George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an Academy Award-winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is the creator of the epic Star Wars saga and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Today, Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful independent directors/producers, with an estimated net worth of $3.6 billion.
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Good luck has its storms.
So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.
Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.
Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it.
The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.
Most artists, most painters, even composers would want to come back and redo their work. They've got a new perspective on it, they've got more resources, they have better technology, and they can fix or finish the things that were never done.
I have a supermarket full of ideas and the challenge is how many ideas can I get in my cart before I'm gone. When you're doing it, you're not focused on success. It's not a matter of modesty. You're simply trying to get all the things done that you want to get done in your life.
The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film - whether it's history, psychology, economics, or architecture - so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn't going to help you unless you have something to say.
I wanted to make a kids' film that would strengthen contemporary mythology.
I'm aware that dialogue isn't my strength.
I use it as a device. I don't particularly like dialogue which is part of the problem.
There's nothing worse than the frustration of having somebody who you feel doesn't get what you're doing, trying to turn it into something else. It's a very, very annoying and sort of frustrating thing and I just never wanted to go through it. I was very fortunate as I came up through the film business that I was able to insulate myself from that.
The story being told in Star Wars is a classic one.
Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again.
You can be as rich, and famous, and powerful as you want to be, and it will not bring you happiness. That's said over and over and over, again. It's such a cliché that it hardly needs to be said, but people don't understand that it's actually true.
I intend more of a kinship with silent films than more modern film.
I like the old cinema. My films are more of a hybrid - a different style of filmmaking to what I call talking head movies. Some people don't get it. Especially the more academic types.
I put all of my resources into pushing the evolution in an industry that is notoriously backwards and I enjoy pushing that envelope,.
I am simply trying to struggle through life trying to do God's bidding.
His ability to transform a vision into a powerful work of art is unparalleled.
When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive.
The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture.
One of the things that will never get explained in the films is how Ben was able to retain his identity, because it happened somewhere between the third and fourth movies. I set up that this is a discipline that he learned from Yoda; Yoda told him how to do that.
There wasn't anything in my life that was going to stop me from making movies.
In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be ?replaced? by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.
You try to get yourself into a situation where you only have to answer to yourself, where you can ask advice of people and work with your peers and mentors and things to try to do the best job that you can possibly do.
I like making movies. I like the process. I like trying out new ideas, and if they don't work, they don't work. That's the reason I generated the money in the first place, to be able to try things. That's where I spend my money.
Today it is an amazing, if unexpected, legacy of Star Wars that so many gifted writers are contributing new stories to the Saga.
If I make a movie that has a whole bunch of music in it, I get to listen to the music all day long, and I don't have to say, 'Well, I gotta go back to work and I gotta stop listening to the music.' I get to listen to music and go to work.
I made lots of movies while in school while everybody else was running around saying, "Oh, I wish I could make a movie. I wish they'd give me some film."
[Star Wars is] designed primarily to make young people think about the mystery.
Not to say, 'Here's the answer.' It's to say, 'Think about this for a second. Is there a God? What does God look like? What does God sound like? What does God feel like? How do we relate to God?'
Don't avoid the cliches - they are cliches because they work!
No film ever ends up exactly as you would like it to, but with minor exceptions, THX came out pretty much as I had visualized it, thanks to some excellent assistance -- and a whole lot of luck.
I wanted Yoda to be the traditional kind of character you find in fairy tales and mythology. And that character is usually a frog or a wizened old man on the side of the road. The hero is going down the road and meets this poor and insignificant person. The goal or lesson is for the hero to learn to respect everybody and to pay attention to the poorest person because that's where the key to his success will be.
All democracies turn into dictatorships - but not by coup.
The people give their democracy to a dictator, whether it's Julius Caesar or Napoleon or Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, the general population goes along with the idea.
No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
Sometimes you must let go of your pride and do what is asked of us.
Anakin Skywalker, Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
You really have to focus on what you're doing and just plow ahead no matter what hurdles are thrown in front of you.
I grew up in the era, 'Don't trust anybody over 30.
' And, you know, I still feel that. Don't trust me.
A movie is never finished, only abandoned.
On the professional side, I've helped move cinema from a chemical-based medium to a digital-based medium. That'll be one of the landmarks. And I've left these stories, these little tales that have been imprinted on the media, which will or will not be of interest to people in the future. I've done the best I can.
Attention should be paid to this question of our soul, and not simply to accounting procedures. Attention should be paid to the interest of those who are yet unborn, who should be able to see this generation as it saw itself, and the past generation as it saw itself.
STAR WARS is really three trilogies, nine films.
The first trilogy covers the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire, the middle trilogy the fall of the Empire, and the last trilogy involves the rebuilding of the Republic. It won't be finished for probably another 20 years.
The script is what you`ve dreamed up - this is what it should be. The film is what you end up with.
[In ancient Rome,] why did the senate after killing Caesar turn around and give the government to his nephew? Why did France after they got rid of the king and that whole system turn around and give it to Napoleon? It's the same thing with Germany and Hitler.
It's not a matter of how well can you make a movie.
It's how well can you make it under the circumstance, because there's always circumstances. You cannot use that as an excuse.
People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians.
Art is the retelling of certain themes in a new light, making them accessible to the public of the moment.
If you can tune into the fantasy life of an 11-year-old girl, you can make a fortune in this business.
Follow your bliss. Do the thing where you sit down at 8 a.m. and then you realize you're hungry and you look up and it's 10 p.m. If you can find something you love that much, it doesn't matter what you do.
I've had much more down in my life than I've had up.
And much more struggle. First of all, when I went into the film school everybody said, "What are you doing? This is a complete dead-end for a career."
Emotionally involving the audience is easy.
Anybody can do it blindfolded: get a little kitten and have some guy wring its neck.
I am very concerned about our national heritage, and I am very concerned that the films that I watched when I was young and the films that I watched throughout my life are preserved, so that my children can see them.
I would like to see our society mature, and become more rational and more knowledge-based, less emotion-based.