History Creator / GeorgeLucas

29th May '18 3:40:11 PM gjjones
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26th Apr '18 6:45:30 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* CreatorBreakdown:
** His divorce from Marcia is often considered one. He actually tried to {{Unperson}} her contributions to the ''Star Wars'' franchise for several years afterwards, and was quite frustrated that he couldn't do anything about her Oscar win for editing the first one.
** He seemed to let the Fan Dumb of the ''Star Wars'' prequels get to him over time, which probably showed the most in the "Why would I make any more [''Star Wars'' movies], when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" quote.



* FanNickname: TheMaker, especially by the fan organization the 501st. Also known to some elements of the fandom as "The Flannelled One", after his love of flannel shirts.



* OldShame:
** Has said he wishes to hunt down every copy of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' and destroy it, [[MisBlamed even though he wasn't directly involved with it.]]
** Also, he's not proud of ''Film/HowardTheDuck''.



* TheOtherDarrin: A trope he seems to despise using unless 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.



* ProductionPosse: With Creator/HarrisonFord, albeit not intentionally. They got along well as friends but he didn't want Ford to be a part of all his movies, like Creator/MartinScorsese had done with Creator/{{Robert DeNiro}}. But they brought in Ford to read for Han Solo just in the casting process and the crew fell in love with his take on the character. For ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', scheduling issues with Creator/TomSelleck led them back to Ford once more.



* TributeToFido: In the 1970s, he had a dog called Indiana, who helped inspire two characters of his: ''Franchise/StarWars''' Chewbacca (being a big, furry dog that always sat up front with in his car) and the titular Franchise/IndianaJones (referenced in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', where we find out [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack Indy took the nickname from his childhood dog]]).



* TrollingCreator: One possible interpretation of his remarks about Star Wars. Then again, if ''you'' had a fanbase [[UnpleasableFanbase like that]], you would too.
* UncreditedRole:
** He had a brief uncredited cameo in ''Film/{{Hook}}'', alongside Creator/CarrieFisher.
** He was executive producer on Creator/LawrenceKasdan's ''Film/BodyHeat'', mainly as a favor for Kasdan's help with the script for ''Return of the Jedi''. Lucas went uncredited because he didn't want his work on an erotic thriller film to affect his family-friendly reputation from the first two Star Wars films.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Or in this case, what might ''not'' have been. Lucas abandoned his quest to become a race car driver due to a near-fatal accident. If he hadn't had the accident, he might have become a race car driver. On the other hand, he might have died. Eerily enough, he survived because a special protector for race cars that he'd installed ''failed'' and he was thrown from the car before its final impact, hitting a walnut tree hard enough to rip out half its roots.
** John Milius first wrote the script for ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' while he and Lucas were at USC together, intending for Lucas to direct it. Francis Ford Coppola later joked that this would have involved CaliforniaDoubling with just two helicopters. Some reviews of ''Return of the Jedi'' also pointed out that the scenes on Endor were pretty much Lucas finally making his Vietnam movie.
** He offered Disney several ideas for their ''Star Wars'' films upon turning over the rights, and was quite upset that ''none'' of them were used.
** In a rare case of him completely missing the boat on an emerging new technology, he turned down the chance to get in on the ground floor at Pixar when some of the Lucasarts employees got involved with it.
26th Apr '18 6:38:16 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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** In fact, Lucas only ever directed ''six'' feature films throughout his career: ''THX 1138'', ''American Graffiti'', ''Star Wars'', ''The Phantom Menace'', ''Attack of the Clones'', and ''Revenge of the Sith''.
21st Apr '18 2:04:16 AM KJMackley
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: The Technician to Creator/StevenSpielberg's Performer.

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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: The Technician to Creator/StevenSpielberg's Performer. He's actually expressed a lot of discomfort personally directing his movies, early in his career he preferred being an editor and only turned towards directing because they had more control over the footage. Most of the films he has made were partially testbeds for new filmmaking technologies.



* TrollingCreator: One possible interpretation of his more recent behavior. Then again, if ''you'' had a fanbase [[UnpleasableFanbase like that]], you would too.

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* TrollingCreator: One possible interpretation of his more recent behavior.remarks about Star Wars. Then again, if ''you'' had a fanbase [[UnpleasableFanbase like that]], you would too.
5th Apr '18 11:00:37 PM gjjones
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!!Tropes associated with George Lucas:

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7th Feb '18 4:37:00 AM Saveelich
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While not involved in the creative process, his name resonates in the videogame scene thanks to the videogame branch of his empire, ''[=LucasFilm=] Games'' -- later renamed Creator/LucasArts -- which experienced a golden age in the 1990s and was responsible for creating many iconic AdventureGames and [[VideoGame/TieFighter Space]] SimulationGames, which are often ranked among the best games ever.

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While not involved in the creative process, his name resonates in the videogame video game scene thanks to the videogame a branch of his empire, ''[=LucasFilm=] Games'' -- later renamed Creator/LucasArts -- which experienced a golden age in the 1990s and was responsible for creating many iconic AdventureGames and [[VideoGame/TieFighter Space]] SimulationGames, which are often ranked among the best games ever.
7th Feb '18 4:33:11 AM Saveelich
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His first work was ''Freiheit'', but his best known pre-Star Wars works are ''Film/THX1138'' and ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''. He co-founded American Zoetrope with Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, to get away from the oppressive Hollywood studio system, and with the success of ''Graffiti'' and ''Star Wars'', founded Lucasfilm. ''THX 1138'' in particular is a frequent source of [[ContinuityNod references]], with "THX" and "1138" appearing in various forms in ''American Graffiti'', ''Star Wars'' and the ''Indiana Jones'' films, not to mention providing the name for the THX soundsystem.

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His first work was ''Freiheit'', but his best known pre-Star Wars works are ''Film/THX1138'' and ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''. He co-founded American Zoetrope with Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, to get away from the oppressive Hollywood studio system, and with the success of ''Graffiti'' and ''Star Wars'', founded Lucasfilm.Creator/{{Lucasfilm}}. ''THX 1138'' in particular is a frequent source of [[ContinuityNod references]], with "THX" and "1138" appearing in various forms in ''American Graffiti'', ''Star Wars'' and the ''Indiana Jones'' films, not to mention providing the name for the THX soundsystem.
24th Dec '17 8:53:58 AM gjjones
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* CreatorBreakdown:
** His divorce from Marcia is often considered one. He actually tried to {{Unperson}} her contributions to the ''Star Wars'' franchise for several years afterwards, and was quite frustrated that he couldn't do anything about her Oscar win for editing the first one.
** He seemed to let the Fan Dumb of the ''Star Wars'' prequels get to him over time, which probably showed the most in the "Why would I make any more [''Star Wars'' movies], when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" quote.


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* FanNickname: TheMaker, especially by the fan organization the 501st. Also known to some elements of the fandom as "The Flannelled One", after his love of flannel shirts.


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* OldShame:
** Has said he wishes to hunt down every copy of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' and destroy it, [[MisBlamed even though he wasn't directly involved with it.]]
** Also, he's not proud of ''Film/HowardTheDuck''.


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* TheOtherDarrin: A trope he seems to despise using unless 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.


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* ProductionPosse: With Creator/HarrisonFord, albeit not intentionally. They got along well as friends but he didn't want Ford to be a part of all his movies, like Creator/MartinScorsese had done with Creator/{{Robert DeNiro}}. But they brought in Ford to read for Han Solo just in the casting process and the crew fell in love with his take on the character. For ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', scheduling issues with Creator/TomSelleck led them back to Ford once more.


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* TributeToFido: In the 1970s, he had a dog called Indiana, who helped inspire two characters of his: ''Franchise/StarWars''' Chewbacca (being a big, furry dog that always sat up front with in his car) and the titular Franchise/IndianaJones (referenced in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', where we find out [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack Indy took the nickname from his childhood dog]]).


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* TrollingCreator: One possible interpretation of his more recent behavior. Then again, if ''you'' had a fanbase [[UnpleasableFanbase like that]], you would too.
* UncreditedRole:
** He had a brief uncredited cameo in ''Film/{{Hook}}'', alongside Creator/CarrieFisher.
** He was executive producer on Creator/LawrenceKasdan's ''Film/BodyHeat'', mainly as a favor for Kasdan's help with the script for ''Return of the Jedi''. Lucas went uncredited because he didn't want his work on an erotic thriller film to affect his family-friendly reputation from the first two Star Wars films.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Or in this case, what might ''not'' have been. Lucas abandoned his quest to become a race car driver due to a near-fatal accident. If he hadn't had the accident, he might have become a race car driver. On the other hand, he might have died. Eerily enough, he survived because a special protector for race cars that he'd installed ''failed'' and he was thrown from the car before its final impact, hitting a walnut tree hard enough to rip out half its roots.
** John Milius first wrote the script for ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' while he and Lucas were at USC together, intending for Lucas to direct it. Francis Ford Coppola later joked that this would have involved CaliforniaDoubling with just two helicopters. Some reviews of ''Return of the Jedi'' also pointed out that the scenes on Endor were pretty much Lucas finally making his Vietnam movie.
** He offered Disney several ideas for their ''Star Wars'' films upon turning over the rights, and was quite upset that ''none'' of them were used.
** In a rare case of him completely missing the boat on an emerging new technology, he turned down the chance to get in on the ground floor at Pixar when some of the Lucasarts employees got involved with it.
24th Dec '17 7:49:15 AM Saveelich
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24th Dec '17 7:48:50 AM Saveelich
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