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George Lucas

George Lucas headshot


Date of Birth:14 May 1944, Modesto, California, USA

Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)

Trademarks:Letters/numbers THX-1138 (name of his first "real" movie) appears in many films: The licence plate number on Milner's deuce coupe in American Graffiti (1973) was THX 138. A battle droid who captures Jar Jar Binks and the Gungans has the number 1138 written on his back. In Star Wars (1977), Luke Skywalker said (with reference to Chewbacca) "Prisoner transfer from cell block 1138." In Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), General Rieekan says, "Send Rogues ten and eleven (11) to station three-eight (38)." His films usually feature a battle scene which takes place around a large shaft or pit. Characters he has created often have "a bad feeling about this" (as in all of the Star Wars movies and in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)) Stunning visual effects sequences, provided by Lucas's own special effects company, ILM (Industrial Light & Magic). Abstract and innovative sound design (THX 1138 (1971), Star Wars (1977)) According to Lucas, one of the themes in all of his films is man's relationship to machines and technology - either controlling them, or being controlled by them. High-energy action scenes using fast-paced montage (Includes all films in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series). Frequently uses the famous "Wilhelm Scream" sound effect in his films. This sound effect has been used in dozens of movies. Re-releases new versions of his films with enhanced special effects, much to the chagrin of critics and fans (the special editions of the original Star Wars trilogy, the director's cut of THX 1138 (1971)). His stories often feature older, more experienced characters educating younger ones. Science fiction and fantasy themes in his films Frequently tells his actors the line "faster, with more intensity". Often uses soft-edge wipes as transitions between scenes in his films. Frequently uses composer John Williams to score his films


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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Directed By: Gareth Edwards Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 16th December 2016 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 134 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Directed By: Rian Johnson Starring: Carrie Fisher, Tom Hardy, Daisy Ridley...
Released in UK cinemas Thursday 14th December 2017 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 151 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Directed By: Ron Howard Starring: Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover...
Released in UK cinemas Thursday 24th May 2018 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 134 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

Directed By: Amanda Ladd Jones Starring: Ben Affleck, Mel Brooks, Elizabeth Monk Daley...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 12th October 2018 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 84 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Directed By: Midge Costin Starring: Sofia Coppola, George Lucas, David Lynch...
Releasing in UK cinemas Friday 1st November 2019 Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 94 mins Language: English Next Showing: Advanced screenings in 2 cinemas today. View Listings

Star Wars: Episode IX

Directed By: J.J. Abrams Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac...
Releasing in UK cinemas Thursday 19th December 2019 Age Rating: TBC Language: English

Indiana Jones 5

Directed By: Steven Spielberg Starring: Harrison Ford
Releasing in UK cinemas Friday 9th July 2021 Age Rating: TBC Language: English
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