History Creator / GeorgeLucas

13th Mar '17 3:39:37 PM rjd1922
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George is infamous for his iron-fisted grip on the ''Star Wars'' franchise. This may be from Warner Bros.'s ExecutiveMeddling in ''THX-1138'' to cut it down and reduce its marketing budget. It may also stem from the disastrous ''Star Wars Holiday Special'' and also how in its original conception, nobody really understood Lucas re-imagination of the space opera genre and he felt overly protective to ensure that the franchise didn't simply decay into another sci-fi serial. He is known these days for being a ScapegoatCreator in the eyes of his fans who, since the 90s, have blamed the perceived faults of the series on Lucas' failures. Among certain Star Wars fans, Lucas is considered a great producer who works best when he simply oversees his staff developing his general ideas with the likes of Creator/LawrenceKasdan doing script rewrites, but falters without a strong staff or excellent collaborators to make his ideas work.

He's infamous for writing cheesy dialogue -- during the filming of ''A New Hope'', Creator/MarkHamill is alleged to have told him that "people don't talk like this!", Creator/HarrisonFord complained "you can type this shit, George, but you sure can't say it"[[note]]Of course, Ford and other collaborators were bothered with the general science-fiction and space opera setting which they couldn't properly comprehend until they had seen the finished result[[/note]]. ''Empire'' co-writer Creator/LawrenceKasdan recalled frequently saying "This is a terrible scene, I can't believe George wrote this" while reading Lucas' earlier drafts. Even Lucas [[SelfDeprecation called himself]] "the King of Wooden Dialogue". Of course, this is where Kasdan made a name for himself in the sequels reworking that dreck into lovely dialogue. He also seems to have a fondness for cute alien critters, a fondness which many older ''Star Wars'' fans don't share. This, has contributed to the sizeable {{Hatedom}} he seems to have gathered and the [[BrokenBase fracturing]] of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fandom between older fans (who grew up with the first three movies) and younger ones (who grew up with the prequel trilogy and animated series).

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George is infamous for his iron-fisted grip on the ''Star Wars'' franchise. This may be from Warner Bros.'s ExecutiveMeddling in ''THX-1138'' ''THX 1138'' to cut it down and reduce its marketing budget. It may also stem from the disastrous ''Star ''[[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial Star Wars Holiday Special'' Special]]'' and also how in its original conception, nobody really understood Lucas re-imagination of the space opera genre and he felt overly protective to ensure that the franchise didn't simply decay into another sci-fi serial. He is known these days for being a ScapegoatCreator in the eyes of his fans who, since the 90s, have blamed the perceived faults of the series on Lucas' failures. Among certain Star Wars ''Star Wars'' fans, Lucas is considered a great producer who works best when he simply oversees his staff developing his general ideas with the likes of Creator/LawrenceKasdan doing script rewrites, but falters without a strong staff or excellent collaborators to make his ideas work.

He's infamous for writing cheesy dialogue -- during the filming of ''A New Hope'', ''Film/ANewHope'', Creator/MarkHamill is alleged to have told him that "people don't talk like this!", Creator/HarrisonFord complained "you can type this shit, George, but you sure can't say it"[[note]]Of course, Ford and other collaborators were bothered with the general science-fiction and space opera setting which they couldn't properly comprehend until they had seen the finished result[[/note]]. ''Empire'' co-writer Creator/LawrenceKasdan recalled frequently saying "This is a terrible scene, I can't believe George wrote this" while reading Lucas' earlier drafts. Even Lucas [[SelfDeprecation called himself]] "the King of Wooden Dialogue". Of course, this is where Kasdan made a name for himself in the sequels reworking that dreck into lovely dialogue. He also seems to have a fondness for cute alien critters, a fondness which many older ''Star Wars'' fans don't share. This, has contributed to the sizeable {{Hatedom}} he seems to have gathered and the [[BrokenBase fracturing]] of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fandom between older fans (who grew up with the first three movies) and younger ones (who grew up with the prequel trilogy and animated series).
22nd Feb '17 3:49:19 PM PrincessGwen
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* TheOtherDarrin: A trope he seems to despise using unless absolutly necessary. Lucas has said that before he started searching for a company to sell his own to, he had contacted Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, essentially saying that if they didn't have an interest in coming back for the next trilogy, he could write their characters out.

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* TheOtherDarrin: A trope he seems to despise using unless absolutly absolutely necessary. Lucas has said that before he started searching for a company to sell his own to, he had contacted Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, essentially saying that if they didn't have an interest in coming back for the next trilogy, he could write their characters out.
22nd Feb '17 3:38:43 PM TheFlash
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* InsultBackfire: The "Why would I make any more [''Star Wars'' movies]" example listed above? It was supposed to highlight all the grief the fandom had given him over the prequel trilogy, but let's just say it didn't go unnoticed when the general reaction to his statement was a resounding, "Good!"
7th Jan '17 11:41:04 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Well duh, but the most influence he had was with the first six movies and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars.'' He did a little work with the general EU but isn't quite as involved as sometimes believed.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Well duh, but The creator, writer and chief visionary of the most influence he had was with the first six movies and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars.'' He did a little work with the general EU but isn't quite as involved as sometimes believed.overall franchise.
6th Jan '17 4:39:04 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'': Executive producer; he and Creator/FrancisFordCoppola gave financial support to this movie by their hero, Creator/AkiraKurosawa after his studio got cold feet.

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* ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'': Executive producer; he and Creator/FrancisFordCoppola gave financial support to this movie film by their hero, hero Creator/AkiraKurosawa after his studio got cold feet.
6th Jan '17 4:38:37 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'': Executive producer.

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* ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'': Executive producer.producer; he and Creator/FrancisFordCoppola gave financial support to this movie by their hero, Creator/AkiraKurosawa after his studio got cold feet.
21st Dec '16 9:11:47 PM Pren
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* FantasyForbiddingFather: His own father was a RealLife example, never supporting his filmmaking ambitions.

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* FantasyForbiddingFather: His own father was a RealLife example, never supporting his filmmaking ambitions. Though he did attend the premiere of ''Star Wars'', and spent a good amount of time afterwards proudly telling people who his son was.
16th Dec '16 5:02:44 PM Xtifr
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'''George Walton Lucas, Jr.''' (born May 14, 1944, Modesto, California), is the man behind ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Franchise/IndianaJones''.

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'''George George Walton Lucas, Jr.''' Jr. (born May 14, 1944, Modesto, California), is the man behind ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Franchise/IndianaJones''.
14th Dec '16 8:29:53 PM ElectroKraken
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* TheOtherDarrin: A trope he seems to despise using unless absolutly necessary. Lucas has said that before he started searching for a company to sell his own to, he had contacted Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, essentially saying that if they didn't have an interest in coming back for the next trilogy, he could write their characters out.
14th Dec '16 8:29:10 PM ElectroKraken
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* TheOtherDarrin: A trope he seems to despise using unless absolutly necessary. Lucas has said that before he started searching for a company to sell his own to, he had contacted Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, essentially saying that if they didn't have an interest in coming back for the next trilogy, he could write their characters out.
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