Black Angel

George Lucas basically wipes his butt with money these days (or could if he wanted to), but as a newly surfaced payroll memo from 1968 shows, even this gazillionaire had relatively humble beginnings. Also after the jump:

  • The long lost Black Angel will get a digital release in 2014
  • Harrison Ford is still ducking questions about Episode VII
  • Asa Butterfield would love to play Han Solo’s son, ICYWW

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VOTD: Interview With 27-Year-Old George Lucas

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This extremely rare one hour interview with George Lucas was conducted by film journalist Gene Youngblood on on Los Angeles Public Television Station KCET. This in-depth interview is notable because it was conducted before American Graffiti or Star Wars, while a then-27-year-old Lucas was promoting his first feature, THX 1138.
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Every evil genius needs a lair from which the run all of their daily affairs: everything from selecting the color of the company letterhead to plotting world domination. Usually these are hollowed-out mountain fortresses, secret inactive volcano lairs, or undersea secret bases. Because if you’re going to do something on such a massive scale, why not it with a little style and panache?

Now, I don’t know if I’m going to call George Lucas an evil genius. A genius? Definitely. Evil? Well, the jury’s still out on that one, but his last few movies have certainly been tipping the scales in the wrong direction. Still, it’s hard to fault the guy that’s been responsible for American Graffiti, Star Wars, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Let’s just hope he ands some new franchises in there and stops tinkering with the old stuff.

Even though Lucas may not be an evil genius just yet, he’s still forged his own sprawling, secret base from which he conrols his empire. With the Skywalker Ranch-centric Fanboys opening (finally) this weekend, we thought we’d take a brief peek behind the scenes and tell you all about the secret lair of Lucas.

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Cool Stuff: Martin Ansin’s THX 1138 Poster

South American artist Martin Ansin created this poster of George LucasTHX 1138 as the first in a series for a personal project chonicling the films he finds visually exciting. Check out the full print after the jump.

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