early-mid 1978 | age 9-10 This is probably one of the 2 or 3 funniest scenes in the whole film. I missed out some of the best lines though: “Well…. uh, more wealth than you can imagine!” says Luke—to which Han replies,  “I dunno… I can imagine quite a bit.”

Script Notes : Chivalry (For a fee)

It’s my favourite dialogue from Star Wars. Sooo funny. I wonder who wrote it? But as I said, the best line has been left out in this version: Solo’s response “I dunno… I can imagine quite a bit!” If you have a good look at this page though, it kind of looks as if I literally wrote myself into a corner and simply ran out of space for that line. I’m so glad that I did—I love that stuff! Here’s a transcript of 9/10 year old me’s version from 1978, complete with authentic spelinng and punct’uation:

(Laterly added dialogue:)
The’re going to execute her soon!
Han: Thats her problem
(Original dialogue:)
Luke: I’ve seen her solo she’s beautifull!
Han: So’s life
Luke: She’s rich!
Han: So’s huh rich…
Luke: The reward will be more than you can imagi
– ne!
Han: Im going
—Star Wars age 9, 1978

Chewbacca growls at Luke Skywalker

Luke realises that Chewie isn’t necessarily a harmless, loveable big furball

Art Notes

The blue biro here was added later. What a confusion of speech bubbles!

I like Luke’s side profile in this, very Kirk Douglas heroic. What do you think of Han’s bouffant hairdo?—and his thumbs-up when he says “I’m going”.

luke looking like kirk douglas

Film Notes

Do you ever wonder if George should learn from his older character-based work in which the actors took a freer rein; and perhaps make a small, low-budget movie. Something simple. No action, no CGI, no space, no military, no shooting or explosions or 3D… It could be simply be an ordinary family story—on earth—present day. Everyday stuff. He could even use—no, collaborate with—some of the actors he’s previously worked with. The GOOD ones. He might even take some inspiration from Woody Allen, which would be ironic, considering that Annie Hall beat Star Wars to the Best Picture award in the 1978 Academy Awards. And you know, George was capable of comedy once, just consider American Graffiti (which apparently, was very good).

What—are you expecting a punchline now? I’m being serious!