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Talking Clone Wars With Supervising Director Dave Filoni

Wired.com have an interesting interview with Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni

GeekDad: You’re a first-generation Star Wars fan –
Dave Filoni: I was about four when it came out.
GD: – so, what’s it been like creating something that works in that gap that when we were kids, there’s this passing mention of The Clone Wars, and now you are filling in that gap, you’re playing in that playground.
DF: Very bizarre. It’s hard to comprehend. When I watch that scene now in A New Hope, it takes me a moment to realize, “Wow. That’s my job.” My job is describing in great detail what Obi-Wan Kenobi is actually talking about.
The reason I can actually deal with it is that George Lucas is the one that’s working with me to come up with the stories and guide everything that we do. I know it sounds strange, but I wouldn’t be as thrilled about it if it was just me doing it on my own. Because I grew up with the respect for Lucasfilm and for everything George has accomplished, I’m so glad that he’s so involved in this show. Star Wars is his, and I firmly believe that he’s the only one that knows that secret formula for getting that effervescent action feeling of comedy, drama, and thriller that Star Wars really is. I’m just trying to learn from him as much as I can about how to get that feeling so that I can pass on to kids and families now what it was that, when I sat in that theater in ‘77, just grabbed all of us.
And remember: We didn’t know what the Galactic Empire was. We didn’t know what Jedi were. An X-wing, a TIE fighter, a Rebel Alliance – none of it really meant anything other than Good Guy and Bad Guy.

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