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Astronomer Jedi
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Icon 6 posted December 11, 2005 08:25      Profile for Astronomer Jedi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is one I disagree with my cousin over.

He's all for Natalie Portman in Ep1,2,3 and I'm all for Carrie Fisher in Ep4,5,6.

I'm not saying that Nat isn't hot, or anything, but Carrie back then, as Leia, had the whole package. She portrayed her character much better than Portman does hers in the prequels and as Leia, became a symbol for a generation of women.

In terms of 'hotness', three words: Carrie, bikini, chains.

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Thoughts?

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Psh.

Aurra Sing, all the way! [Big Grin]

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Oh quit pretending... Sy Snootles was the hottest female to ever appear in the Star Wars franchise

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Icon 1 posted December 11, 2005 19:07      Profile for ewomack   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Were there any female ughnaughts?

I agree, though - they tried a little too hard with Portman. Having the midriff of her tight outfit coveniently ripped off sent quite a giggle through the crowd. I think I laughed outloud (and not for the first time during that "episode"). Then there's the "love scenes" between her and Anakin. More laughter. I completely lost it. It's pretty hard to take her seriously following those scenes.

Fisher had to completely wrap her breasts for most of the original 3 movies. Lucas apparently wanted a "desexualized" princess. I read an interview with her a while back where she talked about barely being able to breathe through the series. The bikini and chains probably lent some relief. Whoooof.

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Icon 1 posted December 11, 2005 20:26      Profile for TheGirlWonder         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yuck. Don't EVEN get me started on Natalie Portman. [Big Grin] She did a terrible job of portraying Padme. Nothing worse than someone who starts out fairly strong and independent and turns into a (as I am well known for publishing in my school's paper) weak, weepy housewife.

I definitely prefer Leia. [Wink]

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Astronomer Jedi
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Icon 1 posted December 11, 2005 22:31      Profile for Astronomer Jedi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think the breast wrapping thing was a plot thread. In case the artificial gravity went offline during a space battle and they hit her in the face. [shake head]

Female Twi'leks are also great. [Big Grin]

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i think natalie portman is ugly and a horrible actress. She did such a bad job of portraying Padme! And she and Christian Haydenson had about as much chemistry as a couple of turnips.
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quote:
Originally posted by SassyGeek:
i think natalie portman is ugly and a horrible actress. She did such a bad job of portraying Padme! And she and Christian Haydenson had about as much chemistry as a couple of turnips.

If the Star Wars movies are the only thing you've seen her in, you might think it's just her acting, but she did well in Leon: The Professional and Anywhere but Here. I lay the blame for poor performances squarely with George Lucas. I was reading that Liam Neeson hated working on Episode 1 because he "felt like a puppet."

As far as Star Wars female characters go, I would vote for Leia over Padme, obviously.

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I've actually seen her in quite a few things and have loathed her in every one of them. *shudder*
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[hearts] Taun We [hearts]

Hahahaha [Big Grin] . Acutally I found it interesting (?disturbing?) that she seems to have a huge following when I entered her name into Google. Including a fan site and a few random bulletin board postings titled something along the lines of "Taun We is Hot." I found it amusing [Big Grin] .

Actually, to be completely serious, Leia. I find it interesting to watch the scenes with her and Han. I think you really get a look at who she really is in those scenes. Tough, intelligent, and funny.

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Mara Jade. Ya. Lol, then again, she is (or will be) my wife.

Um, Leia(Fisher) over Padme(Portman) anyday.

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Astronomer Jedi
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Icon 1 posted December 13, 2005 02:15      Profile for Astronomer Jedi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by SassyGeek:
i think natalie portman is ugly and a horrible actress. She did such a bad job of portraying Padme! And she and Christian Haydenson had about as much chemistry as a couple of turnips.

What did turnips ever do to you, for that sort of comment?

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
If the Star Wars movies are the only thing you've seen her in, you might think it's just her acting, but she did well in Leon: The Professional and Anywhere but Here. I lay the blame for poor performances squarely with George Lucas. I was reading that Liam Neeson hated working on Episode 1 because he "felt like a puppet."

Oh No! I find myself agreeing with Sxepto! "Leon" is an excellent film though the majority of the acting credit for this must go to the magnetic Jean Reno, and to a lesser extent Gary Oldman.

Few actors appear at their best in Star Wars, but then they are not really acting parts, and George Lucas is one of the worst writers of dialogue in the history of cinema. Even the good bits that you remember are good in a cheesey "Oh my god how did they get away with that!" way. Natalie Portman is ornamental and has some nice costumes, but she does not have much charisma, which is your only hope in that situation. Perhaps this is why these films have marked the end of so many acting careers, and the continued fascination with very minor characters who have only a few seconds of screen time and no dialogue!

Given that, I think I'll go with Demosthenes's Aurra Sing!

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
Perhaps this is why these films have marked the end of so many acting careers. . .

On a more positive note, it has also started careers [Wink] . Harrison Ford [Big Grin] . I understand that before Star Wars he was a carpenter working on movie sets and the only movie he was in before that was a very minor part in Armerican Graffitti.
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Icon 1 posted December 13, 2005 06:44      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by CloneArmyCommander:
Harrison Ford [Big Grin] . I understand that before Star Wars he was a carpenter working on movie sets and the only movie he was in before that was a very minor part in Armerican Graffitti.

A minor part in American Grafitti?!?!

'Tis a sad day when Star Wars overshadows a truly great film...
[weep]

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But Harrison Ford has screen charisma, star quality, or whatever you want to call it in spades. By contrast Ewen McGregor has not fared nearly so well in them, despite a certain screen magnetism, and though I don't think they will completely sink his career. However giving him a beard was a big mistake, he looks terrible with it.

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cmon...portman said she had feelings for a little boy...that's just creepy... [shake head]

leia 4 teh win! [hearts]

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Astronomer Jedi
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I think that Callipygous is on the right track. Most of the original cast, even the minor roles, had screen presence. It's something that even the most important actors lack in the prequels, except maybe for McDiamid who is playing a charismatic politician. Unfortunately it degrades the impressive cast who are all fantastic actors (apart from Christensen and Portman). Perhaps this is due to Lucas' poor writing, perhaps bad set chemistry, or something else.

It would be nice to think that if a miracle happened and there were more movies, George would accept the criticism and let someone else write them. I'm thinking of the Expanded Universe novelists like Zahn, Stackpole, or Allston.

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i would pay good money to see the thrawn trilogy brought to the big screen...as long as lucas didnt write them...

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I personally liked natalie in Closer (which, by the way, is in my top five "best movies ever").

But that's just me.

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Maybe I'm deficient in some way, but I seem to be the only male geek of my generation who's never had fantasies about Leia.
Sorry, she just ever did anything for me.

As for Natalie Portman, my theory is that there was a contractual dispute, so they sent along a cardboard cutout to play her role. Or am I blaming the actor for George's bad writing and directing?

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