone self parody, and he hasn't nearly the cache of Lucas.

Michael Moore (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718813)

He got his oscar at Cannes and by that fact alone, Cannes is a waste of everyones time. I say revoke the oscar! [revoketheoscar.com]

Re:Michael Moore (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719057)

HEAR HEAR!

I thought that read Episode III was in the can... (1, Redundant)

TrekCycling (468080) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718814)

Like the trash can. My bad. Disregard first post.

4th jedi terminated (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718815)

4th jedi super terminated t1000-style nikkah's

Eurocunts are so easily bribed (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718816)

Losers! You're dirt poor and we own your sorry asses. Chances are, we own the company you work for. Our financial services industry makes hundreds of billions off of you suckers

Re:Eurocunts are so easily bribed (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718832)

WORD. All France makes is crappy wine and cheese.

Re:Eurocunts are so easily bribed (-1, Offtopic)

Clay Pigeon -TPF-VS- (624050) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718858)

You forgot their oversized 4 engine aircraft which cost a buttload of cash to operate and maintain. The era of the 4 engine behemoths is waning, but France decided to make an even larger dinosaur. Go them!

But... (5, Interesting)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718819)

But isn't Cannes supposed to be for good movies? Given the last 2 installments, I'm surprised they're showing it at all, let alone have it as the opening film.

Re:But... (1)

uochoa (464988) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718843)

i guess they are starting with the trash and then going up to the really good movies

Re:But... (1)

Tsiangkun (746511) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718881)

Twenty dollars says the film following this one gets extra attention and respect.

Irony! (1)

shieldforyoureyes (856750) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718894)

Perhaps they're doing a theme, and it will be followed
by "Some Kind of Monster".

Re:But... (2, Informative)

theKinkyRabbit (809823) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719001)

A film can be in or out of the official competition [festival-cannes.fr] . The list of films in each category hasn't been announced yet for this year, but if Star Wars has to be shown, it won't be in competition.

Re:But... (1)

16K Ram Pack (690082) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719088)

I guess they wanted it in competition, but Cannes doesn't have competition for:-

most screwed up franchise

most annoying animated character

most pointless plots

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719113)

Look at it this way, the festival could only get better!

Why open Cannes when you could crush Cannes? (2, Funny)

DietCoke (139072) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718827)

I'd rather see the Sith crumple Cannes on their foreheads, personally. Aside from Alexandra Kerry's appearance last year, the festival has gotten outright preachy and boring.

Re:Why open Cannes when you could crush Cannes? (4, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718880)

I'd rather see the Sith crumple Cannes on their foreheads, personally

Yoda Sez: "Crumple YOU like cans, In Soviet Empire Sith do!"

Re:Why open Cannes when you could crush Cannes? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719081)

Shouldn't it be Return of the Sith?

After all Georgie Boy renamed Revenge of the Jedi because it sounded too ominous for little kids that would be buying ewok halloween costumes.

This Just In! (-1, Redundant)

DrunkenTerror (561616) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718833)

Canne has gone to shit!

Cannes Opening Day Headline (5, Funny)

sconeu (64226) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719054)


The Shit has hit the Cannes

La Dee Dah (2, Interesting)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718837)

The Hoity-Toity will no doubt be sleepin on the sidewalk waiting for opening day.

That would be worth seeing.

Audience Response (1, Interesting)

Ashe Tyrael (697937) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718838)

...to the prequel series. When I saw them at the cinema...

Episode 1: Applause the moment the words "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far way" appeared.

Episode 2: General "meh"

I wonder what episode 3 will get.

Re:Audience Response (1)

rokzy (687636) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718883)

something like Lisa Simpson's jazz band dream?

"why would they come to our concert just to boo us?"

Re:Audience Response (4, Funny)

TrekCycling (468080) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718884)

Oh geez. When I saw Episode 1, someone stood on a railing and yelled to the crowd. "Everyone prepare for the greatest moment in your lives. George Lucas, the genius, is bringing back, the greatest movie series of all time."

Um....

Needless to say... never have such incorrectly words been chosen.

Episode 2 the reaction was a little clapping. I think at that point it was kind of like clapping for a kid who wears a crash helmet when he manages to tie his shoes. It was more for the effort, given the first one.

Re:Audience Response (1)

TrekCycling (468080) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718898)

Ooops. I meant to say "needless to say... never have such incorrectly chosen words been spoken."

That's what I get for being a smart ass.

I beg to differ! (-1, Flamebait)

Prince Vegeta SSJ4 (718736) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719070)

Needless to say... never have such incorrectly words been chosen.

THIS [microsoft.com] has to be the ultimate incorrect statement.

Ahahaha (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719126)

When I was there, the audience cheered wildly when Yoda pulled out his light saber. The rest of the time, they were pretty quiet (except when they were laughing at Lucas' pathetic attempt at filmmaking).

What's Wrong With Star Wars

What became abundantly clear to me after seeing Episode I, and was reinforced by seeing Episode II, is that George Lucas has no idea how to tell a story.

The first Star Wars movies were successful because they were different. They were space westerns, they had special effects! They were hokey but instant classics. A whole generation grew up loving star wars. But those movies were really targeted at teenage kids, not adults.

Fast forward 20 years. Their entire Star-Wars-loving audience has grown up. We're ready for something darker, something serious, something compelling. Instead we got more pap for teenage kids! And over 20 years, George Lucas *still* hasn't learned how to tell a story. If you need any proof, see the ridiculous battle in Episode II between 20 million robots and 20 thousand Jedi. What the hell?! That's not what Star Wars is about at all! ONE Jedi. ONE hero. Star Wars is all about the INDIVIDUAL accomplishments of certain Jedi. And they butchered episodes I and II anyway--they cast good actors in bad roles (Natalie Portman a prime example), bad actors in hopelessly bad roles (Hayden Christensen) and put in content specifically geared to 4-year-olds (like that motherfucker Jar Jar Binks). They had one of the greatest franchises in history, and they butchered it so badly that we all expect Episode III to be total crap!

Re:Audience Response (4, Funny)

boarder8925 (714555) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718939)

I wonder what episode 3 will get.
General grieving [slashdot.org] .

Adulteration of the cannes (4, Insightful)

s0rbix (629316) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718839)

This just shows how those with a lot of influence and money can get their corporate "art" into an institution with high integrity. RIP Cannes... you had some good principles, but I guess nothing can last forever.

Cannes (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718842)

Ahhhh, the Cannes film festival. You shall never find a more retched hive of scum and villiany

Re:Cannes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718934)

You shall never find a more retched hive of scum and villiany

Yeah, they make me throw up too.

That said, still funny.

LOL (5, Interesting)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718846)

Sorry, just laughing at the Star Wars fanboys camping out so they can be the first ones in the "universe" to see the movie. And now Lucas gives them the big BWAHAHAHAH.

I just can't help but imagine Lucas with a big grin holding up his middle finger and giving one final F-YOU to the Star Wars geeks, followed by a "get a freaking life."

Ahem. Sorry. In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that I slept overnight -- ONE NIGHT -- for Empire Strikes Back. But my friend camped out for two weeks, and I was only 30 or so people back. :)

Re:LOL (1)

neverkevin (601884) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718907)

Even ONE NIGHT is unacceptable

Re:LOL (1)

irhtfp (581712) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718937)

So let me get this straight:

!fanboy <= 1 day camping out < fanboy

Re:LOL (1)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718978)

When I did it, it was youthful exuberance. When anyone else does it, they are pathetic fanboys. Quite simple, really. :D

Anyway, camping out for a night is one thing; lots of people do that for special events (rose parade, concerts, etc). That's socially acceptable. And this was the sequel to Star Wars, which actually lived up to the hype. Camping out for months beforehand is way out of hand. Not to mention that there isn't exactly high expectations for the last movie.

Re:LOL (1)

myklgrant (529062) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718960)

Empire is probably worth one night in line. Of the SW films it is the only one that has stood the test of time. And the one that Lucas has left the most untouched.
Michael

Re:LOL (2, Interesting)

Lisandro (799651) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719078)

I always found funny the one movie in the series that everyone seems to agree it's the best is the only one not directed by Lucas...

Re:LOL (1)

Tsiangkun (746511) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718984)

Could backfire, if, word that this is a heaping pile of steaming shit hits the fans before the fans hit the ticket stands.

Re:LOL (1)

TrekCycling (468080) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719033)

Camping out for Empire Strikes Back is excusable. Camping out for any of the latest trilogy is not. So don't worry, my friend.

Avoid the ad link... Or Article Text (5, Informative)

Lord Haha (753617) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718849)

http://filmforce.ign.com/starwars/articles/588/588 920p1.html?fromint=1 [ign.com]

Sith Opening Cannes
Final Star Wars film set for festival debut. February 18, 2005 - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith will open the 58th Cannes Film Festival. According to This Is London, a deal was recently struck after months of negotiations between Star Wars creator George Lucas and festival coordinators.

Festival De Cannes takes place May 11th-22nd in the south of France.

The UK-based website is also reporting that Ewan McGregor may be in attendance. McGregor is preparing to star in Michael Grandage's new London stage version of Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre.

If you're not on the Cannes guest list then you'll have to wait until May 19th (in most countries) to see Revenge of the Sith.

The final chapter of the Star Wars prequels takes place three years after the events of Attack of the Clones. The Clone Wars are nearly at an end as the Jedi Council dispatches Obi-Wan (McGregor) to bring General Grevious, the deadly leader of the Separatist droid army, to justice. Meanwhile, back on Coruscant, Chancellor Palpatine has grown in power. His sweeping political changes transform the war-weary Republic into the mighty Galactic Empire. To his closest ally, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), he reveals the true nature of power and the promised secrets of the Force in an attempt to lure him to the dark side.

Wrong timing (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718867)

Isn't this about 18 days early? Yet another Star Wars Tradition Falls to George Lucas's black hole of an ego.

Meh. (2, Funny)

erikharrison (633719) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718872)

If the current trend of trailer being slightly better than the movie, and the movie being slightly better than it's predecessor continues, then we might have a movie that I would rent.

Nothing wrong with crap at the Cannes of course - they don't get to see your film first. It'll just get panned.

Watching Boobs and Star Wars in Cannes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718874)

What more does a geek want?

But seriously, Cannes has lost much of its old status by allowing mainstream movie productions.

In related news... (1)

A.K.A_Magnet (860822) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718875)

A pirate has been taken at the opening of the Cannes festival screening the Star Wars Episode III world premiere.

When asked why he would screen it where he was sure to be catched, he replied "I coudln't wait any longer to see another masterpiece like Episode I and II ...!".

Star Wars, "The Revenge of the Sith", will air in everyone else theater in a week, may 19.

Seriously, if the movie is as good as the two former, it might win the "worst use of a great franchise palm". And this just is another ad.

Hahahaha! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718876)

HAhahahahahahahahahaha, hahahahahahahahaha, ha hahaaaa, hahahahahahahah, hahahahahah, hahahahaha hah ha hah ha hah ha hah, hahahahahahaha!

The Stars Wars prequels are supposed to be films? Hahahahahahaha, ha ha ha ha ha, hahahahahaha. Is Cannes a month early this year with Star Wars on the 1st?

Re:Hahahaha! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718942)

Hahahahaha ha ha aha ha ha, Troll, hahahahaha, ha ha ha ha. Star Wars -1000000 Overrated, hahahahaha hah ha ha ha ahaha ahaha!

Really Excited (1)

joemayne (852907) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718879)

I'm just really excited that the final Star Wars movie is coming out. That way, when its gone we never have to hear about that crap again . . . until the 30 year anniversary and the . . . Please, Lucas, we all loved Star Wars, now let it go. I guess nobody knows how to go out on top anymore.

Sure to be a hit! (1)

Gudlyf (544445) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718885)

The next Star Wars film is sure to be a hit. It's going to have the only thing missing from the previous flops: a cameo by George Lucas!

no chance of internet "early release" (1)

dogod (732331) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718887)

some how i think the only way they could get to see this early is if lucas & co are providing the security for this event. there's no way they're going to let this get out yet to the general public.

i guess he'll have to hire some sith for his gaurds. dumb but funny; i hope.

Jar Jar Binks (0, Offtopic)

Space_Soldier (628825) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718899)

Enogh said...

Please! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718909)

Hopefully this really will be the last one.

I know it's supposed to be, but that doesn't mean it will be.

Die Jar Jar Binks! (5, Funny)

captjc (453680) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718911)

I hope he dies a horrable horrable death in this movie. Infact I (and probably many others) would go to see it just for that. It would be even better if it would be a random and comical death as something from Monty Python. Just for no reason being squashed by a asteroid, foot, or large object, or being attacked out of the blue by a spam and axe wielding viking or the black (Dark Lord Sith) knight.

It would also be funny to make references to Kevin Smith films as they have made so much reference to Star Wars. Having Darth Jay and Darth Bob (Silent Palpatine) selling weed to Wookies before, during, or after the battle or show a convience store during the construction of the Death Star called the Death Stop manned by two screwed up Storm Troopers named Dante and Randal.

Re:Die Jar Jar Binks! (1)

dbolger (161340) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718979)

I don't want Jar Jar to die. I mean - I'd love to see it, but as far as the plot goes, I don't think it can be done properly.

I believe that Lucas is so far up himself he can see daylight. If he's going to kill Jar Jar in Episode 3, its going to be as a "dramatic, tear-rendering moment" in the film - not the "splat, the guy we hate is dead, haahhaha" moment.

Now, I reckon Episode 3 is going to be bad. Not as bad as the first two, but nowhere near as good as the original trilogy films - but that said; having a character whom we all hate die, and have everything in the movie (except the audience) act as if this is a bad thing just would not work.

I honestly can't see a way for Jar Jar to die in a way that would /work/ for the plot, so as I said above - I'd love it to happen, but I don't think it can :(

Re:Die Jar Jar Binks! (1)

captjc (453680) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719021)

They could do it like Kenny in South Park.

Anikin: Oh my Force, They killed Jar Jar!
Obi-Wan: yeah, yeah, yeah, you bastards...
Padme: finally...

Re:Die Jar Jar Binks! (1)

16K Ram Pack (690082) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719125)

It's a shame Lucas seems to think he's a great idea. Anyone else would have done a "Poochie" on him.

Great -- Make them suffer!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718912)

Yes! Make them suffer first, and longest, in the last of the Star Wars shitquels for wussing out of Iraq while making tons of money in the oil for food program! :D lol

Re:Great -- Make them suffer!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718995)

Vive la france!!!!!!!!!!!

Re:Great -- Make them suffer!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719016)

Asshole lol.

But you are correct! :D

Also being featured... (5, Funny)

Master_T (836808) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718948)

Also being featured... are films that Cannes officials have been hailing with incredibly high praise... such as:

-The art of the sellout

-The check's in the mail

-How to bribe a Frech official

-Call it a "donation"

and

-Benjamin Frankin goes to pockettown

All these great films being brought to Cannes by EA now the official owner of all rights to games based on movie licenses... and Sprite reminds you to: Obey your thirst.

I mean... come on!

whoops waiting at wrong place (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11718949)

Damn it! Now i will have to start saving for a ticket to france. Thank god i don't have to pay rent.

Yeehaw! (5, Funny)

hey! (33014) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718961)

My brother in law is a film professor. A post-modernist film professor. A post-modernist, European film professor. Well, OK he's German, but he's from west of the Rhine -- so far west he really ought to wear a beret.

Needless to say, he loathes Star Wars. No, no, he despises it.

I can't to give him the news.

Re:Yeehaw! (1)

xgamer04 (248962) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719008)

It's like serving "French" fries (i.e. McDonalds) at an exotic food expo in France.

Re:Yeehaw! (1)

javaxman (705658) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719012)

My brother in law is a film professor. A post-modernist film professor. A post-modernist, European film professor. Well, OK he's German, but he's from west of the Rhine -- so far west he really ought to wear a beret. Needless to say, he loathes Star Wars. No, no, he despises it. I can't to give him the news.

That is really, really, really funny.

Any chance you'll be able to get his reaction on video? It should be priceless.

Now that I think of it, I'm anxious for it to actually be screened in front of a Cannes audience... so they can instantly leak details, and trash-talk it in the press well before the actual release here in the states. That ought to be very entertaining.

Re:Yeehaw! (1)

way2trivial (601132) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719094)

don't you mean verabscheut and verachtet?

George is an independant fim-maker too! (4, Interesting)

mabhatter654 (561290) | more than 9 years ago | (#11718981)

Hey! George is an independant film-maker too. He is technically making the movie out of his owm pockets...Their very deep pockets, but at heart he's what all the little people at Canes dream of being.


Personally, if any of the pre-press is telling us what's going on, George may finally be willing to make a PG-13 movie..and have to make a movie that can make it with the increased rating.

What if (5, Funny)

cocoamix (560647) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719059)

If it sucks, will Lucas have to face the Wrath of Cannes?

whoop-de-doo (3, Insightful)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719060)

So we all troll it, then we all rush to get tickets. We all know the prequals arn't great films, but we'll all still rent/buy/download them any way.

I've seen all the Star wars films out so far (Ep 1 and 2 at the cinema) and I have to say we need to rate the prequals on a different scale. Look at them as films and not as a legacy. In short

Ep 1= okay movie, bad star wars film
Ep 2 = okay movie, bad sequal, bad star wars film.

So we all scream "RAPE!" because we're ranking these things about classics, NOTHING will ever be as good as the memories you have of your favourite things, so don't compare them.

Everyone it seems (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719066)

bitches and moans about these movies...then they go see the next one. Reminds me of an ex-girlfriend who would cover her eyes if a porn was on, but would watch through her fingers.

biznatc4 (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11719091)

Take all the suspense out of it, why dontchya? (3, Funny)

Trick (3648) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719120)

Guess now we know which movie's going to get the prestigious Palm d'Merde this year.
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