George Lucas in 2012: "Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?"



Lucas seized control of his movies from the studios only to discover that the fanboys could still give him script notes.

“Why would I make any more,” Lucas says of the “Star Wars” movies, “when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?” When fanboys wailed, Lucas did not just hear the scream of young Jedis; he heard something like the voice of the studio. The dumb, uncomprehending voice in his Socratic dialogues — a voice telling him how to make a blockbuster. “On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie,” Lucas says, referring to fans who, like the dreaded studios, have done their own forcible re-edits. “I’m saying: ‘Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.’ ”

What do I think about this? For a film series about peace, love, and understanding, "Star Wars" fans are a high strung bunch. Those defending "The Last Jedi" and those that hate it seem to be at major odds with each other, which is strange considering they no doubt love to death Lucas' original films.

[THR]

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