Film is a very tight little box. If you don’t fit in that box, you’re gone. Television, there’s more room to move around.George Lucas
One thing about ‘Star Wars’ that I’m really proud of is that it expands the imagination. That’s why I like the ‘Star Wars’ toys.George Lucas
Before I became a film major, I was very heavily into social science, I had done a lot of sociology, anthropology, and I was playing in what I call social psychology, which is sort of an offshoot of anthropology/sociology – looking at a culture as a living organism, why it does what it does.George Lucas
‘American Graffiti’ was unpleasant because of the fact that there was no money, no time, and I was compromising myself to death.George Lucas
I realized why directors are such horrible people – in a way – because you want things to be right, and people will just not listen to you, and there is no time to be nice to people, no time to be delicate.George Lucas
A film is sort of binary – it either works or it doesn’t work. It has nothing to do with how good a job you do. If you bring it up to an adequate level where the audience goes with the movie, then it works, that is all.George Lucas
In 3-D filmmaking, I can take images and manipulate them infinitely, as opposed to taking still photographs and laying them one after the other. I move things in all directions. It’s such a liberating experience.George Lucas
Everyone seems to think that digital technology devoids the medium of content, but that is not true at all. If anything, it broadens the content.George Lucas
Digital technology allows us a much larger scope to tell stories that were pretty much the grounds of the literary media.George Lucas
Digital technology is the same revolution as adding sound to pictures and the same revolution as adding color to pictures. Nothing more and nothing less.George Lucas
The influence of ‘Hidden Fortress’ comes up a lot because it was printed in a book once. The truth is, the only thing I was inspired by was the fact that it’s told from the point of view of two peasants, who get mixed up with a samurai and princess and a lot of very high-level people.George Lucas
One of the amazing things about ‘Seven Samurai’ is that there are a lot of characters. And considering you have so many, and they all have shaved heads, and you’ve got good guys and bad guys and peasants, you get to understand a lot of them without too much being said.George Lucas
Whenever you do something, people try to re-do it and do a better version, especially if they’re in another country.George Lucas
As a Western, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ was a pretty good film. I don’t think it was as interesting or as multi-faceted as ‘Seven Samurai.’George Lucas
I wanted to race cars. I didn’t like school, and all I wanted to do was work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the hospital thinking about where I was heading. I decided to take education more seriously and go to a community college.George Lucas
I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I’d ever have any interest in filmmaking.George Lucas
I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn’t care what kind of movies I made.George Lucas
The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film – whether it’s history, psychology, economics, or architecture – so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn’t going to help you unless you have something to say.George Lucas
I was afraid that science-fiction buffs and everybody would say things like, ‘You know, there’s no sound in outer space.’George Lucas
Who is George Lucas ?
George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American moviemaker, philanthropist, and businessman. Lucas is best known for creating franchises for Star Wars and Indiana Jones, and for founding Lucasfilm, LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic.
He served as Lucasfilm’s president until selling it in 2012 to The Walt Disney Company. Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope with director Francis Ford Coppola, having graduated from the University of Southern California in 1967. Based on his earlier student short Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, Lucas wrote and directed THX 1138 (1971), which was a critical success but a financial failure.
His next work as a writer-director was the movie American Graffiti (1973), influenced by his youth in Modesto, California in the early 1960s, and created through the newly formed Lucasfilm. The film has been critically and commercially successful, and has earned five nominations for the Academy Award including Best Picture.
The next film from Lucas, the epic space opera Star Wars (1977), had a troubled production but was a surprise hit, becoming at the time the highest-grossing film, winning six Academy Awards and sparking a cultural phenomenon.
The sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of Jedi (1983) were produced and co-wrote by Lucas. He developed, directed and co-wrote the Indiana Jones movies Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Temple of Doom (1984), The Last Crusade (1989), and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), with director Steven Spielberg.
During the 1970s and 2010s he also produced and wrote a number of films and television shows through Lucasfilm.
In 1997, as part of a special edition containing several revisions, Lucas reissued the Star Wars Trilogy; in 2004 and 2011, home media releases with further improvements were released. He returned to directing with a Star Wars prequel trilogy that included Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II – Invasion of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).
He last worked on Star Wars, a CGI-animated television series: The Clone Wars (2008–2014, 2020), Red Tails (2012), and Strange Magic (2015), a CGI film. Lucas is one of the most prolific filmmakers in history, and has been nominated for four Academy Awards.
His films are among the 100 highest-sized films adjusted for ticket-price inflation at the North American box office. Lucas is considered an significant leader of the Modern Hollywood wave of the 20th century.