A&E's Celluloid Titans: Lucas and Spielberg TV Bio

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  1. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    From the IMDb

    Filmmakers Lucas and Spielberg To Be Subject of TV Drama

    The A&E Channel is expected to announce today (Thursday) that it will produce a two-hour drama about the relationship between filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. According to Daily Variety, the biopic, tentatively titled Celluloid Titans, is being exec produced by Granada America's Jody Brockway (Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story). A&E programming chief Bob DeBitetto compared the project with TNT's Pirates of Silicon Valley, which portrayed the rivalry between Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates. "In this case, these two really did have a friendship. They compared notes. When Spielberg was having travails about Jaws, Lucas was talking about Star Wars," he said. The two also collaborated on the Indiana Jones movies.


    This could be interesting.
  2. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Good find.

    I'd be most intrigued by casting on this one.



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  3. CuppaJoe Force Ghost

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  4. Tokio_Drifter Jedi Knight

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    Whoa! That's going to be amazing! 2 hours you say?! :D
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    Since this is a cable TV movie, they'll likely be casting unknowns. But if not, I say...

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/Ozzel/dd_zoolander.jpg]
    ...David Duchovny as Steve Spielberg!
  6. malducin Jedi Master

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    LOL, hilarious. At least it's not going to be done by NBC ;-).

    Well with A&E it might be decent. I wonder how much they will cover though. From the THX1138/Sugarland Express days until say the first Indy film?
  7. bright sith Jedi Grand Master

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    If they cover a lot of time, the actor who plays Lucas will have a real showcase role. I mean, he's going to have to better Robert De Niro in Raging Bull, going from someone who's skinnier than a monkey to the mid 90s' GL.
  8. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    I wonder how much would be about their personal lives. Speilberg had an affair with Kate Capshaw on the Temple of Doom set and I've read that Lucas had an affair with singer Linda Ronstadt. Was that the reason for Lucas' divorce?
  9. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Marcia left GL because, among other things,
    ? felt he was too dedicated to SW, LFL, moviemaking, etc.
    ? they were unable to have children together

    Lucas and Rondstadt did indeed date for a bit, but this came after the divorce.


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  10. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    Thanks for clearing that up.

  11. Latorski Force Ghost

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    IIRC, Marcia had an affair with someone on the set of ROTJ.

    I'm looking forward to this movie. The Pirates of Silicon Valley was very good.
  12. malducin Jedi Master

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    As for Spielberg he was already divorced by the time of the filming of Indy 2, where he met Kate Capshaw.

    I wonder of they'll cover their initial battles when they were barely associates, Spielberg doing Jaws and Lucas developing Apocalypse now after THX and Amercican Grafitti. Although I hope they cover one key moment: Lucas car accident which is what eventually led him to film school.
  13. JediKnightEmily Force Ghost

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    Sounds like it might be interesting.
  14. NICHOLAS_SKYWALKER Jedi Knight

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    who was the person who cheated on lucas's wife? I wonder if lucas and him got in a fist fight :D
  15. tjguitar Jedi Padawan

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    any news on this? It sounds interesting.
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