Tuesday, February 28, 2006

American Jedi



Return of the Jedi (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Green Day's American Idiot, which I've already determined synchs up with Star Wars in thirty-five significant ways (click here to see how) and The Empire Strikes Back in fourteen significant ways (click here or scroll down to yesterday's post to see how).

As usual, I started this sucker right after the second drumroll in the 20th Century Fox fanfare.


- The line "welcome to a new kind of tension, all across the alienation" in "American Idiot" is heard as the Star Wars logo is fading away. I heard it as "welcome to a new kind of tension, all across the alien nation," which makes slightly more sense (this happened on the other two movies as well, 'cause they all start the same way).

- The line "at the end of another lost highway" in "City of the Damned" is heard as we see the droids walking down the path to towards Jabba's palace.

- "Tales of Another Broken Home" ends with Billie Joe saying, "you're leaving" three or four times. On the last time, Threepio is taken away from the robot dungeon by a Gamorrean guard.

- In "Holiday," the line "another protester has crossed the line to find the money's on the other side" is heard as Oola argues with Jabba and meets her fate by being dropped into the Rancor pit.

- The phrase "lost and found" is heard in "St. Jimmy" as Han and Chewie reunite in Jabba's dungeon.

- The slow part of "St. Jimmy" starts as the door opens to reveal the Rancor.

- During the line "it's comedy and tragedy" in "St. Jimmy": the camera is on Jabba, who is laughing, during the "comedy" part, and it then cuts to the Rancor for the "tragedy" bit.

- The line "this sensation's overwhelming" in "Give Me Novacaine" coincides with a shot of the distraught Rancor keeper, who is crying because his pet is dead.

- We hear the line "I am standing all alone" in "The Death of St. Jimmy" as the camera is on Luke, who has just watched Yoda die.

- The line "he taught me how to live" is heard in "The Death of St. Jimmy" as we see Yoda's body fade away.

- Luke spots Obi-Wan's glowing ghost as the line "there's a glow of light" is heard in "The Death of St. Jimmy."

- The line "you can't tell anyone" is heard in "Nobody Likes You" right before the Death Star plans are shown.


Yoda's lip movements almost matched up with one of the choruses in "Wake Me Up When September Ends." He got the "wake me up" part and "September," but everything else was off. I will accept the possibility that I may have been hallucinating.

So what's the deal with Frank Oz? Can anyone confirm or deny the fact that his normal speaking voice is exactly the same as Fozzie Bear's? I caught An American Werewolf in London last night before bed, and I refuse to believe he would do Fozzie's voice on purpose in a major film appearance. Was that a joke, ot what? Does he really talk like that? Someone help me out here. Thanks.


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