George Lucas didn’t just create the “Star Wars” universe. The filmmaker, who turns 71 on May 14, pretty much created the cinematic universe we live in… Continue reading George Lucas: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the 'Star Wars' Guru
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Before George Lucas’ 1971 dystopian classic THX 1138 hit theaters — about a future in which an android police force controls the populace and mandatory drugs quell emotions and personal desires — there was Lucas’ student film the story was based on.
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB was created in 1967 while the director was still wet behind the ears, attending the University of… Continue reading Watch: George Lucas' Student Short Film That Inspired 'THX 1138'
George Lucas Museum: Chicago will be the future site of a “first-of-its-kind interactive museum and warehouse” housing George Lucas’ collection of artwork and Star Wars movie memorabilia. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, expected to open in 2018, will cost one billion dollars (?!), and will be located on a prime site on Chicago’s museum campus, next… Continue reading Movie News: Chicago Getting George Lucas Museum; Channing Tatum Joins Coen Bros.; 'Last of Robin Hood' Trailer
Disney CEO Alan Horn has been hinting at bits and pieces of information about “Star Wars: Episode VII” for months, and while fans still don’t have much to cling to — including cast and plot details — Horn promises that there will be some revelations soon.
One of the few things that Horn would say about “Episode VII” is that there… Continue reading George Lucas 'Is a Consultant' on 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' Says Disney Chief
Good triumphed over evil in George Lucas’ Star Wars series, but the battle wasn’t yet won in the director’s 1966 student film, Freiheit (German for “freedom”). Lucas shows us a young man (Randal Kleiser, who would go on to direct Grease) running from unknown assailants and quickly being shot to death. Different voiceovers discussing freedom take us to the brief credits. All accounts tell us that… Continue reading Before 'Star Wars,' George Lucas Made This Poignant Student Film About Freedom