A rebel filmmaker stood before Congress in 1988 and argued, “People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians.” His voice no doubt then took on an emotional, Jimmy Stewart-like quaver. “And if the laws of the United States continue to condone this behavior, history will surely classify us as a barbaric society.” Guess who that man became.
Propmaker Andrew Ainsworth takes you through a step-by-step process on how to make your very own Stormtrooper helmet. Fun fact: Ainsworth recently defeated Lucasfilm in a legal dispute over the right to sell sculptures of the Imperial headgear, which he designed for George Lucas and sold to The God Of Flannel himself back in the ’70s for approximately $32 per helmet. (via.) Watch Video ›
Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas shaking hands like heavyweight fighters. View Image ›
Strictly for medical use, such as treating glaucoma or midichlorian infection. If you smoke enough of this, Hayden Christensen is a good actor. View Image ›
Turns out he doesn’t believe the world will end in 2012 and his publicist is a smart ass.
It all makes sense. George has been fooling us for so many years; the hair and the beard were just a disguise. You couldn’t fool us forever, George. View Image ›
As rumored, all six Star Wars movies will be released together on Blu-ray in 2011 for the 35th anniversary of the release of A New Hope. George Lucas personally announced the set on stage at the Celebration V event, and showed off this deleted scene from Return of the Jedi that will be included. Click the link below for more details. Watch Video ›
The awkward alternate ending George Lucas didn’t want you to see. View Image ›
Lucasfilm will be handing out Star Wars-themed cereal boxes to four-hundred lucky attendees at the upcoming Star Wars celebration convention in Orlando, FL. The cereal comes in sixteen different variations including Raisin Han, Greedos and Count Dookula! View List ›
“The trick is to pretend you’ve planned the whole thing out in advance.” Yeah, I think they’ve got that part down.
George Lucas on the Star Wars set 30 years ago, and George Lucas on the Star Wars set today.
The bar has officially been raised for hating on George Lucas. It’s not good enough any more just to say that Phantom Menace violated your innocence. This tattoo is more eloquent on the subject than most of us can ever hope to be. View Image ›
“Star Wars: A Musical Journey” will hit the London stage next year. No, really. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, singing Wookies, and a Stormtrooper kick line are all involved. The live musical performance will be coordinated with clips from the movies, so this is basically like Star Wars meets the Rocky Horror Picture Show, on purpose. Read More ›
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg brainstorm about Indiana Jones 4. Here is a re-enactment of how the meeting probably went. View Image ›