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Sci-Fi | Short
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While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth.

Director: George Lucas
Stars: Dan Natchsheim, Joy Carmichael, David Munson
THX 1138 (1971)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Director: George Lucas
Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley
Short
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Director: George Lucas
Freiheit (1966)
Drama | Short
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This film shows a German student (Randal Kleiser) escaping across the Berlin Border and being shot to death, while on the soundtrack, various platitudes about dying for freedom can be heard.

Director: George Lucas
Stars: Randal Kleiser
6-18-67 (1967)
Short | Documentary
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A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film MacKenna's Gold (1969).

Director: George Lucas
1:42.08 (1966)
Documentary | Short | Sport
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An early film by George Lucas during his USC days. It depicts a race car driver trying to qualify for a race. He finishes the lap in 1 minute 42.08 seconds.

Director: George Lucas
Filmmaker (1968)
Documentary | Short
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George Lucas was granted access to Francis Ford Coppola's making of "The Rain People", which allowed him to document in this movie the filmmaking process of a long shooting in many ... See full summary »

Director: George Lucas
Stars: Tom Aldredge, Nathan Boxer, Bill Butler
Look at Life (1965)
Short
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A photo-montage of pictures from the media of the year.

Director: George Lucas
Herbie (1966)
Short
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Directors: Paul Golding, George Lucas
Documentary
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Behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the 1969 film "The Rain People."

Director: George Lucas
Documentary | Short
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A documentary about the sacrifice the actors and actresses had to make to be a part of 'THX 1138'.

Director: George Lucas
Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Walter Murch
Short Chaos 10 (Video 2000)
Short | Sci-Fi
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A compilation of short films that includes the rare short Electronic Labyrinth by George Lucas. This was his USC student film. Bonus material inlcudes interview with George and Francis Ford Coppola

Director: George Lucas
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From the guy who made it cool to attend USC film school
17 December 2001 | by (Los Angeles, USA (baby)) – See all my reviews

Here's another student effort from the guy who made it cool to attend film school: Georgie Lucas. Surprisingly audacious cinematically, and almost plotless scriptwise, "The Emperor" is another in the long line of Lucas's student films that showcases the director's skill in establishing tone. This is a jokey documentary on a southern California disc jockey who proclaims himself "The Emperor". (Perhaps if you've seen a later, feature-length Lucas film, the title character might remind you of someone.)

While Lucas's other USC efforts ("Freiheit", "Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town", and "Herbie") are humorless, well-meaning but dull, "The Emperor" is just the opposite. Benefiting from a worthy subject, this opus is funny, fast, and, at times, astonishingly innovative. Crammed with a rock soundtrack of sixties classics, "The Emperor" now feels like a precursor of "American Graffiti" (1973), albeit with a different visual approach; Graffiti was shot in 35mm color Techniscope. "The Emperor", on the other hand, is laced in a Richard Lesterish/French New Wave style: grainy B&W 16mm handheld camerawork and clever use of intertitles. (Note: "The Emperor" has an amazingly long pre-credit sequence; it's only beginning once you think it's over.) "Apocalypse Now" co-writer (and USC alum) John Milius was one of the crew members. Look sharp for a George Lucas cameo at the top of the film.


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