George T. Lucas, fully George Walton Lucas, Jr.

George T.
Lucas, fully George Walton Lucas, Jr.
1944

American Film Producer, Screenwriter, Director and Founder/Chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd., known creating the Star Wars franchise and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones

Author Quotes

In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be replaced by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.

Making a film is like putting out a fire with sieve. There are so many elements, and it gets so complicated.

A copyright is held in trust by its owner until it ultimately reverts to public domain. American works of art belong to the American public; they are part of our cultural history.

Football games are on TV, and it doesn't affect stadium attendance at all. It's the same with the movies. People who really love movies and like to go out on a Saturday night will go to the movie theater.

I put all of my resources into pushing the evolution in an industry that is notoriously backwards and I enjoy pushing that envelope.

In this film, you begin to see that he has a fear of losing things, a fear of losing his mother, and as a result, he wants to begin to control things, he wants to become powerful, and these are not Jedi traits... And part of these are because he was starting to be trained so late in life, that he'd already formed these attachments. And for a Jedi, attachment is forbidden.

Man your ships and may the force be with you.

A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.

From being a struggling, starving filmmaker to being incredibly successful in a period of a couple of years is quite a powerful experience, and not necessarily a good one.

I see it as an opportunity to save the park... I love the park. I did not want to see it turned into a shopping mall.

It echoes what is about to occur with Anakin.

Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired millions of people, and this memorial will ensure that his message endures for generations to come.

A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.

Good luck has its storms.

I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.

It was insane, I wish I had filmed it. It was like bringing an audience to the Mona Lisa and asking, 'Do you know why she is smiling?' 'Sorry Leonardo, you'll have to make some changes.' At least the audience understood that THX was not a love story set in the 25th century, which was the way Warners had planned to advertise it. Instead the company settled for 'Visit the future , where love is the ultimate crime.'

May the Force be with you.

A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.

HAN SOLO: Wonderful girl. Either I'm going to kill her or I'm beginning to like her.

I took over control of the merchandising not because I thought it was going to make me rich, but because I wanted to control it. I wanted to make a stand for social, safety, and quality reasons. I didn't want someone using the name Star Wars on a piece of junk.

It would have been easy to establish paternity, but because he didn't, now Chris is likely going to suffer the consequences.

My first film was a parable about the way we are living our lives today. I realize it was a rather depressing statement. People really weren't interested in a depressing statement. Being a pessimist doesn't seem to accomplish anything. [About THX 1138]

After that only the VHS and DVD copies that people have purchased will be left ... That's not a problem, as each VHS copy has been encrypted to write commands to any VCR that tries to play them after a certain date to erase the tape. Any dubbed copies of these VHS tapes also contain the encryption. DVD copies of movies were easier to protect. After the same date, the DVDs simply won't play, and will come out as digital gibberish if people attempt to copy them after that date.

He is one of the best. He's outwitted the empire on numerous occasions, and he has made some very fast deals. One of his problems is that he gambles quite heavily and that's where he loses most of his money. He's tough and sharp, but never manages to scrape together enough to get any power... He's slightly self-destructive and he sort of enjoys being on the brink of disaster... You might meet him and he may be worth ten billion dollars and the next time you meet him he's in debt up to his ears. - Describing Han Solo.

I wanted to make a kids' film that would strengthen contemporary mythology.

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First Name
George T.
Last Name
Lucas, fully George Walton Lucas, Jr.
Birth Date
1944
Bio

American Film Producer, Screenwriter, Director and Founder/Chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd., known creating the Star Wars franchise and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones