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    Watch: 1983 George Lucas Emphasizing Story Over Effects As Kathleen Kennedy Promises Less CGI For 'Star Wars 7'

    If only young George Lucas could have travelled forward in time to advise his older self. Let's flashback for a moment to 1983, when Lucas was hard at work on 'Return Of The Jedi.' He was on top of the world at that point, with a game-changing sci-fi franchise under his belt and seemingly every door...

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    George Lucas Credits 'Star Trek' With Paving The Way For The Success Of 'Star Wars'

    Has George Lucas just quashed the decades-long beef between "Star Trek" nerds and "Star Wars" dorks? For years, dudes with tape holding together their glasses and pocket protectors protruding proudly from their shirt pockets have debated amongst themselves about which franchise had the most sci-fi b...

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    George Lucas Says He Hasn't Talked To J.J. Abrams About 'Episode VII' Yet: Is That A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing?

    There are many, many questions regarding the continuation of the "Star Wars" series -- the first of which, "Episode VII," is now being worked on by J.J. Abrams -- but one of the most pertinent of them is the extent to which franchise granddaddy George Lucas will be involved. As the creator of the se...

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    Crystal + Lucy Awards Honor Laura Linney, Women of 'Mad Men' and More

    Women in Film LA's annual Crystal + Lucy Awards held earlier this week honored some amazing women and men who have championed women in their professional work as well as their personal lives. The brilliant women of Mad Men were honored as well as George Lucas, Sofia Coppola (whose film The Bling Rin...

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    Even Lucas and Spielberg Are Looking to Cable TV as the Future

    George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, giants of the big screen, the men behind some of Hollywood's defining franchises, think the film industry's headed for an "implosion." The pair were on a panel about the future of entertainment at the University of Southern California moderated by Microsoft's Don M...

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    Watch: 50-Minute 1997 George Lucas Docu 'Flying Solo' Featuring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill & Francis Ford Coppola

    As the “Star Wars” films enter their period of new storylines, recurring characters, and calendar domination over the next decade, George Lucas only stands now to distance himself from his creation, and reportedly get to work on more intimate, experimental ventures. And while we wait to see the resu...

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    5 Things You May Not Know About 'Return Of The Jedi' & How It Could Have Been Much Cooler

    This week George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” turns 30. The conclusion to what was then imagined to be the end of the "Star Wars" saga concerned the Rebellion going up against the evil Galactic Empire, which has constructed a second, planet-destroying Death Star that is about ...

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    How 'Return Of The Jedi' Ruined 'Star Wars' Forever

    Imagine it: you've taken off from school and waited in line all day to see "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," the last installment (ever!) in the "Star Wars" saga. You're wearing your favorite "Star Wars" shirt, have your bucket of popcorn and jumbo-sized soda, and a primo seat in the auditorium, the ...

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    Yes, George Lucas Was Already Talking About 'Star Wars' Prequels In 1981

    Believe it or not, “Return of the Jedi” turns 30 this year. Now before you start to think about how old you are, why not enjoy this interesting little nugget? Author J.W. Rinzler’s book “The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” comes out later this year and The Huffington Post has gotten their h...

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    Women in Film's Crystal and Lucy Awards Go to Laura Linney, Sofia Coppola, George Lucas and 'Mad Men' Cast

    LA non-profit Women in Film has unveiled the winners for the 2013 Crystal and Lucy Awards to include the 'Mad Men' cast, Laura Linney and Sofia Coppola.

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