In this thread I hope to lower the lid on the the truth about Star Wars by imagining questions and answers that have no basis in reality whatsoever.
You can interview the stars behind and in front of the camera.
You can interview the characters from the films, comics, television shows or novels.
But it's all made up by us here so no leaking this to the press as exclusives.
ITS ALL FAKE
ITS ALL STAR WARS.
Interviewer : So George, why do want to make a space opera?
George Lucas : I don't mind if you call me George.
Interviewer : I didn't ask if I could...
George Lucas : I noticed that but I don't mind.
Interviewer : Sorry Mr Lucas.
George Lucas : You can call me George...honestly.
Interviewer : So... George, why do want to make a space opera?
George Lucas : There is clearly an interest in this sort of story. Kids are reading comic books, they are very popular but nobody has attempted to take this sort of material seriously, cinematicaly since I was a child and I'm in my thirties...so...
Interviewer : There is new cinematic ground to be broken I can see that.
George Lucas : You can? You want to tell the studio heads that? The American myth is the Western but after Nixon nobody takes that frontier spirit stuff seriously without a filter. You need to..to dress it up, you need a gimmick. Kids are getting into Kung Fu and Tolkien and there are a lot of born again Christian types out there.
Interviewer : So you want to make a Space Opera, Biblical epic, martial arts, Western with a Dungeons and Dragons vibe.
George Lucas : Exactly!!... with some WW2 war film stuff in it but without the nationalistic elements because of Nixon and Vietnam. Kids don't like that sort of thing at the moment.
Interviewer : I can see young people are very important to this new idea you have.
George Lucas : It's not new, it's not... it's ancient, it's the universal myth I want to tap into and I think this appeals more to younger people... when I was young I was into speed, not the drug, the thrill of racing cars I want that in the movie too because kids like that and they are buying the comic books. They pull in a lot of cash and... I want a piece of the action.
Interviewer : So what you are really after is the money?
George Lucas : Only as a means to an end.
Interviewer : What end George?
George Lucas : I want to be secure. I want the security that comes from financial independence. I want to be able to make my own kind of movie without having to worry about what the kids like and to do that I need to be comfortably well off. When I was a kid my dad shaved my head. I couldn't do anything about it because I was a kid. Financially my dad was in charge but if I had more money than my dad I could have shaved his head and he wouldn't have a leg to stand on.
Interviewer : What sort of films would you like to make.
George Lucas : Other than The Star Wars?
Interviewer : Yeah
George Lucas : well I'd love to make an action movie like James Bond... the kids love James Bond pictures he isn't American spy so he can get away with all that shooting people and cuddling the ladies. I'm not sure about that aspect though. Teens like that sort of thing but younger kids are kind of put off by all the kissing stuff.
Interviewer : Anything else George?
George Lucas : As I said the kids are really into Tolkien so I hope to make The Hobbit sometime soon but make it a bit more simple to understand. None of those weird languages. I'd make it more like a cross between an Errol Flynn movie and a Ray Harryhausen film. I can see lots of toy potential there.
Interviewer: Toys George?
George Lucas : This isn't just a cynical money making ploy. It is *chuckles* but not just. For the kids to claim ownership of my characters and the exotic locations and the story they need to recreate them at home. They have the characters in their hands and speak the lines and wiggle them about as action. It brings everything to life and makes it a more vivid experience. Which I can make money from.
Interviewer : But you are still talking about the commercial films George what about your own films.
George Lucas : As I said commercial independence means I'm free to do anything I want.
Interviewer : Such as?
George Lucas : I was shown this comic book that a big hit with the college kids. It's a bit rude here and there but once I've toned it down it's gonna be a great movie that even young kids can enjoy. As long as Disney don't put a halt to it.