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Short Film Showcase - Captain Eo (1986)

24 August 2011 9:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Captain Eo, 1986.

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Written by Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Rusty Lemorande.

Starring Michael Jackson, Angelica Huston, Dick Shawn, Tony Cox, Debbie Lee Carrington and Gary DePew.

Created as a '4-d' Disney theme park attraction, Captain Eo stars the King of Pop Michael Jackson as the eponymous spaceship captain, who sets off on a mission with his ragtag crew to deliver a gift to the Supreme Leader (Angelica Huston), a wicked queen on a dark and desolate world.

Produced at a cost of $30m and running at just seventeen minutes, the original 3D film was accompanied by physical 'in-theatre' effects such as lasers, smoke and starfields. Along with the involvement of director Francis Ford Coppola, executive producer George Lucas and editor Walter Murch , the film featured a musical score from two-time Academy Award-winner James Horner (Titanic), while the soundtrack also incorporated the Michael Jackson »

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Hot Rods & Droids: A George Lucas Profile (Part 3)

28 June 2011 11:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker George Lucas in the third of a six-part feature... read parts one and two.

“We both have a tradition that, when we have a film opening for which there are high expectations, we get out of town,” stated filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who vacationed with colleague George Lucas in Hawaii while Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Star Wars (1977) were being theatrically released. Lucas asked Spielberg what he would like to do as his follow-up effort. “I said I wanted to do a James Bond film. United Artists had approached me after Sugarland Express [1974] and asked me to do a film for them. I said, ‘Sure give me the next James Bond film.’ But they said they couldn’t do that. Then George said he had a film that was even better than a James Bond. It was called Raiders of the Lost Ark »

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