Friday, May 25, 2007

 

Let the Star Wars Blog-a-Thon begin

BLOGGER'S NOTE: The list of posts has been updated as of 9:30 A.M. CDT May 29. The list grows longer and longer. Thanks to everyone who is participating.

I have a confession: the photo above tells you all you need to know about what it would take to get me to join the Dark Side of the Force. The ability to fire lightning from your fingers? Sign me up. I can just imagine the joy it would bring the next time I'm in a theater and some yammering idiot won't shut up or takes a cell phone call. That would be sweet. On that note, let's officially begin the Star Wars blog-a-thon, marking 30 years since the landmark film opened in the United States and the world of cinema was changed forever, for good and ill. Please e-mail me your links (and put Star Wars in the subject line so I don't think it's spam) or leave them in comments on this post. Thanks to everyone who is participating. Look below for links to our contributions here and contributions elsewhere as they come in. Also, Jason at Petulant Ramblings has posted some classic magazine covers related to the films, Andrew James at MoviePatron.com is opening their blog to anyone who might like to post something and doesn't have a site of their own. The Palm Beach Post also has posted photos and memories of the series' fans. crazycris also has posted a tribute.


OUR CONTRIBUTIONS

Odienator defends the Ewoks
Odienator writes about Lando Calrissian, Homeboy in Outer Space.
I ask, "Where did I get all those wonderful toys?"
I admit I may have overpraised Return of the Jedi.
Does Lucas believe that in space, no one should hear you cum.

AND STILL I PERSIST

Bruce F. Webster talks about Paradise Lost (not the Milton poem)

BOHEMIAN CINEMA

Pacheco writes that It's Quiet in Space

BURBANKED

Alan Lopuszynski writes about his son watching Star Wars for the first time.

CINEMA FUSION

Jonathan Burdick picks the best of the Star Wars video games.
Jonathan on the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Jonathan on the best fan videos.

CINEMATHEMATICS

Dan Eisenberg writes about Double Dueling.

CINEVISTARAMASCOPE

Andrew Bemis writes about experiencing the trilogy for the first time on the small screen.

COFFEE, COFFEE AND MORE COFFEE

Peter Nellhaus looks at two movies by director Ken Annakin, the inspiration for Anakin Skywalker's first name.

CREATING DIGITAL MUSIC

Peter Kirn discusses Wii as lightsaber.
Peter also talks about Star Wars and sound design.
He also provides a video of Darth Vader's Imperial March -- if the dark lord were a DJ.

CRITIC AFTER DARK

Noel Vera "interviews" Yoda.
Noel also waxes poetic about Revenge of the Sith.

CRUMB BY CRUMB

Adam Carson Keller writes about the best Star Wars film ever.

CULTURE SNOB

Jeff suggests the failure of the second trilogy has to do with physical space.
A negative take on Revenge of the Sith.
On George Lucas deleting history.
Jeff also has a poll question to ask.

DVD PANACHE

Adam Ross asks, "Can't we all just enjoy Attack of the Clones?"
Adam also talks about the order he now prefers to watch the six films in.

ELECTRONIC CEREBRECTOMY

SamuraiFrog posits that Palpatine created Anakin.

THE EXPLODING KINETOSCOPE

Chris Stangl brings his original Sith review out of mothballs.

THE FILM EXPERIENCE

Nathaniel R. continues his series of screengrabs from 20 minutes and 7 seconds into films and finds himself on Tatooine.

FILM FLAP

Scott Eggleston offers Five Lessons for the Micros.

FORWARD TO YESTERDAY

Bob Westal provides an ethical meditation on shooting Greedo first.

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Bob Glickstein says that a more important date for him was Aug. 5, 1977.
Bob goes contrarian on The Empire Strikes Back.
He also talks more about being a recovering Star Warsaholic.
Finally, he goes so far as to propose a remake.

HOKUM

Marco Acevedo writes about The Myth That Wouldn't Sit Still.

THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR

Justine Elias writes about Princess in Chains: Leia's Jedi Bikini.
Ryland Walker Knight offers an appreciation of Revenge of the Sith.
Robert Humanick talks about the Star Wars Holiday Special.

I AM SCREAMING AND PUNCHING MYSELF

Catherine Cantieri on the infamous Star Wars holiday special.

IGNORANT CRITICS

Calico Jack gives some Reflections from a Second Generation Fan.

JIM EMERSON

At MSN Movies, Emerson writes about How Star Wars Shook the World.

JURGEN FAUTH

A close look at the first 90 seconds of Attack of the Clones.
In praise of Revenge of the Sith.
Finding similarities between Sith and 1963's Cleopatra.

LAZY EYE THEATRE

Pat Piper discusses how the taint of the second trilogy has colored his viewing of the original three.

MOSTLY HARMLESS

The Constructivist provides a brief history of Star Wars blogging at their site.

THE MOVIEZZZ BLOG

Remembers Star Wars

MYSTERY MAN ON FILM

Mystery Man writes about the early drafts of Star Wars.

NADALANDER

Robert J. Lewis recounts his first viewing.

OLD IS THE NEW NEW

Rob MacDougall says that Old is the New Hope.

100 FILMS

Lucas McNelly asks if he's the only person who doesn't care about Star Wars.

QUIET BUBBLE

Walter Biggins revisits Kiddie Fare.

RICHARD GIBSON

Richard's memory of first seeing Star Wars

SCREENGRAB

Repeats an interview with the director who made a series of Star Wars-inspired lozenge commercials in the U.K. a few years back.

THESOPHOMORECRITIC

OKonheim discusses the prequels and the DVD revolution.

STAINLESS STEEL DROPPINGS

Carl V. has had a week's worth of posts:
1. Invites memories of seeing the original.
2. Talks Star Wars swag.
3. Moments that make you giddy.
4. Looks at various Star Wars art.

STRANGE CULTURE

RC asks what if Chuck Barris crossed Star Wars with The Dating Game?

THE SUBURBAN SCREENWRITER

He says, "May the (Ambiguous Mental Power) be with you.

TADHG.COM

Tadhg O'Higgins suggests What Episodes II and III Should Have Been, Part 1 (Episode II).
Part 2

UNIDENTIFIED SOUND OBJECT

Ben Burtt on Lightsaber Sound Design
Playing Kyma
Layers of Sound
The Wilhelm Scream
The Music of Star Wars Episode III
Star Wars and Sound Design
Skywalker Ranch Tour

waagnfnp

The Constructivist offers what he claims to be "The Best Star Wars 30th Anniversary Post Ever."

WHITE BOARD MARKERS

Emily Blake writes an open letter to George Lucas.

WINDMILLS OF MY MIND

Damian discusses how Star Wars changed movie marketing.

YESBUTNOBUTYES

Miss Celania shares her and others' memories of the first time they saw Star Wars.

ZOOM IN ONLINE

Annie Frisbie talks Growing Up Star Wars.
Design blogger Matthew McNerney discusses the design of the Star Wars logo.
Megan Gilbert's weekly mix looks to Star Wars.
Todd Howard reflects on how the film ended up inspiring an original ringtone.


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Comments:
great site. very informative
 
Here's my first post of the day. The Best Star Wars Video Games!
 
Here is my contribution, Ed. :)
 
Here's my contribution, Ed:
What Episodes II and III should have been (I had to divide it into two parts, the second part will arrive tomorrow).
 
Ed, I just want to thank you for putting this blog-a-thon together. It's been great fun reading the articles.

-MM
 
Looking good.

I already e-mailed Mr. Copeland, but my post is up. Greedo doesn't live!
 
oops! I think I commented on an older post... here's my contribution! (from a personal blog, don't have a "movie" related one), I'm coming in through "The FIlmExperience" page... thx to Nat for the tip! ;o)
http://cristinabeans.bebo.com
 
Ed,

I'm guess I'm surprised and delighted to see so many different types of entries. There don't seem to be any repeats in here.
 
I can't get the HTML to work for some reason, but here's mine:

An open letter to George Lucas

http://whiteboardmarkers.blogspot.com/2007/05/open-letter-to-george-lucas.html

Why a live action version should be like the role playing video game.
 
http://cinevistaramascope.blogspot.com/2007/05/yub-nub.html

Many thanks, Ed!
 
My contribution to the anniversary is an article where a dozen writers share their memories of the first time they saw Star Wars.
 
Looks like a success, Ed. Would like to add my belated contributions, if at all possible:

An interview with Jedi Master Yoda

and

A poem on Revenge of the Sith
 
Thanx for the coolest blog a thon idea...had a blast contributing. Here is my post at http://thesuburbanscreenwriter.blogspot.com/2007/05/may-ambigious-mental-power-be-with-you_26.html

Enjoy

SS
 
dang it

link got cut off--

check out it
www.thesuburbanscreenwriter.blogpost.com

sorry for the second try I suck at this :P
 
I found this great clip on jokes.m3Rlin.org. It's a great claymation movie about Darth Vader and the Emperor: http://jokes.m3rlin.org/funny/darth-vader-calls-the-emperor-claymation . I laughed so hard!!!
 
This is interesting I love starwars and you have this interesting blog site. But I am more interested to the Darth lords...they are so mysterious.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-the-Dark-lords-are-cool-than-Jedis-in-Star-Wars
 
I have a confession: the photo above tells you all you need to know about what it would take to get me to join the Dark Side of the Force. swtor credits swtor credits
 
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