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George Lucas : Interviews - Sally Kline

George Lucas


By: Sally Kline (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1999
ISBN: 9781578061259
Number Of Pages: 264

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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.

George Lucasp. 3
THX 1138 - Made in San Franciscop. 8
The Filming of American Graffitip. 14
George Lucas: The Stinky Kid Hits the Big Timep. 33
George Lucas Goes Far Outp. 45
The Morning of the Magician: George Lucas and Star Warsp. 55
George Lucasp. 64
The Empire Strikes Back and So Does Filmmaker George Lucas with His Sequel to Star Warsp. 87
The George Lucas Sagap. 98
Burden of Dreams: George Lucasp. 135
George Lucasp. 145
A Short Time Ago, On a Ranch Not So Far Away ...p. 156
George Lucas: His First Love Is Editingp. 165
Lucasvisionp. 170
Radioland Murders Press Conferencep. 177
Lucas the Loner Returns to Warsp. 184
Letter From Skywalker Ranch: Why Is the Force Still With Us?p. 190
Luke Skywalker Goes Homep. 216
Saber Rattlerp. 226
Indexp. 231
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781578061259
ISBN-10: 1578061253
Series: Conversations with Filmmakers (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 15.27  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.39