George Lucas

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

Author: George Lucas

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578061253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A director, producer, and writer, George Lucas is the power behind "The Force." The son of a conservative small-town businessman, he grew up to become arguably the most identifiable and popular filmmaker in the history of the medium. Yet unlike his more publicly engaged contemporaries, Lucas rarely grants reporters an audience. This first book of Lucas's interviews affords fans and students of film and science fiction a rare opportunity. Editor Sally Kline collects conversations from the reticent director spanning Lucas's entire career, from the making of his first film, 1971's THX-1138, through American Graffiti, the triumph of the Star Wars trilogy, and even a 1999 interview given while awaiting the release of Star Wars: Episode One--The Phantom Menace. In interviews from venues such as Rolling Stone, Playboy, and American Film, Lucas reveals his distrust of the Hollywood establishment, his love for making movies, and his unambiguous values and how those values translate into the epic clash between good and evil created when he explores characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Lucas revolutionized the movie industry and created the most successful film series of all time. Along with films of his close friend Steven Spielberg, Lucas's releases invented the notion of blockbuster movies. Before the end of the millennium, he could count the loyal fans of the Star Wars trilogy in the millions. Sally Kline is film critic for The Journal newspapers. She has worked as a film commentator on a number of Washington, D.C. radio stations and as a guest lecturer at George Washington University. A freelance writer and researcher, she has contributed to two books, including a biography of Robert F. Kennedy.
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George Lucas

This book aims to examine and illustrate all the films Lucas has made, and all of the other projects he has been involved in.

Author: Charles Champlin

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: IND:30000057331260

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 232

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Over the past 25 years George Lucas has been responsible for some of the most successful films made, for example Indiana Jones and Star Wars. In recognition of his abilities, he was awarded the Irving Thalberg Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts in 1992. This book aims to examine and illustrate all the films Lucas has made, and all of the other projects he has been involved in. It looks at Industrial Light and Magic, his special effects company responsible for such films as ET and Terminator II, Lucasfilm and LucasArts, two companies funded by profits from his work, which are dedicated to technical advances in projects as diverse as sound-editing and theme park rides. Behind-the-scenes photographs are also included.
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The Cinema of George Lucas

Citing the filmmaker's contributions to the movie industry since the inception of the Star Wars series, a tribute to Lucas's vision draws on interviews and the Lusasfilm archives to survey some of his most significant achievements.

Author: Marcus Hearn

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015060589382

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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Citing the filmmaker's contributions to the movie industry since the inception of the Star Wars series, a tribute to Lucas's vision draws on interviews and the Lusasfilm archives to survey some of his most significant achievements.
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Who Is George Lucas

He is best known, of course, as the creator of the Star Wars movie, television, gaming, toy and merchandise empire, as well as the archeologist-adventure series Indiana Jones. Discover the man behind the magic in Who Is George Lucas?

Author: Pam Pollack

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698171879

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time. He is a producer, screenwriter, director and entrepreneur whose company Lucasfilms pioneered the movie effects that changed the world of animation. He founded Industrial Light and Magic, which transformed special sound and visual effects throughout the Hollywood film industry. He is best known, of course, as the creator of the Star Wars movie, television, gaming, toy and merchandise empire, as well as the archeologist-adventure series Indiana Jones. Discover the man behind the magic in Who Is George Lucas? From the Trade Paperback edition.
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George Lucas

The physical examination revealed that George had diabetes, a condition in
which the body cannot regulate blood sugar. His grandfather had died of
complications from the disease when George Lucas Sr. was only fifteen. Because
of the ...

Author: Dana White

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822549751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Traces the life of the man who became well-known for his Star Wars movies, from his childhood in California to his career in films.
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Virgin Film George Lucas

This guide to George Lucas includes categories such as casting, alternative versions, recurring themes and concerns and expert witness, information on Lucas's inspiration behind his films, both directing and producing - and accounts of his ...

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Virgin Publishing

ISBN: 0753539306

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 304

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The step-by-step companion to the work of George Lucas. George Lucas has directed only five full-length pictures in thirty years, and yet he is one of the most influential of all contemporary filmmakers: not simply a director, he's also a writer, a producer and an unparalleled technical pioneer, responsible for advances in digital projection, CGI and quality cinema sound. Yet he remains defiantly outside the Hollywood system, financing his - and other people's - pictures out of his own funds, creatively answerable to no one but himself.Starting with his time as a film student, this is a critical journey through the films Lucas has directed and actively produced. It encompasses his abstract early works such as Look at Life and 6.18.67, the mainstream successes of American Graffiti, Star Wars and Indiana Jones and the record selling Star Wars prequel trilogy. There is also an extensive section detailing other projects in which he has had a hand, such as Paul Schraeder's Mishima, Haskell Wexler's controversial Latino and Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream. Thsi is an indispensable reference to the work of George Lucas- the mogul, the mythmaker, the one man brand and the most successful independent filmmaker who has ever lived.
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George Lucas

George Lucas by Brian Jay Jones is the first comprehensive telling of the story of the iconic filmmaker and the building of his film empire, as well as of his enormous impact on cinema.

Author: Brian Jay Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472224347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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George Lucas by Brian Jay Jones is the first comprehensive telling of the story of the iconic filmmaker and the building of his film empire, as well as of his enormous impact on cinema. At once a biography, a business manual, and a film history, George Lucas will, for the first time explore the life and work of a fiercely independent writer/director/producer who became one of the most influential filmmakers and cultural icons - a true game changer. On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theatres. Its distributor - 20th Century Fox - were baffled by the film. The film's production had been a disaster from nearly day one, hampered by bad weather, malfunctioning props and ill-fitting costumes. But its release on a quiet Wednesday in May of 1977, changed cinema forever. The film was Star Wars. The fiercely independent thirty-three year-old George Lucas was just getting going. Determined to control every element of the film-making process he had founded Lucasfilm ltd., in 1971. Among his hits, Lucas gave us six Star Wars films and four featuring the globetrotting archaeologist Indiana Jones. Together these ten films have earned more than $6 billion worldwide and won some of the largest and most devoted fan bases ever seen. In 2013 he sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion. Along the way the man who invented the Blockbuster also gave us computer generated imagery (CGI), created a small animation company called Pixar and reinvented the way movies were made, marketed and merchandised.
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George Lucas

'This book is undoubtedly the best that could be written on the inventor of Luke Skywalker, the Force and trans-global product merchandising.

Author: John Baxter

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0006530818

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 450

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George Lucas is one of the most innovative bigtime players on the movie scene. His three Star Wars films and the trio featuring the action hero Indiana Jones (all six of which Lucas conceived, produced and co-wrote) are some of the most popular films ever made. To finance them, he masterminded a revolutionary redrawing of the financial agreements under which films were produced in Hollywood, snatching away control of funding, intellectual content and the distribution of profits from studios, and placing them in the hands of the film-makers themselves.
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The Reavers of Skaith

Talented enough to co-write The Big Sleep film with William Faulkner and imaginative enough to pen the original screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back, Leigh Brackett is a giant in the science-fiction field, and Eric John Stark is her ...

Author: Leigh Brackett

Publisher: Paizo Pub Llc

ISBN: 1601251386

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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Poised to at last escape the treacherous planet of Skaith, the swordsman Eric John Stark falls victim to a grim betrayal that turns old allies into dogged enemies. Chased through dangerous jungles and across predator-infested seas, the fugitive warrior dodges death at every turn in Leigh Brackett's final science-fiction masterpiece. Talented enough to co-write The Big Sleep film with William Faulkner and imaginative enough to pen the original screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back, Leigh Brackett is a giant in the science-fiction field, and Eric John Stark is her finest character.
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George Lucas

George. Lucas'. Fast. Life. And. Times. “You know the brittle bough breaks. The
willow bends with the wind and stays on the tree. You try to fight it...and you lose.
You're not going to remain eighteen forever.” George Lucas, interview with Larry
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Author: James Clarke

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781848396739

Category: Performing Arts

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Whether it’s a bright yellow Deuce Coupe rocketing through small-town America or a bright yellow rocket ship blasting through a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas’ stories have been singular and consistent in the elemental power of their themes and emotions. Yet, since the beginnings of his success much of his storytelling skill has been eclipsed by the popcorn popularity of his work and the advances in visual effects that have characterised so many of his films. Lucas is unique amongst his contemporaries: he has written the screenplay for every film he has directed and every film he has made, has been designed for the screen. As such there is an aesthetic purity to his work. The Pocket Essentials: George Lucas explores how the films he has directed operate and how they connect together. Whether it is the comedy of American Graffiti, the machinations of The Phantom Menace or the oppression of THX 1138, Lucas films celebrate the power of the maverick sensibility. It is a sensibility for which Lucas has become a pop culture icon not just in the kinds of stories he tells but also in his approach to the medium of moviemaking. This Pocket Essentials guide covers the landmark movies – from student movies to Indiana Jones and the latest Star Wars episode Attack of the Clones – and also looks at Lucas achievements beyond his work as a director with his creation of Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Ranch and other media ventures, particularly his development and advocacy of digital cinema.
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George Lucas

GeorgeLucas:The Creative Impulse. New York: Harry N.Abrams, Inc.,1992.
Goldberg, Lee, et al. Science Fiction Filmmaking inthe 1980s. Jefferson, NC:
McFarland, 1995. Henderson,Mary. StarWars: TheMagic ofMyth. New York:
Bantam, 1997 ...

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Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140810

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 104

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George Lucas

Describes the life and career of the motion picture producer and director whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.

Author: Janet Riehecky

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 158810057X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Describes the life and career of the motion picture producer and director whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.
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George Lucas

Traces the life of the film maker who directed such movies as "American Graffiti" and "Star Wars"

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 0531159515

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Traces the life of the film maker who directed such movies as "American Graffiti" and "Star Wars"
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Star Wars Trilogy

Novelizations of Episodes IV - VI of the Star Wars movies.

Author: George Lucas

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9781101885376

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Novelizations of Episodes IV - VI of the Star Wars movies.
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I Am 7 George Lucas

Nobody's saying the very basic things. They're dealing in the abstract.
Everybody's forgetting to tell the kids, 'Hey, this is right and this is wrong.'” In order
to get those pretty heavy ideas across, George knew that his story had to be fairly
simple.

Author: Grace Norwich

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545533805

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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I created the Star Wars franchise. I am George Lucas. Learn all about this remarkable man, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the continuation of the I AM series. I AM GEORGE LUCAS will follow one man's journey to become the most famous filmmaker in the world. Discover everything you wanted to know about this celebrated movie guru and creator of Star Wars. This book will feature a full-color illustrated cover, one-color illustrations throughout, a detailed time line, introductions to other notable people from the story, sidebars, and a top-ten list of important things to know about George Lucas.
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George Lucas

Readers will learn about the early years of George Lucas and how he got his start in film.

Author: Grace Hansen

Publisher: History Maker Bios (Lerner)

ISBN: 1532104251

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Readers will learn about the early years of George Lucas and how he got his start in film. The title will also cover when he created Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Each title is complete with simple text, a timeline, and great photographs of George Lucas from childhood to present times. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
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How to Analyze the Films of George Lucas

A CLOSER LOOK AT GEORGE LUCAS his wife in 1969. First Features Lucas's
first feature-length movie THX 1138 (adapted from his shorter student film)
opened in 1971. The bleak movie, which portrays a computer-controlled world in
which ...

Author: Valerie Bodden

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617830877

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Provides a closer look at George Lucas and offers suggestions for analyzing his Star Wars films.
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George Lucas

Examines the personal life, career, and success of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.

Author: Adam Woog

Publisher:

ISBN: 156006434X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Examines the personal life, career, and success of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.
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George Lucas s Blockbusting

A comprehensive look at 300 of the most financially and/or critically successful motion pictures of all time—many made despite seemingly insurmountable economic, cultural, and political challenges—set against the prevailing production, ...

Author: Alex Ben Block

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061963453

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 976

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A comprehensive look at 300 of the most financially and/or critically successful motion pictures of all time—many made despite seemingly insurmountable economic, cultural, and political challenges—set against the prevailing production, distribution, exhibition, marketing, and technology trends of each decade in movie business history.
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Shadow Star

In Shadow Moon and Shadow Dawn, George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, and Chris Claremont, author of the bestselling X-Men adventures, created a new world of myth, magic, and legend unlike any before.

Author: Chris Claremont

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9781984800046

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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In Shadow Moon and Shadow Dawn, George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, and Chris Claremont, author of the bestselling X-Men adventures, created a new world of myth, magic, and legend unlike any before. Now they bring their epic trilogy to an unforgettable conclusion in a novel of blazing imaginative brilliance... Elora Danan has done the unthinkable. She has slain the dragons that were the embodiment of the soul of Creation. It was a desperate act--the only way to save the dragons from the Deceiver, who would have used them to rule the Realms. Yet in Elora's possession are two last dragon eggs. To protect them, Elora spellbinds herself to her faithful companions Thorn Drumheller, the Nelwyn sorcerer and her sworn guardian, and Khory Bannefin, the long-dead woman warrior whose body is inhabited by a demon's offspring. It is a dire spell that ensures none of them will betray their cause...even at the cost of their lives. And if one of them dies, the magic of the eggs is lost forever. Pursued through a land of shadow predators by the dreaded Black Rose, the Deceiver's commando assassins, Elora and her allies must reach the free city-state of Sandeni. There they will be reunited with old friends: the brownies Franjean and Rool, the eagles Anele and Bastian, and the young warrior-scribe Luc-Jon. But Sandeni is besieged by mighty armies fueled by the Deceiver's sorcery, warrior wizards, and engines of evil magic. With defeat all but certain, Elora must convince the Sandeni people to continue the fight. What she doesn't tell them is that the greatest enemy lies within her. For the Deceiver is her own dark twin from a potential future of unimaginable evil...an evil that lies dormant in Elora's soul. And the only way Elora can stop the future is to befriend an enemy whose insatiable appetite for destruction could destroy all of Creation. Or is that, too, part of the Deceiver's plan? Seamlessly weaving together the many strands of this rich tapestry, Shadow Star is guaranteed to satisfy its many fans...and leave them breathless.
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