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  Lucasfilm: Inside Lucasfilm | George Lucas
Lucas served as executive producer for two very different films in 1988: the adventure-fantasy film Willow, which was based on Lucas' original story and directed by Ron Howard; and Tucker: The Man And His Dream, directed by Francis Coppola.
Lucas returned to directing in 1999 with the first of three new episodes of the Star Wars saga: Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, the year's top box-office hit, which was also the first major live-action film to be projected digitally.
He is chairman of the board of the George Lucas Educational Foundation and also serves on the board of the Film Foundation and is a member of the USC School of Cinema-Television Advisory Board.
www.lucasfilm.com /inside/bio/georgelucas.html   (1048 words)

  
  Wired 13.05: Life After Darth
George Lucas is daydreaming again at his desk.
Lucas and his contemporaries came of age in the 1960s vowing to explode the complacency of the old Hollywood by abandoning traditional formulas for a new kind of filmmaking based on handheld cinematography and radically expressive use of graphics, animation, and sound.
Lucas' friends observe that he seems happier with this film, which he's been showing off proudly for months in rough-cut form at the ranch.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/13.05/lucas.html   (1009 words)

  
  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : George Lucas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lucas was born in Modesto, California, where his father, George Lucas, Sr., ran a stationery store and owned a small walnut orchard.
His mother, Dorothy Bomberger Lucas, was a member of a prominent Modesto family (one of her cousins is the mother of former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman) and was in poor health, often bedridden, throughout Lucas' childhood.
George Lucas was honored by the AFI, and was given a Life Achievement Award for his contribution to the movie entertainment industry.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /George_Lucas   (1599 words)

  
 George Lucas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Lucas at the German premiere of Star Wars Episode III in Berlin, Germany.
George Walton Lucas was born in Modesto, California to George Walton Lucas, Sr.
George was parodied as "Randall Curtis" on The Simpsons
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Lucas   (2319 words)

  
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George Walton Lucas Jr (born May 14, 1944) is an American film director famous for his epic Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies.
During the 1960s, Lucas studied cinema in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, one of the earliest universities to have a school devoted to film.
On October 3, 1994 Lucas started to write the three Star Wars prequels and on that November 1 he left the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and started a sabbatical to finish the prequels.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/george_lucas.html   (300 words)

  
 George Lucas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
George Lucas was born May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California.
Lucas Arts Entertainment Company is a leading international developer and publisher of entertainment software, having won critical acclaim with more than 100 industry awards for excellence, consistently charting in top ten lists of best selling software.
Additionally, George Lucas serves as Chairman of the Board of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable organization devoted to realizing the vision of a technology-enriched educational system of the future.
www.celebritieslife.com /George-Lucas.html   (656 words)

  
 Salon Brilliant Careers | The medieval mind of George Lucas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
George Lucas' gifts are difficult to categorize in conventional film-industry terms; he has defied Hollywood's expectations all along.
Lucas is said to be standoffish and quiet, a man who prefers working with special effects to working with human beings.
Lucy Wilson, his assistant and pencil supplier, told Pollock that Lucas' wastebasket "had tons of hair in it." The result of this effort was dialogue like "I recognized your foul stench when I was brought aboard, Governor Tarkin," lines the actors often had trouble wrapping their mouths around.
www.salon.com /people/bc/1999/05/18/lucas   (1159 words)

  
 The religion of director George Lucas
Lucas was born and raised in a strongly Methodist family.
George Walton Sr, the film-maker's father, never lost the wiry look of frontiersman, nor the sense, reinforced by Methodism, that life and work were two sides of the same coin.
George Lucas hired Richard Walter to re-write Lucas's screenplay for "American Graffiti," but Lucas so completely disagreed with Walter's work on the script that he had he re-written by other writers and did more work himself.
www.adherents.com /people/pl/George_Lucas.html   (5931 words)

  
 Commentary: George Lucas vs. the Stormtroopers
Lucas' changes shows how far America has slipped off its foundation—the idea that the individual has inalienable rights—and is teetering on the brink of the sort of evil Galactic Empire that he imagined for the silver screen.
Lucas' detractors oppose his right to change Star Wars, they mean it; they oppose the artist who dares to regard his work as his own.
Lucas has the right to change his movies—whether he puts Chewbacca in pantyhose, recasts Ewan MacGregor as an Ewok singing "Your Song" to Jar Jar Binks or smashes Artoo Detoo into a thousand pieces.
www.boxofficemojo.com /commentary/?id=1477&p=.htm   (718 words)

  
 Dialogue: George Lucas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lucas sat down recently with The Hollywood Reporter's Paula Parisi over breakfast at Hotel Bel-Air to reflect on his empire and, more to his current taste, talk about the challenges facing the theatrical-release model and why the industry is missing the boat on digital cinema.
Lucas: Originally, when I was writing the script, we were hoping we would be able to do it for $3 million or $4 million.
Lucas: I don't think the theatrical exhibition business will go away because I think people will always want to go to the movies, just as they go to the opera, they go to the ballet, and they go to football games.
hollywoodreporter.com /thr/film/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001524471&imw=Y   (1706 words)

  
 CNN.com - George Lucas: Mapping the mythology - May 8, 2002
Young George Lucas, fresh off the success of 1973's "American Graffiti," goes to work on his next film, a light Saturday-matinee confection called "Star Wars." Hollywood studios kick it around until it's finally picked up, reluctantly, by 20th Century Fox.
Lucas said he had no idea that he'd pursue a second trilogy, despite rumors in the early 1980s that he'd mapped out a total of nine films, three trilogies' worth.
Lucas has maintained his independence with the "Star Wars" films, doing things his way, on his schedule.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/07/ca.s02.george.lucas   (919 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/George Lucas
Lucas was born in Modesto, California, where his father, George Walton Lucas, Sr., ran a stationery store.
During the 1960s, Lucas studied cinema in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, one of the earliest universities to have a school devoted to film studies.
Lucas sold his early computer development unit to Steve Jobs in 1988, which was renamed Pixar.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/George_Lucas   (1019 words)

  
 The George Lucas Interviews
George Lucas: Yes, the battle between Yoda and Sidious was purposefully set in the Senate chamber to signify that the fate of the entire galaxy hinged on that duel.
Lucas, I had a quick question about when Padme is passing on at the end of of Episode 3 and she says: "there's good in him, I know it." It seems at the end she says: "there's still" and then she passes on.
George Lucas: The reason I made special editions of the old films and the reason I keep improving the old films is because we didn't have enough money or the right special effects technology to fully capture my vision the first time around.
www.supershadow.com /starwars/lucas   (10036 words)

  
 God of Filmmaking George Lucas Director of Star Wars, Attack of the Clones
Lucas had actually written this film before he wrote Star Wars, but wanted to wait until sufficient special effects were available before perusing it.
Third, Lucas went into this movie with then knowledge that there was defiantly going to be a second and a third installment whereas in the production of the original Star Wars, he wasn't sure.
It’s fairly obvious that George Lucas has either lost or gained something in the last twenty years and it is effecting the results of his movies.
www.ambidextrouspics.com /html/george_lucas.html   (1454 words)

  
 George Lucas
George Lucas was born on born on May 14,1944 in Modesto, California.
Lucas idea was to make a film about one night in the lives of archetypal American youths.
Lucas as a millionaire, shared some of his fortune with those who helped him make American Graffiti, and started his new company, Lucasfilm Ltd., far from the controversial Hollywood.
www.celebrity9.com /george-lucas   (312 words)

  
 AFI Life Achievement Award: George Lucas
George Lucas has received the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film.
George Lucas was presented with the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at a fl-tie gala event held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
Lucas is currently in post-production on the third and final STAR WARS film, EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH, scheduled to be released May 19, 2005.
www.afi.com /tvevents/laa/laa05.aspx   (894 words)

  
 Dialogue: George Lucas
Lucas sat down recently with The Hollywood Reporter's Paula Parisi over breakfast at Hotel Bel-Air to reflect on his empire and, more to his current taste, talk about the challenges facing the theatrical-release model and why the industry is missing the boat on digital cinema.
Lucas: Originally, when I was writing the script, we were hoping we would be able to do it for $3 million or $4 million.
Lucas: I don't think the theatrical exhibition business will go away because I think people will always want to go to the movies, just as they go to the opera, they go to the ballet, and they go to football games.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/film/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001524471&imw=Y   (1679 words)

  
 George Lucas @ Filmbug
In 1986, Lucas served as executive producer for Disneyland's 3-D musical space adventure Captain Eo, which was directed by Francis Coppola and starred Michael Jackson.
Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all of Lucasfilm's film and television properties.
George Lucas is the Chairman of the Board of the George Lucas Educational Foundation.
www.filmbug.com /db/1276   (776 words)

  
 Indiana Jones: Biography | George Lucas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
George Lucas' devotion to timeless storytelling and cutting-edge innovation has resulted in some of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
Lucas is currently in production for the third and final prequel, Episode III, which is scheduled for release in 2005.
Lucas expanded Lucasfilm Ltd., of which he is chairman, to encompass a number of major divisions.
www.indianajones.com /bio/crew/georgelucas.html   (894 words)

  
 Variety.com - Lucas tilts at studio tentpoles
George Lucas has a message for studios that are cutting their slates and shifting toward big-budget tentpoles and franchises: You've got it all wrong.
At the USC groundbreaking, Lucas was honored amid cannon shots of confetti and fanfares from the USC Marching Band for his gift, the largest in the school's history.
Lucas said the gift is intended to set an example for the rest of the entertainment industry, as well as other universities.
www.variety.com /VR1117951284.html   (909 words)

  
 TIME.com: A Conversation with George Lucas -- Page 1
Lucas’ film proved that a movie could be a smash by creating a textural density that lured a part of the audience back through the wickets a dozen times.
AND, as Lucas mentioned in an interview I had with him two weeks ago in preparation for this week’s TIME story on the future of movies, Star Wars was one of the hits whose profits, shared by the theater owners, financed the multiplexing of America.
George Lucas: It was the money from Star Wars and Jaws that allowed the theaters to build their multiplexes, which allowed an opening up of screens.
www.time.com /time/arts/article/0,8599,1173216,00.html   (4531 words)

  
 George Lucas - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His mother, Dorothy Bomberger Lucas, was a member of a prominent Modesto family (one of her cousins is the mother of former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman).
Lucas is also viewed by some to be anti-union.
Friend Steven Spielberg called Lucas a pure independent filmmaker, as Lucas is very ensconced in Northern California in the San Francisco area.
www.voyager.in /George_Lucas   (2169 words)

  
 'Star Wars' Goes To Hell , George Lucas Talks About 'Dark, Emotional' Finale - CBS News
Lucas and his wizards at ILM, like animation supervisor Rob Coleman, are leading a revolution in moviemaking.
Lucas says there are lot of humans in the film that are completely digital.
Lucas’ new headquarters is nearing completion at the old Presidio military base in San Francisco.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/03/10/60minutes/main679325.shtml   (1597 words)

  
 George Lucas Interview -- Academy of Achievement
George Lucas: Well, I grew up in a small town in Central California; it was a farming community.
George Lucas: Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't.
George Lucas: There wasn't much as a kid that inspired me in what I did as an adult, but I was always very interested in what motivates people, and in telling stories and building things.
www.achievement.org /autodoc/page/luc0int-1   (1344 words)

  
 Wired 13.05: Life After Darth
Lucas and his contemporaries came of age in the 1960s vowing to explode the complacency of the old Hollywood by abandoning traditional formulas for a new kind of filmmaking based on handheld cinematography and radically expressive use of graphics, animation, and sound.
Lucas' friends observe that he seems happier with this film, which he's been showing off proudly for months in rough-cut form at the ranch.
Lucas is also developing two new TV series: "one about the future, and one about media," he says, adding that they'll be "controversial and hard to get on the air."
wired-vig.wired.com /wired/archive/13.05/lucas.html   (1040 words)

  
 The Bynk Zone: I hates Lucas! I hates it forever!
Thanks to George's appalling lack of subtlety and talent, one of the great embodiments of screen evil is now the lame embodiment of an over-privileged teen trust kid who had to settle for a stock Benz on their birthday instead of the AMG model.
Lucas' explanation that they're old men and cripples works in this situation, but in reality, we know that it was merely a lack of vision in the melee-combat department.
Because no matter what Lucas does, it'll never be the same: they'll never be young and impressionable again, walking innocently into an old analog theatre to see a movie that, although they didn't know it in the five minutes before they saw it, would change their lives forever within the first half hour.
www.bynkii.com /archives/2005/05/i_hates_lucas_i.html   (14957 words)

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