LucasFilm celebrates Carrie Fisher
April 14, 2017 10:15 AM   Subscribe

The Star Wars Celebration is going this weekend, celebrating 40 years since the first movie's release. As part of the main panel, there was a Tribute To Carrie Fisher created by LucasFilm. It's touching and is truly a celebration.

The full 40 Years Of Star Wars panel, minus the Fisher tribute.
posted by hippybear (31 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
 
I tried watching that earlier today but couldn't make it to the end before crying at work. Oh man... Will have to try again at some point!
posted by erratic meatsack at 10:21 AM on April 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


Yeah, that got a little hard to watch.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:26 AM on April 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


I know the answer is "because she was an important part of my childhood as an actress and my adulthood as a writer and generally awesome human being" but how can I miss someone I never met so much?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:28 AM on April 14, 2017 [23 favorites]


I... I can't believe she's gone.

I saw Rogue One just a couple hours after the news came out that she had died and I teared up when that scene happened.

Her episode of 30 Rock will go down as one of the all time best episodes of any show, ever.
posted by bondcliff at 10:29 AM on April 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


Anyone in this thread interested in the TRAILER FOR THE LAST JEDI?
posted by leotrotsky at 10:40 AM on April 14, 2017 [8 favorites]


Our juvenile space opera garbage never deserved her, but we're lucky as hell she did it anyway.
posted by Sokka shot first at 10:52 AM on April 14, 2017 [10 favorites]


I feel like the trailer is deserving of its own post. I don't want to undercut this tribute to Carrie. But that trailer...damn.
posted by Fizz at 11:10 AM on April 14, 2017


"I hope I slept with you to get that job, because if not... WHO WAS THAT GUY?" I thought I I was going to choke laughing. Comic genius.

She talks about being more comfortable with herself later in life. Breaks my heart but it didn't happen sooner so she'd have more time to enjoy it.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:14 AM on April 14, 2017 [11 favorites]


Trailer FPP, because being on the front page doesn't mean you're always noticed.
posted by hippybear at 11:14 AM on April 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


I saw Rogue One just a couple hours after the news came out that she had died and I teared up when that scene happened.

I saw Rogue One three months after she died and had tears running down my face at that scene.
posted by straight at 11:19 AM on April 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


Hrmph. yup - tears. I love the fact that she popped back up there in a big way with full power before leaving us.
posted by drewbage1847 at 11:21 AM on April 14, 2017 [5 favorites]


That was beautiful. And it made me cry. Another formative princess. This is some rescue!
posted by ChuraChura at 11:30 AM on April 14, 2017


Her sense of humour has always charmed me.
posted by Fizz at 11:50 AM on April 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


It was the multi-year supercut of her doing the 'you're my only hope' speech that got me right in the feels.
posted by Happy Dave at 11:51 AM on April 14, 2017 [17 favorites]


Thanks for sharing this. I'll have to watch it later - don't think I can afford to sob this early in the day - but she deserves celebration, and I wish she were still around.
posted by mordax at 11:52 AM on April 14, 2017


And I still think this critical obituary of Gen. Leia Organa is one of the best tributes to both Carrie Fisher and the role for which she was best known.
posted by Happy Dave at 11:53 AM on April 14, 2017 [18 favorites]


The critical obituary, previously discussed.
posted by frimble at 11:57 AM on April 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


Jinx.
posted by Happy Dave at 12:05 PM on April 14, 2017


I know her death was sad and tragic and unfair, but for some reason, today all I can feel is that it's mean. It's mean and infuriating that she's dead.
posted by tzikeh at 12:28 PM on April 14, 2017 [20 favorites]


I know her death was sad and tragic and unfair, but for some reason, today all I can feel is that it's mean. It's mean and infuriating that she's dead.

"Take 3 steps back on the stages of grieving."
posted by mikelieman at 1:37 PM on April 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


Gentleman Caller loves strong women--he listens to their music, reads their books, votes for them, and has been with me for almost 18 years. I wonder if seeing Star Wars at an impressionable age predisposed him to loving strong women.
posted by pxe2000 at 4:05 PM on April 14, 2017


One of the very best uses of Rebel Rebel to date, as well.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 5:46 PM on April 14, 2017 [5 favorites]


Fisher's final book came in from the library for me this week and I started reading it today. I got to a part where she blithely mentions that she expects the Leia hairstyle to haunt her obituary and it was all I could do to not tear up into my lunch.
posted by JustKeepSwimming at 5:54 PM on April 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


I saw Rogue One just a couple hours after the news came out that she had died and I teared up when that scene happened.

I was watching Rogue One when the news came. At first I thought the people in the lobby telling me
after the movie was over were kidding. It was a hell of a moment.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 6:04 PM on April 14, 2017


The Monday after she died, there was one of those digital billboards in my city that showed the photo of her used in the last frame of the tribute, and it said "There is a strange sadness in the force." I don't know if other cities did it, but it was nice.
posted by 4ster at 6:44 PM on April 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


I did okay until they showed the little little girls dressed as Leia and then I was a mess.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:01 PM on April 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


"I am Princess Leia, and Princess Leia is me...it's like a Mobius Strip Tease."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:15 PM on April 14, 2017 [10 favorites]


Oh, and if you haven't seen it - she was one of the featured guests on the Christmas episode of the British show QI in 2014. It's not on youtube, and only seems to be available on the Dailymotion Link now but is worth a look.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:18 PM on April 14, 2017 [4 favorites]


I'm still working on that Carrie Fisher cross stitch. Finished the face but am still working on the hair...forever, which I guess is appropriate.

but how can I miss someone I never met so much?

HEAR HEAR.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:56 PM on April 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


That's a wonderful tribute.

And, yeah, I got a bit sniffly. I'm so glad we got General Organa - Carrie Fisher fully adult, fully medicated and rehabbed. It took the promise of Princess Leia and brought it forward to a strong flawed soul-scarred woman.
posted by rmd1023 at 5:06 AM on April 15, 2017 [4 favorites]


Mark Hamill also hosted his own hour-long tribute during this year's celebrations, where they showed this video tribute as well. He also talked a little bit about struggling to go through the stages of grief. Lots of anecdotes, and it's interesting how age and time has smoothed out the rocky parts they've had in between.
posted by cendawanita at 8:05 AM on April 15, 2017 [5 favorites]


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