*The Main Theme to Star Wars starts playing in the background* Now you can own the complete saga of films that was created by master storyteller George Lucas. Now you can own the Star Wars Saga on home video. *click* He changed the way we look at movies forever and shattered the boundaries of special effects as we know it. *click!* The man who created Star Wars now presents his other epic trilogy on video, the Indiana Jones Saga. Own the films that created a character every bit a film icon as James Bond... *click* We've heard them all, haven't we? Each and every one of those singular and horribly spoken ads that seem to play in a monotone voice every time we pop in any Star Wars or LucasFilm tape. George Lucas is often viewed as the most influential filmmaker of all time. The man who created the blockbuster and substituted originality for an inspiring tale about a vile Empire and the Rebellion that fought against it. But instead of stopping there he wrote another work, a character that seems to transcend the action hero and become a natural escape artist. Someone who runs from that large bolder, who is an adventurer of myth and history. The everyman working in an age of Nazism and conflict towards the goal of preserving the past. Then of course there are his earlier films such as Freiheit and THX 1138, which seem to speak out to people messages of individuality in a system that works against dissimilarity. He often spoke out in his earlier works about being something more then a number as technology increases, about giving in to idiosyncrasy yet at the same time preserving honor. But there are always the critics, aren't there? Yes, people who see his vision and film and works and dare to speak out. They themselves admit that he has had an impact against film, but few agree that it is a good impact. He changed a genre about art to background and visual impact. Lucas on the other hand argues that he uses visual appeal to tell his story, that images speak louder then aging dialogue. His impact and insight in the work of film continues to be debated. Is he as truly influential as others have suggested?