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Old 01-18-2012   #1
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George Lucas is "Retiring" From Film

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...ring-From-Film
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George Lucas is sick of hearing complaints from the Star Wars fanbase, so he's leaving big-budget filmmaking for smaller projects.

In a recent New York Times interview regarding his upcoming film Red Tails and the difficulties in creating the World War II biopic, filmmaker George Lucas stated he's stepping back and pull the final curtain on his career. Instead of producing any more multi-million dollar blockbusters, Lucas hopes to devote his time to making smaller, more artsy and personal films like his mentor, friend and fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.

"I'm retiring," Lucas stated in the the interview. "I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff."

This may also mean that Lucas will finally be done with creating any more adventures (good or bad) in Star Wars' far, far away galaxy, although Lucas sort of attributes this to the increasing backlash he's received from the Star Wars fan base over the 1997's special edition release of the original trilogy and every subsequent re-edit since. In explaining why, Lucas likened the negative response to the kind of demands he used to hear from major film studios, who in the past have forcibly re-edited his earlier films like THX 1138. Lucas feels his ability to re-imagine the Star Wars films into what he originally wanted them to be is being restricted by the criticism he's heard over the Star Wars films.

"Why would I make any more," Lucas stated about continuing with his popular sci-fi universe, "when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?"

While it remains to be seen if Lucas' retirement sticks, his next film, Red Tails opens this Friday, and is a historical drama about the all-black fighter squadron known as the Tuskegee Airmen, who fought in the second World War.
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Suck it up bitch tits, these people consider jedi a religion and you're taking them as seriously as corporate executives of multi billion dollar studios?

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Red Tails is not his film. He did not direct it. He did not write it. He is not starring in it. If Red Tails is his film because he is a producer, then The Social Network is Kevin Spacey's film.
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he's stepping away from it but still receiving massive amounts of money from it.

...doesn't sound too bad to me.

but really... what has he contributed besides the films? they only make up about 10% of the entire star wars universe.

any of the better novelists that have written star wars books could write a third trilogy if enough demand was there. I wouldn't mind seeing the Yuuzhan Vong or Darth Krayt's Empire on the big screen.
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There's already a third trilogy written, I thought.
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All the books that take place after ROTJ are dumb. Star Wars lore is fucking dumb. This is what happens when people write books based on a universe that has no original concepts in it.
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what about the comics that were published by dark horse? Dark Empire 1 and 2 are both great imo... also the main novels about the Yuuzahn Vong war. The Yuuzahn Vong are kind of like Species 8472 from Star Trek Voyager and the Wraith from Stargate Atlantis.
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Every Star Wars thing you've ever seen or read is technically canon.
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Except for everything that happened in KOTOR 2 and things that Lucas dismisses.

Star Wars is like the only franchise with five levels of fucking canon.
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No big surprise, he's too much of a bitch to follow through with his original plan of doing the third trilogy anyway. We knew this since 7 years ago.
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