Stuff You Like: Star Wars: A New Hope

Look Ma, no puns! Instead we’ve got prequels, sequels, mythology, prophecy, and when it’s better Not To Know.

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20 Comments on "Stuff You Like: Star Wars: A New Hope"

TragicGuineaPig
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Birthday cakes also have layers. And parfaits. Parfaits have layers.

Carewolf
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Yes, but they don’t make you cry, so it is not deep. Only onions are deep.. And maybe soap.. I forget how it works.

lobsterzoidberg
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Great synopsis.

happymel
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This story was very interesting to me. It reminded me of when I wanted to be a writer in high school. I gave up because I realized that I was one of those exposition-dump writers.

happymel
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*This video was…

GenrlContctUnit Arbitrary
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GenrlContctUnit Arbitrary

what do think about the new Sherlock clip the BBC just put out?

YouAskedForIt
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I simply agree with everything.

Mansur Jugger
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Jill Bearup is sold intelligent and funny also Beautiful too

Ozz
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I can’t understand why people get so down on the Matrix Revolutions. I get that it’s one of those films that can’t be easily followed in a single sitting, but that also applies to Donie Dark and mos Kubrick films.

cannedfury
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Because the Matrix sequels have none of the subtlety and all of the pretention. Nobody argues about the Jesus symbolism and allegory of the Allegory of the Cave in the first movie because little in the movies are hidden or hard to follow. On the other hand, programs in the Matrix being D&D monsters or spontaneously coming back from the dead as an ironic virus for the sake of martial arts fights that barely accomplish anything do point to them not being very well thought out. I personally don’t think Donnie Darko or Dark City are great or meaningful. But… Read more »
Ozz
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Considering the main complaint I’ve always heard directed at the squeals is that they’re hard to follow I don’t see a possible argument for lack of subtlety. What I have seen is lengthy papers written to brake them down: http://wylfing.net/essays/matrix_revolutions.html. I don’t even agree with all of his conclusions and that too is a sign of depth. As for pretension, so what? I’ve heard people call everything from 2001 and Captain Planet pretentious. In my experience it’s just shorthand for “I didn’t agree with/get the message”. While it’s true the first film was steeped in western tradition in the ways… Read more »
cannedfury
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Being hard to follow isn’t necessarily a sign of subtlety. Juon’s jumping around and Cloverfield’s shaky came can make them hard to follow, but that does not make them subtle or intellectual movies. I don’t agree with some people’s interpretation of Game Grumps or the Star Wars prequels, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t make them deep entertainment. I know this is prejudging, but when a paper on the Matrix sequels begins with lines like “Everyone seemed to be missing the point” and “many people are still not getting it,” I don’t take that as a good sign. That elitist… Read more »
Ozz
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Thank you, I always appreciate respect in a discussion like this. Your right of course, being hard to follow isn’t necessarily a positive, I first saw Reloaded with a friend who commented that the Architect was “talking in circles”. His dialog is hard to follow and I’d be lying if I said I got the whole of the film on the first go, but what he was saying was not only comprehensible to me, but the best (non-action) scene in the second film. It is a horrible moment for the heroes, the magnitude of what he reveals got my heart… Read more »
cannedfury
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The reason why pretentiousness is seen as bad thing is that a work cannot live up to the depth it claims to, hence it is only pretending. There are a lot of works out there that only pretend to be smart without going through the effort of showing it, because the claim is easy but the execution is what’s ridiculously hard. And while ambition is good, certain kinds of pretending get in the way of enjoyment. The upside of ambiguity is it can make the audience think and draw their own conclusions. The downside is it can be seen as… Read more »
Ozz
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What your saying, remind me of a comment I heard from a friend(different then the aforementioned one) “watching the Matrix Trilogy felt like being rewarded for being a massive nerd”. Basically that when you watch any type of media it requires something from you, even if it’s just a basic cultural understanding. Some one raised in Germany watching Der Himmel über Berlin, is going to have a difrent experince then some one whatching it in the Americas, and I don’t mean subtitles. When I brake it down I drew on my knowledge of Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Religion and Anime… Read more »
cannedfury
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Brass City Comic Con? Unfortunately, I don’t go to events any more and Connecticut is a few hundred miles out of my range. This being the digital age and all, you could just plug your projects here. I think with the current flow of this conversation, it wouldn’t count as advertising or spam. Of course, if you want to keep your work and message board posts separate, I understand, too.

Ozz
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Understandable, while every Con has it’s own vibe. I’ve been to more then a one that made me want to avoid them like the plague(and I’m not just talk about ConPlague). I do my best to only write what I would say to someone in person so moderator permitting I have no issue being the same person in both spaces: Edit: Nope, tried twice, but without posting an actual address my name is michel stango and my site is my name with the “dot com” after it. The site is under (re)construction, but the links to my games work. I’m… Read more »
cannedfury
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Interesting… It’s good you’re starting simple but have solid plans on how to expand. Some bugs aside, the current games provide a working foundation to build on top of. It’s a strong start and you’ve got a realistic outlook. As much as graphical flourishes and some catchy plot would add a lot, I’d say you’re doing good without rushing in too fast Judging by what I’ve seen, I’m looking forward to whatever Starcon of Zelda or Ducktalesvania these experiments are building up. Anything else I say is going to be so off topic, I think I’ll just email you.
WandersNowhere
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Ursa! When you mentioned Holly Lisle, I spontaneously grinned ear to ear. I did her writing courses as well, and they really helped me finish my novel. Fantastic writer, fantastic lady, love her no-bullshit approach to teaching. Kinda awesome to hear her name come up in your video 🙂 did you also do her courses? HTRYN or HTTS?

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

I had to watch this for three reasons
1. I wanted to know why you had to split the empire strikes back review into three parts
2. I watched the videos you made on the first three star wars movies so why not this one
3.I forgot

But good video btw but now I’ll have to move onto the empire strikes back video (I’ll write a longer comment on that video hopefully)!!!

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