i don’t think that Lucas is a bad writer at all. Sure, sometimes it might sound slightly clunky, but it’s a sci-fi film and it sounds like a sci-fi film and the Jedi say what i would expect Jedi to say.
I believe you mean that Lucas
intended the dialogue to sound as cheesy as it does. Lucas was homaging the Saturday morning martinee serials from the 50’s. The wooden dialogue was done purposefully for this reason. (of course this does not justify the wooden acting).
[quote]Lucas knows what he wants with Star Wars and when he writes it comes out like it should.[/quote]
I wouldn’t go so far as to say he
knows what he wants with Star Wars. There have been many an (infamous) occassion where he makes things up as he goes along so-to-speak. He does have a brief idea yes, but in actual factuality, he doesn’t know exactly what he wants, when something doesn’t seem right, he’ll change it to something else. Often he’ll only make his mind up about things while filming or editing. Even for example the design of General Grievous (which you can see on the SITH DVD extras), he only knows that he wants a warrior droid type thing that is part-creature. It is the designers that present him with a whole host of ideas from which he then picks one. Another example is how he knows he wanted a major fight between Jedi on a volcanic-stricken planet, but he only decided that the creatures working on the planet (in and around the lava) were ‘extracting energy’. He made this up in an instant, which shows he doesn’t really know everything about what he wants to do.
[quote]Oh, and fuck you GATSU, you fucking prick, don’t you ever say anything like that about Quentin again. he could kick your fucking pussy arse.
Why did you have to add this bit? You’re almost straying into the geekdom area it was that lame. It’s embarassing.