By now, Star Wars fans have had plenty of chances to see the 2010 documentary The People vs. George Lucas. Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, the doc examined the relationship – or lack thereof – between fans and Star Wars creator George Lucas. Filming a few years after the disappointment of the Star Wars prequels, Philippe talked to fans and celebrities about the anticipation for and legacy of those films. The main argument was between how much those films were a result of fan anticipation versus Lucas’ desire to write them, then whether Lucas should or could have listened more to the fans when making them.
Fast-forward a few years and a lot has changed. George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney and his beloved Star Wars franchise is continuing without him, helmed by some of those very fans who watched the prequels from the audience. Seems like the perfect time to come back to the subject and that’s exactly what’s happening. Producers just annoucned the production of The People vs. George Lucas Episode II, tentatively scheduled for release December 2015, right in time for Star Wars Episode VII. Read More »
Early in 2010, George Lucas came onto The Daily Show and was asked if he felt the need to respond to his detractors. His response: a definitive ‘No’. It’s interesting then, that so soon after the documentary The People vs. George Lucas started making its presence known, Lucasfilm announced that it would be beginning its own fan-driven chronicling of Star Wars experiences, referred to as simply The Star Wars Stories Project. Read More »
Last night the full feature line-up for the 2010 SXSW Film Festival was announced, which includes the premiere of the Star Wars fan documentary The People vs. George Lucas. With that announcement, we have also been given a new teaser trailer, embedded after the jump.
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The South By Southwest Film Festival have announced their complete Feature Film line-up for their 2010 fest, which runs March 12 – 20, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Notable films include the Saturday Night Live movie MacGruber, Jay & Mark Duplass’ Sundance hit Cyrus, Bernard Rose’s Mr. Nice, Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, Michel Gondry’s The Thorn in the Heart, Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary The People vs. George Lucas, Steven Soderbergh’s And Everything Is Going Fine, and Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways.
They join previously announced films such as Opening Night film Kick-Ass, Hubble 3D, Lemmy, SATURDAY NIGHT and The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights. Read the full line-up after the jump.
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I have never met anyone who loves George Lucas, but over my lifetime I’ve met countless Star Wars fanatics that blame him for ruining everything. It’s kinda weird, that there is a hatred towards someone who created a universe that is loved by so many. It’s kinda crazy if you really think about it. What happened? How did this happen? There is obviously much more to this story beyond Jar Jar and a bunch of Ewoks.
Exhibit A Pictures has released the first first teaser trailer for The People vs. George Lucas, a documentary that “delves into the impassioned feelings and opinions expressed by fans and foes of legendary screen icon George Lucas, and the many debates surrounding his legacy.” It looks like a talking head-style oc, but I’m sure any fans of the Star Wars films would be interested in checking it out (whenever it gets released). Plus, what other movie trailer would feature a song titled “George Lucas Raped Our Childhood”? I’m pretty sure this is going to be the only one (that is, unless they get greedy and make a sequel). Check out the trailer after the jump, and feel free to rant in the comments below.
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So, there’s a new documentary in the works set for a 2009 release entitled The People vs. George Lucas and the filmmakers are currently looking for Star Wars fans to submit interviews confessing their feelings on the man and his ever expanding universe. And judging by the rather ballsy title, it will focus on burn victims, of the lightsaber variety. Let’s all shake a fist at the prequels, shall we? If you’re interested in participating, look here.
With the recent announcement that the computer-animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars is going theatrical on August 15th, and the recent Indy trailer, this is a good time to open up the comments on the subject here on the Slash. Do you look forward to further developments in the Star Wars saga or do they induce fear and loathing? If you could choose to live in this universe or the Star Wars-verse, which pill would you take? Do you find that Space Balls gets better with age, and should there be a sequel and what should it be titled (be nice)? What’s your opinion of such a documentary and is it justified? Lastly, what do you think George Lucas thinks of his fans?
The original films are eternal, cinematic treasures. No question. And I remember walking out of Episode II half-way through in disgust (again, disgust episode two), and I remember staring at its lush final box office receipts with a crazy eye. If that movie was set on a stage like Lars von Trier’s Dogville (and in a way, it was) I still think it would have grossed similarly intergalactic boffo numbers. The prequels are not movies in my mind, they are comparable to Microsoft Windows. But that’s just my confession, what’s yours?
View the teaser poster to TPVGL after the jump…
Source Link: JoBlo
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