The People vs. George Lucas is a documentary film that explores the critical and fan backlash against George Lucas's Star Wars prequels. The film features interviews with critics, fans, and cast and crew members of the Star Wars prequels, as well as Lucas himself. The film argues that the backlash against the prequels was due to a number of factors, including Lucas's decision to make the films more accessible to a younger audience, his departure from the original trilogy's tone and style, and his perceived lack of respect for the original films. The film also explores the impact of the backlash on Lucas, who has been accused of being a sellout, a hack, and a bad filmmaker. The film concludes by asking whether or not the backlash was justified, and whether or not it has had a negative impact on the Star Wars franchise.

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The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Documentary/Comedy · 1h 33m · 10/25/2011

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The People vs. George Lucas is a documentary film that explores the critical and fan backlash against George Lucas's Star Wars prequels. The film features interviews with critics, fans, and cast and crew members of the Star Wars prequels, as well as Lucas himself. The film argues that the backlash against the prequels was due to a number of factors, including Lucas's decision to make the films more accessible to a younger audience, his departure from the original trilogy's tone and style, and his perceived lack of respect for the original films. The film also explores the impact of the backlash on Lucas, who has been accused of being a sellout, a hack, and a bad filmmaker. The film concludes by asking whether or not the backlash was justified, and whether or not it has had a negative impact on the Star Wars franchise.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Countries

United States, United Kingdom

Production Companies

Exhibit A Pictures, Quark Films
Cast
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Joe Nussbaum

Himself - Director, George Lucas in Love
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Daryl Frazetti

Himself - Anthropologist & Pop Culture Researcher
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Doug Jones

Himself - Associate Director of Programming, Los Angeles Film Festival
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Damian Hess

Himself - Godfather of Nerdcore Hip-Hop (as MC Frontalot)
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Richie Mehta

Himself - Filmmaker
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Brian Comerford

Himself - Filmmaker
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Dale Pollock

Himself - Author, Skywalking
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Glenn Kenny

Himself - Editor, A Galaxy Not So Far Away
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Anthony Waye

Himself - Executive Producer, James Bond 007
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Richard Sandling

Himself - Comedian
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Derek Ambrosi

Himself - Fan
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Edward Hines Jr.

Himself - Fan
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Joseph A. Covas

Himself - Fan Filmmaker
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Adam W. James

Himself - Fan Filmmaker
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Todd Hanson

Himself - Writer & Editor, The Onion
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Neil Gaiman

Himself - Author
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Gerardo Rodrigues Sanchez

Himself - Spanish Fan
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Michael Arias

Himself - Director, Tekkonkinkreet
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Jonathan London

Himself - Geekscape.net
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Joe Haldeman

Himself - Science Fiction Author
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Ian Freer

Himself - Editor, Empire Magazine
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Chris Gore

Himself - Nerdlebrity
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Simon Young

Himself - Fan
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Sofia Medarova

Herself - FAn
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Harvey Young

Himself - Fan
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Henry Jenkins

Himself - Author, Convergence Culture
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Matthew S. Rotundo

Himself - Science Fiction Author
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Briony James

Herself - Fan Fiction Writer
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Sonny Malone

Herself - Fan Vidder
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Danny Choo

Himself - Tokyo Stormtrooper
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Kevin Rubio

Himself - Director, Troops
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Clive Young

Himself - Author, Homemade Hollywood
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Charles B. Unger

Himself - USC Filmmaker
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Casey Pugh

Himself - Starwarsuncut.com
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Chris Strompolos

Himself - Producer, Raider of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
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Rick McCallum

Himself - Special Edition Producer (voice)
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John Venzon

Himself - Editor, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
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Michael Cornacchia

Himself - Star Wars in 30 Minutes
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Mark Reilly

Himself - Star Wars in 30 Minutes
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Steven S. Vrooman

Himself - Associate Professor of Communications Studies, Texas Lutheran University
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Jarred Christmas

Himself - Comedian
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Gary Kurtz

Himself - Producer, Star Wars
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Aaron Jurka

Himself - Starwoids
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Andy Jurka

Himself - Starwoids
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Rafik Djoumi

Himself - Film Critic
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Lou Anders

Himself - Editorial Director, Pyr Books
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Cecil Castellucci

Herself - Author
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Howard Tayler

Himself - Writer & Illustrator, Schlock Mercenary
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Jason Nicholl

Himself - Nukethefridge.com
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Luis Lecca

Himself - Nukethefridge.com
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Tim Waffle

Himself - Hotwafflesmusic.com
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Chris Waffle

Himself - Hotwafflesmusic.com
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Daniel M. Kimmel

Himself - Film Critic & Author
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Paul Yates

Himself - Director, The Trial of Han Solo
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Anthony Slide

Himself - Former Resident Film Historian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
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Pierre Berthomieu

Himself - Film Scholar & Writer
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Mark A. Altman

Himself - Writer & Producer, Free Enterprise
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Jay Sylvester

Himself - Originaltrilogy.com
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Mike White

Himself - Cashiers Du Cinemart
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Jeff Bond

Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Geek Monthly
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Joe Leydon

Himself - Film Critic, Variety
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Armando Gasalla

Himself - Spanish Fan
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Sanford Lieberson

Himself - Former Head of Production, 20th Century Fox (as Sandy Lieberson)
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Ann Skinner

Herself - Continuity, Star Wars
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Francis Ford Coppola

Himself - Director (archive footage)
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David Prowse

Himself - Actor
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Wendy Ide

Herself - Film Critic, The Times
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Ian Parker

Himself - Sgt. Venom
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Jose Melendez

Himself - Comic Culture Warrior
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Elliott Serrano

Himself - Comic Culture Warrior
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Faye Anastasia

Herself - Disgruntled Wife & Mother of Star Wars Fans
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Nathan Beaudry

Himself - Chefelf
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Nar Williams

Himself
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Takashi Okazaki

Himself - Creator, Afro Samurai
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Lynn Cherny

Herself - Fan Vidder
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Corey Vidal

Himself - Youtube Partner (archive footage)
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Dennis Przywara

Himself - Director, Starwoids
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Andrew Semans

Himself - Filmmaker
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Songe Riddle

Himself - Orbital Comics
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Owen Ziegler

Himself - Youtube Partner (archive footage)
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Camera Shy Guy

Himself - Outspoken Fan (archive footage)
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Jonathan Hoffman

Himself - Disenchanted Fan (archive footage)
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Tony Millionaire

Himself - Cartoonist, MAAKIES
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Bill Plympton

Himself - Cartoonist
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Wesley Willis

Himself - Artist & Musician (archive footage)
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Adam Sweeney

Himself - Film School Rejects (archive footage)
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Matt Cohen

Himself - Screenwriter & Podcaster
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Frankie Frain

Himself - Creator, LOTR by George Lucas
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Berge Garabedian

Himself - JoBlo.com (as JoBlo aka Berge Garabedian)
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Renan Cros

Himself - Film Scholar & Writer
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Noah Depsky

Himself - New Generation Fan
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Ben Depsky

Himself - New Generation Fan
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Rich Roy

Himself - Old Generation Fan
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Will Andrews

Himself - Comedian
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John C. Wright

Himself - Science Fiction Author
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Peter Hanson

Himself - Director, Tales From The Script
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David Brin

Himself - Author, The Postman
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Boo Friedmann

Herself - Screenwriter
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Bernd Dotzer

Himself - Faneditor (archive footage)
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Jack Marshall

Himself - Faneditor (archive footage)
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The Man Behind The Mask

Himself - Faneditor
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Adywan

Himself - Faneditor
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Matthew J. Smith

Himself - Chair of Communication Studies, Wittenberg University (archive footage)
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Art Douglas

Himself - Director, LiningUp TV
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Webster Younce

Himself - Contributor, A Galaxy Not So Far Away
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John Holderried

Himself - Animation Producer
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Luke Cunningham

Himself - Indiana Jones Enthusiast (archive footage) (as Luke 'TMK' Cunningham)
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Christopher Valin

Himself - Dissatisfied Customer (archive footage)
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Hugh Thomas

Himself - Hughs News (archive footage)
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Mitsutoshi Suzuki

Himself - Indiana Jones Fan Club, Japan
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Eric Stough

Himself - Director of Animation, South Park
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Brandon Kleyla

Himself - Director, Indyfans
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Snow Bunny

Herself - Tokyo 501st Legion
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Rika Takashiro

Herself - Planner, Kotobukiya Toys
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Masahiro Miyazaki

Himself - Kotobukiya Toys
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Bill Bailey

Himself (archive footage)
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John Barger

Skippy / Finney
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Eric Cajiuat

Jedi Elvis
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Diahann Carroll

Herself (archive footage)
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John Cashin

Himself (archive footage)
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Roger Ebert

Himself (archive footage)
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Owen Egerton

Himself
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Rich Evans

Himself / Darth Vader (archive footage)
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Peter Gardner

Han Solo
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Tom Gauer

Himself (archive footage)
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Ray Harryhausen

Himself (archive footage)
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Phil Hill

UFO Phil
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Anthony Ingruber

Himself - Han Solo Impression
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George Lucas

Himself (archive footage)
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Chris Lumb

Indiana Jones
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Piotr Michael

George Lucas Impression
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Jaylin Mundell

Himself (as Jaylin Duffield)
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Barend Nieuwstraten

Himself
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Tom Payne

Himself
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Simon Pegg

Tim Bisley (archive footage)
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Tara Price

Herself
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Erick Ramirez

Clonetrooper / Himself
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Geraldo Rivera

Himself (archive footage)
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Adrian Sayce

Himself
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Gene Siskel

Himself (archive footage)
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Steven Spielberg

Himself (archive footage)
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Jon Stewart

Himself (archive footage)
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Mike Stoklasa

Himself / The Emperor (archive footage)
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Lou Tambone

Himself
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Femi Taylor

Herself (archive footage)
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Giacomo R. Bartocci

Darth Vader / George Lucas (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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David Harmon

Himself - Fan (uncredited)
Crew
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Alexandre O. Philippe

Director
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Alexandre O. Philippe

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The People vs. George Lucas

(DVD)

10/25/2011

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