I need to bring this up because a lot of people seem to think that Lucas is a talentless hack who can't write or direct. I don't think this at all but I do think that he has changed. Everybody changes! Anyway, the TPM bashers may be forgetting a little film that they love: "Star Wars" or ANH. George Lucas directed this baby and wrote the story. He also directed the successful American Grafitti and the cult fav THX1138. So, we already can agree the man has a lot of imagination and talent. However, I agree that the PT is flat if not contradictory and often terrible compared to Lucas' earlier efforts. A lot of people also claim he can't direct actors. But Anthony Daniels claims that Lucas never gave much direction to the actors on the original Star Wars film. So, perhaps this has not changed much today either? So, for all of you who think Lucas is a poor director, has lost it etc, what allowed him to succeed with the other films he directed? HOW has he changed and, more importantly, HAS he changed at all? Or have the fans simply changed? (note: please let's not turn this into personal attacks) I'll post my own opinion later.