Life After Darth

There is a great article in WIRED magazine this month about George Lucas and what he plans to do next in terms of filmmaking. Part of this article makes reference to several Canadian filmmakers that had a strong influence on Lucas in the 60s.

Of particular interest was Canadian director, Arthur Lipsett. He made a short film called 21-87 which had a great influence on all of Lucas’ early films. References to 21-87 appear in THX-1138, American Graffiti and Star Wars.

Another WIRED article takes a look at Lucas’ new gaming/effects factory called Letterman Digital Arts Center. This one is available online—The New Heart of the Empire.

If you’re a Star Wars fan (Dave King) then this is compulsory reading.

Posted in Movies at 1:36 PM