No other filmmaker in history has been able to garner the equal levels of adoration and hate as George Lucas has through the Star Wars series of films. Premiering at SXSW, Alexandre O. Philippe’s democratic documentary, The People vs. George Lucas takes a look at the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism. I spoke to Alexandre about the delicate balance between moral and legal ownership at the heart of the Star Wars argument.
We’re talking about an issue of cultural heritage, of film history. A film that was one of the first 25 films to be inducted into the national film registry at the library of congress, so it’s a big deal.
MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle