Another geek film for 2010 is the documentary The People vs. George Lucas, which will premiere next month at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival in Austin, TX. From the festival’s site, the film is “a no-holds-barred cultural examination of the conflicted dynamic between George Lucas and his fans over the past three decades.”
Wired’s Lewis Wallace recently interviewed the film’s writer and director Alexandre O. Philippe, who had this to say: “It’s really hard to imagine what our pop-culture landscape would look like without Star Wars. So our film is a love letter of sorts, but it’s a rather twisted one, as we’re looking at George through the prism of his fans.” To make the documentary, the filmmakers started soliciting fan contributions in 2007 and received more than 600 hours of raw footage from people around the world.
Take a look at the three-minute trailer (the first shot is the question “Does George mean anything to you?”):
I know many Geekend readers have a few thoughts about George Lucas, so please share them in the discussion. Or, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day (and pure silliness), post your own love letter to Lucas.
Related Geekend resources
- TR fans love (and hate) Star Wars
- Sci-fi rant: When did Star Wars jump the shark?
- George R. R. Martin: 8 sci-fi films better than Star Wars
- Geek Trivia: Episode 0: The Unseen Influence
- Lucas admits it: Han shot first!
- More Star Wars coverage on TechRepublic
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