The People Vs. George Lucas

genre Documentary
director Alexandre O. Philippe
producers Vanessa Philippe, Kerry Deignan Roy, Robert Muratore, Anna Higgs, Alexandre O. Philippe
production status Completed
running time 93min
year 2010
official website

“The best film about geek culture I’ve ever seen”
Chris Gore, G4

“hugely entertaining… a must-see” ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
View London

“this passionate and often funny look at the rocky relationship between the director who gave birth to Luke Skywalker and the middle-aged Force faithful who still can’t let go of their light sabers… during a summer movie season largely devoid of luster, it’s satisfying to revel in the fanboy glee found in a documentary about the movie franchise that set the summer-blockbuster standard.”
Washington Post

The People Vs. George Lucas

They gave him their love, their money and their obsessive online parodies. He gave them... the prequels.


We all love Star Wars…until George Lucas went and ruined it! 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 ardour has cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship. This hilarious, heartfelt documentary delves deep into Lucas’ cultural legacy asking all the tough questions: Has Lucas betrayed his masterwork? Should he just have left the original trilogy alone? Is The Phantom Menace so bad it should carry a health warning? Using interviews taken from over 700 hours of footage and peppered with extraordinary Star Wars recreations lovingly immortalised in needlepoint, Lego, claymation and puppets, above all this film asks the question: Who truly owns that galaxy far, far away? The man who created it or the fans who love it?

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