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“I look at it like the black answer to “Indiana Jones.” That was a dated period piece. That was an action piece, and I’m telling you when you’re sitting in the theater, you feel like you’re flying the planes. We had this screening in Chicago, and [afterward] I had dinner with James Earl Jones. We were telling him we don’t know how this is going to play foreign. He whispers, “It’s ‘Star Wars’ for black people.” I go, “Really?” He goes, “Man, the cockpit scenes alone, the kids did alright.” [Laughs] And he’s absolutely right! You feel like you’re shooting the Death Star, and the Stormtroopers are shooting you. Well, these are Nazis. Same thing.”

Cuba Gooding Jr.  on ‘Red Tails,’ and what James Earl Jones thought about it, too.

I look at it like the black answer to “Indiana Jones.” That was a dated period piece. That was an action piece, and I’m telling you when you’re sitting in the theater, you feel like you’re flying the planes. We had this screening in Chicago, and [afterward] I had dinner with James Earl Jones. We were telling him we don’t know how this is going to play foreign. He whispers, “It’s ‘Star Wars’ for black people.” I go, “Really?” He goes, “Man, the cockpit scenes alone, the kids did alright.” [Laughs] And he’s absolutely right! You feel like you’re shooting the Death Star, and the Stormtroopers are shooting you. Well, these are Nazis. Same thing.”

Cuba Gooding Jr.  on ‘Red Tails,’ and what James Earl Jones thought about it, too.

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George Lucas, J.J. Abrams and Other Filmmakers React to the Death of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs touched the lives of millions upon millions of people before his untimely death at 56 on Wednesday, and those he had an impact on in the filmmaking community are paying tribute. “The magic of Steve was that while others simply accepted the status quo, he saw the true potential in everything he touched and never compromised on that vision,” director George Lucas said in a statement. “He leaves behind an incredible family and a legacy that will continue to speak to people for years to come.” 

Those thoughts were echoed by director J.J. Abrams. “There are so few people who are undeniably, brilliantly inspiring,” the ‘Super 8’ director said in a statement. “Steve Jobs, a man who changed the way we create, the way we communicate, the way we live, was one of those people. I already miss knowing he is out there.”

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'Star Wars' Blu-ray Release Breaks Global Sales Record
'Star Wars' fans may have been shouting “NOOO!" all over the Internet, but their wallets were quietly screaming "YESSSS!" Since release last Friday, ‘Star Wars: The Complete Saga’ on Blu-ray has sold 1 million copies — good for a record-breaking global total of $84 million. In North America alone, Lucasfilm sold $38 million worth of discs, and the set broke both the pre-order and catalog sales records for Blu-ray releases. Guess that possible ‘Star Wars’ fan boycott worked wonders! Check out the Lucasfilm press release ahead. 

'Star Wars' Blu-ray Release Breaks Global Sales Record

'Star Wars' fans may have been shouting “NOOO!" all over the Internet, but their wallets were quietly screaming "YESSSS!" Since release last Friday, ‘Star Wars: The Complete Saga’ on Blu-ray has sold 1 million copies — good for a record-breaking global total of $84 million. In North America alone, Lucasfilm sold $38 million worth of discs, and the set broke both the pre-order and catalog sales records for Blu-ray releases. Guess that possible ‘Star Wars’ fan boycott worked wonders! Check out the Lucasfilm press release ahead.