About the book
George Lucas (born 1944) is a producer, screenwriter and director,
who played a major role in the anti-establishment New Hollywood
movement of the 1970s and helped define the blockbuster era of the
He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars space opera
and the producer of the iconic Indiana Jones adventure film series.
had directed THX 1138 (1971) and American Graffiti (1973) before launching,
in 1977, the first film in the Star Wars franchise.
Rapidly a worldwide
pop culture phenomenon, this was followed by two sequels: The Empire
Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
Sixteen years later
a new trilogy, The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002)
and Revenge of the Sith (2005), were released.
The Star Wars series
has spawned a range of other media, including tv series, video games
and comic books.
With this simple yet powerful saga, lucas has created
a brand, a business empire and a technological revolution.