|The Mothership |
I hope to never feel that level of disappointment in myself.
I hope I never have to fake a jawline via facial hair.
I've mentioned this a few times where relevant, but director Godfrey Reggio is a friend of my dad's and I've met him and talked with him a few times. Back when he was finishing up production on Powaqqatsi, to make a loooong story short, he got Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas on board to put their names on the film as "presenters" and got them to pay for some of the distribution/marketing, so he had some meetings with them. From what he told me, Lucas basically bemoaned the fact that he "couldn't" make films like what Reggio was doing because he was too leashed to the mainstream Hollywood industry, but swore up and down that once he was done with Star Wars for good, he would then make the "art-house" films he wanted to make with his own studio.
Lucas really, really confuses me. With the success of SW, he literally could have made anything he wanted. But he seems to be obsessed with becoming some kind of self-fulfilling prophecy about a genius filmmaker trapped inside the big studio industry, even though he's been basically an independent filmmaker for decades and it is well-within his power to make literally ANYTHING HE WANTS TO. It seems like unless he is getting massive accolades for everything and being proclaimed a genius, he just won't do anything and then pretend it's all because of external influences rather than just making art for art's sake. Look at Red Tails...that was basically his film (and word is he directed most of the film without taking credit for it in order to deflect criticism), yet to hear him talk, it's like he hasn't even seen a movie in decades. The "first all-black action film?" Hollywood won't "make movies with black people in them?" What the fuck?
I just do NOT get this guy at all. When Episode III was released, I was actually kinda glad because I thought maybe now he would make shit more on par with his early student films or THX-1138 and do something really out of nowhere, kind of like when Coppola went all underground and started making stuff like Tetro and Twixt. Even if they weren't *good* I was still expecting something. I dunno..this guy is an enigma. And not in a good way.
Yes 2Jars, it is a special quality that is possessed by all leaders and is called "confidence" by humanity and "stupidity" by the Gods. Against both, all struggle in vain.
yeah, quite possible in his case, or most cases
Much like Walt Disney, George Lucas can make absolutely anything he wants to make, but much like Walt Disney, he has a painfully, cripplingly Middle American, conservative sense of taste that makes a ton of money but means very, very little. He's also ensconced himself into a little fiefdom of yes men who never tell him he's had a bad idea, and so when he has a bad idea, it's a BAD idea.
At least Disney went on to create new forms of media and established three dimensional installation art as the entire reason to take a vacation somewhere, and Lucas just sold his babies to the old man's company and regrets doing it every single day for the rest of his life, knowing he had lightning in a bottle and failed to do anything of genuine value with it.
Fuck Star Wars.
Better editing than the prequels.
Why is Greg Lunkus sad? He should be proud that he created Seaquest.
I WENT TO FILM SCHOOL HURF DURF BUH
|Maggot Brain |
Somewhere, in a universe like ours but isn't our own in 1977 George Lucus his original "tounge-and-check" cut of a "New Hope" and is never heard from again.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Thank you for doing this interview, now I'm going to have to ask you to leave.
Yes, I know this is your house.
|Corpus Delectable |
If only the white slavers would give him an Oscar.
"I was a great dad."
So all of his kids are adopted, with the exception of the latest one, which was born via surrogacy.
I wonder if he's shooting blanks or he just has some aversion to natural conception/having sex.
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