Mamo #240: The Phantom Mamo

The Phantom Menace came out in 1999 and our podcast started in 2005, so we never really got a chance to examine its seismic impact on the world of filmmaking – to say nothing of the world of Star Wars. With the film back in theatres (in threeeeee deeeeee!) we take the opportunity to put a pin in all things Lucas, and somehow manage to escape the entire procedure without once following the word “Jar” with a second instance of the word “Jar.”

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Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

The Star Wars prequels may have infinite story ideas, but I still have my childhood love for the Ewoks and Droids cartoons.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

Also listening to this podcast reminded me of the interesting documentary THE PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS about the whole Lucas fan backlash.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

One last comment: seeing Phantom Menace in theatres was probably one my favourite movie going experiences and I got chills when I saw the opening crawl on the big screen(this was the first Star Wars film I saw theatrically)

However, you can probably count me among the people who lessened their opinions of it on repeat viewings (though I should say I still like the film).

Kasper
Guest

Even as a child in 1999 I hated Star Wars Episode 1. Tried rewatching it for the prequels podcast on Film Junk, and it’s even worse on a rewatch. I was going to watch Episode 2 and 3 for the first time, but never got around to it – doubt I ever will. Love the original trilogy though, it’s just adventurous fun.

Kurt
Guest

That’s a good Phantom Menace piece! Even if I really find the film itself tedious and I hate to see Celluloid dying a slow, protracted death, I cannot disagree with the points you are making in that WTI video…

Kurt
Guest

Curious.

“Seven of the nine Best Picture nominees were shot on Kodak, and 23 of the 36 narrative, live-action feature nominees originated on film.”

Read more: http://motion.kodak.com/motion/about/the_storyboard/4294969525/index.htm#ixzz1nJcWaIGb