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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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Joe Nussbaum
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martin Hynes ... George
Lisa Jakub ... Marion
Jason Peck Jason Peck ... Benji
Jeff Wiens ... Aaron
David Young IV David Young IV ... Chuck
Timothy Dowling ... Hal
John Rafter Lee John Rafter Lee ... Ranter
Ben Livingston ... Tall Guy (as Benjamin Livingston)
Jeff Statzer Jeff Statzer ... Short Guy
Patrick Kerr ... Professor
Michael E. Lopez ... Jeb (as Garen Michaels)
Amy Claire ... Sexy Girl
Marilyn McIntyre ... Mother
Jeremy Jones Jeremy Jones ... Student with Duck
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Storyline

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 <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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

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Short | Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

George Lucas in Love: 15th Anniversary Edition See more »

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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Aaron: My script is now complete. Soon I will rule the industry, and you'll still be writing line one of whatever it's called.
George: 3XR-259.7
Aaron: Exactly.
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Spoofs Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Go, Joe...
31 May 2003 | by lcrewsSee all my reviews

I attended USC film school and had CNTV 241 (the entry-level film production class) with Joe Nussbaum, the director and co-writer of this short film. I used to borrow his tripods and lights all the time...

Even though we were shooting on Super 8 at the time (now they shoot iMovies in CNTV 241), Joe was at the head of our class at crafting funny, memorable narratives in little short films. When George Lucas in Love became a surprise hit a few years ago, I wasn't surprised at all. For me, it was a continuation of the incredible filmmaking talent Nussbaum displayed at USC a few years back.

I remember reading Nussbaum got a feature film deal shortly after this short was made, but it seems that never came to pass. Que sera sera, but still keep your eyes out for him, as his talent is too strong to lay dormant forever. Even if you never get the chance to see his Super 8 comedy masterpiece The Whiz, like I did a couple of times back in 1994, you can watch and enjoy this very sharp and funny short.


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