A young filmmaker who ended up creating one of the most iconic movies in history once said, “Ive been toying with this idea of a space-opera fantasy film in the view of Flash Gordon.” (Taylor 85) Little did George Lucas, director of Star Wars, know that idea that was stirring in his head would become one of the most well known movies in history. There are few people in the world who have not hear of Star Wars. The daring tale of Luke Skywalker’s journey to defeat the evil Empire led by Darth Vader
of movies. According to the National Information Services, LLC “STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE” made $1,554,475 just in the opening weekend on May, 25,1977 and made a whopping $786,598,007 according to the worldwide box office ticket registry. "Box Office History for Star Wars Movies." Star Wars Franchise Box Office History. Nash Information Services, LLC., n.d. Web. 09 Sept. 2016. This film is idolized by millions Americans and foreigners and we can all thank one man for it. George Lucas. A
Kathleen Kennedy Lucas film president and film producer. Kennedy born on June. 5, 1953 has made a lot of accomplishment in her life. Some examples have been involved with more than 60 films, such as E.T. and many Star Wars movies. She has also been nominated for 8 Oscars. Kathleen uses project management skills in her everyday life, such as scheduling, and time management. I possess some skills that Kathleen Kennedy needs in her everyday life and I need and want to acquire some of her skills.
During the 1960s and 1970s many nations around the world had a film revolution where young filmmakers were making new and different types of movies, they called this movement a “New Wave.” Although Hollywood was was the film capital of the world, it also went through a movement where young directors were taking control of their films over the production studios, the films were reaching to younger audiences, and the films were generally more independent and had to be cheap. The reason for this “new
war in Vietnam was coming to an end and at the end of the decade, the Soviets were invading Afghanistan. However as tough as these times were, the film industry was thriving. In the USA the “New Hollywood” was in its prime, with directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese. These directors became very important in these times because the director became the leader of the film project, rather than a producer. The New Hollywood was different from the classical form mostly in its
and immediate response would be non-other than the creation of the legendary, genre-changing, American epic space opera of the late 1970s: Star Wars. Under the initial artistic directions of George Lucas, the multi-million dollar films of Star Wars, including the original trilogy, prequel trilogy, and future sequel trilogy, have transformed the stagnant mold of what movie making is, and still tend to push the envelope on the advancements of new electronical mannerisms. The impact of this
This phenomenon starts with young George Lucas. When Lucas was younger he was into racing cars. He wanted to make a career out of it. An event that three days before he was supposed to graduate high school changed all of that. On that day, Lucas made an illegal left-hand turn into his family’s ranch and was hit by his friend who had ran a red light and was trying to overtake Lucas (Taylor 42). The accident hospitalized Lucas. After his recovery, George Lucas slowed down and gave up one racing.
hero should be. For example, J. K. Rowling created “The Harry Potter Series” which is a hero that influence young generations, but also motivated modern society to read more. On the other hand, we have George Lucas that influenced generations in 1977 with an epic that astonished children and adults. Lucas not only persuaded people in 1977 by the effects and sounds of the film, which in fact were really good at that time, he influenced people because of the plot and
When George Lucas first pitched the idea of Star Wars, a space-western, to movie executives back in the 1970’s; he probably never imagined it to be the cultural phenomenon that it turned out to be. The original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), earned more two billion dollars, after adjusted for inflation in North America (IMDB). Then sixteen years later the next three Star Wars movies were
proven that George Lucas wrote the movies based on The Vietnam War, with aspects of other American events. It is evident that these aspects have had a major influence on the concept of “War in America” after the release and success of the Star Wars movies. This will be investigated by analyzing the movies, critical reviews, and other texts relating to the subject. Star Wars was originally released in 1977 and became one of the largest grossing films of all time. George Lucas developed two