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Old 05-24-04, 06:27 PM
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Jawa dialogue

I was watching Star Wars A New Hope again last night and noticed something I never noticed before. In the scene where the Jawas are selling Uncle Owen the droids and they realize "Red" has a bad motivator, Uncle Owen is like, "What kind of junk are you trying to sell us" and right after Owen is done chewing out the Jawa and right before the scene ends, just as they are starting to walk back to the transport, the Jawa makes a sound that sounds as if he is about to spit up a big loogie. It clearly sounds as he is getting ready to spit up some heavy mucus. I tracked it back, and sure enough, the Jawa makes that sound.

And while on the topic, what the hell does "Utini" mean? The Jawas shout "Utini" at R2-D2 and later on (in the dreaded SEs) the Jawa that falls off that dinosaur creature shouts "Utini!" as he plummets to the ground. In one context, it could mean, "Come on" or "Hurry up," but in another context it seems to mean, "Oh crap!"
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what i wanna know is this: this same scene is where we meet Luke for the first time. He talks to Beru for a few moments who reminds him to get a translater who speaks Bocce, then he walks towards the sandcrawler. As he approaches, there's a very quick blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of jawas startled to see him who then run behind the crawler and hide. It's like they've just realized who it is they're dealing with. what's the deal?
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As far as "Utini" (if that's how you want to spell it) I think it's continued use is a kind of inside joke. On a couple of Lucas Arts Star Wars video games I've played that noise is the noise a Jawa makes when you kill him. When you play the game (which requires you to shoot aprox. 3000 Jawas) you here the same damn sound effect each time you kill one.

So I think they reused the effect in the SE's, and especially during the pod race in Phantom Menace, as a joke, since by that time Star Wars insiders thought it was a funny sound.
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The Jawa language sounds very similar to Japanese - I think there's lots of articles around about how the whole SW thing was just a big space epic play on race and our culture.
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Originally posted by Rivero
what i wanna know is this: this same scene is where we meet Luke for the first time. He talks to Beru for a few moments who reminds him to get a translater who speaks Bocce, then he walks towards the sandcrawler. As he approaches, there's a very quick blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of jawas startled to see him who then run behind the crawler and hide. It's like they've just realized who it is they're dealing with. what's the deal?
I took it as Lucas hired a bunch of annoying kids to play the Jawas and they were just running around in circles like annoying little kids do.
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[STARWARS GEEK]It's the Jawa trade language for "Come Here"[/STARWARS GEEK]




. . . . sigh. Just knowing this information precludes me from ever having a girlfriend.
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Originally posted by El-Kabong
. . . . sigh. Just knowing this information precludes me from ever having a girlfriend.
since you know the language maybe you can negotiate with the jawas to set up some hot robot lovin'
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It's kind of like "smurf." "You old smurf of a smurf! How the smurf have you been? She smurfed your smurf!? That's smurfing smurftastic. Dumb mother smurfer. Pardon me, do you have any smurf? How do I get this smurf stain out of Monica's dress?"
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Originally posted by Abob Teff
How do I get this smurf stain out of Monica's dress?"


I'm just imagining the Family Guy Episode with Smurf talk.
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I like the part when Quint scratched on the blackboard and interrupted the town meeting.
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Originally posted by Abob Teff
It's kind of like "smurf." "You old smurf of a smurf! How the smurf have you been? She smurfed your smurf!? That's smurfing smurftastic. Dumb mother smurfer. Pardon me, do you have any smurf? How do I get this smurf stain out of Monica's dress?"
Smurf is one of the most versatile words of the English langauge. It can be used as a transitive verb: John smurfed Shirley."

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So you can see there are many uses for the word Smurf, and many more you can probably think of. So say it loud, say it proud! SMURF YOU!!!
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Re: Jawa dialogue

Originally posted by calhoun07
In the scene where the Jawas are selling Uncle Owen the droids and they realize "Red" has a bad motivator
The red R2 droid has his own story. You can read it here:















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That's so messed up.
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How does a droid get medichlorins (sp? don't care either way, really) in his blood to proove he is a jedi? Or does he have medichlorins in his oil?

I want to see an "elseworlds" type story where R5-D4 kills Anakin and the droid is the one who rises to power as Darth Vader. Or Darth Skippy, whatever the case may be.
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If only Princess Leia's breasts were that big in real life...

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