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[Ron Natalie: Star Wars Books] [message #52054] Wed, 01 May 2013 14:31
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Date: Thu, 9-Jun-83 23:27:41 EDT
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From:      Ron Natalie 

Of course the ROTJ and ESB books aren't really great.  Books
of this type almost never measure up (like Blish's rehashed Star
Trek Episodes?).  The original Star Wars book was pretty good.
It had a bit about Luke's friends going off to become pilots.
I believe Biggs was one of them.  The NPR Star Wars radio show
was also pretty good about including stuff from the book to fill
out some of stuff glossed over in the movie.

I remember that I originally went to see a pre-Star Wars George
Lucas with reservation (the deciding factor was there was the
Star Trek bloopers real on the program too).  Once there we fell
in love with the film clips he brought with him (including the
scene where R2D2 gets zapped by the Jawas and falls over and one
of the tie figher exploading).  The book was available, so I read
and convinced other to do so, and so we were all waiting in line
for the movie when it was released.

I've got a few questions about the movie that have nothing to do
with the plot.  Why was it that a famous actor like James Earl
Jones (also famous for the voice of "A mind is a terrible thing
to waste") did not get a credit for the voice of Darth Vader in
either of the two earlier movies.  It seems that in this area
(Baltimore/Washington) that Star Wars opened at some of our larger
grand theatres (like the UPTOWN, complete with balcony and one of
the original slatted PANAVISION screens), but the later movies
opened at mostly chain theatres (T.V. in a tunnel type) things
like General and UA?

-Ron
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