Saturday, 25 October 2014

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Heading For Chicago's Lake front.

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Details of the much anticipated Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has been revealed by George Lucas at a forum on October 17th.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will open up in the Museum Campus on the city’s lakefront in Chicago

"It's going to be organic architecture, connected to the ground. And it will look like a living thing," he said in the conversation with interviewer Charlie Rose at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Lucas wants a showcase for his collection of popular art, including illustrations by Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish and N.C. Wyeth as well as works by Lucas's visual effects company, Industrial Light and Magic, and other companies.
The museum will also feature art linked to film and digital media, as well as a theater that will screen films and host lectures and workshops. 
Lucas, who has collected art since he was in college, explained that by "narrative art" he means "art that tells a story." 
"Illustrative art and narrative art has been short-shrifted," he said. "Critics weren't dealing with narrative art. They were interested in modern." 
The city will provide the land, but Lucas said he would bankroll construction and the endowment to maintain it. 
"I pay for the whole thing and the endowment, and everything," Lucas said. 
"You can afford a museum?" Rose asked. 
"Yeah, I can," Lucas answered.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/living/travel/20141018_ap_0a7ae27ceea14cd78bb99b0c523d9138.html#MK2R5skEZ687pQtt.99


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Campaign To Bring Lego Jurassic Park To Fans. Need Your Support.

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Lego and Jurassic Park fan, Sami "Senteosan" Mustonen is at it again to try and bring us the Lego Jurassic Park sets we fans deserve.
LEGO builder Sami "Senteosan" Mustonen, for instance, recently initiated a campaign at LEGO Ideas, hoping to gain enough support to make his Jurassic Park set an official LEGO product. Mustonen's set is based off of the iconic gate to the classic film's titular theme park and would include the gate itself, one of the park's cars, three mini-figures based off of characters from the film and a LEGO T-Rex. The T-Rex is notably also the subject of another sepertate campaign Mustonen is running entitled "Bricksauria."
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I for one would buy these quicker than a T-Rex can digest a recently eaten lawyer.  Show your support for his campaign at https://ideas.lego.com/projects/83161

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I got this idea right before 3D version of first film hit theaters on April 2013. I used a tremendous amount of time drafting models again and again, making sure that all propositions are right and each component looking as realistic as possible. I have always thought this as a display piece, like UCS -style eye catcher but there certainly is a lot play value here too.
 - Sami "Senteosan" Mustonen

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Brewery Sued by Lucasfilm Over Star Wars-Themed Beer



The Force is not with Empire Brewing Co.  The New York-based brewery is being sued by Disney-owned Lucasfilm over their "Empire Strikes Bock" lager.  On October 15, Lucasfilm filed a notice of opposition with the Trademark Office claiming that the name is too close to the title of the 1980 film, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

The brewery also uses phrases such as "May the hops be with you," and an ad on their website uses a crawl similar to that used at the beginning of every Star Wars films to date.

While the brewery has been producing their beer for seven years, trouble arose when they decided to file trademark papers for the product.  Since Star Wars creator George Lucas is already in the alcohol business with his Skywalker-brand wine, Lucasfilm fears confusion will arise and the public will think the beer produced by the brewery is an officially licensed product.

Kevin Griffin, a manager at the brewery, says this is all a misunderstanding since the name of the beer is actually "Strikes Bock," while Empire is just the name of the company.
“I don’t see why they would have any objection. It’s not like we’re using images of Star Wars on the bottle or on our Web site,” Griffin told The Post.
“As a Star Wars fan boy, I’m a big dork. I’d love nothing more than to be the trilogy’s official beer, but I don’t think there’s any chance of people actually interpreting it that way.”
The plan was to start selling the beer at locations outside the brewery's pub, but it's not likely that Empire Brewing will be able to face off against Disney and Lucasfilm.

Source: NYPost.com


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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Reports Jurassic World Teaser Trailer Pushed Back


It's by no means official but according to an insider who claims to be in the know, the trailer for Jurassic World has been pushed back from what many were saying was going to be shown during the release of Interstellar.  Now it seems we will have to wait until The Hobbit 3 is released on December 17th.
"I just got word that the theatrical trailer has been pushed back to debut with The Hobbit.  This is for strategic reasons and not because of any actual delay with getting it ready.  Universal is choosing to debut the Fast 7 trailer on Interstellar instead.  Whether or not they still choose to debut it online in November, I have no idea."

All good things come to those who wait.

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George Lucas Talks Fantasy Cinema in TCM's Latest A Night at the Movies Documentary


George Lucas Talks Fantasy Cinema in
TCM's Latest A Night at the Movies Documentary

One-Hour Special to Explore Fantasy Films that Inspired Lucas' Career

As excitement continues to build over the new trilogy in the Star Wars franchise, the man who created it – George Lucas – is going to take Turner Classic Movies (TCM) viewers on a ride through some of the movies that have sparked his imagination and inspired his career. This November, Lucas will talk extensively about his fantasy favorites in the one-hour special TCM Presents A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema, the latest in the network's ongoing series of genre documentaries. Produced by Amblin Television and award-winning filmmaker and author Laurent Bouzereau, the one-hour special will premiere Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. (ET).



George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema will kick off a 24-hour salute to fantasy movies, with such memorable films as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Thief of Bagdad (1940), The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958). A complete schedule is included below. Each of these films represents the power of cinema to transport us into a world of dreams.



TCM launched the A Night at the Movies franchise in October 2009 with A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers. Subsequent specials have focused on movie epics, horror films and holiday classics. TCM's A Night at the Movies documentary specials are executive-produced by Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (TNT's Falling Skies).



TCM recently released its first volume of original specials from A Night at the Movies on home video. Sold exclusively through TCM's online store – shop.tcm.com – TCM Originals: A Night at the Movies, Vol. 1 includes four memorable specials: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009), The Gigantic World of Epics (2009), Merry Christmas! (2011) and The Horrors of Steven King (2011).



Laurent Bouzereau, who writes, produces and directs TCM's A Night at the Movies specials, is an award-winning filmmaker and author. Bouzereau has created many documentaries on the making of films and on some of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Peter Bogdanovich, Brian De Palma, William Friedkin, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, and many others. Bouzereau directed Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir and the TCM original documentary Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck. He has also written or co-written 11 books on cinema, including The Art of Bond and, most recently, Alfred Hitchcock: Piece by Piece.



TCM's A Night at the Movies: Fantasy



Tuesday, November 25

8 p.m. – TCM Presents A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema (2014)

9:15 p.m. – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

11:15 p.m. – TCM Presents A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema (2014)

12:30 a.m. – The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

2:30 a.m. – A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

5:00 a.m. – Wings of Desire (1987)



Wednesday, November 26

7:30 a.m. – The Seven Face of Dr. Lao (1964)

9:15 a.m. – Tom Thumb (1958)

11 a.m. – The Glass Slipper (1955)

12:45 p.m. – The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

2:30 p.m. – Angels in the Outfield (1951)

4:30 p.m. – The Secret Garden (1949)



6:30 p.m. – Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Source - http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/10/22/george-lucas-talks-fantasy-cinema-in-tcms-latest-a-night-at-the-movies-documentary/318257/

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