GuyAbroad8293 wrote: ↑
June 1st, 2018, 10:44 am
S_Parc wrote: ↑
June 1st, 2018, 10:36 am
In a case of art imitating life, it was the Star Wars' Old Republic's political system which made an undercover Sith Lord, the absolute dictator of the galaxy. Likewise, it was George Lucas who'd made a faux ally ... the Empress Palpatina of the Lucasfilm corporation. And now, as in the case of Yoda, Lucas is in hiding.
I hope that there's some rebellion, within the Disney umbrella, to correct this abomination but I doubt it
well i had heard that George Lucas isn't some genius, he's just a bumbling idiot who stumbled accidentally into tremendous success. I mean no one could have predicted how popular Star Wars would get. Basically Star Wars is a creation by retarded baby boomers that somehow or another went ultra-viral and captured the hearts and minds of the entire world.
In some ways, Lucas is the most amazing Inspector Clouseau of all time.
Think about it ... his *Happy Days* film, 'American Graffiti' grossed over $100M, with a budget of less than $1M. And yes, it was a silly movie about kids driving around all night, listening to pop artists of the fifties like Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. Who would have guessed that it would have turned into a box office juggernaut?
As a result of the aforementioned, he was able to bankroll his 'Star Wars' project, you know, the greatest SF/fantasy trilogy in film history prior to the 'Lord of the Rings', which was really one book/film cut in thirds. And what's more amazing was that he owned the rights to the SW sequels and the merchandising which is what made him a billionaire.
And without wasting time, he produced and released 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' between 'SW: The Empire Strikes Back' and 'SW: The Return of the Jedi'. And then shortly afterwards, both Indiana Jones sequels were successful.
So that's the span of time from 1973 to 1989, where Lucas went from an underground film maker to the greatest show of all time.
But that was it!
Since then, he was never able to recapture his halcyon days with flicks like 'Howard the Duck', 'Willow', and the SW prequels. So I presume that handing the torch over to Kathleen Kennedy was basically signing his own death certificate.
Many years ago, the Best Picture of 1999, "American Beauty", telegraphed the message of Happier Abroad to the world.
Beware of long term engagements with AWs, you may find yourself in a coffin.
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BTW, despite settling down with an AW, myself, the warning is still in effect.