All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘George Lucas’

Rita Moreno, Carole King, George Lucas and Cicely Tyson Celebrated At Kennedy Center Honors Awards

Rita Moreno, singer-songwriter Carole King, Star Wars creator George Lucas and actress Cicely Tyson were celebrated Sunday in Washington for their contributions to the arts as the latest recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors awards. President Barack Obama lauded the accomplishments of all five honorees, which also included conductor Seiji Ozawa. “Tonight, we honor five artists who helped tell the …

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George Lucas Thought “Star Wars” Was Going To Flop

George Lucas is the first to admit that he didn’t think Star Wars was going anywhere. During Stephen Colbert’s interview with George Lucas during a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival Friday afternoon, Lucas admitted that the whole process of getting Star Wars made was somewhat discouraging. George Lucas said of the experience, “I showed it to all of my …

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The Force Awakens: George Lucas Won’t Watch The Trailer

I think it’s safe to assume that we’ve all seen the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that aired over Thanksgiving weekend. If not, you should really check it out. It’s only a small snippet, but it really feels like we’re returning to the kind of Star Wars film we haven’t seen since Return of the Jedi. Of course, you …

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George Lucas Talks About What’s Wrong with the Movie Business

Recently at Chicago Ideas Week, an event that brings together the world’s brightest thought leaders to inspire and activate the city of Chicago, legendary film director George Lucas spoke to CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose about what is currently wrong with the movie industry. “The problem has always been the studios,” he said. “Although at the beginning of the …

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Star Wars: Filming Standalone in UK is a Win-Win

The decision to film a new Star Wars standalone movie in the U.K. turns out to be a win-win situation for the country and the studios producing the films. George Osborne, U.K.’s chancellor of the exchequer, hailed the decision to film the standalone movie from the mega-hit franchise in the U.K., citing the country’s tax breaks as impetus for the …

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Harrison Ford Wanted to Kill Han Solo

The Star Wars films have been a huge influence on pop culture ever since they originally hit the big screen. Even now, years later, their popularity shows no sign of waning. The three prequels finally came out, which gave another generation an introduction to the franchise. And now J.J. Abrams has the reins and is charging full ahead with the …

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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Members Arrive in London

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were spotted in London over the weekend, where production of Star Wars: Episode VII is soon to begin. While Disney has yet to confirm the inclusion of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in the upcoming trilogy of the Star Wars franchise, the London sightings are fairly indicative that the three will …

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Star Wars: Episode VII Filming Begins

It has just been confirmed by Alan Horn that the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII is now underway. Horn, chairman of Disney Studios, was vague about where production is taking place and how long crews have been shooting, though commented that “a lot” of the actors have been selected, though casting isn’t completely finished. Horn gave details on the …

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Collaborates With Lucasfilm For Special ‘Star Wars’ Episode

CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory joins forces with Lucasfilm for a special Star Wars episode in time for the annual “Star Wars” Day on May 4. The episode, which is titled “The Proton Transmogrification”, will air on May 1. Whose great idea was it? Chuck Lorre, the co-creator and executive producer of The Big Bang Theory, said they were …

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George Lucas Museum Proposal Rejected in San Francisco

The seven member board of the Presidio Trust, a group that stewards a portion of land overlooking the San Francisco bay, has voted unanimously to deny a museum proposal from George Lucas. The “Star Wars” creator had pledged $700 million to build and endow the facility, which would have housed items from his own collection of popular art, including pieces …

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Steven Spielberg Ousts Oprah as Influential Celeb

Steven Spielberg has ousted Oprah Winfrey as the most influential celebrity in the U.S., according to an annual study conducted by Forbes magazine. It seems it was the film Lincoln that gave Spielberg the edge over Oprah. Earning him 12 Oscar nominations as well as $275 million at the box office in the U.S., it also brought in $93 million …

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Jar Jar Binks Dies In Deleted Star Wars Scene

WARNING – The video you see below contains the death of Jar Jar Binks. It’s highly disturbing to hear those final frantic Gungan screams of terror. Just think about what you’re celebrating for a moment, that is, if you’re happy for this made-up creature’s death. Yes, that’s a deleted scene that was edited by The Phantom Editor. Obi-wan and Qui-Gon Jinn, two …

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Star Wars VII Will Hit Theaters on December 18, 2015

In a galaxy far, far, away… It won’t be long now. The highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII will be coming to a theater near you starting on December 18, 2015. Pre-production for the seventh installment of one the most famous science fiction film collections has already commenced. Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios said, “We’re very excited …

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Skywalker Ranch Fire Caught In Time

A potentially-catastrophic situation was fortunately averted when a fire was contained. CBS reported that a shipping and receiving building within the Skywalker Ranch 4,000 acre compound recently caught fire. The ranch is owned by George Lucas, the famous director who is responsible for bringing the world Star Wars. Skywalker Ranch currently serves as the headquarters for Lucasfilm and Skywalker Sound …

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NMA Reveals The First Star Wars Episode VII Trailer

Disney is buying LucasFilm and is on schedule to release a new Star Wars film in 2015. The news was shocking to some, while others welcomed their new Disney overlords. It took a while for everybody to realize that it wasn’t a joke, and are now beginning to ask questions. Who is going to direct the next Star Wars film? …

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Star Wars YouTube Channel Offers “Special” Anakin Skywalker Presentation

The latest to come out of the Star Wars YouTube channel was this clip of George Lucas talking about selling to Disney. He said that when he was making the first film, everybody said it should have been a Disney film. Not too long before that video came out, the channel put this out – a five minute montage of …

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George Lucas: When I First Made Star Wars, Everybody Said, “This Is A Movie Disney Should Have Made”

As you have no doubt heard, George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm (and Star Wars) to Disney. A new Star Wars is coming out in 2015. More on the deal here. George Lucas talks about the deal and his thoughts about Disney more in this clip that was uploaded to the Star Wars YouTube channel: “I felt that I really wanted …

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Star Wars: Episode 7 To Be Original Story?

Since the announcement was made yesterday that Disney has bought LucasFilms, rumors have been flying around the web, with Twitter blowing up at the mere mention of a new Star Wars film. Obviously, with the level of love hardcore fans have for the series, you can imagine that the news is being met with some trepidation–especially after the last trilogy. …

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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Coming in 2015

This is real. All the information that follows (except the speculative final paragraph) comes from a Disney statement released this afternoon. The Walt Disney Company today announced that it will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from George Lucas, who owns the entirety of Lucasfilm. In addition, Disney announced that Star Wars: Episode 7 will be targeted for a 2015 release, with more …

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Here’s The Star Wars-Themed Gotye Parody You’re Looking For

Because f*ck George Lucas, apparently. Many Star Wars fans can relate to the notion that the Star Wars of old has been dumped on, tainted, over-modified, and generally fouled up by a little too much hands-on action in the decades following the series’ debut. To these maligned fans, they may often sit back and wonder just what happend to the …

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Star Wars Takes the World’s Money [Infographic]

In case you didn’t know, Star Wars is A. Very popular, and B. A cash cow for George Lucas. Why else do you think he has made 79 remakes of his films? I mean, come on! How many times do they need to release a remastered version of Jar Jar fing up my childhood? Michael Cerwonka decided to create a …

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Star Wars Timeline Celebrates First 35 Years [Infographic]

Star Wars is first on our minds and because of that George Lucas is a very rich human being. He is so rich that there is a rumor going around that all he eats is gold and rubies. Ok, I might have made that up, but he is a ridiculously wealthy man. Part of the reason that he is so …

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George Lucas: Lack Of Talent Insults Glenn Beck

I’m not familiar with who Glenn Beck is or what angles he takes, but apparently the re-released 3D version of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace really pissed him off. In fact, it sounds like he really doesn’t like any of the Star Wars acting, production, or storyline. Beck is calling for Lucas to “go away”. He claims …

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Millennium Falcon Guitar Is About As Cool As It Sounds

Or geeky, depending on your disposition. What we have here is a guy who goes by the name of “fiskybusiness89,” at least on YouTube, anyway; and his pretty damn awesome Millennium Falcon guitar. Normally, fiskybusiness89’s YouTube page is reserved for the music (and related videos) of one Brian Fisk, but the Falcon guitar is an adventure in both craftsmanship and …

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Greedo Has Always Shot First, According To George Lucas

Coincidence, or a slyly timed response to one of the most argued changes in the updated version of the original Star Wars trilogy? Read on, and I’ll let you be the judge. Han shot first! Those three words have summed up the feelings of Star Wars fans ever since Lucas decided it was a good idea to update his classic …

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Darth Vader’s Star Wars Blu Ray Dialogue Finds Its Way Into Classic Films

A couple of weeks ago, the internet exploded over one particular addition to the upcoming Blu-ray edition of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. On August 31st, a YouTube clip emerged that claimed to come from the upcoming Blu-ray for the seminal Star Wars film. In that clip, a particularly climatic scene from the movie has been …

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