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‘Superstar Wars’ editor and George Lucas’ ex-greater half slams most standard trilogy, producers Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams

Marcia Lucas, the Oscar-winning editor of the authentic “Superstar Wars,” wasn’t very ecstatic with Disney’s sequel trilogy. She said producer Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams “don’t procure it” and “the storylines are frightful” in an interview for J.W. Rinzler’s e book “Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Lifestyles,” which examines the prolific producer’s existence, including his time on the “Superstar Wars” franchise.

“I love Kathleen. I continuously loved her. She was plump of beans. She was in fact trim and in fact gleaming. Essentially exquisite girl. And I loved her husband, Frank. I loved them plenty. Now that she’s working Lucasfilm and making motion photos, it seems to me that Kathy Kennedy and J.J. Abrams don’t hang a clue about ‘Superstar Wars.’ They don’t procure it. And J.J. Abrams is writing these reports — after I seen that film the put they waste Han Solo, I was furious. I was furious after they killed Han Solo. Fully, positively there was no rhyme or reason to it. I concept, ‘You don’t procure the Jedi epic. You don’t procure the magic of ‘Superstar Wars.’ You’re laying aside Han Solo?'” Lucas says in the e book.

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She served as an editor on “Superstar Wars,” for which she won the Oscar for film editing in 1977, and “Return of the Jedi,” and she or he was an uncredited editor on “The Empire Strikes Encourage.” Lucas was credited with editing the thrilling Wrestle of Yavin and Demise Superstar assault sequences in the first film of the trilogy. Her a vogue of editing credits encompass “Taxi Driver,” for which she earned an BAFTA nod, “American Graffiti,” which nabbed her an Oscar nom, “Alice Doesn’t Are living Right here Anymore” and “Contemporary York, Contemporary York.” She was moreover married to “Superstar Wars” creator George Lucas from 1969-1983.

Daisy Ridley as Rey in ‘The Upward push of Skywalker.’
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Having labored on the authentic trilogy, she criticized the deaths of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa and Rey, performed by Daisy Ridley in Disney’s trilogy of sequels.

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“They’ve Luke tumble aside. They killed Han Solo. They killed Luke Skywalker. And moreover they don’t hang Princess Leia anymore. And moreover they’re spitting out motion photos yearly. And moreover they mediate it’s important to charm to a lady’s viewers, so now their predominant persona is this female, who’s presupposed to hang Jedi powers, but we don’t know the design she bought Jedi powers, or who she is. It sucks. The storylines are frightful. Like minded frightful. Dreadful. You would possibly perchance perchance perchance quote me — ‘J.J. Abrams, Kathy Kennedy — confer with me,'” Lucas says in the e book.

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Read an excerpt of “Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Lifestyles,” which is now in the market to steal.

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