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Thursday, September 4, 2008

For the Romantic Dorks

posted by on September 4 at 11:48 AM

Graffiti in St. Paul:


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Posted by Nay | September 4, 2008 12:07 PM

she's deserves better than him.

Posted by paulus | September 4, 2008 12:09 PM

Easily the best moment in the entire trilogy.

Posted by w7ngman | September 4, 2008 12:10 PM

Aww Paulus, they were both tempermental and tantrum prone. They balanced each other out. I think it worked well because they both threw themselves headlong into any emotion they had. So, theirs may be a mercurial love, but it might actually last for the long haul.

Wow. Umm, I need to get back to work.

Posted by Nay | September 4, 2008 12:13 PM

Awww, this makes me so happy.

@3 Really? For me the best moment in the entire trilogy was when Darth Vader says "No. I am your father." Of course, I'm ancient so I saw Empire Strikes Back in the theater the day it was released and that line was a shocking surprise.

Posted by PopTart | September 4, 2008 12:22 PM

I get chills thinking about the scene sometimes. So good.

Posted by Tom C. | September 4, 2008 12:43 PM

#5, true. Really, the last 30 minutes of Empire is pure gold.

Posted by w7ngman | September 4, 2008 1:05 PM

My wife can quote every single line from the whole trilogy. I love her so much.

Posted by Greg | September 4, 2008 1:06 PM

I like it, even though Leia's outfit doesn't match the movie from which the quote is taken. Her outfit and hair are very New Hope, while the quote is Empire.

Posted by Just a minor point | September 4, 2008 1:13 PM

And here is the obligatory xkcd link:

Posted by Gloria | September 4, 2008 1:26 PM

I'm with you, w7ngman. After the horrendous prequels and some adult re-evaluation of some of the failings of the classic trilogy, I've become somewhat "meh" about Star Wars at this point, but that moment still makes my jaw drop. Definitely, in my mind, the realest feeling moment of the whole series, and among the best moments in popular cinema.

I was reading that Han was originally supposed to answer "I love you too," which Harrison Ford hated because it felt so fake in the context of the character, so he ad-libbed that line instead. Probably didn't hurt that he and Carrie Fisher were shtupping like rabbits and doped to the tits in real life while they were filming that movie, which probably added some emotional heft to the whole thing.

Between that and the "Can I just fucking shoot him?" story from Raiders of the Lost Ark," I think Ford wins the Genius Adlibs of the 80s award.

Posted by Billy Nilly | September 4, 2008 1:54 PM

street art makes travel great.

Posted by Phenics | September 4, 2008 6:50 PM

By the way, is this a Banksy?

Posted by yvespaul | September 5, 2008 7:53 AM

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