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The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

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An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Nussbaum ... Himself - Director, George Lucas in Love
Daryl Frazetti Daryl Frazetti ... Himself - Anthropologist & Pop Culture Researcher
Doug Jones Doug Jones ... Himself - Associate Director of Programming, Los Angeles Film Festival
Damian Hess Damian Hess ... Himself - Godfather of Nerdcore Hip-Hop (as MC Frontalot)
Richie Mehta Richie Mehta ... Himself - Filmmaker
Brian Comerford ... Himself - Filmmaker
Dale Pollock Dale Pollock ... Himself - Author, Skywalking
Glenn Kenny Glenn Kenny ... Himself - Editor, A Galaxy Not So Far Away
Anthony Waye ... Himself - Executive Producer, James Bond 007
Richard Sandling ... Himself - Comedian
Derek Ambrosi ... Himself - Fan
Edward Hines Jr. Edward Hines Jr. ... Himself - Fan
Joseph A. Covas Joseph A. Covas ... Himself - Fan Filmmaker
Adam W. James Adam W. James ... Himself - Fan Filmmaker
Todd Hanson Todd Hanson ... Himself - Writer & Editor, The Onion
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Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry's most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films - submitted via the film's site - to make this the world's first digitally democratic feature documentary. Written by Anna Higgs

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29 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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The wall-sized calligraphy painting used as background during the interview session for Brian Comerford is same calligraphy piece used in Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist (2009) during several of the Chris Mosdell interviews. Comerford's interview was filmed exactly two years to the day that the same cinematographer for each picture, Robert Muratore, filmed the calligraphy originally being created by Juichi Yoshikawa. The day of the calligraphy's creation in Fukui, Japan, was the 33rd birthday of Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist (2009) Production Assistant and Makeup Artist Nisarat Nopmongkol. The day of the Brian Comerford interview was the 35th birthday of Nisarat Nopmongkol; the couple are married and the interview was shot in their home in Denver, Colorado, USA. See more »

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Jay Sylvester: [regarding the changes made to the original Star Wars trilogy] George Lucas may be the brainchild behind Star Wars; he may have come up with the story and a lot of the characters, but everyone who participated in making those films had some type of creative input. I mean they won an Oscar for best special effects. Some of those effects are stripped out and replaced with CGI enhancements, if you wanna call them that. I think that that's really disrespectful to the people who worked on those ...
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Interesting documentary about why we both love and hate George Lucas
30 October 2011 | by IonicBadgerSee all my reviews

First of all I am a fan of Star Wars and I think you need to be to appreciate this documentary.

It talks about the decisions George made to the Star Wars franchise and for many fans slowly killing it.

We get an interesting discussion about the whole franchise and what it means to people and how hurt a lot of people were (including me) when George started to make one unnecessary change after another.

It also deals with the disappointment of the prequels and the backlash that those movies got.

It also question his intentions and shows just how little he actually cares about the fans and their opinions, and how he is making the original movies more kid friendly.

And the part that really made me a little mad was when he basically gave fans the finger concerning the original cuts of Star Wars.

It's and interesting story about a filmmaker that wanted to dazzle his audience but ultimately fell to power of greed.

And to summarize I will quote a fan from this documentary: If I ever met the man I don't know if I would shake his hand or punch him.


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