Who Is George Lucas?

Director George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California. He grew up in the suburbs, which inspired his 1973 film American Graffiti. He studied cinematography at the University of Southern California and caught the eye of Francis Ford Coppola, who helped him enter the film business. Lucas is best known for writing … Read more

What is the Force From Star Wars Films?

“May the Force be with you.” Through his Star Wars films, director George Lucas immortalized this benediction in American culture. Originally released in 1977 by 20th Century Fox, the first film in the series, Star Wars, was followed by two sequels in 1980 and 1983. Over a decade later, a prequel trilogy of films was … Read more