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    Chicago Wins Bid for Billion-Dollar George Lucas Museum

    It's official: Chicago has beat out San Francisco and Los Angeles to be the site of an interactive museum that will house "Star Wars" creator George Lucas's sizable collection of art and moviemaking mementoes.

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    Jeremy Irons Initially Mistook Glenn Close For a Man; That and More Highlights From Sundance Gala

    Last week was the Sundance Institute Celebration in New York, a benefit dinner to raise donations for the cause of independent cinema. Here are our seven highlights from the night, from the charming speeches by Glenn Close and Damien Chazelle to notable attendees (and absences).

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    These Great Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Star Wars IV, V & VI Show Magic in the Making

    "Star Wars: Episode VII" is on everyone's minds these days--if you missed it, yesterday we brought you the news that the newest star to join the film's every-growing cast is Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o--but Empire Magazine had decided to take a look back in Star Wars history to, you might say, a lon...

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    Watch: 2-Hour Annotated 'Star Wars' Video Explores The Myriad Influences That Shaped A Classic

    Let's talk about the influences that shaped "Star Wars" for a moment—everyone name checks Joseph Campbell's "The Heroes With A Thousand Faces," Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Forteress" and countless "Flash Gordon" serials. Those are certainly among the key touchstones that George Lucas re-imagined in...

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    'Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom’: An Appreciation On Its 30th Anniversary

    Released on May 23, 1984, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and the fighting still hasn’t died down. At the time, “Return of the Jedi” was just one year old, and “E.T.” wasn’t even two years old, and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” that first collaboration be...

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    Happy Birthday George Lucas! Watch 1-Hour 'American Masters' Special 'Heroes, Myths & Magic'

    With his baby Lucasfilm sold to Disney for over $4 billion dollars, and with the filmmaker now (supposedly) chasing his more experimental muses, George Lucas' legacy is already established. "Star Wars" will be his crowning achievement, a franchise that will likely live long past his time on this gal...

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    Where Will George Lucas Build His Museum?

    Hot topic: the ultimate location of the Lucas Museum. Where will it end up?

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    Budget For 'Star Wars' Sequels Likely Around $200 Million, George Lucas Still Consulting On The Films

    So, with "Star Wars: Episode 7" coming in just over 18 months, Disney is still playing their cards close to the vest. But honcho Alan Horn has been letting little morsels out of the bag, and today comes a few more minor but intriguing details about the size and scale of the films, as well as as wher...

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    Watch: 15-Minute 'Birth Of The Lightsaber' Mini-Doc Plus The 'Star Wars' Prequels Recapped In 10 Minutes

    As we await Disney to serve out the next morsel of information about "Star Wars: Episode 7," now is a good time to catch up on the series thus far in preparation for whatever J.J. Abrams and co. have in store. And today are two ways you can take a look back at the franchise.

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    Watch: George Lucas Talks The Mastery Of Akira Kurosawa For The Criterion Collection

    He never won an Oscar, but Akira Kurosawa's body of work is more of legacy than any golden statue could hope to represent. And it's not a shock that even today, filmmakers revere his films and frankly, his genius, with awe and total respect. And one of the filmmaker's biggest advocates is George Luc...

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