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Re: Another New Star Wars Trilogy
« Reply #30 on: 10 February, 2018, 11:57:30 am »
Satr Wars bingo! a bit like the 2k Futureshock one  :D
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Another New Star Wars Trilogy
« Reply #31 on: 10 February, 2018, 02:39:59 pm »
"Hollywood has very few stories up its sleeve and you could probably throw a few half-assed cliches together - superweapon, star-crossed lovers, galactic fugitives, disgraced officer's last chance for redemption, missing family member, The Chosen One, etc - and start a betting pool for which one Disney will make first"


The Seven Basic Plots are the basics of plot-writing.

Overcoming the Monster[edit]
The protagonist sets out to defeat an antagonistic force (often evil) [1] which threatens the protagonist and/or protagonist's homeland
(with tie fighters)

Rags to Riches[edit]
The poor protagonist acquires things such as power, wealth, and a mate, before losing it all and gaining it back upon growing as a person
(with wookies)

The Quest[edit]
The protagonist and some companions set out to acquire an important object or to get to a location, facing many obstacles and temptations along the way
(with light sabers)

Voyage and Return[edit]
The protagonist goes to a strange land and, after overcoming the threats it poses to him or her [2], returns with experience
(with darth vader)

Comedy[edit]
Light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or happy conclusion
(with star destroyers)

Tragedy[edit]
The protagonist is a hero with one major character flaw or great mistake [3] which is ultimately their undoing. Their unfortunate end evokes pity at their folly and the fall of a fundamentally 'good' character
(with jar jar binks)

Rebirth[edit]
During the course of the story, an important event forces the main character to change their ways, often making them a better person
(with x-wings)

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Re: Another New Star Wars Trilogy
« Reply #32 on: 14 February, 2018, 12:32:41 am »
Did Benioff & Weiss tell George there'll soon be an empty studio in Belfast with an experienced crew?

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/belfast-to-join-star-wars-universe-as-spinoff-movie-comes-to-town-36591457.html


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Re: Another New Star Wars Trilogy
« Reply #33 on: 14 February, 2018, 02:49:04 am »
I know what you mean,  but with at least 8 films on the card after Solo*, I think that they can still make 'traditionally themed' SW movies, and have room to do all sorts of tangential things that expand the scope of the setting.

Looking no further than Clone Wars' movie-homage episodes gives a good idea of what can be done successfully with a GFFA twist: Seven Samurai,  Godzilla,  Vietnam,  undercover prison break,  Longest Day... And that's without shifting into comedy,  romance,  horror,  crime,  historical etc etc.


*Meaning we've only seen half of the SW franchise as currently envisaged!  :o



Possibly.   I bet they'll go on forever though.

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Re: Another New Star Wars Trilogy
« Reply #34 on: 14 February, 2018, 02:49:45 am »
"Hollywood has very few stories up its sleeve and you could probably throw a few half-assed cliches together - superweapon, star-crossed lovers, galactic fugitives, disgraced officer's last chance for redemption, missing family member, The Chosen One, etc - and start a betting pool for which one Disney will make first"


The Seven Basic Plots are the basics of plot-writing.

Overcoming the Monster[edit]
The protagonist sets out to defeat an antagonistic force (often evil) [1] which threatens the protagonist and/or protagonist's homeland
(with tie fighters)

Rags to Riches[edit]
The poor protagonist acquires things such as power, wealth, and a mate, before losing it all and gaining it back upon growing as a person
(with wookies)

The Quest[edit]
The protagonist and some companions set out to acquire an important object or to get to a location, facing many obstacles and temptations along the way
(with light sabers)

Voyage and Return[edit]
The protagonist goes to a strange land and, after overcoming the threats it poses to him or her [2], returns with experience
(with darth vader)

Comedy[edit]
Light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or happy conclusion
(with star destroyers)

Tragedy[edit]
The protagonist is a hero with one major character flaw or great mistake [3] which is ultimately their undoing. Their unfortunate end evokes pity at their folly and the fall of a fundamentally 'good' character
(with jar jar binks)

Rebirth[edit]
During the course of the story, an important event forces the main character to change their ways, often making them a better person
(with x-wings)


Interesting summary that.   

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Re: Another New Star Wars Trilogy
« Reply #35 on: 14 February, 2018, 08:46:41 pm »
"Hollywood has very few stories up its sleeve and you could probably throw a few half-assed cliches together - superweapon, star-crossed lovers, galactic fugitives, disgraced officer's last chance for redemption, missing family member, The Chosen One, etc - and start a betting pool for which one Disney will make first"


The Seven Basic Plots are the basics of plot-writing.

(snip Booker's seven plots)

Nah - there's 46, according to Polti!