All Of This

Star Wars Films, Ranked By Me
1. Empire
1a. Star Wars
[order doesn’t matter. I can’t quit either of them, and will always get sucked in if they’re on, they’re magnificent]
2. American Graffiti
3. Darth Maul Fight Scene / musical score
4. Star Wars Holiday Special
all others – maddening, hard pass, the seeds of decline were those damn Ewoks
5. Honorable Mention: Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire books were pretty great

5 Replies to “All Of This”

  1. Fuck that last one in particular.

    Empire is my pick for best, probably because people more capable than Lucas wrote and directed it.

    He’s great at stories and …

    Nope, I guess that’s about it.

  2. Hahaha.

    I don´t quite get all the Lucas scorn. Something seems squandered, for sure – most of the franchise after 1980 is kinda frustrating. But no matter how good his editors are, it´s a good director who delivered American Graffiti, and Star Wars, and even THX-1138.

    1. I suspect Lucas had people around him for those earlier movies who would tell him when his ideas sucked. Probably not so much after the unimaginable success of Star Wars.

      Being surrounded by ass-kissers too scared to offer their actual opinions is the beginning of the end.

  3. I expect a chapter in An Oral History of Skywalker Ranch to include the dirt on Episode I …

    ”Bill – an assistant art director who gave zero fucks – said that the Trade Federation needed work and that Jar Jar Binks was an abomination. We never saw him after that meeting. Someone found his watch and a half-eaten sandwich near the trash compactor.”

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