Listen now to the latest An Occasional Theme Podcast: Episode 17 History
Merchandise    Subscribe Follow
Back to the home page Ted tells you what Free Stuff you can Have Hobo Merchandise at Cafe Press All the good stuff The opinions and knowledge of the rich and famous. Reviews of films, books, music and more. Submit your own. Dermot and Ted's Top Ten Preferences Dermot's Dictionary

A Look Into Cosmology, Quantum Birectol Displacement, and other ramblings with Sir Donald Sinden   Average Rating: 2.2 out of 5
A Look Into The Rolling Stones with Windsor Davies  Average Rating: 2.7 out of 5
A Look Into Why I Need to Use Wet Look Gel with Ian McShane  Average Rating: 2.4 out of 5
A Look Into The Mysteries of the Universe with Martin P. Daniels  Average Rating: 2.8 out of 5
A Look Into my reaction to the end of long running science fiction shows with lego indiana jones  Average Rating: 5 out of 5
A Look Into being a crackpot with Klaus Kinski  Average Rating: 5 out of 5
A Look Into Going To The Toilet Outdoors with Bear Grylls   Average Rating: 2.4 out of 5
A Look Into The Seedy World of Underground Sports with Trevor McDonald  Average Rating: 2.3 out of 5
A Look Into Saving The Fish with Ted Danson  Average Rating: 3.2 out of 5
A Look Into Area 51 with Larry Hagman  Average Rating: 2.2 out of 5
A Look Into Cross-Dressing with Eddie Izzard  Average Rating: 2.5 out of 5
A Look Into pathalogical lying with Steven Seagal  Average Rating: 2.8 out of 5
A Look Into Cooking with Richard Griffiths  Average Rating: 3 out of 5
A Look Into getting kicked in the bollocks with Michel Lonsdale  Average Rating: 3 out of 5
A Look Into Shooting Monkeys with Kelsey Grammer  Average Rating: 3.1 out of 5
A Look Into Filmmaking with George Lucas
Hello, I'm George Lucas. I'm at the Cannes film festival in France, near Germany, next to Spain, nowhere near California. When the folks at Hobo Bonobo (Namely Ted) asked me to write a piece for their website, I thought I'd write about what I know best. Movie-making, Or as you English call it, filmmaking, or as Jar Jar Binks would call it, "me-sa make-a movie-a!!"
Filmmaking is a long and arduous process. Blood, sweat and tears are spilled onto the soundstages and locations used, actors are taken on a roller coaster of emotion, and the pilot of all these rides is usually the director (usually me).

It's like making a baby, and as much love and attention is given to it. First there's the script (courting) then you get the actors together and rehearse (foreplay) and then you get the script on film (Hot pumping action), then the reviews (in my case divorce and possibly jail for spousal abuse).

I remember when I made Star Wars in 1977, the world was a different place, and no one wanted to know about Luke’s adventures. In fact when I used to tell people about it they'd react in different ways, my buddy Spielberg said it sounded great, most other people didn’t care, five walked out on my pitch and two cried. It was just like when I suggested Episode II, except with that, two people said it was good. Everyone else cried so I had them shot into the sun, and as usual I turned out to be right, because Attack of the Clones really is a concise piece of storytelling. And filmmaking.

I have always believed that Star Wars changed the way we look at sci-fi films today, I mean you remember that in the 70’s Sci-fi was mainly an excuse for women to take their tops off and run around with their wobblers out (or as jar jar would say, "shes a meesa gotta boobies out!!!") whilst being chased by a man wrapped in aluminium foil, or as you English say, aluminium.

When I came up with the idea of revisiting the story in 1997 (although of course really I knew all along that one day I would make Episodes I - III, just like I always knew that Vader was Luke's father. Yeah.) it occurred to me that there was room to make some of the changes to the things that had bothered me since ’77. Namely digitally removing some plot devices, something I've also used in the prequels. At my Skywalker ranch in California I have a machine called the D.P.D.R. (Digital Plot Device Remover). I simply write a very good script and place it into the machine (which acts like a photocopier) and it comes out the other end as "The Phantom Penace" or "Howard the Duck" which was also a great movie. For example, when I wrote Episode I, there was no Jar Jar, no Pod race, just a tight plot about the galactic chips shortage (crisps), women drivers, the disabled and and a plot twist centered (or "centred") around Obi Wan losing his reading glasses. Princess Leia was originally written as a small chinchilla that ate shoes worn by Broadway performers, but I changed it at the last minute, luckily.

Anyway, I hope this has been enlightening, I'm off to finish the script to "Indiana Jones and the Tits of Death" which will be out in the fall (jumping out of the window hopefully) of 2006. Harrison has agreed to do it, and because of his age we’ve decided to set it in 1979, where we can get away with Indy being 87.

May The Force Be With Me.

George Lucas.
Nothing written on this site is intended to be true or factual, and none of the celebrities named in the 'Look Into' section have anything to do with this website. Their 'contributions' are entirely fictional and have been created by the authors of Hobo-Bonobo. The opinions expressed on are not those of anyone, particularly not the people to whom they have been accredited.

Comments about This Article

salam sale no mobarakvaghean mer30montazere in ketab boadadadmsh ye nasihat az dadash kochikeroye faylhaye zip pasword nazar akhe vaghti ba mobile dl kardim nemishe az zip kharej kardnokaretim dada6by 0 0
Comment By: Hnn, 15 Nov 2014, Rating: 4/5

Comment on This Article
Your comment will be added automatically once you click on submit.
Your name:
Overall Rating out of Five:
Back to Index Page | What's New | Search | Links | Link to Us | Feedback | Contact Us | Site Map
The opinions expressed on are not those of anyone, particularly not the people to whom they have been accredited.
The content of the site is intended to be humourous, and is not intended to offend anyone.