A new documentary about Star Wars is being made right now!

Discussion in 'London UK' started by StarWarsDocumentary, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. StarWarsDocumentary Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 9, 2008
    Hello everybody!

    I'm working on a feature documentary called "The People vs. George Lucas" which seeks to explore the amazing phenomenon of the Star Wars films, and the fanaticism that has grown since 1977 around the franchise and its creator, George Lucas.

    The team behind the film grew up with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. So we're fascinated to find out why so many Star Wars fans are prejudiced against the Special Editions, the prequel trilogy, Jar Jar Binks, the Midichlorians? Why do others so vehemently defend George Lucas in the face of those accusations? In short, what compels Star Wars fans like us to endlessly debate a subject so close to their heart?

    Beyond the galaxy far, far away that has captured the imagination of generations more than any other film, "The People vs. George Lucas" will explore the cultural legacy of a larger-than-life cultural icon at once revered and debated, and of a man whose life, feelings, and creative impulses remain largely shrouded in mystery.

    The film will take the form of a courtroom debate (hence the American judicial title!), and as such we're looking for fans like those of you here at the London Chapter to contribute your own voices to this debate. We're asking fans to film their viewpoints of the saga - either by interviewing each other, using a character to explain their feelings, or even a scene from the film that shows their real passion on a part of Lucas' universe. Does this sound like something any of you would like to do, be a part of? Zero filmmaking experience is necessary, and you don't need the latest hi-def-HD videorama-banana-camera-dharma cam from Sony or whoever; the main prerequisite is a passion for all things Star Wars. Whether you are fan or foe, Jedi or Sith, we aim to produce a really balanced and fair film, one that covers an infinitely broad spectrum of views, and one that supports a really robust analysis of Lucas's opus. Just as would be in the Galactic Senate, it is our aim to give equal weight and time to both prosecution AND defense, this is by no means a cursory dig at George and his cinematic offspring.

    It would be great if here we could start up some sort of conversation regarding peoples feeling of where Star Wars has come from, where people think its going, and more importantly what it means for everyone today. Infact what do people think about us making this documentary? Is it a good thing to do? Should such things not be publicly discussed? What angle should it come from?

    If people like what they hear and decide that they do want to actually take part they can find our official website at www.peoplevsgeorge.com; this has all the official documents and application forms, and loads more info on what we're attempting to do.

    Hoping this meets you all well,

    Phil
  2. StarWarsDocumentary Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 9, 2008
    Hello Everybody,

    Well, 'The People vs George Lucas' is going along swimmingly! As of this morning the teaser trailer has been released and you can view it here in all its HD glory:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aoc3roT81nU&fmt=22

    We're still after contributors to film themselves and their views on all things George Lucas and Star Wars, so if you are interested in taking part in the biggest debate in the galaxy checkout our main site here at 'The People vs George Lucas'.
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