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May 16, 2005 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Never but never underestimate the power of the dark side of the Force. It has made "Episode III Revenge of the Sith" into easily the best of the trio of "Star Wars" prequels and has even attempted the tougher assignment of saving writer-director George Lucas from himself.
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May 16, 2005 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Never but never underestimate the power of the dark side of the Force. It has made "Episode III Revenge of the Sith" into easily the best of the trio of "Star Wars" prequels and has even attempted the tougher assignment of saving writer-director George Lucas from himself.
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May 10, 2005 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Some of the hottest toys in America for kids ages 4 and up are $20 "Star Wars" light sabers that have been upgraded to change colors or vibrate with "feel the Force" combat action. The plastic swords do more than make cash registers ring; each one is a reminder to youngsters that a brand-new "Star Wars" film hits theaters May 19. But there is a dark side to the retail force.
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May 15, 2005 | Charles Solomon, Charles Solomon is the author of numerous books on animation and is a frequent contributor to The Times
In the "Star Wars" films, George Lucas has forged elements of old movie serials, Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress" and Joseph Campbell's theories into the closest thing to a mythology that the late 20th century produced. In the 28 years since the premiere of the first film, pop culture fads have come and gone; "Star Wars" remains. The first five movies spawned novels, graphic novels, visual directories, game guides, cookbooks, memorabilia buying guides and "making of" volumes.
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May 15, 2005 | Charles Solomon, Charles Solomon is the author of numerous books on animation and is a frequent contributor to The Times
In the "Star Wars" films, George Lucas has forged elements of old movie serials, Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress" and Joseph Campbell's theories into the closest thing to a mythology that the late 20th century produced. In the 28 years since the premiere of the first film, pop culture fads have come and gone; "Star Wars" remains. The first five movies spawned novels, graphic novels, visual directories, game guides, cookbooks, memorabilia buying guides and "making of" volumes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2005
Synergy: Filmmaker George Lucas will appear as himself on the May 12 episode of "The O.C." The drama airs on Fox, which just happens to be the name of the studio that one week later will release Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith."
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April 26, 2005 | From staff and wire reports
Tickets sold out within minutes Monday for a daylong screening of all six chapters of the "Star Wars" saga at a London theater May 16. The marathon screening at the Empire Leicester Square will begin at 7 a.m. with the original 1977 "Star Wars" and will culminate that evening with the final installment, "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith," which opens to the public on May 19. No other such screening of the six films is planned, a spokesman for Lucasfilm said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2005
How is it that "King Kong" gets a major front page as well as a two-page interview ("King Kong," Jan. 16); that it gets more coverage than the new "Star Wars" movie? "King Kong" is still in production, while "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" is finished and ready for release on May 19! I find this very odd, considering that this new "Star Wars" movie is predicted to be a major blockbuster. Jerald Lacy Pasadena
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2005
Spoiler alert: "Revenge of the Sith," the final installment in the six-part "Star Wars" saga, answers the question posed by the original movie more than a quarter century ago: Why does Darth Vader wear the suit? Based on information from official "Star Wars" books, magazines and websites, here's a look at the injuries and surgery that transformed Anakin Skywalker into a well-known villain. * The injuries An epic lightsaber battle leaves Anakin Skywalker a gravely burned quadriplegic.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2005
Re Carina Chocano's "Making Movies by the Numbers" [July 31]: I have to agree with director Michael Bay, as quoted by Chocano, "[Bleep] the critics." She suspects many people attended "Revenge of the Sith" under duress, like a "bad date." I guess one girl's bad date is another's true love. No one I know has seen this archetypal gem "because it felt like a civic obligation." Please, Ms. Chocano, do not feel such obligation in the future. Apparently, when a movie rakes in "eleventy-thousand zillion trillion," critics like Chocano cannot imagine that it might also "speak to [the]
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May 10, 2005 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Some of the hottest toys in America for kids ages 4 and up are $20 "Star Wars" light sabers that have been upgraded to change colors or vibrate with "feel the Force" combat action. The plastic swords do more than make cash registers ring; each one is a reminder to youngsters that a brand-new "Star Wars" film hits theaters May 19. But there is a dark side to the retail force.
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June 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
While moviegoers are flocking by the millions to see him brandishing a light saber as Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," Ewan McGregor is singing and dancing in a London revival of the classic Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls." In his first stage musical, McGregor heads the cast as Sky Masterson, the gambling playboy who wins the heart of a missionary.
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