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The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 29 August 2011 (USA)
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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 ... Self - Director, George Lucas in Love
Daryl Frazetti Daryl Frazetti ... Self - Anthropologist & Pop Culture Researcher
Doug Jones Doug Jones ... Self - Associate Director of Programming, Los Angeles Film Festival
Damian Hess Damian Hess ... Self - Godfather of Nerdcore Hip-Hop (as MC Frontalot)
Richie Mehta ... Self - Filmmaker
Brian Comerford Brian Comerford ... Self - Filmmaker
Dale Pollock Dale Pollock ... Self - Author, Skywalking
Glenn Kenny Glenn Kenny ... Self - Editor, A Galaxy Not So Far Away
Anthony Waye ... Self - Executive Producer, James Bond 007
Richard Sandling ... Self - Comedian
Derek Ambrosi ... Self - Fan
Edward Hines Jr. Edward Hines Jr. ... Self - Fan
Joseph A. Covas Joseph A. Covas ... Self - Fan Filmmaker
Adam W. James Adam W. James ... Self - Fan Filmmaker
Todd Hanson Todd Hanson ... Self - 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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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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References Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) See more »

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Dear George Lucas
written by Eric Lee Huffman
performed by UFO Phil
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A Fun Niche Film Made by Fans, for Fans
28 January 2012 | by eyejackerSee all my reviews

No, this film is not 93 minutes of giving George Lucas the finger. It plays out as a bizarre, but highly entertaining, mash-up of love letter, trial, intervention, and therapy session, culminating in a general feeling of hope.

I won't go into details, you're likely either going to really want to see this movie, or you won't. If you loved the original Star Wars trilogy and hated the prequels, you're going to want to see this. If you don't care about the Star Wars movies (and therefore, filmmaking in general) then I can't imagine you'd enjoy this movie.

Personally, I really enjoyed the original Star Wars trilogy, and pretty much hated the prequels. However, I don't enjoy Star Wars enough to want to go out and try to make my own fan film, nor did I enjoy watching the bulk of the fan film footage included in TPvsGL. I think these amateur attempts to recreate Star Wars only serve to trivialize and dilute the magic of the original trilogy, in much the same manner as George Lucas' tampering, and subsequent self-destruction of the series. Actually, one of the most interesting things about TPvsGL is that the fans are guilty of most of the "crimes" they accuse Lucas of. It's a very dysfunctional relationship.

The interviews make this movie. Almost all of the interviewees are excellent. They're, for the most part, keen, poignant, and funny. Sometimes hilarious. I laughed out loud a few times.

A must see for Star Wars fans, of all types.


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