George Lucas: Interviews


Collected interviews with the director known as the most identifiable and popular filmmaker in the history of the medium
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Collected interviews with the director known as the most identifiable and popular filmmaker in the history of the medium
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Producer/director/writer Lucas seems to have spent much of his career defending his work against the criticism that it is shallow and insubstantial. Famous for blockbusters, including American Graffiti and the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" series, he is often thought to have helped bring the industry into a new and, some would say, regressive era in which megabudgets, megastars, and special effects are paramount. In this engrossing collection of 18 pieces some are actual interviews, some are essays with quotations incorporated, he comes across as a thoughtful and dedicated filmmaker whose talents for action, editing, drama, and storytelling are often overlooked by those who see his films as "junk food for the mind." He maintains that the huge revenues his films generate create more opportunities for art-house and independent films. Though guarded and impatient with those who expect him to be Fellini, he provides insight into the motion picture business. This book nicely complements the entertaining, pictorial George Lucas: The Creative Impulse LJ 10/1/92. Recommended for public and academic cinema collections.--Richard Grefrath, Univ. of Nevada Lib., Reno Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578061259
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Series: Conversations with Filmmakers Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,471,280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

George Lucas 3
THX 1138 - Made in San Francisco 8
The Filming of American Graffiti 14
George Lucas: The Stinky Kid Hits the Big Time 33
George Lucas Goes Far Out 45
The Morning of the Magician: George Lucas and Star Wars 55
George Lucas 64
The Empire Strikes Back and So Does Filmmaker George Lucas with His Sequel to Star Wars 87
The George Lucas Saga 98
Burden of Dreams: George Lucas 135
George Lucas 145
A Short Time Ago, On a Ranch Not So Far Away ... 156
George Lucas: His First Love Is Editing 165
Lucasvision 170
Radioland Murders Press Conference 177
Lucas the Loner Returns to Wars 184
Letter From Skywalker Ranch: Why Is the Force Still With Us? 190
Luke Skywalker Goes Home 216
Saber Rattler 226
Index 231
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