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    'Star Wars' Fans Reacts to the Disney/ Lucasfilm News With Typical Restraint

    "I dont want to be always negative but this is the worst thing that I never imagined for star wars."

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    Is Disney A New Hope For 'Star Wars?'

    Yesterday's acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney was the second most important business decision in the history of "Star Wars." A consideration of the single most important business decision -- and how it unwittingly created yesterday's incredible deal.

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    Bringing Balance To The Force? 5 Directions The New 'Star Wars' Films Could Go

    Unless you've been robbed of power by Hurricane Sandy, you've probably heard that yesterday saw the biggest movie news story of the year -- if not several years -- break. Disney have purchased LucasFilm for $4 billion, and have announced that plans are moving ahead for new "Star Wars" movies, beginn...

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    With George Lucas Only Consulting, Can Disney Restore The Integrity Of The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise? Does It Even Matter?

    “We’re going to concentrate on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise,” Disney CFO Jay Rasulo said yesterday in a Disney conference call to discuss the immediate acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. “What we’re buying, along with the overall company, is a pretty extensive and detailed treatment for what would be the ne...

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    The Republican Convention: Colbert and Stewart On Star Wars, Rain Man and Reince Priebus

    Each night during the Republican Convention, The Colbert Report has started with an intro that parodies Star Wars, as words scroll into space to introduce the coverage from Tampa: America Strikes Back. Last night’s legend included this:

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    Producer Rick McCallum Says"Adult" 'Star Wars' TV Series Would Be Like "Deadwood In Space"

    There's no question a new standard of television has resulted from the last ten years, largely stemming from HBO's original programming, with shows like “The Sopranos,” “Carnivale,” and “Oz” all brandishing new forms of storytelling that are unafraid to go...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Empire Strikes Back'

    After thirty years, three terrible prequels and acres of spin-off material, the "Star Wars" brand has been somewhat tarnished. The fans are still legion, but it's become harder and harder to get excited about the series, and the highlights drift further and further from memory. That being said, we'l...

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    No One Hates 'Star Wars' Quite Like A 'Star Wars' Fan

    The Force will be with you...AND FOR THAT WE WILL HATE YOU FOREVER.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Kaurismäki, Gilliam and The Elusive Ideal Star Wars Viewing Order

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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    George Lucas Insists Greedo Always Shot First & Says 'Star Wars' Is "Not A Religious Event"

    It's kind of amazing that after putting fans through countless tweaks and changes, a dreadful prequel trilogy, and shoveling mountains of shitty merchandise their way, the "Star Wars" faithful have still supported the filmmaker and turned his sci-fi adventure into a $20 billion industr...

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