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January 11, 2012

George Lucas: Liberal Hollywood Wouldn't Finance My Movie Because It Has An All Black Cast

I'm interested in this movie. But I feel I'm going to be tricked.

I think George Lucas Doesn't Know What The Hell He's Doing (TM). Harry Plinkett told me so, and yes, I Believe Harry Plinkett (TM).

I'm wondering about Lucas' motivations here. He is widely known as a talentless hack who Doesn't Know What He's Doing (TM). Is the all-black movie an attempt to make himself critic-proof?

Now if this is a good movie, I want to see it. Based on how Lucas is talking about it --

It was designed to be during the war," Lucas said. "Its very patriotic, very jingoistic, very old-fashioned, corny, just exactly like 'Flying Leathernecks' only this one was held up for release from 1942 when it was shot, and Ive been trying to get it released ever since.

-- I'm inclined to see it. Further, I like dogfights, and was very disappointed by that awful WWI dogfight movie (whatever it was called) released like eight years ago, so I still need my period dogfight movie fix.

But here's the problem: George Lucas Doesn't Know What He's Doing (TM).

This is not a political thing, though I hate his politics. I'd toss him $10 for a good movie -- I'm pretty sure he's got more than $10 in the bank so my ticket wouldn't reward him that much.

It's the fact that he Doesn't Know What He's Doing (TM). It's not the ten dollars wasted, though there is that. It's the three hours of time wasted if the film turns out to be horrific, which is quite likely, because George Lucas Doesn't Know What He's Doing (TM).

So did Hollywood people say "We don't know how to market a film with an all-black cast" just to be nice, to avoid saying "We've heard that George Lucas Doesn't Know What He's Doing (TM)"?

I mean-- they made that egregious Shaft update, didn't they? They knew how to market that. (Hint: Market it as an action movie, especially to blacks, but also to people who are not black.)

And if it's true -- my goodness, does this mean liberal Hollywood is racist?

So... yeah I'll see this and review it. I will discover the truth, whether Hollywood is racist or if George Lucas just Doesn't Know What He's Doing (TM). As far as I'm concerned that's win-win -- I can't lose. Someone is going to come out of this badly.

More, including video of Lucas on Jon Stewart, at NewsBusters.


Ugh. Damn planes look fake. The planes in Independence Day looked real and that was fifteen years ago.

Protip: use models for close shots and "hero shots." Stop with this damn-fool insistence than everything can be done on a Mac.

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