AMERICAN GRAFFITI
1973, Universal, 110 min, USA, Dir: George Lucas

In the middle of the Vietnam- and Nixon-obsessed days of the early 1970s, director George Lucas and producer Francis Ford Coppola switched gears radically with this tender, nostalgic look at drive-ins, drag races and the death of doo-wop in a Northern California town in 1962. Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul LeMat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Harrison Ford head a cast of almost complete newcomers, in one of the most purely personal (and phenomenally successful) films of the New Hollywood era.


THX 1138
1971, Warner Bros., 88 min, USA, Dir: George Lucas

George Lucas' first (and most adult) picture outdoes 1984 and Brave New World in painting a bleak, dehumanized future where every person is given pills to quiet emotions, eliminate sex drive, increase work production and prevent the questioning of authority. With Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasance.


STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI
1983, 20th Century Fox, 134 min, USA, Dir: Richard Marquand

In the exciting conclusion to the original STAR WARS trilogy, a new Death Star threatens the Rebel Alliance, and to destroy it, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) enlists the help of a tribe of furry little creatures called Ewoks - and confronts the evil Darth Vader. Written by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, RETURN OF THE JEDI received a special visual effects Oscar for such dazzling sequences as the Sarlacc battle and the Endor speeder bike chase. Costarring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams. Originally premiered at the Egyptian Theatre!


Syndicate content