I hate you, George! (I love you, George!)

A couple years back, there was Star Wars on Trial, a great collection of essays arguing about whether or not George did right by us.  Now there’s a documentary doing the same thing premiering at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, next month.

The People vs George Lucas strives to figure out whether or not George is the devil disguised in all his evil marketing glory or the Great Flanneled Creator of all things good.

They interview the grand and the not-so-grand, alike.  And just a wee bit of silliness thrown in.  If nothing else, it will serve to stoke the fires of fanboy debate for a while.  And that’s always fun. (via)

5 thoughts on “I hate you, George! (I love you, George!)

  1. Kelly

    Am I the only one really sick of this kind of stuff? If you don’t like the direction SW has gone (or, in the case of the prequels, the direction it came from), stop watching. But quit whining about it!

  2. Dunc

    I think it’s a valid question, but on the other hand, it doesn’t feel like it’s worth the energy at this point. (Granted, I’m more than a little tired of both extremes: Prequel lovers sometimes seem to be harboring industrial-strength victim and/or martyr complexes to go with the haters equally ridiculous chips on their shoulders. It’s occasionally amusing in a trainwreck sort of way, I guess. But not for more than a few minutes.)

    In any case, Star Wars on Trial was far more timely in 2006. If the franchise lives on, this might be something to revisit in 2015 or 2019, but now? It just seems tired.

    Of course, it does depend on the execution. This kind of polarized fandom is often fascinating and does demand a fair shake, and it’s not like this is something LFL themselves could honestly address. We’ll see, I suppose.

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