George Lucas & the Creation of Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens—the first new Star Wars film in more than a decade—has become a box-office smash, and new Star Wars films will be released every year through 2020. Bring some of that excitement to your library by showing your patrons where it all began, with George Lucas and the Creation of Star Wars!

Featuring exciting, rare footage and flashy PowerPoint, this program traces George Lucas’ surprising, inspiring life, and how he transformed from a lost teenager headed nowhere to the billionaire creator of the biggest science fiction saga ever. Along the way, you’ll see how successes and setbacks in his life drastically shaped and influenced the original Star Wars film in 1977.

Designed for both casual and die-hard fans of all ages, this fast-paced, multimedia program explores Lucas’ inspirations for the original movie; follows the backstage drama behind all his films leading up to and including the original Star Wars; and shows clips from the many films that influenced Lucas side-by-side with his Star Wars reinterpretations. Finally, it examines the legacy of the franchise today, with a look at what we can expect from the upcoming Star Wars films coming from Disney.

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