Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Empire Strikes Back Chosen Amongst Others For The National Film Registry

Since the NFR is about preserving films as part of the American cultural legacy, my question is: which version of The Empire Strikes Back are they seeking to preserve... the one we all saw as children, or the re-edited version Lucas came out with instead.

It is an interesting question, is it not?

1 comment:

Semaj said...

Interesting enough, there's not as much change to the SE compared to the other ones.

Barring the shots of Vader going back to his ship on the shuttle, I feel the added bits are an improvement compared to the other films in SE.

If they really wanted to preserve everything, I think they should also throw in all the deleted footage that has never seen the light of day too.

I'd go with both versions for preservation.