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Everything You Need to Understand Lucas' Star Wars in 60 Seconds

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Jayson, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Jayson

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    "There's a lot going on there that most people haven't come to grips with yet. But when they do, they will find it's a much more intricately made clock than most people would imagine." - George Lucas

    "I like visual imagery. I started out in pure film which is really a kinetic experience. So that's where my focus is." - George Lucas

    "All Star Wars films are really based on the theory and practice of silent movies, and they're designed to be silent movies. It's basically visual story telling with a musical, emotional underpinning. A lot of the dialogue is really more lyrics to a song than actual dialogue that you usually see in a movie." - George Lucas



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    Let's have some fun.
    To further broaden the understanding of how Lucas' filmmaking mind works, let's look at the rest of his film school films.

    I have many thoughts on these, but for the moment, I'm going to abstain from stating them so that at first the films can just speak for themselves. Then we can get into discussion later.

    I'm going to post them in chronological order, however I won't repost the one from above (his first film) since it's already present.

    Note: The film leader (the numbers counting down) at the beginning are not part of Lucas' films. That was added by the curator. All other content in the footage is original to the films.

    Additional Note: My personal opinion is these are best watched in chronological order, because you then see the evolution of Lucas as an artist.

    I highly encourage everyone to take the time and watch these short films by George Lucas.
    I'm hoping folks do, and that we can have a fun art appreciation discussion about this.














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    These are all great, and fascinating to watch as a Star Wars fan I think. So many elements that seem familiar or early versions of things we saw later, whether it’s locations, vehicles, story themes, sound design, editing, transitions, costumes... ‘The Emperor’(!). Loved watching them I’d seen a couple before but not all of them, thanks for posting the videos and starting this thread.
     
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    So looking forward to adding these films to my collection.
     
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    Adding this to the collection because it was very influential upon Lucas, so it makes sense to put it here.
    Arthur Lipsett was greatly admired by Lucas, and much of what he admired in Lipsett we can see in Look at Life.



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    Look At Life (video in original post) feels even more prescient at the moment.


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    Maybe he could fight a’sharad hett!
     
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