Quotes about George Lucas by Mitch Kapor, John Dykstra, Denis Lawson, Bai Ling, Dave Filoni, Greig Fraser and many others.
I’m like George Lucas, bringing together a creative team that will come up with a unique, well-crafted product.
George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the photography in Star Wars. He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.
Way back at the beginning, I went to see George Lucas when he first came to London for ‘Star Wars.’ I met him months before they started, and he didn’t ask me to do the picture at all. But the actor whom he had employed to play Wedge didn’t work out for some reason.
I guess I feel like it’s a gift to meet those talented artists like George Lucas and Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Richard Kelly. Even if it’s a small role, it’s a gift to be working that closely with them.
‘The Clone Wars’ was rooted in George Lucas and his characters.
I mean listen, ultimately I’m positive George Lucas was inspired by ‘Dune’ when he made ‘Star Wars.’ I don’t know if that’s sacrilegious to talk about, but there are a lot of similarities in some areas, so you could tell he was definitely influenced by that.
George Lucas was casting about and had heard favourable things about my work in Clockwork Orange and asked me to come in, which of course I did even though no one knew what the film was about!
The movie I’ve seen a million times – wait, that’s not possible – my favorite movie of all times is ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ directed by Irvin Kershner, executive-produced by the great George Lucas and stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones.
I was a great admirer of George Lucas’ work.
That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe: the do-it-yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.
I’ve always dreamed that George Lucas would call me one day and ask me to be in one of the ‘Star Wars’ films.
I’m no actor. And I wasn’t like George Lucas or Spielberg, making home movies as a teenager, either. But I would go back and watch certain movies again and again. By the time I saw ‘The Graduate’ I was aware of how these amazing stories could be told.
I forget who said it, but there’s that saying: ‘Films are never finished, they’re abandoned.’ There’s always something you think you can improve on, but I don’t think you should try. George Lucas started doing it, and didn’t stop. You can tinker indefinitely, and it doesn’t necessarily make it better.
You’re in a profession in which absolutely everybody is telling you their opinion, which is different. That’s one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again.
Perhaps the most significant thing George Lucas did in creating ‘Star Wars’ was to fictionalize the Tao – to spark a universe where we can talk about the Force in objective terms and show it in direct action.
My agent set up a meeting with George Lucas. They were casting in England.
Jim Henson once allowed me to visit the Muppets on set and spent an entire day showing me how he and the other puppeteers performed Kermit and all the characters! After that, I was lucky enough to work with both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg on many fun animation projects and learned so much from them.