Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I Think We Have a Nascent Screenwriter Here

As I mentioned over the weekend, Elliot had never seen any of the "Star Wars" movies before his fifth birthday this month and knew nothing of the mythology.

After watching the Death Star get destroyed, he wondered aloud why a hole had been left in its defenses.

Fair enough, that thought has occurred to many of the movie's viewers.

But then he suggested someone write a new "Star Wars" story in which the Death Star is rebuilt without that weakness.

But, he said, it should have some other vulnerability — because the good guys should still be able to destroy it. 

Eerie. He so accurately described "Return of the Jedi," I feel like I witnessed a studio pitch meeting in the late '70s.