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Mon, 19 Dec 2005:

If you see me walking around today, do me a favour - don't ask about Mrs Cake or how I'm feeling today. The most irritating thing about a fever is that it doesn't let you sleep. After 3 hours of tossing and turning, I decided to read a good book or watch an old movie. The book having denied itself the chance by refusing to be found, I turned to the movie option - Star Wars.

I had watched A New Hope on saturday night. I just love osd_cat - All I need to do is "gmake 2> err | tee log | osd_cat -l 16" and I can continue watching a movie while the build just scrolls by on the bottom of the screen. But on sunday night, I was just concentrating on getting sleepy and watched the other two of the trilogy (mostly in fast forward). Sadly, the DVD versions contain the re-re-re-mastered stuff.

Anyway, let me just say that Ewoks were the first signs of George Lucas going bad. At least I can ignore most of the mistakes he made - just because of some of the dialogues I re-caught on the movie. These two dialogues are seperated by over two hours of film tape - but just held on to my brain.

The Empire Strikes Back - Solo is going to be frozen in carbonite

Princess Leia: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.

The Return of the Jedi - Leia shows Solo the gun she's holding while
the troopers ask Solo to stand up.

Han Solo: I love you.
Princess Leia: I know.

And of course, I just loved Carrie Fisher as Leia. Of course I have to take up my problems with George Lucas when I meet him - especially about the Leia and Jabba the Hutt (is it just me or does he/that look too much like Leto II in God Emperor of Dune).

Even better is the part where Leia and Han Solo watch the re-furbished death star explode.

Han Solo: He must've got off it before it blew up
Leia: I know, I can feel him
Han Solo: You love him, don't you ?
Leia: Yeah
Han Solo: When he comes back, I'll not be in the way.

Yeah, fever turns my brains into mush ...

Han Solo: Admit it, sometimes you think I'm all right.
Princess Leia: Occasionally, maybe. When you aren't acting like a scoundrel.

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