George Lucas is one of the biggest directors, filmmakers and producers of movies in Hollywood. From the spectacular Star Wars World franchise to the popular Indiana Jones are his ingenious creations. Often criticised for his cramming up too many details in films making it unpalatable – he has contributed greatly for the conglomerate film industry we see. Let’s look at some of the iconic movies by George Lucas that beguiled the audience.
The American Graffiti is co-written by Lucas along with
Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck. It is a teen film featuring an unbelievable cast of Ron Howard and Charles Martin Smith, Richard Dreyfuss and Harrison Ford. The story is captivating with its rich storyline showing the lives of the young residents at the California town during the last night of summer vacation. The movie is very well acclaimed with Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director for Lucas, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress for Candy Clark, and Best Editing.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The first installment of the Indiana Jones series written by Philip Kaufman while Lawrence Kasden wrote the screenplay. The action-adventure movie by the brilliance of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg has a defining impact on the industry. The story goes about Indiana Jones seeking the Ark of the Covenant starring Harrison Ford. The movie is one of the highest-grossing films and made 8 Academy Awards nominations. It is considered to be one of the best creations of George Lucas hitting the screens after the second Star Wars movie.
The first feature of George Lucas THX 1138 is an immensely appealing science fiction starring Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasence. The spectacular movie depicts the humans living underground 500 years in future. The story shows a timeline where people are known by a set of numbers and emotions with sex are prohibited. The main protagonist in the Lucas directorial debut has a changed pill and starts to feel emotions. The film represents the future with sterile environments and characters in all white and shaved heads making it staggering to watch.
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
The revelling screenplay written by Lawrence Kasden and Leigh Brackett is probably the best film ever created amd written by Lucas. It is considered to be one of the greatest and successful sequels of all time in cinema history. The shocking plot point of Death Vader being Luke’s father was the greatest twist in the movie making it a hit during the 1980s.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
The first movie to the Star Wars franchise envisioned as
The Adventures of Luke Starkiller. Later subtitled as A New Hope initiated what we now know as the greatest ever blockbuster franchise films in Hollywood. The film has a long-lasting impact on the public as well as the then film industry. A cultural phenomenon started with a detailed and long-lasting series back in 1977. The tale of a farm boy, a princess, and a smuggler taking on an evil Empire has left a deep impression everywhere.
Even with the outstanding films on list Lucas is often criticized for his creative ways. He is undeniably revered for his remarkable contribution to changing the ways of Hollywood making it a hulking conglomerate. The Father of the Star Wars universe has left a significant mark in the history of Hollywood filmmakers and there are wonders yet to happen.