Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher
Well, we knew this one was going to happen. Yet, I found myself really sad by her passing. This hit me pretty hard, because I really respected Fisher for her honesty. Fisher was the First Lady of nerd/geek culture. For many male geeks (and some female ones) she was their first love. I never found sexy in that way, but I admired her acting in the original trilogy of Star Wars movies.
She was also in one of my favorite comedies of all times...The Blues Brothers. She has one of my favorite scenes in the movie.
Not only was she an actress, but also a good writer. (Postcards from the Edge)Carrie Fisher was a script doctor for many years. Being a script doctor means you help touch up scripts that need help, but don't receive the credit for these rewrites and fix ups. She did this for many years. People never knew that she worked on the Star Wars Prequels.
From Wiki, ((She did uncredited polishes on movies in a 15-year stretch from 1991 to 2005.[34] She was hired by George Lucas to polish scripts for his 1992 TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and the dialogue for the Star Wars prequel scripts.[34] Her expertise in this area was the reason she was chosen as one of the interviewers for the screenwriting documentary Dreams on Spec in 2007. In an interview in 2004, Fisher said that she no longer did much script doctoring ))
She also worked on scripts such as The Wedding Singer and The Last Action Hero.
We have to address that George Michael and Carrie Fisher were both heavy drug users and lived life very fast. This sort of lifestyle WILL catch up to you. And, they both died of heart issues probably stemming from the heard lifestyles they had on drugs. I have a family member right now that is a raging drug abuser and alcoholic. His drug use is being fueled by government money he receives, so he is burning the candle on both ends. I know that it will be a matter of years, if not months before he hear about him dying.
It is a shame that her demons got the best of her, because she was a true talent. We lost a relented person yet again this 2016. Yes, 2016 sucks.
-She played a nun in two movies back to back Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle .
-She has that funny line about Lucas is Scream 3: It was probably the best thing about that movie other than the house exploding.
-She will be in Star Wars: Episode VIII : Not sure how they're going to handle her death. She is the leader of the Resistance. Plus, there will be issues with her when they do re-shoots.
-Rogue One: Yes, a CGI Leia (Episode IV era) makes an appearance. I will have to see it a second time to see how people react to it now that she is dead.
I wanted to share this Tweet by George Takei. ((May her soul rest in eternal peace, as we return her to the heavens, in a galaxy far, far away. ))

From one Star franchise to another.


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