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Last night at at a theatre in downtown Los Angeles (sprinkled with the likes of Damon Lindelof and Simon Pegg) the LA Times Hero Complex hosted a thirtieth anniversary screening of director Steven Spielberg’s beloved homage to the adventure serials of the 1930s – Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The director was on hand for a conversation with Geoff Boucher following the screening, and was asked about Lucas’s endless fucking with the ‘Star wars’ films. After eating out Lucas’s ass for saving his carrer after ’1941′, he just commented on his own experiences when he messed with ‘E.T.’…………
“I tried this once and lived to regret it. Not because of fan outrage, but because I was disappointed in myself. I got overly sensitive to [some of the reaction -- including parents who had been less than pleased with the guns in the film] to “E.T.,” and I thought if technology evolved, [I might go in and change some things]…it was OK for a while, but I realized what I had done was I had robbed people who loved “E.T.” of their memories of E.T.”
The director then took a survey of the audience to see who would like to see the original 1982 E.T. released on Blu-ray, sans the inclusion of the digitally remastered version. When the overwhelming response was in favor of reverting to the film we knew from our collective childhoods, (puppet warts and all) Spielberg said simply, “Okay, done.”
HE THEN CALLED GEORGE LUCAS A ‘RAPIST’. NAAAAAH, BUT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN COOL. THEY DID DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ‘INDIANA 5′, BUT I JUST DO NOT CARE ANYMORE.