George Lucas — The Farce Is With Him

Imagine if the famous painter Salvador Dali had wandered into an art gallery and decided to alter one of his paintings, such as The Persistence of Memory, maybe even removing it entirely from view. Would that be moral and right? When someone’s creative work becomes so popular, and beloved by so many people, even as a cherished childhood memory, should the creator have sole right to do whatever they wish with it, regardless of what the majority think? Especially considering America is a democracy. What would it hurt to release the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray Disc — George Lucas’ ego? Other directors have done special editions of their movies, and there is nothing wrong with that, but they have still allowed the originals to be seen. If you try to eliminate the originals, you are effectively altering history, much like a megalomaniac.

‘Request to Restore the Theatrical Cuts of the Original Star Wars Trilogy for Blu-ray’
http://originaltrilogy.com/petition/

13 February, 2010

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