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  • How Star Wars was saved in the edit

    12/24/2017 9:05:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | David Welch and Joey Scoma
    An excellent 19 minute discussion with concrete examples of how post-production made the original Star Wars movie into a quality motion picture.
  • Former child sex slave sold into Belgian aristocratic paedophile ring where boys and girls (TR)

    01/19/2017 7:18:55 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 76 replies
    A former child sex slave sold into a Belgian aristocratic paedophile ring where boys and girls were raped, tortured and murdered has revealed the horrors of her five years of abuse. Anneke Lucas, 53, was sold into the murderous paedophile network in Belgium when she was just six years old in 1969. Recalling her sickening abuse, she said: 'I was raped many, many, many times. I don't have any scars to show how many times I was raped. 'Usually it was a full night and weekend and so I gathered I was raped for about six hours a week -...
  • Clinton Body Count or Left-Wing Conspiracy? Three With Ties to DNC Mysteriously Die

    08/10/2016 5:08:14 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/9/2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Since the DNC emails were leaked a few weeks ago, three people associated with the DNC have all been found dead under what could be questionable circumstances. Bernie Sanders supporters  suspect the Clintons were behind the deaths, just more episodes in the alleged “Clinton body count” dating back to the 1990s. Others dismiss the speculation as left-wing conspiracy nuts. But until the police have completed their investigations and the medical examiners have released autopsy reports, it is premature to make any determinations. DNC staffer Seth Rich was mysteriously murdered in the streets of Washington, D.C., on July 10. ... his wallet,...
  • Activist and Sanders Supporter Who Served Papers to DNC on Fraud Case Found Dead

    08/05/2016 8:33:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/2016 | Jim Hoft
    On July 3, 2016, Shawn Lucas and filmmaker Ricardo Villaba served the DNC Services Corp. and Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz at DNCs headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the fraud class action suit against the Democrat Party on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters. Shawn Lucas was thrilled about serving the papers to the DNC before Independence Day.
  • George Lucas apologizes for calling Disney ‘white slavers’

    12/31/2015 4:09:21 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 31 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney’s handling of “Star Wars” and saying he had sold his characters to “white slavers” in a recent interview with Charlie Rose. In a statement issued Thursday, Lucas says he misspoke and used a “very inappropriate analogy.” It was not clear what the “Star Wars” creator meant by the “white slavers” comment, and Rose did not ask a follow-up question on his PBS show that aired Dec. 24. The charged words nonetheless sparked ire when the interview was posted online Wednesday.
  • George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ to ‘White Slavers’

    12/30/2015 6:50:21 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 95 replies
    In an interview with Charlie Rose, George Lucas spoke about everything from his and Disney’s branching vision to the deal itself. Lucas, who has always been protective of his series and even refers to them as his “kids,” hasn’t been looking back well on the deal with Disney (via Collider). “I sold them to the white slavers that takes these things, and…,”
  • The ‘secret weapon’ behind Star Wars

    12/21/2015 2:09:24 PM PST · by Flick Lives · 8 replies
    News.com.au ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Frank Chung
    GEORGE Lucas may have been the brains behind Star Wars, but it was his ex-wife Marcia Lucas who gave the film its heart. Today, she has largely been erased from the history books. Marcia, who won the 1977 Academy Award for Film Editing along with Richard Chew and Paul Hirsch for her work on Star Wars, was instrumental in shaping the film's iconic moments that would propel it to the status of cultural phenomenon. In his 2008 book,The Secret History of Star Wars, journalist Michael Kaminski dedicates an entire chapter to Marcia Lucas, nee Griffin, who was once described by...
  • Police: Seven out-of-town basketball players arrested after assault spree

    08/04/2015 5:47:33 AM PDT · by csvset · 44 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | August 3, 2015 | Shelby Reynolds
    Seven young basketball players from Minneapolis, Minn., were arrested late Sunday night after they went on an assault spree on foot in south Wichita, police said Monday. The boys, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old, were in town for the Mid America Youth Basketball tournament and were staying overnight at an area hotel, Wichita police Lt. James Esponiza said. Police first responded to the 500 block of South Broadway at around 11 p.m. on Sunday. A 48-year-old man there reported that the group of teens approached him as he stood on his front porch, yelled at him,...
  • 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
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | 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
    Chicagos 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 filmakers 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 womans unlocked apartment on West 61st Street early on a September morning after delivering a pie to another floor.
  • George Lucass Jedi estate planning, Why the Star Wars creators 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, theyre both elected Democrats and theyre 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, theyre real American heroes, theyre patriots that helped to make the country what it is today. And its not Glory where you have a lot of white officers running these guys into cannon fodder. Its like a real, they were...