Monday, December 22, 2008
When George Lucas Could Do No Wrong...
I Remember that time growing up when George Lucas was a god. He was this mythic film maker. He dove into my mind and pulled out the most wondrous things and then put them on the screen. This was before "Return of the Jedi" or even "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." This was the edgy, Avant-garde man whose name was golden. This was before I knew he was human. Before you could see his faults. Before "The Turn" that Honor talks about.
This is a short journey down that road. Into a past I still remember, from a present I wish to forget. Before he gave plaid a bad name.
THX-1138: Writer, Director, Producer.
American Graffiti: Director, Producer.
Star Wars: Writer, Producer, Director.
More American Graffitti: Story, Producer.
The Empire Strikes Back: Story, Producer, Executive Producer.
Kagemusha: Executive Producer.
Raiders of the Lost Ark: Story, Producer, Executive Producer.
Body Heat: Producer(uncredited)
Not to mention several other blockbusters which touched his influence in the late 70's and early 80's. But that was a different time. A different place than where we find ourselves today.