Silence screening was awesome! I was so happily surprised Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver also came to the screening. And there was a surprise introduction of the film by George Lucas. Sadly I couldn’t get their autos or selfies because they are late for their flight. I thought this one guy was rude because he kept yelling ADAM ADAM to get his attention to sign something.

person: are you ok?
me: yeah i just think marcia lucas, george lucas ex-wife, should be more praised in the star wars fandom cause she literally saved the franchise in the 70′s. marcia was the one who had all the good ideas (like killing obi-wan, the “a kiss for luck” sequence) and was the one who had to edit the entire movie cause the first cut of ANH was an incomprehensible mess. marcia is also responsable for the existence of the battle of yavin aka the sequence where the good guys win over the empire. george lucas was, most of the time, tripping on acid and would’ve end up ruined if not for marcia’s ideas and actions. without marcia lucas, star wars would’ve flopped so hard we’d probably never even been hearing about star wars til these days. she left the sw franchise after her divorce with GL, during the production of ESB (but she kept working on ROTJ). her work provided her with an Oscar of Best Film Editing for ANH. wondering why george lucas never made a good sw movie after she left? (x) (x) (x)

george lucas literally set up return of the jedi to be an allegory of/protest against the Vietnam War

revenge of the sith was so anti-Bush (Anakin even paraphrases a Bush line at one point) that people boycotted it

emperor palpatine was very deliberately based on Nixon

lucas later went on to compare Bush to Darth Vader and Dick Cheney to Palpatine, plus he’ll talk at any given opportunity about how political he wanted the prequels to be

but please, keep talking about how ‘the sjws’ have ‘destroyed star wars’ by bringing politics into it

That funny, sly little smile Obi Wan gives to Vader in A New Hope before he lets Vader kill him might tell the whole story about the Obi Wan character.

“I didn’t give in to evil. Not now. Not ever. And you only win now because I let you win.”

*Then Vader ends up confusedly kicking some empty clothes around, like it’s laundry day, and wondering what the hell happened. He is so utterly perplexed and unsatisfied.*

Master vs. Student. But Obi Wan always owned Anakin’s ass at the end, didn’t he?

George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, “You can’t wear a bra under that dress.” So, I say, “Okay, I'’ll bite. Why?” And he says, “Because there’’s no underwear in space.” I promise you this is true, and he says it with such conviction too! Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn'’t see any bras or panties or briefs anywhere. Now, George came to my show when it was in Berkeley. He came backstage and explained why you can’t wear your brassiere in other galaxies, and I have a sense you will be going to outer space very soon, so here’s why you cannot wear your brassiere, per George. So, what happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn'’,t— so you get strangled by your own bra. Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit, —so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.
—  Carrie Fisher in “Wishful Drinking”, being a boss as usual.