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George Lucas inteview available for download

The Binary Bonsai has stumbled upon a rare find in whatever subbasement where such things are hidden for close to 40 years.

It seems as though shortly after the release of THX-1138 and it's succesive failure at the box-office despite its status as an underrated masterpiece, George Lucas was asked to do a television interview with film critic Gene Youngblood.

A few mentions to it had been made in some books, but it was assumed lost to the sands of time.

But if you go over to the Binary Bonsai, they have it for download.

It's a fascinating look into the mind of a filmmaker who would go on to become one of the most succesfull and well-respected in the modern era. For anyone interested in the beard behind the saga, this is an interesting look at Lucas' film philosophy and opinion of Hollywood at the time. It also sheds light into his approach to filmmaking and the beginnings and endings of American Zoetrope in a way I found quite informative.

At the end of the day, this is a tremendously important historical document. Now if only I could interview him for a few days and come up with a Hitchcock/Truffaut style interview book...

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