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George Lucas Criticizes All-White, Male Critics at Cannes Film Festival

At the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, George Lucas, the legendary creator of Star Wars, took a bold stand against the lack of diversity among film critics. In a thought-provoking speech, Lucas criticized the dominance of all-white, male critics and emphasized the need for greater inclusivity and representation in the film industry. His statements have sparked widespread discussion and shed light on the ongoing challenges of achieving diversity within the realm of film criticism. George Lucas’s Remarks at Cannes During his appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, George Lucas did not hold back in expressing his concerns about the homogeneity of film critics. He highlighted how the overwhelming presence of white, male critics often results in a narrow perspective that does not fully reflect the diverse audience of moviegoers. The Call for Diversity Lucas underscored the importance of having a diverse group of critics who can bring different viewpoints and experiences…

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George Lucas at 80: A Journey Through the Galaxy of His Life and Movies

George Lucas' Reaction to "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" Unveiled

As George Lucas celebrates his 80th birthday, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at the man who forever changed the landscape of cinema. The visionary behind some of the most beloved and groundbreaking films, Lucas’s influence spans generations and genres. From the sandy dunes of Tatooine to the high-speed chases of Modesto, his storytelling prowess has left an indelible mark on popular culture. So, let’s dive into the life and legacy of George Lucas, exploring his journey through the galaxy of his life and movies. Early Years: From Modesto to Movie Making George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California, a place that would later serve as inspiration for his nostalgic look at youth culture in the 1960s. Growing up, Lucas was fascinated by cars and speed, a passion that was nearly cut short by a near-fatal car accident in his teens. This brush…

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George Lucas Backs Bob Iger in Disney’s High-Stakes Investor Battle

George Lucas Backs Bob Iger in Disney's High-Stakes Investor Battle

In the unfolding drama of The Walt Disney Company’s investor battle, George Lucas, the visionary creator of “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones,” has made a decisive move by publicly supporting CEO Bob Iger. This endorsement comes at a critical juncture as Disney faces off against investor Nelson Peltz, who is vying for a seat on the board amidst claims of the company’s underperformance under Iger’s leadership. Lucas’s support not only underscores the high stakes involved but also highlights the deep-seated belief in Iger’s ability to steer Disney through challenging times. Lucas’s Vote of Confidence As Disney’s largest individual investor following the acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, George Lucas’s stance carries considerable influence. In a statement to CNBC, Lucas expressed his unwavering support for Iger, emphasizing the unique challenges of “creating magic” and his admiration for Disney’s iconic brand and Iger’s proven leadership. “No one knows Disney better,” Lucas stated, affirming…

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Star Wars: Beyond George Lucas – A New Horizon

Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy has unveiled a bold new direction for the Star Wars franchise, signaling a departure from the creations of George Lucas and a readiness to explore fresh narratives and characters​​. Star Wars, the monumental science fiction franchise that began with the premiere of Episode IV: A New Hope 46 years ago, is looking to find a new path. Following the closure of the Skywalker saga, the Star Wars universe has already seen an expansion far beyond the legacy of its iconic characters like Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and the Jedi​​. Despite the spinoffs maintaining some connections with the main story, they have progressively distanced themselves from the original narrative. Now, with upcoming Star Wars projects in both film and television, the franchise aims to start anew, moving further away from what George Lucas initially conceived. This was highlighted by Kathleen Kennedy in an interview with…

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What the Star Wars Films Tell Us about George Lucas

With the latest film breaking records in the box office, many people are sharing their thoughts, feelings, and analysis of Star Wars – the movies and the franchise. With this, we’re also seeing more attention being given to George Lucas, including his comments – both positive and negative – about how Disney is handling the new film and how he feels about having passed the torch when he sold his legacy to Disney. Richard Brody wrote a piece for The New Yorker titled, “What the Seven Star Wars Films Reveal about George Lucas” that takes a deeper look at what the films in the franchise tell us about Lucas. It’s an interesting piece for a variety of reasons. One, Brody’s opinions might vary from that of a self-professed hardcore Star Wars fan because he admits to only catching up on all the films very recently. “I was wrong not to…

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George Lucas Marries Longtime Girlfriend Mellody Hobson In Skywalker Ranch Ceremony

George Lucas married his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson in an intimate ceremony attended by close friends and relatives at the Skywalker Ranch in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, June 22. This is 69-year-old Lucas’ second marriage and a first for Hobson, 44, who is a contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and the president of Ariel Investments. Earlier, Lucas was married to film editor Marcia Lou Griffin, with whom he has one adopted daughter. Lucas adopted two others soon after his divorce, and all his three children were in attendance at the wedding. The Huffington Post reported that Lucas’ son served as the best man, and his daughters were the bridesmaids. Hobson was given away by New Jersey senator Bill Bradley, and journalist Bill Moyers officiated the wedding. “It was a gathering of people who have known George and Mellody for a very long time. It was an extraordinary day…

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George Lucas Engaged- Congratulations and May the Force Be With You!

Good news for Star Wars creator, George Lucas. His firm announced this week that he is official engaged to long-time girlfriend, investment firm president Mellody Hobson. This is great news for the “Star Wars” and “Indian Jones” creator who has been dating Hobson for more than six years and it seems he may finally be in a position where he can commit to marriage. Known as a man who has been married to his work, it will be nice to see him have time to fully settle down with someone special. Hobson serves as chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation and is a financial contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America” so she is no stranger to the film industry either. We wish the both of them the best in their upcoming nuptials and for a long and happy life together! Congratulations Lucas and Hobson! “”Star Wars” creator George Lucas will marry his longtime…

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George Lucas has not shot 50 episodes of a ‘Star Wars’ TV series

Stories emerged yesterday morning about George Lucas that had Star War fans buzzing with excitement and a little confusion. According to Inside TV, the stories made a bold statement saying that Lucas shot 50 complete episodes of a live-action series for TV about Star Wars! That in itself may not be that hard to believe but what’s so amazing about this story is that if it were true, he had to gathered together the cast members and shoot this series, all 50 episodes, without anyone learning anything about it until after they were all completed. Now, that would be an amazing feat to accomplish. Lucas is known for operating and doing things in private at his “Skywalker Ranch” but this story seemed to be very far-fetched even for him. That’s a lot of episodes to put together without anyone noticing. It was also said that this TV series was packed…

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