George Walton Lucas, Jr
At Venice Film Festival, photo by Nicolas Genin (6 September 2009)
Born: 14 May 1944, Modesto, California
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- A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything. permalink
- A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing. permalink
- Before I met [Francis Ford Coppola], I couldn't write a word, and now I'm the King of Wooden Dialogue. permalink
- Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present. permalink
- Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is. permalink
- From being a struggling, starving filmmaker to being incredibly successful in a period of a couple of years is quite a powerful experience, and not necessarily a good one. permalink
- Good luck has its storms. permalink
- I find your lack of faith disturbing. permalink
- I got the licensing rights because I figured they wouldn't promote the film and if I got posters and T-shirts and things out there with the name of the film on them it would help promote the movie. So, you know, the whole idea that licensing was a revenue stream didn't really occur to anybody, including me. permalink
- I have a bad feeling about this. permalink
- I put all of my resources into pushing the evolution in an industry that is notoriously backwards and I enjoy pushing the envelope. permalink
- I thought [Star Wars] was too wacky for the general public. permalink
- I took over control of the merchandising not because I thought it was going to make me rich, but because I wanted to control it. I wanted to make a stand for social, safety, and quality reasons. I didn't want someone using the name 'Star Wars' on a piece of junk. permalink
- I wanted to make a kids' film that would strengthen contemporary mythology. permalink
- I wanted to make abstract films that are emotional, and I still do. permalink
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