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Whether George Lucas will surpass his genius in the final episode?

May 18 2005

Just a few days before the 28th anniversary of the release of the first "Star Wars" will be welcome to all lovers of fantasy event: screening of the premiere of "Revenge of the Sith" - the third episode of the famous epic. It is in this film is revealed in detail one of the key moments of the fantastic saga : the transformation of Anakin Skywalker's good to evil Darth Vader.

The world premiere of the third episode - Revenge of the Sith, the last of the 6 episodes will be held on May 19. Yes, no mistake there - that this film will be the last. A top, meanwhile, was laid May 25, 1977, when it was created, the first film "Star Wars", known to us as the fourth episode. This picture was the first in a trilogy, comprising the final episodes of epic: "Episode IV: A New Hope" (1977), "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" (1983).

In subsequent years, there has been significant progress in creating special effects , and taking into account the latest achievements of all three episodes have been restored. Approximately the same time have to work to create a trilogy, narrating about previous events. The film's director, George Lucas talks about his brainchild: "It's the story of Darth Vader. It begins with his childhood and ends with his death."

What happens in "Revenge of the Sith"? The audience expects entangled plot, however, as always, not without intrigue. Order of the Sith, consisting of knights dark side of the Force, that is the most that on there, ideological opponents Jedi a thousand years ago, was destroyed. But in fact, he secretly went there, waiting for the moment when it will be possible to defeat the Order of the Jedi ...

The action unfolds in a movie in 3 years after the start of wars. Padme Amidala getting ready to become a mother. Jedi lose control of the galaxy. From Gen. Greyvusa - Commander of the Separatist droid army - are going to judge. Apprentice Obi Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker becomes the closest aide of Chancellor Palpatine, converting tired of war on the Republic into a mighty empire. In the end, Anakin gets to the dark side and becomes Darth Vader. All these events are unfolding against a backdrop of battle, marks the finale of insane wars.

In this case, a somber mood the movie is responsible notorious Matthew Woodring Stover. This 43-year-old American science fiction writer has decided to pay special attention to the fact, what motivated the characters and focus on the inner world of characters. But the creators of the picture is certainly not limited to psychological wisdoms: "Revenge of the Sith" - is an extremely entertaining film, made in the best traditions of the genre. In addition, one of the scenes of claims in the book of Guinness World Records. In this film, viewers will have the opportunity to see the longest duel in the history of cinema: the battle of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin takes the whole 12 minutes!

It is also noteworthy that, in the words of George Lucas, in the filming of Revenge of the Sith "took part each director - Steven Spielberg himself. He has, as has been said, "was dropped," one of the projects and, accordingly, he had nothing to do - he missed. Here's Lucas and Spielberg asked, "have fun".However, what was the contribution of the latter remains very vague and unclear circumstances ... especially given the sense of humor Lucas. For example, the question "in the role of a character's" Star Wars "would you like to weigh?", He replied: "In the role of R2D2".

Exit the picture - an event so significant that so many have decided to make it. The individual ideas are very interesting. Businessmen even encroached on the sacred - Yoda, running tote "Call Upon Yoda" ("turning to Yoda"). "Difference" North American company Pepsi-Cola. Inventive manufacturers have decided to run a lemonade promotional site, go to who can enter the secret code to register, extracted by purchasing packaging drinks Pepsi. Here's how twisted. But that's not all: on the role of master Yoda to beat the enemy army, and then you promise even greater happiness: 100 thousand dollars. Well, or, in extreme cases, every small things - toys for Star Wars, LEGO designers and other gifts. By the way, at one time, when the first three films (read - the fourth, fifth and second episodes) - sales of films, books, comics, video games, collectible figurines and very useful things, such as, " Full version of Chewbacca costume for rooted "Lucas brought $ 4 billion.

Meanwhile, the author of the book, which is a "novellizirovannuyu" version of the script the third episode, has earned the "Revenge of the Sith" is rather modest sum. Matthew Woodring Stover argues that the scale blockbuster amount received by it is preposterous: an advance of about 100 thousand dollars and a "pathetic" royalties. However, it is incredibly glad that he wrote this book: from a respected but little-known author, he becomes one of the most celebrated fiction writers of America, which was not measured in dollars and cents.

Recently on has information that the novel Revenge of the Sith took first place in the bestseller list, Wall Street Journal's Bestsellers. Publisher Del Rey, to publish this book, was so confident in the fact that to snap up a book that even released it in hardback, but usually books in that format adopted by releasing a paperback. The declared volume of the first edition - 650 thousand copies - already exceeds the circulation of such box office hits as "Men in Black." And all who wish to learn more about creating Star Wars in 1977 will be in the near future, read the memoir itself Princess Leia: Play her actress Carrie Fisher intends to publish the diaries that she kept during filming. And the character of Carrie strong - to match her character: she is going to publish his own story of the film despite the admonitions of her publisher to refrain from such action.

In addition to books on the topic of "Star Wars" go and cartoons. For example, a channel Cartoon Network will present 25 animated series Clone Wars ("Clone Wars"). These series are intended to mount in one block and release on DVD in March of this year. Action in the cartoon series is set in the interval between the second and third episodes. George Lucas has explained in detail the author of the cartoon series - Genndi Tartakovsky - that he can show the "Clone Wars" and that should be deleted.

In the meantime, fans of "Star Wars" look forward to the movie, and it came to that in Hollywood fans are already up to 7 weeks ahead have taken a turn for the premiere of the third episode. True, what is surprising is that they arose, it seems ... not at those desks!They pitched tents at the Chinese Theater Graumana, while it appears that the producers intend to premiere May 19 in "ArkLayt" at 1,5 km from the "Graumana. After some discussion, the fans have decided not to bother and do not take the position - in 1999 and 2002 have been similar precedents. Rumors circulated different, but the Prime 1 and 2 of the first episodes of "Star Wars" were still in the "Graumann.

To date, all episodes of epic "Star Wars" the best critics call the fifth - The Empire Strikes Back. " In this matter with them in complete solidarity, most fans of the cult band. Who knows: perhaps this opinion will be reviewed after the premiere of "Revenge of the Sith." May 19 will put all the points!


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