Essays Tagged: "George Lucas"

Jedism. The religion of Star Wars.

although I like some elements from others, like Berger's concepts of reification and secularization.George Lucas's Star Wars trilogy, apart from being incredibly entertaining and extremely well-made, ...

(6 pages) 109 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Lucas: king of film

essay on George Lucas noneDavis 1 Lucas: King of Film Whether it be through his epic Star Wars ... al film stories, and countless other wings of Lucas' reign exist in today's world. Since his youth, George Lucas has experienced many influences, which in turn push him to make the greatest contributi ... gnized as 'great ones' were influenced in some way or another to become the leader who they are. In George Lucas' case, he was greatly influenced in his late teens and early twenties. Lucas claims to ...

(5 pages) 95 0 3.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Biography of Stephen Spielberg

een made by no one else. "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) -- released a few months after George Lucas's Star Wars had inaugurated a new era in screen science fiction and special-effects-dri ... s (and irritated old ones by keeping the superior original off-screens for a decade). As a favor to George Lucas, he directed "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), a tribute to the adventure serials of th ...

(9 pages) 110 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Why is Luke Skywalker from Star Wars an archetypal hero?

ing his/her goal and takes home a prize which the hero deeply values. An archetypal hero is seen in George Lucas' epic film "Star Wars" as "Luke Skywalker."Luke Skywalker is the son of a "Jedi Knight" ...

(2 pages) 67 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Sound, camera shots and mise-en-scene; how they convey the narrative to the audience in the opening sequence of "Star Wars-episode iv, A New Hope"

uably the first in a new breed of high concept, high budget sci-fi action films. It was directed by George Lucas and originally released in only a few cinemas in 1977. However, the buzz around the fil ...

(6 pages) 99 0 1.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A biography of George Lucas.

George Lucas is one of the most influential film makers in Hollywood history. He is also the guiding ... ie business. The film is considered one of the biggest successes of low-budget film making. It made George Lucas a millionaire before the age of thirty. It also launched the film careers of Richard Dr ...

(4 pages) 56 0 3.8 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

I'm a Reel Boy - Essay about the history and evolution of special and visual effects in the motion picture industry. Covers techniques from pyrotechnics to digital composites.

n, is now to push our senses to their limits and create an illusion of reality without our knowing. George Lucas, one of the greats in film and special effects' and famed creator of Star Wars, said, " ... on the grounds of his laboratories in West Orange, New Jersey, for making filmstrips. A Frenchman, Georges Melies, developed his own camera, and then set up Europe's first film studio in 1897. An ill ...

(5 pages) 73 0 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

George Lucas And His Influence

Support Studies Part DMy paper discusses the success and influence of George Lucas in the entretainment industry.Whether it be through his epic Star Wars saga, or through ... al film stories, and countless other wings of Lucas' reign exist in today's world. Since his youth, George Lucas has experienced many influences, which in turn push him to make the greatest contributi ... gnized as "great ones" were influenced in some way or another to become the leader who they are. In George Lucas' case, he was greatly influenced in his late teens and early twenties. Lucas claims to ...

(5 pages) 55 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The New Technology

there is only one director that has used DV to record different shots in a movie and that is Gorge Lucas for his prequel Editions to the Star Wars trilogy. Star Wars Episode 2 Attack Of The Clones. D ... e Star Wars trilogy. Star Wars Episode 2 Attack Of The Clones. During the filming of the film Gorge Lucas used a DV camera.3 The Sony HDC (High Definition Camera) F900 was the choice of camera, they s ...

(4 pages) 78 0 4.1 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Persuasive Essay on Why Machiavelli's The Prince Should Not Be Required Reading.

s, J.R.R. Tolkien has sold millions of copies of the books in his The Lord of the Rings series, and George Lucas has sold just as many Star Wars novels. Why have these authors sold so many books? Simp ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Star Trek vs. Star Wars

these imaginary worlds. One was created by the late Gene Rodenberry, and the other from the mind of George Lucas. While both have many interesting facets, they are unique and similar at the same time. ...

(4 pages) 33 0 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Big budget does not mean the blockbuster.

vent it from being labeled a failure (Gomery, 2003). These business risks even Steven Spielberg and George Lucas cannot to avoid. After the successes of Jaws and E.T., Spielberg's 1941 and A.I. fade i ... udget inflation. Miramax avoids the pricey celebrities and selects the cheaper actors from TV. ER's George Clooney, for instance, performed the studio's trilogy From Dusk Till Dawn (Carvell, 1997). Al ...

(6 pages) 70 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Going to a Movie: Archetypes in the "Star Wars" Movie

that good can triumph over evil through perseverance.Primarily, symbolic archetypes flourish within George Lucas' masterpiece. As an example, the contrast of colors in Luke Skywalker's clothing repres ... archetypes thrive throughout the trilogy of Star Wars.Another collection of archetypes employed by George Lucas is setting, which allows the audience to better empathize his works. The playwright blu ...

(7 pages) 43 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

George Lucas - What themes does he deal with?, What influence has his personal life had on his work? and What is the significance of his work in today's society?

George Lucas is one of the most well known people in the world. He is the man who created the Star W ... om blasting into space past planets and galaxies, to going through the desert to find the lost arc, George Lucas has captured millions of people's imaginations across the world. I have chosen to study ... ion has been captured by his work. The three questions I have chosen to study are: What themes does George Lucas deal with? What influence has George Lucas' personal history had on his work? and What ...

(5 pages) 27 0 4.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

"The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whittaker" by Cynthia DeFelice - Book Report.

After reading the interesting novel The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whittaker by Cynthia DeFelice, I have discovered three good traits Lucas has that make the sto ... hia DeFelice, I have discovered three good traits Lucas has that make the story worthwhile to read. Lucas, the main character, is brave, hardworking, and helpful.First, Lucas is very brave. When an ep ... very. I would never have the courage to leave my hometown all by myself with almost nothing!Second, Lucas also is very hardworking. It's not that easy to be an apprentice of a doctor, especially one t ...

(1 pages) 738 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How did the Composers communicate their ideas on Changing Self in film 'Secrets and Lies' directed by Mike Leigh, the novel 'Return of the Jedi' by George Lucas

xts including the film 'Secrets and Lies' directed by Mike Leigh, the novel 'Return of the Jedi' by George Lucas and the cartoon by Leunig (and someone else) in the prescribed stimulus booklet.We see ... n of the Jedi there is also an abundance of characters that experience changing self. The narrator, George Lucas uses many literary techniques to convey the idea of change: that change is always for t ...

(8 pages) 11 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

George Lucas

George Lucas You wouldn't expect him to become what he is today from his early days. Fascin ... t he is today from his early days. Fascinated by comics and bored with out of date teaching methods George didn't do well in school. George found his excitement in car racing. His love of racing was a ... acetrack. It was there as he lie in his hospital bed he realized what he wanted to do with his life.George Lucas was born in Modesto, California on May 14, 1944. He then grew up to attend Southern Cal ...

(1 pages) 5 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Phantom Menace Vs Star Wars

The Star Wars Saga In May of 1999, George Lucas released his highly anticipated Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace (TPM) to a bag o ... local multiplex, while others where unhappy that after waiting 16 years the movie wasn't very good. George Lucas was in a very tough spot. He had to deliver the most hyped movie in history, while tell ... s and has stated that in the new Star Wars movie Jar Jar's screen time will be cut dramatically. If George wants an unique secondary creature he must examine why Chewy was more liked than Jar Jar Bink ...

(4 pages) 447 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Sixth Sense

ng, and not to mention that I'm a big Star Wars fan, but in lieu of the original Star Wars Trilogy, George Lucas in my honest opinion made a mockery of Star Wars. Though most films made today are very ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Changing Worlds

of personal change transformed him from a simple farm boy into eventually a Jedi Night.The director George Lucas created star wars, which proved to be immensely popular, due to its combination of old- ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry