Sunday, February 15, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 46: Star Wars Romance Week, Day 8: Play it again, Han

Let's wrap up Star Wars Romance Week with the most iconic romantic moment of the Star Wars Originalogy! Well, after Jar Jar getting his tongue caught in a pod racing engine. C'mon, read know how it goes!

And now, here's the same moment as seen in the comic book adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back!

Panels from Star Wars (1977 series) #44 (February 1981), script by Archie Goodwin, pencils and inks by Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Rick Veitch

WHOA THAT'S NOT RIGHT now wait a minute folks, calm down. Nobody better blame scripter Archie Goodwin, because he is one cool guy. And also because one of the perils of doing a movie adaptation is that you have to work from a movie script that may not be final, or may not accurately reflect what will eventually be on the screen, in this case the galaxy-famous "I love you" "I know" quote. Especially since it was an on-set ab-lib by Harrison Ford:
"It was such a contest between George and I about whether that was appropriate or whether the audience would enjoy that line or not, to the point where he made me go to a test screening to sit next to him to prove it was going to get a bad laugh.... And it didn't. It got a good laugh. So it stayed in."
Which proves once and for all yet another famous Harrison Ford quote:
"George, you can type this shit, but you sure as hell can't say it."
Thank you, Mister Ford, for helping us laugh at George Lucas...again!

1 comment:

Blam said...

Han looks kinda like Robert Mitchum in that left-hand panel. Which has me recasting the movies with classic film noir actors now. And it's hilarious.