I always loved his “I know” because he was really telling her he always knew she cared — he was just waiting for her to admit it. On the surface it seems like an arrogant Han Solo line but there’s nothing arrogant in Ford’s delivery. He is saying so much more…
In the script, Solo’s response to Leia’s declaration of love for him was written as “I love you, too.” It’s now lore that Ford changed it to “I know.” But if you read the transcript of Ford’s conversation with Kershner on the set, you can see that Ford wasn’t just being a smartass. He put a lot of thought into that line. “But if she says, ‘I love you,’ and I say, ‘I know,’ it’s beautiful and it’s acceptable and it’s funny,” he pleaded. “The point is, I’m not worried about myself anymore; I’m worried about her.”
I have an urge to go on a huge happy rant about dialogue and how awesome it can be, but instead I’m just going to sigh romantically.
Hey! I’m Heather, age 39, just finishing my first novel. It’s adult (or New Adult: protagonist is age 24) sci-fi/fantasy about a young intergalactic translator with a rare empathic ability who learns she’s the key to translating the galaxy’s most sacred and untranslatable text. There are space ships, ballrooms, corsets, and kisses. I have no agent but I’m looking for some critique partners to share their work with me and give me insight into my own! I read a lot of Young Adult fantasy and the last book I finished and loved was Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
I guess it’s that time of year again. I’ve been asked several times in the last few months if I would do another critique partner love connection on my blog and I now have enough requests that I’m going to go ahead and do it. These seems to be a yearly thing. I don’t think I need to change the…
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