Jedi’s Not So Special 40th

Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including Carrie Fisher gets her star, Michael J. Fox is fine with a “Back to the Future” reboot, and Prince defeats Warhol in court.

Then, on the 40th anniversary of “Return of the Jedi,” the trio discusses how George Lucas changed the beloved film. And, more importantly, how dare he? Our hosts question whether a director has the moral right to change a film once released–and whether the types of changes made a move post-premiere may justify them. What do you think?

Introduction – :25

1980s News – 2:45

Why/How Did Lucas Change Jedi – 26:50

Wrap-Up & Your Feedback – 1:14:50

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References

https://www.etonline.com/star-wars-special-edition-george-lucas-explains-changes-for-trilogys-1997-re-release-flashback

https://fee.org/articles/fans-rebel-against-george-lucas-s-ip-empire/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC77wKPoaPw&ab_channel=MouskovichFilmTrailers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/style/1988/02/28/lucas-and-spielberg-in-defense-of-artists-rights/90f4ee29-d742-4b22-8834-e11b94ba40b3/

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/the-star-wars-george-lucas-doesnt-want-you-to-see/379184/

https://www.cbr.com/return-of-the-jedi-changes-george-lucas/

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