Talk:The Empire Strikes Back

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for The Empire Strikes Back:
  • Nominate for Good Article status when ready
  • Address Featured Article Review complaints
  • Change the phrase regarding budget increase after the studio fire. It reads, "the budget spiraled to," and it should be changed to, "the budget increased" or "expenses increased."

Budget again[edit]

What was the budget? This is all currently in the article:

  • $18 million, per IMDb and Box Office Mojo.
  • $18.5 million, increasing to $22 million after the January 1979 Stage 3 fire, then increasing "$3 million more" by July. So, $25 million. This is apparently attributed to Marcus Hearn's The Cinema of George Lucas, p. 122–127.
  • $33 million, according to the Empire of Dreams documentary. This is mentioned twice in the article.

So what do we do about these conflicts, and what do we put in the infobox? —mjb (talk) 04:49, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Just pick one. We can't have three different budgets proposed in the article. ~WB Wesbrooks (talk) 18:10, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

It would be better to give a budget range. Maybe it could be "between $25 million and $33 million" with both of the last two references. Erik (talk | contribs) 19:03, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
I concur with Erik's suggestion. It can be quite difficult with an "Pre-Internet" film to find cited sources. So a range, with sources, would be appropriate. -- MisterShiney 20:27, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 19:14, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Time Magazine Cover[edit]

Consideration should be given to the Time Magazine Cover at the time of the Falklands War- which used the film title as it's headline — Preceding unsigned comment added by 149.254.51.43 (talk) 21:37, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

That is very trivial.Mezigue (talk) 22:07, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
I would agree with that. I think that it fails the WP:GNG and is basically not notable enough to be included in the article. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 01:58, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Is there a difference between the running times of the original version and the special edition?[edit]

The running time of the original version is 124 minutes, while the running time of the special edition is 127 minutes. Is there a difference? AdamDeanHall (talk) 16:54, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Inaccuracy in second paragraph[edit]

The second paragraph includes the sentence "The Galactic Empire, under the leadership of the villainous Darth Vader, is in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance." Throughout the film, the Galactic Empire is ruled by the Emperor (Darth Vader is his subordinate). While technically accurate (because "lead by" doesn't necessarily mean that person is the supreme commander) the sentence is deceptive to someone unfamiliar with the film. Maybe change it to "The Galactic Empire is in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. While the villainous Darth Vader chases..." Sephalon1 (talk) 05:56, 11 May 2014 (UTC)