We've previously heard that David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Elephant Man) was offered the chance to direct "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" and ultimately refused to take the job.
Now during a seminar at New York's Russian Tea Room, Lynch was asked for his reason, considering that "Star Wars" is one of the biggest franchises out there. He went on to explain his bizarre meeting with George Lucas and the giant headache he got when Lucas was introduced him to Wookiees.
Watch the video below to see Lynch explain all the details and why his headache was "getting stronger."
@minkowski-Fincher worked on "Jedi" as a film loader. He was 18 years old at the time. He learned from that movie "what not to do". Years later, The gospel according to tyler and project mayhem was born.
Johnny Neatwrites: on December 10th, 2009 at 11:23:17 AM
That's like Nixon meeting Elvis or Elvis Meeting The Beatles or when The Beatles met Ali. Interesting.
minkowskiwrites: on December 10th, 2009 at 11:26:48 AM
I did not know that AF. Very, very interesting info. I've always been a Fincher fan, (I mean, come on FC and Seven??)and contrary to what some people think I said in the other thread, I thought Zodiac was great. It's just entirely inaccurate.
I'm no lynchian, but I think he would've done better with the ewoks. He would've slaughtered them like the tiny, hairy midgets that they are. I mean, c'mon! It was the last movie (or at least should've been), all things had been leading up to a final battle between good and evil. Instead we were stuck with some stick-wielding dwarfs (or "a typical Monday" according to Dandy). Bravo Mr Lucas
@mink-"Zodiac" should have been his Oscar bait (along with Robert Downey Jr.)Now, Fincher doing a "Star Wars" movie would prove awesome. It's would be so bad-ass if Luke find out that him and Leia were the same person. The first rule of "Jedi Fight Club" is don't tell Yoda sh*t about it. LOL.
I really doubt George Lucas wanted to give up his crown to David Lynch for ROTJ.
I like David Lynch's stuff, even Dune, but he would have made a completely different film than the one we know and love.
Cd_Smith0writes: on December 10th, 2009 at 3:14:31 PM
Rabid...lucas did give up his crown on episode 5 and 6. They were directed by a different guy. That is why they are the best of the 6.
Chewbaccawrites: on December 10th, 2009 at 3:24:28 PM
Muholand Drive is one of my favorite psychological thrillers and this guy is a great director. That being said I feel very offended.
SACdaddywrites: on December 11th, 2009 at 1:35:51 AM
Still haven't figured out what the hell was going on in Lost Highway. Anyone? What happened to Bill Pullman anyway? He quit acting too?
SACdaddywrites: on December 11th, 2009 at 1:38:33 AM
Chewbacca liking Muholand Drive is pretty ironic :)
SACdaddy, Lost Highway is a story about a man, played by Bill Pullman, who kills his wife and is sent to jail for it. He refuses to believe that he did it, and thus creates a false reality in his mind where he's this young kid that f*cks any and all hot chicks he comes in contact with, but ultimately this false reality spirals out of control and by the end of the movie, he is completely sideways. I could go into more detail if you'd like, but I thought the movie was pretty straight forward.
I'm for Lynch directing anything, BTW. He's an absolute genius.