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The People vs. George Lucas (2011)

The People vs. George Lucas (2011)

The People vs. George Lucas (2011) Documentary on his love/hate relationship with Star Wars fans Director: Alexandre O. Philippe Studio: Quark Films/Lionsgate [10/25/11] Video: 1.78:1 for 16:9 color Audio: English DD 5.1 & stereo Subtitles: English, Spanish Extras: Poetry slam selections, Gary Kurtz Interview, Music video, Commentary track by filmmaker, “The People vs. Star Wars 3D” Length: 97 minutes Rating: **** I was more of a Star Trek & Beatles follower than a Star Wars & Stones faithful, though I wouldn’t have called myself a fan, so some of the fanaticism shown here by fans was news to me. I don’t recall George Lucas ever telling his fans “Get a life!” as William Shatner did to Star Trek nuts. Regardless, this is a most interesting documentary and reveals aspects of the whole Star Wars franchise situation that I was not aware of. I get that there are basically three general aspects to the story explored here: First, that Lucas let most of his fans down seriously with the poor quality of the three prequels that followed the original trio of Star Wars features. Second, that he announced there would never be any reissues of the original footage of the first three […]