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When David Lynch refused to direct "Return of the Jedi"  

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Who turns down an offer to direct a Star Wars movie straight from George Lucas himself?
David Lynch does.
The man responsible for films like The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Eraserhead not only decided to take a pass on directing Return of the Jedi, he adamantly refused.

Lynch tells of when Lucas approached him with the offer, which Lynch had “next door to zero interest” in doing. Still, Lynch met with Lucas. Meeting with Lucas isn’t as simple as picking up the phone and choosing a place to chat. He had to go to a building where he was given a special credit card, key and map. He was flown to the location after which Lynch admits he started to develop a headache. Then, Lucas introduced Lynch to the Wookiees and Lynch jokes, “Now, this headache is getting, you know, getting stronger.” When Lynch declined Lucas’ offer, he suggested that Lucas himself direct the film to which Lucas explained he doesn’t love directing.

 
Two years ago, someone did this fake trailer :
 
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Posted : 10/06/2018 5:22 am Brandy Fisher liked
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 Bwahahaha... thanks for the trailer.

Am I the only one that thinks the need to be flown out and get a security key-card and map just to meet somebody is paranoid? It's not like Lucas is the president or anything. Or maybe people are trying to assassinate him? Weird.

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Posted : 10/06/2018 2:43 pm
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That is comic gold!!!    Thank you,   Mr. Lynch,   for keeping your integrity intact.      I've not heard this story in at least twenty years,   and it is even more funny than it was then.

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Posted : 10/06/2018 4:05 pm Brandy Fisher liked
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Posted by: Andy RN

 Bwahahaha... thanks for the trailer.

Am I the only one that thinks the need to be flown out and get a security key-card and map just to meet somebody is paranoid? It's not like Lucas is the president or anything. Or maybe people are trying to assassinate him? Weird.

Judy is listening and watching. 

Perhaps the Emperor is Judy....

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Posted : 10/06/2018 5:19 pm
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Posted by: Lucas Bracci
Who turns down an offer to direct a Star Wars movie straight from George Lucas himself?
David Lynch does.
The man responsible for films like The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Eraserhead not only decided to take a pass on directing Return of the Jedi, he adamantly refused.

Lynch tells of when Lucas approached him with the offer, which Lynch had “next door to zero interest” in doing. Still, Lynch met with Lucas. Meeting with Lucas isn’t as simple as picking up the phone and choosing a place to chat. He had to go to a building where he was given a special credit card, key and map. He was flown to the location after which Lynch admits he started to develop a headache. Then, Lucas introduced Lynch to the Wookiees and Lynch jokes, “Now, this headache is getting, you know, getting stronger.” When Lynch declined Lucas’ offer, he suggested that Lucas himself direct the film to which Lucas explained he doesn’t love directing.

 
Two years ago, someone did this fake trailer :
 

Ah a haha haha genius!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Oh what a ride that would have been.

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Posted : 10/06/2018 5:22 pm cyndeewillow liked
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Meh, I personally glad he didn't. I never really liked star wars anyways.

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Posted : 11/06/2018 10:32 am cyndeewillow liked
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Oh,   I quite agree.     The only one I can really even stomach is Empire.

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Posted : 11/06/2018 11:00 am
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Vice Admiral Tulpa.

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Posted : 11/06/2018 11:04 am Brandy Fisher, cyndeewillow and Ben Uhl liked
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I'd probably enjoy Star Wars a lot more if it were like this. 

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Posted : 11/06/2018 12:19 pm
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Posted by: Lucas Bracci

Vice Admiral Tulpa.

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you knew it was gonna happen...

This is Vice Admiral Tulpa and Special Agent Doppleganger

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Posted : 11/06/2018 1:01 pm Brandy Fisher, cyndeewillow, Ben Uhl and 1 people liked
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