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* THE OFFICIAL * GEORGE LUCAS THREAD

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Echo-07, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Echo-07

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    Discuss all relevant issues regarding Star Wars creator and Lucasfilm Ltd. Founder George Lucas here.

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    Yeah, I totally agree. He donated the 4.5 Billion he received for selling Lucasfilm to charity. It hardly made as much news as the sale itself of course.
     
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    Yeah lets face it. Despite what you may think of the prequels, George put the fire in the galaxy that we all came to love. He did a superb job of bringing us a New Hope, when all we had was Star Trek TOS and Space Odyssey 2001. Will be forever grateful to the guy. Thanks George.
     
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    Sometimes I marvel (no pun intended) how great story tellers like Mr. Lucas come up with such amazing stories. I think overall, Mr. Lucas is one of modern times great story tellers.
     
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    He's the reason we're all here. Love his creativity and imagination of creating this universe.
     
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    Well I knew he was a visual genius already but TPM showed us once again that on a mythic storytelling through visual and audio there are few if any in his league. THEN he goes and does it 2 more times upping the game again and again.

    Good luck JJ you are going to need it.
     
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    I love him. But you can still get real mad at people you love.
     
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    It's fine to get mad, be disappointed or whatever, but its even better, and nobler, to put things in proper perspective, get over it, and move on.
     
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    He brightened up my childhood with Star Wars, and continues to do so into my adult life. How can I feel anything but love for the man! I even get great enjoyment out of his non-directing jobs (Howard the Duck, Willow etc.).
    I know he's retired now, but I still hold out hope that we'll get to see some of those small films he used to talk about making one day.
     
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    We all owe George Lucas a huge thanks for bringing the star wars universe into our lives. The story telling and innovation this guy brought into a time when no one thought it was possible was and still is amazing. I still hope we will get to see him be a part of another star wars film in the future!
     
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    Since 1980 when i was 6 years old and saw a rental vhs with ANH i´ve been loving StarWars. It has brought so much joy to my childhood, and no days my children loves it to. Thanks George for everything!
     
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    We all owe a great debt of gratitude to Lucas for creating the SW universe, but like so many people in Hollywood, they goto the well and damage the brand.

    Star Wars, The Sopranos, All in the Family, are some of the greatest movies and TV shows ever created, and all went on too long. Star Wars should have stopped with Return of the Jedi, The Sopranos should have stopped after Season 4, and All in the Family should have stopped instead of having a few seasons of Archie Bunker's Place.

    It happens to the best of them, and its all because of $$$. I can't blame the creators for milking their franchise, but quality eventually suffers.
     
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    George Lucas through Star Wars, saved my life. Growing up I watched many of the kids I went to school with fall into drugs. The other half ended up going in and out of jail/prison for falling in with the wrong crowds and committing crimes. Me, I was the teenager who stayed home on Friday and Saturday nights to watch the Star Wars trilogy on Laser Disc. Collecting the action figures took all my money, then some. Didn't have a dime to spare for drugs and alcohol. Star Wars changed my life forever.

    Had many great times with my family over the years watching the OT. Got to enjoy watching my niece and 2 nephews grow up with the PT and develop their own love for Star Wars. Now as we await the ST, I can't wait till December 18th, 2015 to take my 7 year old daughter to her 3rd Star Wars film in the theater. She was 1 year and 3 months old when I took her to see The Clone Wars movie. And she was 4 years and 9 months old when we went to The Phantom Menace 3D. The ST will be the trilogy her generation grows up on.

    I wouldn't change a thing about my life! So THANK YOU George Lucas. May the Force be with you...always!
     
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    I was born in 89 and grew up with Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

    Looking back, I didn't realize the influence it had on me as a kid (hell I went home this past weekend and saw that my mom still has the OOT box set along with all our other copies of course).

    I remember having all the toys and being conflicted about whether I wanted to be Han Solo or Boba Fett. Went and saw the re-releases in theaters, and of course the PT (and even at 10 years old I sat in the theater with my arms folded and a scowl on my face every time Jar Jar came on screen).

    I later got involved in the film industry both directing and writing and editing, which I really attribute to George Lucas, looking back. I would watch countless hours of making of footage and behind the scenes stuff, always fascinated with what he was able to accomplish with surprisingly limited means. He also taught me that sometimes you have to take a step back and reevaluate your "vision" and surround yourself with people who won't just say yes to your ideas.

    Honestly? I get the hate, but for me I think it should be more about feeling sorry for the guy (in a respect). He could never really let go, even though he knew he had weaknesses in some areas. He's one of the greatest visionaries and story tellers of our age, yet he gets a reputation for "ruining people's childhoods." That's a sad thought to me, that people actually feel that way.

    He didn't ruin your childhood, he made it incredible. The man just didn't live up to your adulthood need to reconnect with that feeling.
     
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    You see this George. People are saying nice things about you.(ben)
     
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    We can learn from both the success and failures of the masters. George was a great show runner for the OT but he wanted to be more involved, and you could hardly blame him for wanting to control the prequels.

    I know this is the OT Board, but since the topic is George, I have to say American Graffiti is an absolutely fantastic film. I kinda wish George had made some more movies like that before Star Wars ruled his life.
     
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    Before American Graffiti George Lucas was a camera man on one of the best documentaries ever made, Gimme Shelter. I haven't been able to find any interviews where he talks about it but I really wonder which shots were Lucas', whether he was afraid as the unrest escalated around him, and whether Star Wars was influenced by the film's groundbreaking combination of taught tersely edited narrative and absolute visual realism that would, of course, have been the default of such a cinema verite documentary.
     
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    when i was a kid in 5th grade we had an English assignment where we had to write a celebrity a letter. George was my childhood hero and this was before the prequels came out. he didn't write back but someone at his staff did. they basically said he was a very busy man but he thanks me for considering him for the assignment. i also got a 8.5x11 head shot...(unsigned). still though i wish i kept it through the years. now all i have is the memory.
     
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    I am grateful to this guy for what he has done. He created one of the biggest and most acclaimed franchises alongside works like Star Trek or Lord Of The Rings (which is classic ripped off basicaly by all the fantasy books afterwards).
    I admire his fantasy, the stories he came up with. With all he has done, acomplished and created, I find all the things he is bashed for insignificant.
    With prequels, he prolonged my childhood, as I loved the first three movies as a kid, but unfortunately, never saw them in cinema.
    I will never forget the day, listing through the Cinema magazine and stumbling upon huge picture of yellow starships flying over mountains with palace and waterfall,
    with text being STAR WARS: Episode I - the story about young Anakin Skywalker before he became Darth Vader and I was like wow! Is it is some part of series of articles about that time with pictures? It will be a movie, WHAT? I never heard about something like prequel as a kid before.
    Man, I was hyped again, around that time, the old movies were relabeled as Episodes 4-6 and I was waiting in awe for next two movies. Saw the two of them in Cinema, unfortunately, missed the third (my fandom was little fading, finishing elementary school and going on highschool), which is something I regret since.
    Revenge Of The Sith and Empire Strikes Back are my most favorite movies nowadays (with the latter being the most fav).
    I had some toys and lots of SW Lego back in the days, recreating various stories from movies, EU and my own.
    Also, not to mention, how many things Star Wars (which also paid numerous homages and borrowed elements) influenced. Even popular japanese anime series like Gundam for example.

    I can only say thanks to George Lucas for an awesome childhood.

    What are my cons? Nothing major or directly against him, but what bugs me is half assed job by Lucasfilm on the Episode 4 on the 2004 DVDs,
    converting only Episode I in 3D (as I was looking for to see all 6 being done) and that he stepped out in part because of Peedunky fans and gave his legacy to someone else after making the best TV series next to the Batman TAS, which got cancelled in aftermath. + removal of Lapti Nek from ROTJ, my childhood favorite.

    I never understood all these blind haters, who remind me of those old farts, who claim that music in the 80's was by far better than nowadays....
    Well, there still was good and bad music, look on the 80's, 90's, 00's pop music and you will find same amount of cheesy or unlistenable blast,
    as there is lot of good music for everyone, if you look it up. Haters hate.
    I won't go off-topic a lot with the music comparison, unless someone will be interested in my opinion.

    But what did these haters acomplished? Actually nothing, unles you count George Lucas stepping out. They are just bitching and complaining
    and the Star Wars canon doesn't care about them appearantly. Nor do I about their opinions, they won't ruin Star Wars for me.
     
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