George Harris: May 14, 1944 in Modesto, California
He started working on Star Wars in 1973
His second film was American Graffiti
Lucas created Star Wars (He attended University of Southern California)
Lucas first film was THX- 1138
20 Century Fox agreed to give Lucas the money for Star Wars
Alan Ladd, Jr, the executive who believed in Lucas
Joseph Campbell was the influence of Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker was going to be Luke Starkiller
Ralph Mcquarry helped with ideas illustrating
Principal photography began in March 1976 in Tunisia. Elestree Studios
Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) told Lucas to wear Gaffer Tape
The special effects were shot in Van Nuys, California.
Star Wars premiered in May 1977
Eventually Star Wars made $775,398,007 worldwide
The film nominated for 10 Academy Awards:
- Best Art Direction
-Best Costume Design
-Best Film Editing
- Best Effects, Visual Effects
- Best Music, Original Score
Editors: Richard Chew, Paul Hirshch, Marcia Lucas.
John Williams composed the original score
Ben Burtt is the sound designer
Mark Hamill plays Luke Skywalker
George Lucas founded Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasart and THX Sound.
Pixar was part of Industrial Light until Apple bought it. 1986
The Green Screen in Star Wars was blue
Irvin Kershnner directed Empire Strikes Back because Lucas was done
Leigh Bracket and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay for ESB.
Empire Strikes Back budget: 33 milion $
Empire Strikes Back debuted in May 1980
The frozen planet of Hoth was filmed in Norway.