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The Untold Story of ILM, a Titan That Forever Changed Film | WIRED

No one wanted Star Wars when George Lucas started shopping it to studios in the mid-1970s. It was the era of Taxi Driver and Network and Serpico; Hollywood was hot for authenticity and edgy drama, not popcorn space epics.

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Arts & Humanities

Scene it?: Leia and THE Bikini

In today’s Scene it? I am looking at a very contested story-line within The Return of the Jedi. Although I will be discussing the whole story arc, I will be focusing on the scene that brings it to an end. 1,337 more words

A New Hope

MOVIE REVIEW | ***AFI WEEKEND*** #62. American Graffiti (1973)

“The American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest Movies was selected by AFI’s blue-ribbon panel of more than 1,500 leaders of the American movie community to commemorate 100 Years of Movies”. 572 more words


Our reviewer in Tribeca...a talk with George Lucas

Maysa Moncao has been hitting the film festival circuit hard, this time at Tribeca. She sends back this account of an interview with Star Wars genius George Lucas.  501 more words

News & Events

Fantasy Friday – Guest Post: 5 Best and 5 Worst Things About Star Wars

Today is Mr. Glen’s birthday, and he’s been nice enough to finish off his guest blogging week with a Fantasy Friday. Happy birthday, man friend! –Kelly… 392 more words


The Untold Story of Industrial Light & Magic

A great piece in Wired this month on Industrial Light & Magic, the visual effects company founded by George Lucas in 1975.

Industrial Light & Magic was born in a sweltering warehouse behind the Van Nuys airport in the summer of 1975.

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George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discuss the prequel trilogy

A couple of excellent articles have been posted in the last couple of days regarding the 40th anniversary of Industrial Light and Magic and Kathleen Kennedy’s approach to… 959 more words

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