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The Emperor (1967)

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Comments on the background and popularity of disc jockey "Emperor" Bob Hudson, who bases his shows on the idea that radio is a fantasy.

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Good Documentary From Lucas
25 May 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Emperor (1967)

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Documentary of radio DJ Bob Hudson was written and directed by George Lucas while he was attending USC Film School. This is a pretty clever little short where Lucas gets to show off the subject but also some of his technical views as well. There are some pretty good shots throughout this B&W film including early on where we're listening to Hudson talk while the camera just zooms across the radio room and we get to see various things. Another good touch happens towards the end when we hear Donovan's Season of the Witch and Lucas shows off some of the local people. The film also benefits from a pretty good soundtrack, which shows Lucas' taste in music, which of course would become famous with American GRAFFITI. Fans of the director are certainly going to be entertained by this one and especially with the "end credits" happening at the middle of the picture!


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