Rewind: Watch Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan Talk RETURN OF THE JEDI in 1983 and Steven Spielberg Defend the Ending of A.I.

by     Posted 2 years, 30 days ago


As people are busy readying for uncomfortable family interactions Thanksgiving, there’s not exactly a plethora of breaking movie news today.  As such, a couple of old videos have surfaced online that we thought readers might find interesting.  The first video is quite relevant, as it features screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan talking about Return of the Jedi in a television interview in 1983.  Just yesterday we learned that Kasdan will be returning to the Star Wars franchise to pen episodes 8 and 9 alongside Simon Kinberg.

The video is a tad spotty as the interview was recorded on VHS (remember those?), but it’s a fun watch if only to see fans discussing what they hope to learn in the original trilogy closer before the film had opened.  In the interview, Kasdan discusses what it’s like to craft a film that ultimately serves George Lucas’ vision.  Hit the jump to watch the video, which also includes a strapping Harrison Ford, algonside another video of Steven Spielberg defending the ending to A.I. Artificial Intelligence


by     Posted 3 years, 249 days ago


We’re nearly ten years on from A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, and Steven Spielberg’s fusion with Stanley Kubrick’s sensibilities is still a challenging and worthwhile film to revisit. We’re also now fifty-five years on from Cecil B. DeMille’s gorgeous take on The Ten Commandants, a film that has survived the test of time – partly by being shown on network television repeatedly. Both are now available on Blu-ray, and both are worth looking into. My review of both films on Blu-ray follow after the jump.

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