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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 29 March 2018 at 8:22pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Ever since I learned about Fisher and Ford's offscreen relationship, EMPIRE has taken on some interesting (and sad) new shadings, particularly the "I love you"/"I know" exchange, which almost comes across now as art imitating life.

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One of the many reasons that Leia is so appealing to me is that she ends up having most of the humorous lines in STAR WARS and EMPIRE. You would think that Luke and Han would get all of the one liners while the Princess stays demure and detached. Nope.

My favorite: "... Would someone get this walking carpet out of my way?"

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Posted: 29 March 2018 at 10:48pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Yeah, so many great laugh lines that Fisher pulled off with her charm. 

“Would it help if I got out and pushed?” Immediately comes to mind, although the most iconic Leia laugh line would surely be, “Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?”

Lucas and Kasdan obviously realized that Fisher had a wicked sense of humor, and that she could make even things like the “Nerf herder” line work.
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I read somewhere that a husband and wife scriptwriting team, Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, contributed much of the humor in the first Star Wars film. While looking for a source for that, I came across this interesting interview:
https://www.themarysue.com/interview-Gloria-Katz-Star-Wars
Here and in other interviews Katz seems to downplay their contribution, but I think there's a shift in tone once they're aboard the Death Star that shows another writer's (or writers')influence. And Lucas hasn't denied their involvement and even shared some of the profits with them.
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This got me thinking, far more great moments then I’d remevered:  anyway I’ll go with ones that’s been mentioned.  Leia taking charge of her own rescue/escape. 
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