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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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Parody of "Rockstar" by Nickelback
New lyrics by Ian Bonds
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They Love to Hate Him
6 May 2012 | by rjtheoretSee all my reviews

I had put off watching this movie for a while. I assumed it was going to be an hour and a half of George Lucas bashing. Was I wrong? Not entirely... but I wasn't right either.

I will never deny that I am a fan of all 6 of the Star Wars movies. I never understood the hatred towards the prequels. In fact, people who had turned on Lucas and his recent work, REALLY bothered me. I was tired of fans flipping Lucas the bird and all that he created.

In "The People vs. George Lucas" you certainly hear from many disgruntled fans, but at the same time you feel their love for Star Wars. You can see how they are frustrated, but at the same time respect the man who shaped their childhoods. It is an entertaining and well put together film featuring hilarious Star Wars fan film clips and energy-charged interview clips. It is a ball of hatred and sweet at the same time. By the end you remember why you love Star Wars, even if there are things that bother you about them... you still love them and you have to give Mr. Lucas respect for creating it all.


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