The People Vs. George Lucas

The People Vs. George Lucas

DVD - 2010
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They gave him their love, their money, and their online parodies. He gave them the prequels. The passion the original Star wars trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled, but when it comes to George Lucas himself, many have found their ardor has cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship. This hilarious, heartfelt documentary delves deep into Lucas's cultural legacy.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : KinoSmith, [2010].
ISBN: 9781926901176
Branch Call Number: DVD 791. 430233 PEO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min., 12 sec.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: People versus George Lucas

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Janice21383
May 28, 2014

Who owns a work of art? -- which we will call, for the sake of argument, Star Wars. Passions run high over these films, and are passed from geek generation to geek generation. They have provoked great creativity, both positively and negatively (see Videos), but unfortunately, not in George Lucas.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
May 27, 2014

I can honestly say that I am one who has never really given a sweet-damn about either George Lucas or his precious Star Wars movies (neither the prequels nor the sequels). ~~~ But, as I quickly found out through this truly "grate-on-your-nerves" documentary, the blind devotion of Lucas's many, many fans (as of 2010) is as rabid & deranged as you could ever believe possible. ~~~ For 90 solid minutes these disillusioned ones (from all walks of life) bitched & beefed, ad nauseum, about the betrayal they believed Lucas served them (even though they still adore him) when (20 years later) he offered up Star Wars: Episodes 1 & 2, a pair of supremely inferior prequels to the original, 1977 movie. ~~~ From where I was sitting, I certainly found all of the reverence, all of the loyalty, and all of the gushing of these fans over George-dearest to be downright irritating. ~~~ I'd say that this ding-dong documentary was strictly "bottom-of-the-barrel" entertainment. ~~~ *Note* - For anyone who's interested - As of 2013, George Lucas's net worth was estimated at being $5 billion. (Oh? Yeah? And, may the farts be with you, George!... Ha!)

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GregAraujo
Apr 21, 2012

Fascinating look at the disappointment the second wave of Star Wars movies brought to hard-core fans; ultimately, it's crushed under weight of unreasonable fan-entitlement.

After a while after complaint after complaint, it was nice to get someone discuss the other side of the debate, but those are far too few.

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dmarkwind
Apr 11, 2012

Strange and iccasionally entertaining documentary in which fanatical Star Wars fans bemoan the fact that Lucas has changed his movies upon subsequent video releases and has made sequels they hate. Trys to cover all aspects of the Star Wars phenomanon, but seemed a little long. I thought I was a fan, but I have nothing nearing the meoritional attachments these folks interviewed do. My wife absolutely hated this movie!!!

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Boobychuk
Jul 31, 2012

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