Perhaps no filmmaker has had a greater impact on cinema than George Lucas. He was making waves in the film industry even before he made what is widely considered the most influential movie ever made: Star Wars. This episode we try to summarize what about his career and his personality made Lucas such a force to be reckoned with, while simultaneously struggling to add something unique to the thousands of conversations about Star Wars that have preceded our own.
Next week we will be watching a wholly lighter film as we search for reprieve from the Covid-19 crisis in the joyful music of 1952’s Singin’ In The Rain. Check back soon to listen to us try not sing the songs while discussing that ray of sunshine!