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  • Published: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: R

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  • 031398142676

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The people vs. George Lucas

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Call number: DVD 791.430 Pe

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, West Adult

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Originally released as a documentary motion picture in 2010.

Special features: filmmaker commentary; The people vs. Star wars 3D; music video; poetry slam selections; Gary Kurtz interview.

They gave him their love, their money, and their online parodies. He gave them the prequels. The passion the original Star wars trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled, but when it comes to George Lucas himself, many have found their ardor has cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship. This hilarious, heartfelt documentary delves deep into Lucas's cultural legacy.

DVD, widescreen presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital.

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Trainwreck of Sci-Fi Fan Nerds

My lovely wife checked this video out of the library for me because I'm a Star Wars fan. I thought I might hate it, because I consider George Lucas to have the final word about Star Wars. I might not agree with everything he does, but I don't berate him for that. I don't like those fans who take it all too personally.

This video is mostly about those creepy fans who hate Lucas with a passion because he didn't make the movies the way they thought they should be. There are a few moderate, reasonable people in the video, too, but it's those other psychotics that make this video worth watching. It's like watching a trainwreck. It's like "Honey Boo Boo", but with science fiction nerds in place of rednecks. This video makes me feel grateful that I didn't fall into their way of thinking.

The best example of the extremist stupidity shown in this video is a song written by a fan titled, "George Lucas Raped My Childhood". (If you're feeling masochistic, watch the complete video for this song, which is included in the video's special features.)

One part not to be missed is also found in the special features. An interview with Gary Kurtz, producer of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. Kurtz speaks candidly about working with Lucas and gives opinions on the path Lucas took with his franchise in the later years.

Whether you agree with the psychotic fans or not, you will find something you like in this video.

Whose art is it?

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this documentary. It actually made me understand the complex feelings toward George Lucas I never knew I had...I guess. But really, this is a very funny attempt to look into the psyche of the "Star Wars" generation and discover why such a strong love/hate relationship to its creator exists ("JUST RELEASE THE ORIGINAL VERSION!"). I loved seeing all the depths to which the mania has taken people, and the parodies it shows alone are worth checking this documentary out for. Some big names appear in it as well (including Neil Gaiman and Francis Ford Coppola) as the filmmakers delve into the questions, "What is art?", "Who ultimately owns it?", And "who REALLY owns the 'Star Wars' universe?"

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