George Lucas 's The New Hollywood

1114 WordsFeb 16, 20165 Pages
George Lucas founder of Lucasfilm Ltd. (1971), director, writer, producer known for his creativity, due to the film Star wars and TV series Indiana Jones. “ A Filmmaker, visionary and entrepreneur, George Lucas has not only changed the way we experience film and filmmaking but also revolutionized film industry practices and standards.” “ George Lucas, on an economic, aesthetic and cultural level, has contributed more than any other individual to the shaping of the New Hollywood and is, by far, one of the most important figures in film history.”(McCarthy 1) George was born George Walton Lucas Jr. to his parents Dorothy Ellinore Lucas and George Walton Lucas on May 14,1944 in Modesto, California. George Lucas also had three siblings Ann,…show more content…
Lucas soon transferred to University of Southern California film making school. While attending the school he produced a short futuristic Sci-fi film called Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB and soon became very close with Francis Ford Coppola, whom had an active interest in releasing new filmmaking talent. Warner Brothers were convinced by Coppola to make a feature length version of the film. Lucas was intimidated by failure of his first film that did not stop him he went and worked on another film. George Lucas’ second film was American Graffiti, released in 1973 grossed more than $100 million domestically. This movie also earned “five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and best Director for Lucas and is still considered one of the most successful low budget features ever made.” (“George Lucas Biography”, 5) There are a few ways that George Lucas has changed movies forever such as the credits, digital cinema, DVD extras, editing, sound, soundtracks, and special effects. Starting with credits, usually in a movie back then the credits would be shown in the beginning of the film and at the end a title card was shown saying “The End” and that was literally the end of the film. Eventually some additional credits were added at the end of the film but major actors and actresses were mentioned in the beginning. It was the same for all films until Star Wars came along and George Lucas switched the game up. When Star Wars was created
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