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Vulture reports on why Colin Trevorrow left Episode IX – per “speculation from a ranking Hollywood movie insider with direct knowledge of the productions on both The Book of Henry and Jurassic World” – that the director’s ego might have gotten in the way. Basically – do not mess with Kathleen Kennedy.

“When the reviews for Book of Henry came out, there was immediately conjecture that Kathy was going to dump him because they weren’t thrilled with working with him anyway,” the executive continues. “He’s a difficult guy. He’s really, really, really confident. Let’s call it that.”

Previous reports claimed script issues were at the source of the split.

Something that’s fascinated me about the whole “why can’t Kathleen Kennedy keep a man [director]???” discourse is how few people seem to realize that Kennedy’s behavior is, in fact, something we should see more of, not less. Because what she is reacting to is a widespread problem that has, until now, gone unchecked: the problem of asshole directors.

Kennedy is in an unprecedented position in Hollywood for a woman. She is in control of the entirety of the Star Wars franchise—what movies are made, what stories are told, what merchandise is sold—and she is the final authority. Disney will no doubt replace her the minute the franchise stumbles, but the past two movies have gotten good reviews and staggering box office numbers and The Last Jedi looks to be just as successful, so she is, for now, in one of the safest spots in Hollywood. The last female executive with that kind of power was probably Lucille Ball.

Which means that if you are part of the franchise, you answer to Kennedy and moreover you have to play by her rules. The stories have to get her buy-in, the actors have to get her approval, and the directors have to behave the way she expects them to. And it’s very apparent that Gareth Edwards, Josh, Trank, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and now Colin Treverrow have all fallen short of those expectations in one way or another. (You may say to yourself “wait a minute, Gareth Edwards wasn’t fired!” To which I will reply, “lol.”)

Now, nothing hugely out of the ordinary has been reported in re: Edwards or Trank or Lord & Miller or Trevorrow’s antics — mostly it’s been stuff like “ego” or unprofessional behavior or whatnot. But that’s exactly my point: white male directors are, for the first time, being fired over things that they should have been getting fired for years ago.

Hollywood is far too enamored of the genius auteur trope (and Kennedy is no exception, hence why she hired these dudes in the first place) and indulges the most horrifying behavior from the men it deems “visionary.” Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, David O. Russell: men with long and ugly histories are venerated without a second thought, so much so that the ones who are merely outrageous don’t even ping the radar. Rupert Sanders has an affair with Kristen Stewart and gets her booted out of the sequel to “Snow White” (when Stewart played the title character); Jennifer Lawrence tears her diaphragm hyperventilating while filming Darren Aronofsky’s latest whatever-the-fuck thing “mother” is gonna turn out to be; Lars Von Trier…continues to be himself. None of it raises an eyebrow (with the exception of the Sanders/Stewart fling, but that’s because people blamed Stewart, who was 21, for seducing Sanders, who was 40) and all of those men have very successful careers. Being an asshole is perfectly acceptable — everywhere else but Star Wars.

On Star Wars, Kennedy is holding the directors she hires to a very basic standard of professionalism and none of them are able to handle it; and for the first time in their lives, they’re actually suffering the consequences. Bad scripts are thrown out and writers replaced; bad dailies and reports of cast unhappiness get directors the boot. It’s astonishing — but it shouldn’t be. There’s no indication that Kennedy is too demanding or that her standards are too high; but there’s every indication that these dudes have been getting away with absolute murder on their other sets. 

The real question then, the one that nobody’s asked yet and probably never will, isn’t “why is Kathleen Kennedy firing these guys,” but rather, “Why do any of these guys have a career in the first place?”

Plus, here’s the thing: This is motherfucking Star Wars.

That invisible line of people of people standing behind you waiting to do your job if you don’t want to say “how high” when your boss says “jump” that the rest of the planet’s been threatened with for its entire working life a) is present for the first time in a decade for some of these guys and b) includes literally the entire film industry.

A lot of them have been getting away with their bullshit for so long at least partially because they’d gotten to the point where if they walk, there very well may be no movie, or the movie may suffer dramatically for them having walked.  There’s no one standing behind Luc Besson just aching to direct a weird bubble-gum scifi movie about military accountability and environmental rejuvenation.  There was no one really standing behind Edgar Wright just dying to direct Ant-Man.

But this is Star Wars.  Half the film industry would sell their souls in a pact with Satan to get your spot on the project, and the other half already has and their demon agents are desperately working on delivering.  It’s the sort of property that’s universally beloved.  People grew up loving it and want a chance to put their mark on it.  People know half the planet will show up twice to see it in theaters.  It can make people rich and famous beyond their previous dreams.  If you’ve got a name to make or a message to send or you want your slice of the pie, this is the closest thing to a guaranteed ticket to that outcome.

Disney could be publicly wiping their asses with the last director’s dailies, and there would still be a line that would make ComicCon blush to fill their shoes.  The real shocker* is that, having watched the number of directors getting let go ahead of them for failing to meet baseline standards of behavior or understanding that this is a franchise film and they can’t just do whatever the fuck they want, they’re still not moderating their own behavior on the project in an attempt to avoid the same fate.

*

Let’s not forget that Kennedy is in the enviable position of being in charge and the unenviable position of being a WOMAN in charge. I absolutely think some of the turnover is asshole directors expecting a woman to roll over for them (wording intended), and a fair amount of the conflict we hear about is arrogant men being challenged for the first time by a woman who outranks them.

IME there are very few men who can handle a situation like that without an escalation of their volatile and abusive behaviour.
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so i was in a music store today and they were playing heavy metal music

specifically, heavy metal covers of the star wars soundtrack

let me tell you, there’s something about hearing a heavy metal rendition of the cantina band music that makes you feel like you’re having an out-of-body experience

so people have asked to hear it and y’all are lucky that i managed to snag a look at the cd on the counter (they display the one they’re playing)

so, behold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1PhK2WIEpM
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No reflection on the franchise’s four decades would be complete without a tribute to Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016. This final cover features only her character, Leia—the general, princess, and rebel who has been a figure central to the Star Wars universe from the very outset.
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WW2 footage was used as storyboards for Star Wars space battle scenes.
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bless whoever is running the star wars twitter account rn  [x]
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😂

You have to admire her audacity, if nothing else.

Literally my favourite thing about Rogue One is that it makes the opening of New Hope so funny. Like, Vader has followed Leia from a planet he just blew up seconds ago and pursued her across the galaxy and then she’s just like: ‘I’m on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan’

Vader: You’re a rebel. I just had a fight with your entire rebel fleet and followed you here. Straight from the rebels. Of which you are a part

Leia: *dramatic gasp* rebel? Me???  I was just passing through. Diplomatically. Thought it was a five-space-ship pile-up or something going on there… 
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Created for Star Wars Celebration 2017. Limited to an edition of 250.
A lot of emotion went into this one.
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I’ve noticed that a lot of Star Wars blogs use current Earth slang and curses such as “Fuck” and “bitch” which do not tend exist in the Star Wars universe. With this in mind, I decided to make a handy resource of some of the curses and slang that are available. For a full list, click HERE

Bantha fodder: “Bullshit”

Blast!: An interjection of frustration

Bucketbrain: Slur for stormtroopers

Bug: Slur for a Genosian

By the Z'gag!: Exclamation of surprise used by Ruurians

Caraya’s soul: Verbalization of disbelief

Chobb’s knob!: Exclamation of surprise

Damn: Expletive used to express anger or as a positive modifier, i.e. “Damn good.”

Dirtball: Dismissive term for a planet one did not like

Dupe: Slang for TIE fighter pilot or TIE bomber

Emperor’s snowmen: Albernate name for storntroopers

Flyboy: Slang term for a hot-shot pilot

Goo: A planet’s atmosphere in TIE fighter pilot slang

Harpy: A derogatory term for a female individual

Having kittens… by the litter: Slang for someone who is panicking

Hell: Expletive

Imp: Slang for “Imperial”

In Malachor: Term used to express that one felt emphatically about something; i.e. “There is no way in Malachor that I’m going…”

Jedi Scum/Sline: Employed as an insult against Jedi

Karabast: A Lasat exclamation of frustration

Kriffing: An expletive; i.e. “Those kriffing stormtroopers.”

Kung: Huttese for “scum”

Laserbrain: An general insult

Leatherneck: A slur for Ithorians

May spice salt your wounds!: A Twi-lek insult

Moof-milker: A dimwitted individual

Mother of Kwath!: An exclamation of aggravation

Mother of Moons: An expression of surprise

Nerfherder: An insult referring to an animal of the same name

Nerve Burner: An insult suggesting that one is unstable

Peedunky: Huttese insult meaning “punk”

Pig: A derogatory term for a slovenly individual

Poodoo: Huttese term meaning “fodder” or “shit”

Pfassk: An adaptable expletive “What the pfassk does sorry do for anyone?”

Reb: Imperial slang for members of the Rebel Alliance

R’iia’s shorts!: An expression on Jakku denoting wonder or awe

Rock: A derogatory term for a planet

Rust bucket: A battered droid

Scum:  Anyone undesireable

Skug: A common Zygerrian insult

Sleemo: Slimeball

Son of a bantha: An insult

Spaced: Slang used by travelers meaning “dead” or “killed”

Spice: A type of dangerous narcotic mind in Kessel.

Stang: Slang term of frustration

Stars!: A general purpose exclamtation to express frustration or excitement

Switch off!: Droid equivalent to “Shut up!”

Tailhead: Derogatory slang for Twi-leks

Wastoid: A derogatory term

What in the blazes: Expression of of surprise

What the…: General purpose expression used throughout the galaxy

What the Sith: General purpose exclamation

Witch: A derogatory term for a female or a term for those who cast actual magick

Wrench-jockey: Repair droid 
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Watch over me, space princess. 

Got a lot of messages about it so you can find prints here:RedBubbleSociety6
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Story time.

This is a rather long personal story about me and Star Wars so read at your risk.

Keep reading

in which Sara sums up exactly what I love about Star Wars, what I hate about episodes I, II, and III, and why I adore The Force Awakens and Rogue One.
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In 2002, Star Wars creator George Lucas told Time that the revolutionary-era women of Mexico inspired Leia’s look. “In the 1977 film, I was working very hard to create something different that wasn’t fashion, so I went with a kind of Southwestern Pancho Villa woman revolutionary look, which is what that is,” he said. “The buns are basically from the turn-of-the-century Mexico. Then it took such hits and became such a thing.”

Booooooost

Hunh. Did not know this at all. 
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Star Wars Versions of Famous Album Covers by Steven Lear
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Jedi Princesses 

Bonus : Sith Ursula 

I am all for this god
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I present my case for Millie Bobby Brown as young Leia Organa.

I’ll accept it! YOUNG SENATOR LEIA POLITICAL THRILLER, NOW PLEASE!
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A video posted by A New Hope (@star_wars_greats) on Apr 19, 2016 at 4:27pm PDT

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Music is important.
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They could see a world reborn…

I was not emotionally ready for this post.

You know what.

Fuck you.

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