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Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967)

 -  Sci-Fi | Short  -  1967 (USA)
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While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth.

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Dan Natchsheim ...
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Joy Carmichael ...
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David Munson ...
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Marvin Bennett ...
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Ralph Stell ...
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The story is set in a futursitic society somwhat similar to George Orwell's 1984. People are identified by 4 digit numbers rather than names and all their movements are under constant scrutiny via computerized cameras. The story revolves around one man (1138) trying to escape from the system. The number of the leader of this society is 0000. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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In one scene, a reel is shown spinning, to segue into another shot. On this reel is a white label that says "University of Southern California". See more »

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Without this, no "STAR WARS"
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George Lucas developed this film during his days in film school. It impressed his teachers and eventually gave him the courage to make "THX 1138," a full-length spin-off which was his theatrical debut and featured the talents of Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasence.

This was the basis for that spin-off, which is much shorter and doesn't feature any of the complicated themes of the semi-remake. Personally I feel the remake is far superior because of its advanced storytelling, visuals, acting, and love story, but that's just me (and I have a feeling most people probably like the remake better, too, but...).

The point remains that without this, George Lucas might never have impressed anyone. He might never have made "THX 1138." He might never have made "American Graffiti," and there would be no "Star Wars" because he wouldn't have convinced anyone to lend him the money.

There would be no THX sound on DVDs. There would be no ILM. There would be no Indiana Jones, no Luke Skywalker, nothing.

Hard to imagine, isn't it? All because of one small 15-minute, cheaply-produced short film...


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