Mar
07
2013

Wow. It worked! The Internet broke George Lucas!

There’ll be no living with it now.

The criticism got to Lucas. He found it difficult to be creative when people were calling him a jerk. “It was fine before the Internet,” he says. “But now with the Internet, it’s gotten very vicious and very personal. You just say, ‘Why do I need to do this?’ ”

Well, the most obvious answer there is: you don’t.  Instead, you sell your intellectual property to Disney, which has this weird idea that you’ll sell more product if you produce product that people want to buy.

5 Comments

  • […] Flash-forward to 2013, and in many ways, things have come full circle. Witness an aging mogul who had been inside the system for over forty years, many of which were spent running his own studio, increasingly out of touch with the vast audience that had come of age amidst his earliest films, and found his more recent product wanting in quality by comparison. Like Norma Desmond, he’s not at all happy to hear that time and isolation have combined to pass him by: […]

  • qixlqatl says:

    That’s a radical concept for a company the size of Disney in this day and age. It would probably be smarter of Disney to hire a few lobbyists to get themselves declared “too big to fail”, or a “priceless national cultural icon” or some such.

  • BigGator5 says:

    I’ve always said George Lucas could do whatever he wanted with his stuff. If we want to buy it, is another matter. I can also criticize said work without being insulting. The prequels and everything since, to say the least, has been bad.
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    The exception being Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars microseries. Everything Tartakovsky touches is gold.

  • jbird says:

    George Lucas then went on to show the reporter the giant plane he was building named the Spruce Goose, and his collection of stool in mason jars. . .

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    Time for the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode IV on Blu-Ray?

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