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THE SAGA OF THE FORCE => ORIGINAL TRILOGY => Topic started by: Nicklab on October 30, 2017, 06:21:15 PM

Title: The Crawl!
Post by: Nicklab on October 30, 2017, 06:21:15 PM
I was watching the Spielberg documentary on HBO recently.  And a fair amount of the film dealt with Stephen Spielberg's relationships with other young filmmakers in the 1970's.  These were some of his formative relationships as he was coming up in the film industry and really establishing himself as a director.  Among these peers?  Brian DePalma, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas.  And it seems that when these guys were young they were tremendous sounding boards for one another on their projects.  George Lucas took a great deal of interest in Spielberg's career early on, making a point of seeing Spielberg's movie of the week, "Duel" when it premiered on tv.  And he recognized something significant in Stephen at that time.

What's also interesting was the impact that these peers, Spielberg included, had upon Lucas.  They served as sounding boards as George Lucas was working on STAR WARS as it was known at the time.  George had screened an early cut of the film for these young directors.  Spielberg recognized some of the universal themes at work.  But interestingly enough, Brian DePalma came forward and talked about how George had established this tremendous world without giving the audience any basis for understanding that world.  And what it led to was.... THE CRAWL.

Read more about it in this article (http://toofab.com/2017/10/09/steven-spielberg-documentary-star-wars-opening-crawl-prologue-origin-george-lucas-brian-de-palma/).  And if you have HBO?  See this documentary!