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George Lucas-Commissioned Short ‘Black Angel’ to be Remade as Feature Film

First commissioned by George Lucas to appear before screenings of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, then lost for over 30 years,… Read More

Newswire: The “lost” short that played with The Empire Strikes Back is being made into a feature

Black Angel, the 25-minute fantasy short commissioned by George Lucas that screened before The Empire Strikes Back and was promptly lost, is getting the feature-film treatment. Roger Christian, the Academy Award-winning set designerShow More Summary

Behind the Scenes: Yoda and Jim Henson

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: unknown) According to Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones, George Lucas offered Muppets creator Jim Henson the role of Yoda. Henson declined, suspecting that he wouldn't have enough time for a project as ambitious as Star Wars. Show More Summary

Wax Woz! Steve Wozniak Will Be The Next Wax Statue At Madame Tussauds

Last month Madame Tussauds asked you, the American public, which tech icon should be the next to be depicted in wax. Competition was stiff among the ten nominees, with everyone from Elon Musk to George Lucas in the running. But the American public has decided, nay, demanded: WE MUST HAVE A WAX WOZ! More »      

VOTD: 40 Years of ILM Special Effects in 60 Seconds

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Industrial Light and Magic, the most revered special effects company in the world. It was famously created by George Lucas in 1975 to help make his movie, Star Wars, and has since gone on to basically...Show More Summary

Wax Woz! Steve Wozniak Will Be the Next Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last month Madame Tussauds asked you, the American public, which tech icon should be the next to be depicted in wax. Competition was stiff among the ten nominees, with everyone from Elon Musk to George Lucas in the running. But the American public has decided, nay, demanded: WE MUST HAVE A WAX WOZ! Read more...

Star Wars Bits: New ‘Force Awakens’ Rumors, Battlefront, Lobot, Yoda vs. Dooku

More Star Wars Bits! This one even goes back to the prequels, and you can read about all these items below: Damon Lindelof would like to write a Lobot movie. George Lucas was scared of the Yoda/Dooku fight in Attack of the Clones. Disneyland has a Han Solo in Carbonite lunch combo. Show More Summary

George Lucas was scared to death to shoot this epic scene in ‘Attack of the Clones’

Almost exactly three years from the release of “Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace,” “Episode II - Attack of the Clones” opened in theaters on May 16, 2002 with many excited for the release of the latest chapter, and hopeful that...Show More Summary

The Groundbreaking History Of Star Wars Toys

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Toys tied to movies existed long before Star Wars, but George Lucas’ 1977 space opera changed movie merchandising forever. Lucas always wanted toys to accompany the movie, but response from manufacturers was tepid, because investing design resources and factory output in a movie that may or may not be popular was a risky move. Show More Summary

ILM - Celebrating 40 Years Of Creating The Impossible

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

In 1975 George Lucas formed Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to create the special effects for his space opera Star Wars. Since that time, ILM has contributed to over 300 films in the process earning 15 Academy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects and 28 Scientific and Technical Achievement from the Academy. YouTube link The Presurfer

How John Williams Will Approach the Music For Star Wars The Force Awakens

The master composer talks about working with JJ Abrams on The Force Awakens Film Star Wars Star Wars The Force Awakens John Williams George Lucas JJ Abrams

Relive 40 Years of Special Effects Magic in One Minute

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Since its formation in 1975, the special effects company Industrial Light & Magic has worked on more than 300 feature films and designed new ways to bring technology into the cinema. Founded by George Lucas in order to realize his vision for Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, ILM has always been a leader in creating movie magic. Show More Summary

Star Wars' New Stormtroopers Drew Inspiration From Two Unusual Sources

When George Lucas launched Star Wars back in 1977, the film had an authentic, lived-in look and feel that went a long way towards selling the world he created. Updating that for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the challenges was to maintain that well-worn vibe, but also account for 30 years of fashion evolution. Show More Summary

Episode One Came Out Today, May 19

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Episode One Came Out Today, May 19

Anyone celebrating? Film Star Wars Star Wars Episode One JJ Abrams George Lucas

Why George Lucas Never Thought He'd Make Star Wars Prequels

George Lucas admitted that he never actually believed he'd be able to make the Star Wars prequels because he didn't think that the technology to create the films he wanted would ever exist. However, Lucas was finally convinced that such...Show More Summary

An oral history of Industrial Light and Magic

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Star Wars was a film that literally couldn't be made; the technology required to bring the movie's universe to visual life simply didn't exist. So George Lucas did what any enterprising young director who was destined to change the movie business would do. Show More Summary

Read This: Wired's Extensive Look at the History of VFX House ILM

Celebrating 40 Years of Creating the Impossible! If you are a movie lover, you know ILM. Also known as Industrial Light & Magic, ILM was originally created by George Lucas as an effects house for the original Star Wars, and lead the industry for decades in special effects. Show More Summary

Star Wars Bits: ILM History, Force Awakens Costumes, Video Gameplay, Hasbro Toys

Star Wars Bits is back with a good hodgepodge of the past, present and future. Below, read about the following: The Star Wars Episode VIII script makes the cover of Wired, along with George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson. Show More Summary

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