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George Lucas Is Going To Court Over Star Wars Again
Chicago conservation organization called Friends of the Parks has filed a lawsuit to stop George Lucas from planting his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the shores of Lake Michigan.
George Lucas Kristy Puchko 2014-11-14
Strange Magic: Get Your First Look At George Lucas' New Film
Walt Disney Studios has officially announced the latest from Lucasfilm will be Strange Magic, a madcap fairy tale musical that's animated and inspired by William Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
George Lucas Kristy Puchko 2014-11-11
Watch A Stormtrooper Help New York Brewers Fight Back Against Lucasfilm Lawsuit
If Lucasfilm tries to shut down your Star Wars-themed beer over claims of copyright infringement, what do you do? Call in a stormtrooper for a response video of course!
George Lucas Kristy Puchko 2014-10-29
Lucasfilm Is Suing A Brewery Over This Cleverly Named Beer Flavor
Syracuseís Empire Brewing Co. has been issued a a notice of opposition from Lucasfilm because of the name of one their bock lagers, "Strikes Bock." Yup. Empire's Strikes Bock.
George Lucas Kristy Puchko 2014-10-24
How Star Wars Producers Screwed Alec Guinness Out Of Millions
An interview with Star Wars legend, Alex Guinness, from over 35 years ago has revealed that the filmís producers actually screwed him out of a deal that was worth millions upon millions of dollars. Guinness was originally offered 2% of the George Lucasí royalties from the film, but when he offered a bevy of improvements to the film Lucas decided to give him 0.50% more. But when he spoke to producers they insisted it was only 0.25%. The sneaky sods.
George Lucas Gregory Wakeman 2014-10-01
This Epic 1984 Special Effects Video Shows Us Spielberg And Lucasí Greatest Tricks
Go deep inside Industrial Light and Magic to see how they created the visual magic in films like Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom via this 1984 episode of Nova
George Lucas Mike Bracken 2014-09-17
George Lucas Almost Ruined Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Here's How
From lightsabers to Darth Vader's mask to quotable lines ("I know!"), few movies are as hugely iconic as the original Star Wars trilogy. But new video has just revealed that one of the most memorably elements of the sci-fi fantasy was nearly cut from the films completely, that'd be the voice of Yoda.
George Lucas Kristy Puchko 2014-08-26
George Lucas' Museum Of Narrative Art To Be Built In Chicago
While many fans still feel he did his part to ruin his own reputation with the Star Wars prequels and special editions, George Lucas to this day remains one of the most important figures in film history. Not only did he bring us amazing franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones and make great titles like American Graffiti, he was also always on the forefront of both audio and visual technology, starting up labs like Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound.
George Lucas Eric Eisenberg 2014-06-24
George Lucas Wants To Build The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum
The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum is evaluating two different build sites for its permanent home. But does it really have to be one site or the other?
George Lucas Mike Reyes 2014-06-20
The People vs. George Lucas II Wants You To Vent About Episode VII
Have a big gripe about how JJ Abrams is handling Star Wars: Episode VII so far? Alexandre O. Philippe is ready to hear you out, and possibly put you into his next film!
George Lucas Mike Reyes 2014-06-19
How George Lucas Lost Millions To Steven Spielberg On A Dumb Star Wars Bet
We might think of Star Wars as the most established brand in the history of the motion picture industry, at least this side of Charlie Chaplinís Little Tramp, but all that success wasnít always such a foregone conclusion. On the set of A New Hope, George Lucas was a worried thirty-something convinced he had a massive flop on his hands.
George Lucas Mack Rawden 2014-03-27
George Lucas Is 'Constantly Talking' to J.J. Abrams About Star Wars
Lucasís son, Jett, talks about his dadís ongoing involvement in the developing series. He talks about his dad being ďtornĒ on the matter of handing the franchise over to new creators (not just to Abrams, but to other directors whoíll be able to now play in this sandbox)
George Lucas Sean O'Connell 2013-10-08
George Lucas Has Yet To Speak With J.J. Abrams About Star Wars
This begs the question, though: How much insight would you want Lucas to have at this stage? Weíve seen the prequels. Many did not like the prequels. Do you want Lucas looking over Abramsí shoulder as he preps Episode VII, or do you want Abrams to have creative freedom to establish his own version of this beloved universe?
George Lucas Sean O'Connell 2013-06-19
Steven Spielberg And George Lucas Predict Movie Industry Implosion
Maybe it's fitting that so many movies right now focus on the end of the world, because according to Steven Spielberg and George Lucas the end of moviegoing as we know it is near! The pair shared the stage at University of Southern California, and there unfolded their thoughts on where the movie industry is heading. According to these legendary moviemakers, it's due for a major shakeup.
George Lucas Kristy Puchko 2013-06-13
Watch George Lucas's Early Experimental Short Films
The writer-director worked on 1:42.08, a short film with race car driver Peter Brock that has multiple visual cues to Lucasí later films. Itís drenched with the automobile admiration that drove American Graffiti, as well as the staging of the Death Star attack at the end of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.
George Lucas Sean O'Connell 2013-04-02
George Lucas' Original Star Wars Screenplay WIll Be Adapted By Dark Horse Comics
Slap a blindfold on and a toss a rock. Youíll probably nail at least one of the many comic book adaptations currently in some form of production, not to mention the plethora that have already been released. Another well-established trend extends the universe of television shows through the comic medium. But Dark Horse Comics, no stranger to licensed product tie-ins, has lined up one of the strangest and potentially most exciting adaptations that comes to mind, which youíve gotten a peek of above
George Lucas Nick Venable 2013-04-01
Original Star Wars Cast On Board, And More Amazing Lucasfilm-Disney Sale Details
Oh, George Lucas. Even though he's no longer actively the head of Lucasfilm, and has handed over the development and direction of future Star Wars films to other people, the man who invented Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi still has a ton of knowledge, and not as much hesitation to share it as the tight-lipped Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams
George Lucas Katey Rich 2013-03-07
John Williams Planning Return For New Star Wars Movies
In all the endless speculation and debating we've been doing about future Star Wars movies since Disney bought Lucasfilm last fall, one of the most satisfying and hard to solve has been this: Who should score the new films, John Williams or Michael Giacchino? Williams, of course, is the original composer of the iconic Star Wars theme
George Lucas Katey Rich 2013-02-18
Steven Spielberg Won't Direct Star Wars, In Case You Were Hoping
It never really seemed a serious possibility, but in the week or so since Disney announced that they had acquired Lucasfilm, Steven Spielberg's name has been one of the most frequently seen on the zillion shortlists of "Who Should Direct Star Wars VII?" It makes sense on some levels, of course. Spielberg and George Lucas are longtime friends
George Lucas Katey Rich 2012-11-09
Watch Mark Hamill Predict Star Wars Episode VII Back In 1983
Suddenly the sci-fi universe that Lucas created seemed crammed with possibilities, and when Mark Hamill revealed that Lucas had tipped him off about the new series, it seemed possible we might be seeing the return of Luke Skywalker-- or maybe just a Hamill cameo? Turns out, this isn't the first time Hamill has been out talking about coming back to Star Wars
George Lucas Katey Rich 2012-11-05
George Lucas Donating Most Of Disney's $4 Billion To Charity
George Lucas, already an insanely wealthy man, seemed to get much richer on Tuesday, with Disney acquiring Lucasfilm-- of which Lucas was previously the sole owner-- for a jaw-dropping $4 billion. That's actually a reasonable price to pay when you consider what they're getting, but it's still an enormous paycheck, and maybe a slightly ridiculous one for a man who has absolutely no need for the money
George Lucas Katey Rich 2012-11-01
George Lucas Consulted Carrie Fisher And Mark Hamill About The New Star Wars Trilogy
Turns out even Luke Skywalker himself was in for a serious surprise last Tuesday. The blockbuster news that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm, giving them the rights to the Star Wars franchise with plans to make a new trilogy, took Mark Hamill as much by surprise as it did the rest of us. But don't start worrying that George Lucas is deliberately freezing out the star of his iconic series
George Lucas Katey Rich 2012-11-01
Watch George Lucas And Kathleen Kennedy Talk About The Future Of Star Wars
More so than Han Solo or even Jar Jar Binks, George Lucas has been the face of Star Wars from the very beginning. He came up with the idea for the first film based on Flash Gordon comics and Japanese samurai movies, he stayed behind the scenes producing the original trilogy even after he stepped away as director
George Lucas Katey Rich 2012-10-30
George Lucas Says He's Retiring
George Lucas may well be one of the most controversial figures in modern moviemaking. His unwavering devotees declare that he is a groundbreaking genius who not only created an incredible six-part space saga, but also validated the science fiction genre. His detractors, however, insist he's spent the latter half of his career undermining his early glory and destroying his legacy. Both sides are sure to have plenty to say about Lucas's latest ambition.
George Lucas Kristy Puchko 2012-05-30
Mix Quentin Tarantino With George Lucas And You End Up With Jango Unchained
Instead of the silhouettes of Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx, though, we get a handcuffed Jango Fett and Mace Windu on a horse Ö because, if you havenít yet seen Attack of the Clones, the purple lightsaber-wielding Jedi sends him to his grave
George Lucas Sean O'Connell 2012-05-03
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