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This report is from Silent Bob
Published on March 23, 2001

Star Wars Marathon -
Bradford Museum of Photography,
Film & Television (UK)

Just a quick bit of info regarding the Star Wars Marathon in Bradford (February 25, 2001). The whole day was awesome. We arrived a little late (regrettably) and so TPM had been on for about 20 minutes. We decided not to bother and take the opportunity to look around the Art of SW exhibition.

The museum was cool, and it was great to see all of the various props and costumes. What struck me most though, were the looks on the faces of little kids who were looking at the stuff. I'm in my twenties and I was in awe so these kids must have been amazed! (BTW, before I get slagged down for missing TPM, I work in a cinema and so saw the movie tons of times in the summer it was released)

One very interesting thing I noticed was the documentaries that were looped in the exhibition. Most (if not all) were concerned with Episode 1, and were pin sharp in terms of picture quality, so much so one might almost think they were digital. Could these be the first glimpses of featurettes, which will appear on the Phantom Menace DVD? Just a thought.

Anyway, the rest of the day went off without a hitch (even down to synching the music between the movies-the SW soundtracks climaxed as the curtains opened-COOL!) The original trilogy looked great, and the DTS soundtrack on Jedi was incredible. The bass in sequences such as the destruction of Jabba's sailbarge and the death star explosion was so good; I can feel it reverberating in my chest even now! I've now had the pleasure of seeing all SW movies twice in the cinema. (I attended the original trilogy marathon in the mid eighties, but I don't remember an awful lot!)

Hope anyone who went to this event had as great a day as I did. (Especially the guy who dressed as George Lucas-very odd)

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