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George Lucas
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Date of Birth: May 14, 1944

Country: USA

Biography: George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known for being the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars 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 billion as of 2010...(wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 65 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Writer (34) | Actor (30) | Director (11) | Creator (1)
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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. (imdb)
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Spielberg (2017)
Spielberg (2017) - TV Movie
A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg. (imdb)
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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker...
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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)
A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan. (IMDb)
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Milius (2013)
A look at the life of filmmaker,John Milius. (imdb)
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Star Wars Uncut: Director
In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of Internet users to remake "Star Wars: A New Hope" into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from Star Wars however they wanted. (imdb)
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Red Tails (2012)
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. (imdb)
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Side By Side (2012)
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. (imdb)
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Trek Nation (2010)
"Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry's vison and the impact of his creation on its viewers is explored by his son Rod Roddenberry.
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The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry's most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films - submitted via the film's site - to make this the world's first digitally democratic feature documentary. (imdb)
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Everything Is Terrible: The Movie (2009)
A compilation of bizarre and humorous clips found in long forgotten VHS tapes. (imdb)
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (imdb)
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
The Clone Wars are raging between the Separatists and the Galactic Republic. When Jabba the Hutt's son is taken by a group of renegades, two Jedi are summoned to investigate.
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
The Grand Army of the Republic, led by Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights, fights the New Droid Army of the Separatists. (imdb)
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Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 (2007)
Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey opened the door to all the films and filmmakers who followed it. Through interviews with directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Sydney Pollack - as well as special effects professionals and cultural historians - this documentary examines the legacy of Kubrick's masterpiece and its influence on science fiction films, special effects and world cinema. (imdb)
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The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007)
A concise look at some of the more bizarre visual aspects of The Shining. Through interviews with collaborators, current filmmakers and authors, we'll examine how Kubrick used his unique brand of visual storytelling to convey madness, evil, and the power of the supernatural without relying on dialog or conventional exposition. As much as any film he ever made, The Shining illustrates Kubrick's talent for using the language of pure cinema to tell his stories. (imdb)
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Fog City Mavericks (2007)
A look at the careers of famous San Francisco Bay Area filmmakers, specifically those of Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, and George Lucas.
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The Pixar Story (2007)
An in-depth look at the history of Pixar, the production company that gave the world such classics as Toy Story, Monsters Inc., A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, as well as revolutionising the world of animation.
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid (2007)
Henry Jones Sr. takes his wife, son and the boy's tutor to the world's first psycho-analytical conference in Vienna, Austria in November 1908. Young Indy meets Princess Sophie of Austria, daughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and develops deep feelings for her. He even asks Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler for love advice. On their next stop in Florance, Anna Jones becomes the object of affection for the persuasive opera composer Giacomo Puccini... (imdb)
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance (2007)
January, 1910. The Jones family attends a meeting of the Theosophy movement in Benares, India. There young Indy befriends a young boy named Jiddu Krishnamurti who is presented by the society to be the next world teacher and possible messiah. Traveling on to China in March, mother Jones takes Miss Seymour and Indy on a sightseeing trip while father meets with Chinese translator Yen Fu. Indy becomes ill during a rain storm and the travelers seek shelter with a poor Chinese family... (imdb)
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Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making
In this documentary, we follow Kubrick as he creates one of the most controversial films of all time, one that retains its power to shock audiences, even after 35 years. At the time of its release, A it created a firestorm of controversy. Through interviews with collaborators, filmmakers, screenwriters and authors, we come to appreciate Kubrick as an artist unafraid to take risks and court controversy, committed unwaveringly to his single-minded goal: the highest artistic quality of his films. (imdb)
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure (2007)
When Professor Henry Jones Sr. is invited to give lectures all over the world in May 1908, he takes along his wife and son, and invites his former tutor Miss Helen Seymour to teach Henry Jr. during the trip. Their first stop is Cairo, Egypt. When Junior, who prefers to be called 'Indy' and Miss Seymour visit the pyramids, they are invited by T.E. Lawrence (another former student of hers) to join an archaeological dig... (imdb)
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Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (2007)
Film-makers and academics discuss the use of mythology in Star Wars and the impact of the films on society. (imdb)
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Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema (2005)
Current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of the Film. (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
After three years of fighting in the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker concludes his journey towards the Dark Side of the Force, putting his friendship with Obi Wan Kenobi and his marriage at risk.
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Within a Minute: The Making of
A documentary on the making of "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith". Hosted by Rick McCallum, it focuses on who and what was involved in the making of 49 seconds of the film.
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Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005)
Directors Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron discuss the science fiction movies of the 1950s that influenced them.
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Tell Them Who You Are (2004)
Mark Wexler's cinematic blend of biography and autobiography centers on his relationship with his father, legendary cinematographer and filmmaker Haskell Wexler, whose long and illutrious career is a virtual catalogue of 20th century classics.
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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
A look into the evolution, importance and current role of film editors. (doctor7)
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A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope (2004)
The story about the beginnings of Francis Ford Coppola's production company American Zoetrope and it's try to change the Hollywood system.
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Empire of Dreams: The Story of the
This documentary chronicles the making of the original Star Wars trilogy from start to finish... (imdb)
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Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing (2004)
A radical journey through the history of motion picture editing--the essence of cinema. Led by visionaries of the art and contemporary masters of the craft, Edge Codes.com goes beyond the cutting edge, unlocking the future of montage and exploring editing as a universal language shaping our perceptions of the world around us.
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The Light and Magic of
The men from ILM who contributed to the special effect work of the first three Indiana Jones pictures look back and reveal some of their secrets.
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Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003)
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg tell the struggles and the passion for making the Indiana Jones Trilogy.
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The Stunts of
The men who created Indiana Jones and the those who performed the stunt work look on the ground breaking action sequences from the first three Indiana Jones films.
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The Music of
In this 2003 featurette, John Williams recalls composing the music for the first three Indiana Jones pictures and alludes to the possibility of scoring a fourth.
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala while his teacher, Obi-Wan Kenobi, makes an investigation of a separatist assassination attempt on Padmé which leads to the discovery of a secret Republican clone army.
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Trenches of Hell (1999)
August, 1917. Using the name 'Henri Defense', 17 year old Indiana Jones has enlisted in the Belgian army to fight in the Great War. After all his commanding officers have been wiped out during combat in Flanders, Corporal 'Defense' is left in charge of what's left of the 9th Belgian Infantry. They are assigned to the French 14th Company and dispatched into the Battle of the Somme... (imdb)
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil (1999)
Posing as neutral Swedish journalist 'Nils Anderson', Indiana Jones is trying to convince Turkish general Mustafa Kemal to form a separate piece with the allies instead of the Germans. His mission becomes jeopardized when he learns there is a traitor, codenamed 'The Wolf' in his spy network. Afterwards, as part of a small team of special agents, Indy is sent to Transylvania to find out why the mysterious General Targo has raided a German P.O.W. camp.
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
When the evil Trade Federation plots to take over the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi warrior Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi embark on an amazing adventure to save the planet.
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock
Finds Indy vagabonding around the South Pacific on a treasure hunt for a fabled lost diamond. War in Europe ends but a new adventure begins for Indy when a mysterious man's dying words, "The eye of the peacock" send him and Remy on a thrilling treasure hunt for one of Alexander the Great's most prized possessions...
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Radioland Murders (1994)
In 1939, WBN, a 4th netwok is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who desperately wants her back. (imdb)
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1992)
The adventures of the archaeological treasure hunter in his youth. (imdb)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Chapter 25 in the complete adventures of Indiana Jones has it all: the fedora, the bullwhip, the ophidiophobia (fear of snakes)! This time, Indy (Ford) is on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail with none other than his cantankerous dad (Connery). Father and son have rarely seen eye to eye. But if the adventure they share can't bridge the generation gap, nothing can. (Paramount)
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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (1988)
Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society. (imdb)
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Willow (1988)
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen. (imdb)
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Captain EO (1986)
Captain EO (1986) - Short Film
Captain Eo and his rugged crew set out on a mission to deliver a special gift to a wicked queen who lives on a dark, desolate world. Getting there is half the fun, especially when the good captain starts boogying and the special effects start flying. (imdb)
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Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)
The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents and the brother of Cindel all die in this attack. Cindel and the Ewok Wicket escape and in a forrest they meet Teek a naughty and very fast animal. Teek takes them to a house in which a old man, Noa, lives. Like Cindel he also crashed with his Starcruiser on Endor. Together they fight Terak and Charal. (imdb)
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace (imdb)
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Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984)
The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing when they are captured... (imdb)
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Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the Star Wars saga. It shows how the puppets are made and worked, and creator George Lucas talks about what influenced him to do it, and everything. Narrated by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2D2 and C3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia - disguised as a bounty hunter - and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the rebels. Will Darth Vader and the dark side overcome the rebels and take over the universe ? (imdb)
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
You're in for thrills as Indiana Jones (Ford) confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another -- all topped off by the discovery and opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. (Paramount)
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SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment. (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Three years after the events of "Star Wars," Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces a startling revelation. (20th Century Fox)
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More American Graffiti (1979)
College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s. (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Princess Leia (Fisher) is held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Hamill) and Captain Han Solo (Ford) team together with the lovable droid duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO, to rescue the beautiful princess and restore justice in the galaxy. (20th Century Fox)
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The Making of Star Wars (1977)
Bickering droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2 host this tour of the mind of creator George Lucas and what inspired him to make the movie. (imdb)
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American Graffiti (1973)
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (imdb)
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THX 1138 (1971)
George Lucas adapted this, his first film, from a short he made at University. THX 1138, LUH 3417, and SEN 5241 attempt to escape from a futuristic society located beneath the surface of the Earth. The society has outlawed sex, with drugs used to control the people. THX 1138 stops taking the drugs, and gets LUH 3417 pregnant. They are both thrown in jail where they meet SEN 5241 and start to plan their escape. (imdb)
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Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967)
While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth. (imdb)
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Herbie (1966)
Herbie (1966) - Short Film
16mm short made by George Lucas when he was a student at the University of Southern California film school. A Herbie Hancock soundtrack accompanies images of light.
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Freiheit (1966)
Freiheit (1966) - Short Film
The film shows a German student (Randal Kleiser) escaping across the Berlin Border and being shot to death, while on the soundtrack, various platitudes about dying for freedom can be heard. (imdb)
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1:42.08 (1966)
1:42.08 (1966) - Short Film
An early film by George Lucas during his USC days. It depicts a race car driver trying to qualify for a race. He finishes the lap in 1 minute 42.08 seconds. (imdb)
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Look at Life (1965)
Look at Life (1965) - Short Film
A photo-montage of pictures from the media of the year.
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