Star Wars, founded by George Lucas, is one of the most important film franchises in history, captivating the imagination of a generation of brilliant directors, including Dennis Villeneuve. The significance and legacy of Star Wars are indisputable, yet the prequel trilogy proved to be a stumbling block for the series following the original trilogy. George Lucas had more ideas about the world he built and wanted to push the boundaries of filmmaking technology, which led him to decide to make the Prequel films. Why did George Lucas' ex-wife cry after seeing Star Wars: The Phantom Menace?
Marcia Lucas was the editor for the initial Star Wars trilogy, and her work on Star Wars: A New Hope earned her an Academy Award. She played a key role in making the original trilogy as amazing and pioneering as it was. Lucas has some comments on where the franchise ended up with the prequel trilogy, as well as everything that went wrong with it. Marcia Lucas described why she cried after witnessing The Phantom Menace in a new biography about producer Howard Kazanjian, saying: “But when I went to see Episode I-I had a friend who worked at ILM, who took me as a guest to a preview-I remember going out to the parking lot, sitting in my car and crying. I cried. I cried because I didn’t think it was very good. And I thought he had such a rich vein to mine, a rich palette to tell stories with. He had all those characters. ...and I thought it was weird that the story was about this little boy who looked like he was six years old, but then later on he’s supposed to get with this princess who looked like she was twenty years old.”
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