As you probably already know by now, there’s been an absolutely hilarious disturbance in the Force.
Yes, George Lucas in all his eminent wisdom has inserted some fresh audio in the new Blu-ray version of Jedi, making Vader scream, “noooooooo” in a very un-Darth way.
On YouTube, somebody already included the Star Wars “nooooo” in The 100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time, along with “you had me at hello,” many of the scenes from Batman and Robin, a number of scenes from the Nicholas Cage laugh-fest The Wicker Man, and of course numerous other Lucas bon-mots from the Star Wars films.
It’s such an ’80’s action thing anyways. You know, it’s the cop’s last day on the job before he retires, he’s killed, and his partner screams, “nooooooo,” up to the sky.
But anyways, the point the fans are trying to make is that filmmakers should leave well enough alone, and while it will obviously fall on deaf ears with Lucas, Spielberg recently reassured the geek community on that Ain’t-It-Cool-News there won’t be any digital changes to the Jaws Blu-Ray. (Spielberg also mentioned he regretted the previous changes he made to E.T.)
In a 2010 L.A. Times interview, Jaws producer Richard Zanuck thought of adding CG sharks and 3D to Jaws, but this would obviously be a very bad idea. The fact that the shark wasn’t working, and Spielberg downplayed it, making the fear of the unknown, actually made all the difference. Spielberg even said on the documentary The Universal Story, he felt Jaws would have made half the money if he showed the shark as much as originally planned.
Sting once said you never finish an album, you abandon it, and as much as people hate deadlines, if we don’t have ’em, we can end working on things forever. This is why filmmakers don’t go back and watch their old movies, because all they see are the mistakes.
Funny enough with Jaws, Spielberg ignored the advice of a test screening audience, and added one of the scariest scenes in the film, when the head pops out of the boat scaring the sh*t out of Richard Dreyfuss, and everyone in the audience.
But as Joseph McBride reported in his biography of Spielberg, before that, there was a note from someone in the audience from that first screening: “This is a great film. Now don’t f*ck it up by trying to make it better.”