Monday, January 09, 2006

Appetite for Star Wars II

Dinner's still at least an hour away. Since last posting, I watched the remainder of Star Wars with a second playthrough of Appetite for Destruction. I started it immediately after Han says, "This is where the fun begins." You be the judge as to whether or not that was a prophetic statement on the smuggler's part:

- The Millennium Falcon goes into hyperspace during that short bridge in "Welcome to the Jungle" before the regular beat starts. You know, the part that goes, "DUN, DUN, DUNNN...dundundundundundundundun- weedly-whee wah-nee!" The Star Wars logo came up at this same spot when I watched the the first part of the movie last night, but I couldn't think of a proper way to describe it. I don't know if this description is proper, but it's better than nothing, right?

- Alderaan blows up the moment "Jungle" kicks back into the regular beat after the "down, so down" break.

- The line "it all feels (fits?) so right" is heard for the first time in "It's So Easy" as Luke blocks the three practice laser blasts with his lightsaber aboard the Millennium Falcon.

- As Obi-Wan is seen running away from the little room Luke, Han, Chewie, and the droids initially hide in aboard the Death Star, Axl screeches, "They won't catch me!" for the first time in "Out Ta Get Me."

- The last chorus of "You're Crazy" ("'cause you're crazy, you're fuckin' crazy") plays as the rebel pilots are being briefed about the miniscule exhaust port on the bottom of the Death Star trench. Many of those pilots were probably thinking those same words at the time. I mean, come on, hitting a hole that's only two meters wide with a proton torpedo? You're fuckin' crazy, Princess Leia!

- The line "up against the wall" is heard at the same time Luke says to Han, "You see what they're up against."

- Porkins crashes his X-Wing and dies right when the loudest female moan in "Rocket Queen" sounds.

- Darth Vader shoots down his first rebel pilot the moment "Rocket Queen" ends.

On the whole, I'd say the results of this experiment are comprable to Odelay of the Jedi, although I am slightly less excited about a connection between GNR and Star Wars than one between the films and Beck. Bet I'd be singing a different tune had this yielded Dark Side of the Rainbow numbers.


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