My Geeky Trivia
By Geeky Gem
I found that when I was young I only ever wanted to watch movies made by two guys. The first I told you about some week ago and the other is the subject matter of today. Mr George Lucas, along with Mr Steven Spielberg I thought they made some of the best movies ever. I am not saying I don’t still like there work because i do but I have since grown to find other directors that make my mind race. Here are some bits of trivia about the man who bought us Star Wars.
He has created the image of always being on the cutting edge of technology. However, when he writes, he does it in longhand in a loose leaf binder rather than on a word processor.
Shortly before graduating high school, he was involved in a high speed car accident that left him hospitalized and near death
His name backwards is Egroeg Sacul. This name is also used in the Disney theme park ride Star Tours.
Sold Lucasfilm’s Computer Graphics Division to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs, and it later became Pixar Animation Studio.
He was so impressed with relatively unknown stage actor James Wheaton that he cast him over studio objections in the voiceover role of “OMM” in THX 1138 (1971). The studio wanted Orson Welles to play the role.
Rewrote the ending of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) to tighten it up due to the fact that the scene would have been too busy. It originally ended with the mine-car chase that was later added to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).
Conceived Indiana Jones while on vacation with his friend Steven Spielberg in Hawaii. Lucas decided to produce while Spielberg would direct.
Refuses to put “critics quotes” on his movie posters. Something that infuriates many critic societies.
Disowned Howard: A New Breed of Hero (1986) after the film’s release.
Had a dog named ‘Indiana’ which not only inspired the Indiana Jones character, but Chewbacca from Star Wars was also modelled around the way the dog looked.
We have yet again come to the end of another week of trvia, but what will i have for you next week is the big question. So why not pop back and see.