Friday, February 10, 2012

George Lucas Says Greedo Shot First!

As STAR WARS: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace hits theaters today in 3D the controversy of "who shot first" has been the heated topic of discussion. George Lucas says Greedo shot first and not Han Solo. He does promise the only changes he's made to this re-release is converting it to 3D, that's it.

Lucas was interviewed by Heat Vision about the controversial changes he's made to the movies and if he added anything other then 3D to this release..
Changes are not unusual — I mean, most movies when they release them they make changes. But somehow, when I make the slightest change, everybody thinks it’s the end of the world. That whole issue between filmmakers and the studios with the studios being able to change things without even letting the director of the movie know … I’m very much involved in that [so that’s not happening here]. … My job is to try to make the best possible movie it can be — and the current version is the Blu-ray version. That’s the one that’s been made into 3D. But it’s just a conversion. We haven’t made any changes other than the 3D.
Lucas was also asked about the "who shot first" controversy.
Well, it’s not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie. The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down.
Read the entire interview over at Heat Vision

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