George Lucas in Love (1999)

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1967 film student George Lucas has writer's block trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight.



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Jason Peck ...
David Young IV ...
John Rafter Lee ...
Tall Guy (as Benjamin Livingston)
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Michael E. Lopez ...
Jeb (as Garen Michaels)
Sexy Girl
Jeremy Jones ...
Student with Duck


In 1967, writer's-blocked USC film student George Lucas has only three days to finish his script or he won't graduate. He ends up falling for a girl named Marian (with her hair done up in buns on the sides of her head) who encourages him to write what he knows and feels. Written by Jeff Cross <>

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Dozens of years ago, in a nearby galaxy...


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Release Date:

7 October 1999 (USA)  »

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George Lucas in Love: 15th Anniversary Edition  »

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This short implies that George Lucas got the inspiration of the Howard the Duck movie from a pet duck named Howard. This is false as Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik were the actual creators of the Howard the Duck comic. George Lucas only served as a producer for the movie adaption and had no involvement with the creation of the character. See more »


George: I'm just beginning to think that space oats isn't the answer.
Marion: Well, maybe you weren't meant to write agricultural space tragedies.
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Great...despite its short running time.
30 July 2003 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This little film was way better then I had expected. Everything about it was done very professional, not only the acting but also the cinematography and the music.

The film tells in a comical and fictional way how George Lucas got his inspiration for the greatest movie saga of all time: Star Wars. The way the story is told is excellent and done in a good quick pace. Maybe a little bit too quick because the film is over before you know it. I think I would have even liked the film better if it was longer and showed more how Lucas got his inspiration.

Even people who are not Die-hard Star Wars fans will understand most of the jokes and references to certain characters in the film that resemble characters that are from the first Star Wars trilogy.

A great very original short comedy!


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