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George Lucas Awarded National Medal of Arts

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Pensivia , Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Pensivia

    Pensivia Host of "The International Exchange" star 5

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  2. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hope there was a good presentation ceremony a la ANH and TPM.:)

    Congratulations indeed!
     
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  3. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

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    Well deserved. Blockbuster movies just weren't the same afterwards.
     
  4. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm just gonna say what I know everyone's thinking... George Lucas is REALLY short and Barack Obama is REALLY tall.
     
  5. Seagoat

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    Woo! The Force is with us. A very well deserved medal. Congratulations, George!
     
  6. Pensivia

    Pensivia Host of "The International Exchange" star 5

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    Yeah, I wonder what George thought about getting this award? I've never read a biography of him or read as many of his interviews, etc. as I'm sure a lot of fans here have, but from what I've seen he seems like he might be sort of shy about being recognized in this way. I thought he even looked a little shy about it in the video...does anyone have any insight into or thoughts about this?
     
  7. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    I recently heard him say something along the lines of:

    "I never win any awards. I mean, I win a lot of lifetime achievement awards and 'gee you're such a nice guy' awards, but I never win anything where they say 'and the winner is...'."

    This might fall under the category of 'gee you're such a nice guy' awards, but still. The President of the United States of America. Come on.
     
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  8. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think since his falling out with Hollywood back in the day George has resigned himself to the fact that he's unlikely to be flavour of the month amongst the film establishment types. I'm sure he appreciates this type of recognition all the same - even if it is a bit of a Monty Burns Award.
     
  9. Aegon Starcaster

    Aegon Starcaster Jedi Knight star 3

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    That must be why that medal looked so big!
     
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  10. Pensivia

    Pensivia Host of "The International Exchange" star 5

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    .."a Monty Burns Award"? I know who Monty Burns is but I'm not following...:confused:

    I also looked up the description of the award. Any US citizen can nominate someone, and then the final selections are made by the National Council for the Arts. So it's at least partially a "people's choice" award (which maybe is more gratifying to GL anyway).
     
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  12. DRush76

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    He just won a Daytime Emmy for "THE CLONE WARS".
     
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  13. Darth Eddie

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    I actually pulled this paraphrase from an interview regarding that event.
     
  14. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    he deserves more accolades then the crap he gets....nice one GL..... now if only you'd had more help tightening up the romantic dialouge it would have been perfect.....
     
  15. DRush76

    DRush76 Jedi Master star 4

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    He should have received that advice 34 years ago, when ESB was filming, as well. If you want to shoot off a complaint about his work, while praising him; I guess I might as well do the same.
     
  16. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    The romantic dialogue WAS perfect! YOU JUST DON'T SEE IT!
     
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  17. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    and I thought I was the biggest GL gusher.... he is not perfect no film maker he is....but a damn good one