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by Dan Nuxoll
February 10th, 2007

Or at least Lucas has really, really bad taste–especially when his own films are concerned. This isn’t very indie-film of me to post, but the Hot Blog just posted this: George Lucas, giving the award to Sid Ganis, who was the in-house publicist on Star Wars: Episode Five – The Empire Strikes Back, said, “Sid is the reason why The Empire Strikes Back is always written about as the best of the films, when it actually was the worst one.” Does lucas really believe that the reason that most of the series’ biggest fans–most of who were between the age of 2 and 10 when they first saw the films–have spent the last 25 years calling Empire the best of the 6 films, is because they have been unwittingly mouthing the opinions fed to them by a clever publicist in 1981? That’s just a really weird thing to say.

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