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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:06 pm 
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Probably makes sense to have a new thread for this. This sounds encouraging.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/star-w ... 05-10aaa0a

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:07 pm 
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Wheeee!
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It's such a good story. Seriously. Luke is so cool in this one.

From Daisy Ridley, who has been working with Mark Hamill for two weeks.

I have a good feeling about this. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:07 pm 
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"Me and Mark have been rehearsing a lot, and it's really amazing", she said.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:16 pm 
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That's how most people speak though. I don't criticise vernacular in interviews, but I expect better in written word.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:06 pm 
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It's not that common around here. Lots of other grammar errors are commonplace, but I really don't hear that particular one very often from adults.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:34 pm 
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Very common in UK and Ireland.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:36 pm 
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And the East coast of the U.S. and the West Coast.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:38 am 
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Yes, quite common. I know it's not correct and have tried to teach my girls the same. I think it worked....

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:06 am 
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You've done them a service. It's hard for someone who knows better not to instantly judge someone for making that kind of error, and "someone who knows better" could include potential employers and possibly potential spouses.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:35 pm 
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Extremely common in India too.

Employers okay - but if a potential spouse is judging me on this I am better off without him/her.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:14 pm 
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I don't mean after you know each other--I mean before you even know they have noticed you. It's easy to judge someone's level of intelligence by how correctly they speak, and many people value intelligence highly in a potential partner. You might never know you'd been ruled out.

I don't think that applies to non-native speakers. Anyone who can converse in a second language looks like a genius to most Americans.... :(

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:49 pm 
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I gotta say, I am occasionally thrown by the convention of always putting "me" last. ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:54 pm 
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Don't tell that to me and my Bobby McGee. ;)

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So...do we actually know anything else 'bout that Star Wars movie? :D

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[jarjarbinks]Meesa don't know nothin' 'bout no Star Wars movie![/jarjar]


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:18 pm 
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Luke has a major role, but we knew that.

Also, reportedly they aren't going to be so completely close-mouthed about the production this time around. There will be set photos, etc., released a lot sooner in the timeline.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:08 pm 
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I'm probably going to like it more than any of the first six, if VII was any indication.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:34 pm 
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I also expect that it will be better. It won't be bound so much by fan expectations of what a new Star Wars film must include, and it won't have to spend as much time introducing new characters. Also, it's got a different director, so J. J. Abrams' "sophomore slump" with the Star Trek films isn't predictive here.

And, from an audience standpoint, we can hope it won't be as concerned with ticking off tropes from the original trilogy, which some people found tiresome in the first film (too much fan service). And the story can go wherever it needs to.

The whole thing does increase my respect for PJ's FotR. To pull off what many people consider the best film as the first film is rather astonishing.

FTF [footnote to Frelga]: I just read this morning that there's a new Marvel TV series starting up soon (Marvel's Most Wanted) . . . and they've cast Oded Fehr.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:04 pm 
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I saw that! They only have a commitment for the pilot right now, and no network picked it up yet, but still, good news.

I don't have any attachment to original movies, as they came out before my time on a continent far away. I enjoyed VII much more, and after thinking about it, I realized that it was because I found the characters so much more likeable. Luke was OK, but bland. Solo actively set my teeth on edge with his smarmy act. Leia was a genuine badass, but I was always at a loss why she, a princess and a military leader with an entire galaxy to choose from, went for Solo who treated her like crap. I'd have shot him fifteen minutes in (non-fatally, he's not THAT horrible).

In contrast, the new movie has these adorable kids who are so excited about each other. I loved the mutual admiration sessions they had after each adventure, and the way they were all so genuinely kind. Even Solo was sympathetic, older and a bit wiser.

I really hope the new kids won't get sidelined in favor of Luke.

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