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  • George Lucas Planning Payback With Massive Affordable Housing Project On His Marin County Land

    04/16/2015 2:03:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies ^ | 4/15/15 | Phil Matier
    NOVATO (CBS SF) — After George Lucas ran into a buzzsaw of opposition from his wealthy Marin County neighbors when he tried to expand his Skywalker Ranch studio, the filmmaker might be getting some payback with plans for one of the largest affordable housing projects in the Bay Area.
  • 'They didn't use any of my ideas': George Lucas says new Star Wars film is not how he envisioned it

    01/21/2015 12:57:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2015 | Shyam Dodge
    George Lucas had already been planning to make a seventh Star Wars film before he sold his company Lucasfilm to Disney. When the auteur handed over his iconic franchise he also gave the studio his plotline for Star Wars: Episode 7. Disney, however, did not use any of the 70-year-old filmmakers ideas for the new installment.
  • The ‘Force’ of George Lucas is everywhere at Skywalker Ranch

    08/06/2014 11:18:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 6, 2014
    George Lucas, the man behind the mega-successful interplanetary saga Star Wars, may well have retired, but his spirit looms large at the famous Skywalker Ranch. The creator of Luke, Leia, Indiana Jones and Darth Vader bought the property in 1978 with proceeds from his first blockbuster hit, Star Wars to realise his dream of creating a haven for filmmaking outside Hollywood, at a cost of around $100 million (Dh367 million), according to the Wall Street Journal. Rare visitors allowed into the huge complex — 1,900 hectares near San Francisco — must first weave around hills, orchards, and pastures occupied by...
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    06/25/2014 8:05:41 PM PDT · by bigbob · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-25-14 | Melissa Harris
    “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The museum's board Wednesday is expected to vote on a name change — from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art — and destination. Pending approval by the Chicago Plan Commission, Lucas' institution would be built on what are now parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place and would open in 2018. Architectural renderings will be presented to city officials in...
  • Lakefront campus site proposed in bid for George Lucas museum

    05/20/2014 7:50:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 20, 2014 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    Chicago’s lakefront museum campus is the recommended spot to house a project with blockbuster box office potential: an interactive museum spearheaded by movie mogul George Lucas to house his formidable collection of artwork and film-making memorabilia. While a mayoral taskforce has suggested the site, Lucas — the Star Wars mastermind — has not made a final decision about whether Chicago will be home to the museum. Lucas’ hometown of San Francisco remains in the running — even after a federal panel rejected the picturesque Presidio site that was the filmaker’s top choice.
  • Lucasfilm Jettisons The Star Wars Expanded Universe (Games Included)

    04/25/2014 5:45:25 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Game Informer ^ | April 25, 2014 | Joe Juba
    Which stories are included in the official Star Wars canon has been a source of debate for years, but in light of the new upcoming films, Lucasfilm has made a statement regarding what it considers to be the true timeline. In short, all of the Expanded Universe – including video games, comics, and novels – didn't really happen.
  • Steven Spielberg Predicts 'Implosion' of Film Industry

    06/13/2013 7:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 12, 2013 | Paul Bond
    George Lucas echoed Spielberg's sentiments at an event touting the opening of a new USC School of Cinematic Arts building, saying big changes are in store. Steven Spielberg on Wednesday predicted an "implosion" in the film industry is inevitable, whereby a half dozen or so $250 million movies flop at the box office and alter the industry forever. What comes next -- or even before then -- will be price variances at movie theaters, where "you're gonna have to pay $25 for the next Iron Man, you're probably only going to have to pay $7 to see Lincoln." He also...
  • Pizza delivery boy pleads not guilty in UWS rape as cops release ‘confession’

    11/09/2012 3:11:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2012 | LAURA ITALIANO
    The so-called “Pizza Boy Rapist” pleaded not guilty to rape and burglary yesterday as police released his creepy, barely literate, handwritten confession. “Cesar got type of disea in away he never had felted before . . . So then him self starts to check for open apartment, ” Cesar Lucas, 16, of The Bronx, allegedly wrote, recalling entering a sleeping woman’s unlocked apartment on West 61st Street early on a September morning after delivering a pie to another floor.
  • George Lucas’s Jedi estate planning, Why the “Star Wars” creator’s decision to sell

    11/01/2012 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    market watch ^ | 11/1/12 | staff
    In the “Empire Strike Back,” Yoda admonishes Luke Skywalker for spending his life dreaming of the future, “never his mind on where he was … what he was doing.” But at 68, George Lucas, the creator of the “Star Wars” saga, seems to be doing much thinking about the years ahead – in fact, experts say, his decision to sell his company to Disney DIS +1.36% was an estate planning move worthy of a Jedi Master. Disney will buy LucasFilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, the two companies announced Tuesday. By cashing out now, experts say the filmmaker...
  • "Racism is alive and well in Virginia " Louise Lucas

    07/25/2012 4:49:21 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 7 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/25/2012 | Moneyrunner
    The Virginian Pilot begins the story this way: Racism is alive and well in Virginia and is subtly manifested in Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's outreach to voters The story is about Louise Lucas and her incendiary comments about Romney and race in a radio interview. Democrat State Senator Louise Lucas Is Louise Lucas the Bull Conner of Virginia? Well, they have this in common, they’re both elected Democrats and they’re both outspoken racists. They both see elections about the color of their skin, not the content of their character. There is a difference. Bull Connor used fire hoses and...
  • Lucas empire strikes back in Calif. studio battle

    04/13/2012 4:59:17 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 43 replies
    Associated Press via MSNBC ^ | updated 4/13/2012 12:18:35 AM ET | TERENCE CHEA
    SAN FRANCISCO — George Lucas' empire is striking back in its long-running battle to build a palatial film studio in the pastoral hills north of San Francisco. Lucasfilm Ltd., the force behind the Star Wars movies, shocked Marin County on Tuesday by announcing that it is abandoning the controversial Grady Ranch project, citing bitter opposition from neighbors and delays in the approval process. The company said it would build its new digital media production studio elsewhere and hopes to sell the historic farmland to a developer interested in constructing low-income housing.
  • George Lucas: Hollywood Wouldn't Back My Film About Tuskegee Airmen Due to All Black Cast

    01/11/2012 10:44:12 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Star Wars creator George Lucas said Monday that Hollywood studios refused to back his new film Red Tails - about World War II's Tuskegee Airmen - because the cast was all black. ... Hollywood balked given the message Lucas was trying to convey. “I wanted to make it inspirational for teenaged boys. I wanted to show that they have heroes, they’re real American heroes, they’re patriots that helped to make the country what it is today. And it’s not Glory where you have a lot of white officers running these guys into cannon fodder. It’s like a real, they were...
  • Mr. Plinkett Reviews Indy Jones & the Crystal Skull

    12/23/2011 3:42:03 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 8 replies ^ | 12/20/2011 | Mr. Plinkett
    The trailer and review are funny (reviews are on the page)
  • Rogen stunned by Lucas' 2012 theory

    01/20/2011 5:33:57 AM PST · by Seruzawa · 37 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | January 19 |
    LINK only from these clowns at the Toronto Sun.
  • Rogen stunned by Lucas' 2012 theory

    01/19/2011 7:55:06 AM PST · by thefactor · 33 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | 19 Jan 2011 |
    Funnyman Seth Rogen was left stunned by a recent encounter with his moviemaking hero George Lucas - because the Star Wars director spent 20 minutes telling him the world would end in 2012. Rogen was left speechless when Lucas and Steven Spielberg joined a movie meeting he was a part of - but the encounter has left him worried his life will be over next year. He recalls, “George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.
  • Republicans rip the Fed after examiner tells Okla. bank to hide religious items

    12/17/2010 4:07:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2010 | Peter Schroeder
    The Federal Reserve quickly withdrew an order to an Oklahoma bank to remove religious items from public view on Friday after two Republicans blasted the action as an "assault on faith." Sen. James Inhofe and Rep. Frank Lucas of Oklahoma sent a pointed letter to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday asking him whether he stood by a Federal Reserve examiner who told Payne County Bank officials to remove the religious references from their business. The Fed examiner told the bank the religious items could discourage a person from seeking an application.The removed items removed included a link on the bank's website...
  • Frost bytes : Telegraph View: Why did the big freeze freeze the trains?

    12/07/2010 4:42:49 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05 Dec 2010
    Along with “Where?”, “When?” and “What?!?”, the three most insistent questions on the lips of would-be rail travellers in southern England over the past few days have been “Why, why, why?”. Now The Sunday Telegraph has an answer, of sorts. The almost total disappearance of trains from the network serving the capital from the south and east was due, it seems, to their sophisticated computer systems, which do not agree terribly well with a blend of third-rail electrification and icy conditions. A case of the wrong type of chips, perhaps?
  • George Lucas Wants to Resuscitate Dead Actors Using Computers [FALSE RUMOR - SEE POST #53]

    12/07/2010 2:57:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | December 7, 2010
    From the horrible ideas department comes the news from George Lucas that he's buying "the film rights to dead actors." You know, so he can resurrect them virtually for upcoming movies.
  • Darth Vader Banned From 'Star Wars' Party

    07/14/2010 11:15:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    inside movies ^ | July 12, 2010
    Things aren't going well for the original Dark Lord of the Sith. Dave Prowse, who wore the Darth Vader costume in the first three 'Star Wars' films, has been banned from the forthcoming Lucas Film Star Wars Celebration party in Orlando, Florida. Not only that, he's been told his presence won't be welcome at any Lucas Film/Star Wars-related events. There could be a reason, though, seeing as Uncle George is probably fuming at the comments Prowse recently made to SlashFilm about not receiving any residual payment for 'Return of the Jedi' -- because it didn't make a profit(!):
  • Star Wars To Become An Animated Comedy Series

    04/06/2010 6:08:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies · 431+ views
    ScreenCrave ^ | April 5, 2010 | Krystal Clark
    How many reincarnations of Star Wars can we expect from George Lucas? Besides the six live action films he has under his belt, the director and his LucasFilms Animation will team up with the folks behind Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken” for a new TV series. We’re not talking about “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” this will be an animated comedy that will put a new twist on the intergalactic franchise. According to THR, LucasFilms Animation made an official announcement earlier today regarding their latest Star Wars-based venture. The series will focus on the “comedic aspects of the galaxy far, far...
  • Watch This: 70-Minute Video Review of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

    01/01/2010 5:18:54 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 54 replies · 1,890+ views ^ | 12/17/2009 | Peter Sciretta
    Some guy named Mike from Milwaukee, WI put together a 70-minute video review discussing the many reasons why the movie was horrible. And this isn’t your usual fanboy rant, this is an epic, well-edited well-constructed piece of geek film criticism. This is astounding film making. Watch ALL of it.
  • Czech Movie Industry Loses Business to Hungary (Liberal Hypocrisy Alert!)

    10/23/2009 5:10:22 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 4 replies · 449+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 24 July 2009 | LEOS ROUSEK
    Scouting for a location to film a lavish new "Star Wars" live-action television series, filmmaker George Lucas says the Czech Republic probably won't get his business. A few years ago, it might have, thanks to a well-established reputation as a low-cost, high-quality Central European film production haven. But now neighboring countries, particularly Hungary, are offering superior tax incentives along with workers of comparable quality. "As a producer, I will always go to the country that has the best crew coupled with the most tax incentives," Mr. Lucas said in an interview conducted via email.
  • Part 1 Lucas Smith debunks World Net Daily s disinformation

    08/28/2009 1:51:12 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 44 replies · 2,018+ views
    Youtube ^ | August 28, 2009 | Lucas Smith
    PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS DESCRIPTION --- Part One of Lucas Smith debunks WND s disinformation that was put forth on August 25, 2009 by Jerome Corsi, Drew Zahn and Joseph Farah at World Net Daily. Book: Annual Report on the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. Page # 60. By: Great Britain, Colonial Office. Published 1960. You'll find the hospitals name, COAST PROVINCE GENERAL HOSPITAL. This book was published one year before Barack Obamas birth. Book: East African Doctors: a history of the modern profession. Page # 108. By: JOHN ILIFFE. Published 2002. Youll find the name of a hospital...
  • Isabel Lucas might make audiences forget Megan Fox in the new 'Transformers'

    06/24/2009 9:57:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 1,496+ views ^ | June 24th 2009 | BY Patrick Huguenin
    When "Transformers" hit the big screen in 2007, audiences knew to expect a turbocharged bunch of feuding robots, backed by an arsenal of CGI wizardry. What they also got was the impossibly hourglass-shaped Megan Fox bending over the engine of hero Sam Witwicky's bumblebee-yellow Camaro. The mechanically savvy Mikaela still holds the crown as every robotics nerd's dream date. But starting today, she better watch out. In "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," she faces competition that comes with sweeter weaponry than the average Decepticon. Australian hottie Isabel Lucas joins the franchise as Alice, an alluring classmate Sam (Shia LaBeouf)...
  • Star Wars Creator: Bush is Darth Vader, Cheney is the Emperor [Lucas in BDS Shocka]

    04/20/2009 8:13:49 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 59 replies · 1,633+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 20, 2009 - 11:08 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a question discussed by liberal bloggers for years, and the creator of "Star Wars" has finally settled it once and for all: Former Vice President Dick Cheney is Emperor Palpatine, and former President George W. Bush is Darth Vader. Phew...glad that's settled.
  • Obama's Billionaire Buddies

    01/17/2009 3:53:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 685+ views
    Forbes ^ | January 17, 2009
    Obama's Billionaires Claire Obusan President-elect Barack Obama has had a slew of billionaire backers with him on his journey to the White House--plutocrats who provide economic and political advice and help to raise money. Lots of money. Obama's Billionaire Buddies Obama's national finance chairwoman during his presidential campaign was Penny Pritzker, one of 11 members of the famous Chicago family that appear on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans (combined net worth as of September: $21.6 billion). As of Nov. 24, 2008, Obama's campaign had raised a record-breaking $742 million during the election, according to the Center for...
  • Lawsuit Abuse In The Age Of Entitlement

    12/28/2008 6:07:26 AM PST · by jay1949 · 2 replies · 456+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | December 28, 2008 | jay1949
    One of the hallmarks of a free society is that citizens have direct and personal access to the judicial system. From time to time, that access is abused, but not nearly so much as tort-reform lobbies would have us believe. But then there are abusive suits filed by public officials, seemingly determined to set a bad example.
  • George "I-worship-Obama" Lucas's animated Clone Wars rates 18% (vanity)

    08/18/2008 12:19:47 PM PDT · by kromike · 34 replies · 185+ views ^ | 8-18-08 | self
    6/4/08 - George Lucas has created legendary film heroes like Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones, but the US director says that in real life, his hero is Barack Obama.
  • Bow to The Jedi Knight; The Lightworker Stands Before You!

    07/01/2008 6:57:48 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 41 replies · 321+ views ^ | 1 July 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Vote for him, Greedy Konservative, you must. It amuses me to no end the extent that the Kucinich Left will comingle fantasy and the real world. It goes far beyond the problems that some conservatives, such as John Miller, have had with being Teenage half-Orcs. While Miller personifies geekdom in a way that makes my highest level Cavalier-Palidan have to go back to the armory and re-sharpen his Bastard Sword, he knows well that he is wasting time on a game. He comprehends that he is indulging a hobby. Unlike Star Wars Creator George Lucas, he seems to grok the...
  • The force is with Obama, 'Star Wars' creator says

    06/04/2008 7:31:52 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 97 replies · 212+ views
    Bribart ^ | 6/4/08 | AP
    George Lucas has created legendary film heroes like Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones, but the US director says that in real life, his hero is Barack Obama. Lucas was in Japan on Wednesday to promote his latest film, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," as Obama clinched the Democratic Party's nomination for president. "We have a hero in the making back in the United States today because we have a new candidate for president of the United States, Barack Obama," Lucas said when asked who his childhood heroes were. Obama, "for all of us that have dreams...
  • Freeper drzz has seen Indiana Jones 4 - AWFUL

    05/20/2008 11:37:58 PM PDT · by drzz · 80 replies · 406+ views
    le blog drzz ^ | 05 21 2008 | drzz
    Today, at one past midnight, I have seen the latest Indiana Jones movie. Like many among you, I presume, I was a fan of that American raider travelling all over the world to look for treasures. A BIG warning : the latest Indy is absolutely AWFUL. This is the worst thing you can imagine. Actors are nuts, there are so many special effects even when Spielberg said he wouldn't use them, the screeplay is ridiculous. This is a nightmare, and I really encourage fans to boycott it. This is a shame, far away from the original Indiana Jones trilogy. Even...
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: A Great Summertime Kickoff

    05/22/2008 5:38:25 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies · 106+ views ^ | Wed, 05/21/2008 - 9:17am by | BuzzSugar
    There's a lot to enjoy about this fourth installment of Indiana Jones. It's fun, silly, adventure-filled and completely entertaining in ways we don't always get from movies these days, with the greatest parts coming straight from the marvelous imagination of Steven Spielberg. Plus, it's a summertime blockbuster that doesn't totally rely on CGI which feels practically old-fashioned — and I mean that in the best way possible.
  • An Evening With George Lucas

    03/07/2007 5:49:37 AM PST · by GOP Jedi · 5 replies · 295+ views
    TheForce.Net ^ | March 4, 2007 | Dustin
    Fan of Helen H. writes in with this great info. "Just got back from this presentation at the Directors Guild of America. George Lucas was tonight’s guest speaker. Here, very briefly, are the highlights: Quote: “the future is in television.” That’s why he’s concentrating on an animated series and live action series, not features. Indy Jones Chronicles are currently being cleaned up, are having documentaries added to them and will be shopped as “films for a modern day high school history class.” He’s hoping they’re released on DVDs very soon. He’s very excited about the animated 3D Clone Wars...
  • Star Wars creator Lucas set to give up 'risky' films for TV dramas

    10/05/2006 11:42:52 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 20 replies · 926+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | October 6, 2006 | CRAIG HOWIE
    GEORGE Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, is getting out of the movie-making business, saying that big-budget releases are too risky, that Americans are abandoning cinemas and that the future of film will be smaller-budget releases distributed over the internet.To Hollywood executives suffering declining audiences and revenues in the face of online and pay-per-view competition, the special-effects master may seem to have been seduced by the dark side. But, as ever, he is looking to the future. "We don't want to make movies. We're about to get into television. As far as Lucasfilm is concerned, we've moved away from the...
  • Good News: George Lucas is out of the film business!

    10/04/2006 5:56:03 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies · 540+ views
    Variety Magazine ^ | 04 OCT 06 | David S. Cohen
    Posted: Wed., Oct. 4, 2006, 4:52pm PT Lucas: Let's get small Helmer sees shrinking pic biz By DAVID S. COHEN George Lucas has a message for studios that are cutting their slates and shifting toward big-budget tentpoles and franchises: You've got it all wrong. The creator of "Star Wars," which stamped the template for the franchise-tentpole film, says many small films and Web distribution are the future. And in case anyone doubts he means it, Lucasfilm is getting out of the movie business. "We don't want to make movies. We're about to get into television. As far as Lucasfilm is...
  • Democrat Lucas On Top again in Seesaw KY-4 Race (Survey USA Poll, Lucas up 4)

    09/19/2006 4:35:31 PM PDT · by okstate · 17 replies · 740+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 19 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Democrat Lucas On Top again in Seesaw KY4 Race: In an election today, 9/19/2006, in Kentucky's 4th Congressional District, Democrat Ken Lucas leads Republican incumbent Geoff Davis, 48% to 44%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WCPO-TV Cincinnati. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll released 8/10/06, Lucas, who represented the 4th District from 1999 through 2004, has gained 4 points. Davis, who lost to Lucas in 2002 but was elected in 2004 after Lucas retired, has lost 2 points. Lucas led by 9 points in July, trailed by 2 in August, and now leads by 4. The election is...
  • Under The Dome (George Lucas of Star Wars appears with House 'rats)

    02/14/2006 10:12:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies · 668+ views
    The Hill ^ | Jeff Dufour
    George Lucas has quite a Valentine’s Day treat for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Only four days after House Republicans lampooned their rivals with a “Star Wars”-themed film, the bearded sage of the “Star Wars” universe will make a rare Hill appearance today alongside Pelosi and House Democrats. At Friday’s House Republican retreat at Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a short video, produced by the National Republican Congressional Committee, depicted GOPers as the virtuous rebels, being pursued by “Darth Nancy” and her imperial henchmen, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Democratic campaign chief Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.). But swooping in on his...
  • Star Wars and neo-Nazis: George Lucas’ Empire Gets Its Revenge

    07/05/2005 6:49:01 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 14 replies · 1,885+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | May 2005 | Unknown
    George Lucas’ Empire Gets Its Revenge N.R. Archive. Boston -- May 2005. The final act in the Star Wars cycle, titled Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, has laid bare creator George Lucas’ underlying left-wing critique of American Empire. For many Americans, the original Star Wars (1977), was an exhilarating portrayal of courage and heroic struggle against tyranny and an evil galactic empire (in that age, generally perceived as against Soviet imperialism). Indeed, for most of the 1980s the political discourse in our country over how America would meet the challenge of confronting a dying and desperate...
  • The Jedi Council I - For my ally is the Force...

    06/22/2005 5:40:10 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 48 replies · 6,175+ views
    Free Republic | Wednesday, June 22, 2005 | Momaw Nadon
    Welcome to The Jedi Council! For my ally is the Force... Verse:For my ally is the Force,and a powerful ally it is.Life creates it, makes it grow.Its energy surrounds us and binds us.Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.You must feel the Force around you.
  • Should we call him 'Darth Bush'?

    05/29/2005 3:49:16 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 68 replies · 1,930+ views
    The Southern Illinoisan ^ | May 29, 2005 | CLARENCE PAGE
    Politics gets into everything these days, even "Star Wars." "George Lucas must be a Democrat," said our 15-year-old son as he arrived home from the opening day of the latest Star Wars movie, "Revenge of the Sith," a film with the unfortunate initials, "ROTS."Ah, The Force is strong in this one, I thought, echoing Darth Vader. For, without the benefit of any advance word or special Jedi abilities, our young Jedi easily detected the anti-Bush propaganda that some liberals, to their delight, and some conservatives, to their fuming outrage, allege is imbedded in Lucas' new flick. In keeping with today's...
  • 'Star Wars' earns $108.5 million in first U.S. weekend

    05/22/2005 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies · 1,705+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/22/2005 | AP
    Frank Oz provides the voice of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 'Star Wars' earns $108.5 million in first U.S. weekend Sunday May 22, 3:03PM ET George Lucas' final "Star Wars" movie scored the second-best three-day weekend of all time on Sunday, but the Force was not strong enough to prevent overall ticket sales in North America from posting a year-on-year-decline for the 13th consecutive weekend. "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" sold an estimated $108.5 million worth of tickets for the Friday-to-Sunday period, taking its total to $158.5 million since...
  • The United Nations is most likely candidate for the EVIL EMPIRE.

    05/21/2005 8:06:12 AM PDT · by AmericanDave · 7 replies · 270+ views
    Blog | 5/21/2005 | AmericanDave
    I don't see why people are biting on the hook over Bush and the Evil Empire in Star Wars. Lucas is possibly mis-reading his feelings on the force.
  • 'Sith' Scores $50 Million on First Day in Theaters [Biggest Open in History]

    05/20/2005 1:06:46 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 177 replies · 4,999+ views
    "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" scored $50 million in first-day receipts at 3,661 theaters across the nation on Thursday, box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Friday. The take handily beats the one-day record of $44.8 million set last year by "Shrek 2." "Sith" is distributed by News Corp.'s (NWS) 20th Century Fox film unit.
  • 'Star Wars' Grosses $16.5M in Midnight Run

    05/20/2005 5:49:02 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 60 replies · 1,224+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 5/20/05 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Moviegoers flocked to the dark side in droves, giving the final installment of George Lucas' "Star Wars" tale a record-breaking midnight run. "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith" raked in an estimated $16.5 million from 2,900 midnight screenings Thursday, according to box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations. That's double what the Oscar-winning film "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" took in during its midnight showings in 2003. The third film from director Peter Jackson's trilogy rang up about $8 million domestically from 2,100 midnight shows. "This is extremely impressive," said Paul Dergarabedian,...
  • NYT: Latest 'Star Wars' Movie Is Quickly Politicized

    05/18/2005 5:18:24 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 54 replies · 2,058+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2005 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    For sheer lack of subtlety, the light-saber-wielding forces of good and evil in George Lucas's "Star Wars" movies can't hold a candle to the blogging, advertising and boycotting forces of the right and left. (Or left and right.) More a measure of the nation's apparently permanent political warfare than of a filmmaker's intent, the heroes and antiheroes of Mr. Lucas's final entry, "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," were on their way to becoming the stock characters of partisan debate by mid-Wednesday, hours before the film's opening just after midnight: The liberal advocacy group was preparing to spend...
  • Star Wars poll at Medved site - given its politics, will you see the new movie?

    05/18/2005 2:56:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies · 1,817+ views
    Michael Medved ^ | May 18, 2005
    George Lucas supposedly takes a slam at George Bush in his new movie, Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Will you see the film? Take the poll at Michael Medved's site.
  • 'Star Wars' Raises Questions on U.S. Policy (Barf ALERT!!!)

    05/16/2005 11:22:43 PM PDT · by GLH3IL · 24 replies · 707+ views ^ | May 16, 2005 | DAVID GERMAIN
    CANNES, France - Without Michael Moore and "Fahrenheit 9/11" at the Cannes Film Festival this time, it was left to George Lucas and "Star Wars" to pique European ire over the state of world relations and the United States' role in it. Lucas' themes of democracy on the skids and a ruler preaching war to preserve the peace predate "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith" by almost 30 years. Yet viewers Sunday — and Lucas himself — noted similarities between the final chapter of his sci-fi saga and our own troubled times. Cannes audiences made blunt comparisons...
  • Spielberg Weeps at Star Wars Screening

    05/08/2005 1:50:24 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 207 replies · 5,921+ views
    Contact Music ^ | May 6, 2005
    Director STEVEN SPIELBERG wept at a premiere of pal GEORGE LUCAS' final STAR WARS movie EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH. JURASSIC PARK film-maker, Spielberg was so moved by the eagerly-awaited conclusion of the sci-fi saga, he burst into tears at its screening last week. But he's unashamed by his tears, insisting fans will also cry at the end of the film, because its moving conclusion marks the end of Lucas' epic story. Spielberg says, "I saw it about a week ago, and it's absolutely amazing. "It's the best of the last three episodes. It's the best way you could...

    05/04/2005 6:30:46 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 6 replies · 447+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/02/2005 | jim geraghty
    Kerry Spot    [ jim geraghty reporting ][ kerry spot home | archives | email ]INSERT YOUR FAVORITE ‘LUCAS TURNING TO THE DARK SIDE’ JOKE HERE Over in the Corner, Jonathan Adler links to Jason Apuzzo’s skeptical reaction to some George Lucas praise for Fahrenheit 9/11. It’s a free country, and Lucas can make whatever films he likes, and put in whatever subtle or not-so-subtle political messages he likes. But I can’t be the only one who finds a stunning disconnect between the messages of Lucas’ films and the decisions he’s actually made in his life and work. Let me...
  • Spielberg a uncredited "Guest Director" on Star Wars Episode III?

    04/26/2005 7:02:47 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 17 replies · 778+ views
    " divulges some fairly fascinating news in their interview with "The Making of Revenge of the Sith" author J.W. Rinzler: Steven Spielberg helped put some sequences together? "As George [Lucas] explains in the book, he gave Spielberg a few scenes to play with at the animatics stage: a bit of the Mustafar duel, and Yoda's duel with the Emperor, along with a couple of others. How much of Spielberg's contribution made it to the final film, only Lucas or Spielberg could say, particularly as George revised and reinvented every scene in the film so extensively in editorial."