Culture Articles

The New Republic

How Star Wars Nearly Destroyed George Lucas

November 5, 2012

Last week George Lucas completed his $4.06 billion sale of Lucasfilm to the Walt Disney Company, effectively making the Star Wars franchise one more gear in the Disney corporate entertainment machine. To many, it seemed inconceivable: what would Star Wars be without George Lucas, the brain behind Luke Skywalker and light sabers and the Jedi Knights, the man whose operatic imagination launched a generation of fanboys? But the sale of Lucasfilm was a testament to the evolution that George Lucas and the company he founded have undergone over the past few decades, as a diehard fan culture sprung up around the franchise and pushed it in new directions. Lu

Read entire article on The New Republic
« Previous Article Next Article »

More From Culture Articles

  • Fairy tales decidedly not for children
  • The future of 3D home television? It doesn't involve glasses
  • The 10 best films of 2010
  • Write a Story/Review about this topic

    Post a Comment

     

    Best of Luxury

    Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
    View All Best of Luxury
    THINGS WE LIKE