There’s lots of Star Wars trivia, jokes and crazy fandom in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following: A conversation from July 1981 where George Lucas described the prequels, with a few differences. Electronic Arts plans to reveal their new Star Wars games at E3. Luke Skywalker’s pants from A New [...]
Hey, remember the Star Wars prequels? I know you do. Anyway, it’s been a topic discussion amongst fans as to exactly where the prequel films went off the rails, and where they might have possibly been improved? Even George Lucas might have considered this. He was planning the prequels since the development of the very [...]
It’s almost Return of the Jedi‘s 30th birthday (May 25!) which means we’re all old and Yoda is really old. Just kidding, we’ve got the Force on our side, should we choose to accept it, or something. (Different movie franchise?) As the third film in the original Star Wars trilogy [...]Show More Summary
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has named filmmaker George Lucas the recipient of its 2013 Bay Area Treasure Award. The annual lifetime achievement award, organized by the Modern Art Council (MAC), SFMOMA?s premier fund-raising auxiliary, recognizes artists and creative leaders in the region who continually redefine the field of visual art. Show More Summary
Want to read about a bet Steven Spielberg made with George Lucas about Star Wars? It sounds like snoozeville to me but if you’re interested in being so upset about the amount of money a person has (the bet is about money) (kind of), READ ON! -/Film “Ellie Kemper Asks: Can Men Be Funny?” -GQ Ben [...]
At this point, there’s likely nothing that could be said about Star Wars that many fans don’t already know. After almost 40 years of interviews, videos, re-releases, and books, every story concerning George Lucas‘ milestone film has likely been told. So, with that preamble, here’s one I don’t remember hearing. Some of you might know it; [...]
Fun fact: Star Wars creator George Lucas(69) and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (29) share a birthdate: May 14 That’s today if, well, you're reading this on May 14. If you're not, you should still appreciate this imagined meeting...Show More Summary
In 1977, George Lucas took us to the desert planet of Tatooine in "Star Wars." 36 years later, the planet's structures remain intact in the deserts of Tunisia. Visual artist and filmmaker, Ra di Martino has photographed the film setShow More Summary
Happy Birthday to Miranda Cosgrove! She’s 20 today. Let’s see who else is celebrating a birthday today. Singer-bassist Jack Bruce of Cream is 70. Producer George Lucas is 69. Actor Tim Roth is 52. Guitarist C.C. DeVille of Poison is … Continue reading »
Any fan of "Star Wars" will immediately recognize the Lars Homestead, where Luke Skywalker grew up. But they may not realize that the sets used to film those scenes in the 1970s were left essentially untouched after George Lucas and his crew departed Tunisia. Show More Summary
From kindergarten to college, certain teachers engaged my curiosity and motivated me to learn. While I was not the best student, their efforts left a lasting impact.
Filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson and George Lucas are household names, but they might have never become the filmmaker's they are today with Ray Harryhausen. The special effects legend was responsible for...Show More Summary
Special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, whose work influenced filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson and George Lucas, has died in London. He was 92. His family announced the death via The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation Facebook page. MORE
His sword-fighting skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts and models he animated in other movies made him a Hollywood legend. Directors including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas say Harryhausen was an inspiration. He was 92.
Here’s the other shoe dropping after new Star Wars owner Disney shuttered LucasArts, the video game producer that had been behind the majority of games related to George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. At the time of that announcement — which included laying off more than 150 employees — Disney said it planned to use a licensing model. Show More Summary
“May the Force be with YIEEEEW.” “Aussie Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Bloke” is a parody created by Jay Kay and James Woods of stuntbear that imagines events from George Lucas’ 1977 space opera film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, taking place in the land down under (Australia). It has plenty [...]
These four companies profit from George Lucas’ creation.
When George Lucas first wrote down the story that would eventually become Star Wars, it was so different from the finished product that it could stand alone as its own story. That's what J.W. Rinzler thought, but it took him years to convince Lucas to let it be published. Show More Summary
Today is May 4, unofficially known as Star Wars Day — seemingly for the lone reason that it presents an opportunity for people to tell one another, "May the Fourth be with you." Fans of the George Lucas films are breaking out costumes and photos, and generally letting their Jedi flag fly.
Today is Star Wars Day, a festive occasion where George Lucas fans everywhere share their favorite pun, "May the Fourth be with you." While trilogy...