Thursday, October 05, 2006

How does he do it? Volume.

I see this morning in Variety that George Lucas has decided to quit making films. What's really interesting, though, is that he admits what we were all beginning to suspect about his philosophy of filmmaking.

"We don't want to make movies. We're about to get into television. As far as Lucasfilm is concerned, we've moved away from the feature film thing because it's too expensive and it's too risky ... I think the secret to the future is quantity," Lucas said.

Ah, that would explain why he spent the last four Star Wars movies pumping out crud - it doesn't matter if they aren't remotely as good as Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back so long as there are more and more of them.


dogimo said...

Bull! That doesn't explain it all.

I guess that means we can expect the planned storyline for films 7-9 to unfold as a SciFi original series.

George Lucas: You gave up making films a long time ago. But thank you for finally admitting it to yourself.

dogimo said...

"...doesn't explain it at all."