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Old January 20th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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George Lucas retires

See: George Lucas to Retire from Producing Epic Movies - Forbes

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George Lucas, whose headstone will surely read, “I created Star Wars…and Greedo shot first,” has announced that he will be retiring from big-budget movies in order to make smaller art-house films. The decision came on the heels of the snub of his latest film, Red Tails (which opens on January 20), a movie that Lucas produced (for $58 million) and distributed (another $35 million) himself when studios wouldn’t finance a film with an all-black cast.
Well, close enough. He won't be doing the big business stuff now. Just the occasional artistic creation from here on.

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Old January 20th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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No more blowing the budget of motion picture companies, eh? I don't find that a bad thing, perhaps it'll push Lucas to get off the gravy train and make good movies again.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Hopefully, no "younglings" will be at risk in his future films.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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No big suprise. He's talked about it for years in previous interviews and such. Does that mean no more Indiana Jones, or let Speilberg take the reins?
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Old January 20th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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Well, he doesn't need the money, he's getting a bit older (aren't we all) his girlfriend is a knockout and quite wealthy on her own...Good for him. I wish I could "retire"!
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Old January 21st, 2012, 12:04 AM   #6
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In the meantime he's also trying to expand Skywalker Ranch with a few sound stages. Residents Take On George Lucas Over Marin Construction Plans CBS San Francisco
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Old January 21st, 2012, 07:50 AM   #7
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Does this mean no more Jar-Jar Binks?
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Old January 21st, 2012, 08:08 AM   #8
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Hopefully, no "younglings" will be at risk in his future films.
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Does this mean no more Jar-Jar Binks
Oh, haha, you guys just reminded me of these reviews of the Star Wars prequels.

Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace |
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones |
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith |

Slightly NSFW, but completely worth watching.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 01:02 AM   #9
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Lucas has retired as a film director a long time ago. His name is still around, because of his expertise on milking old cows :-)
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