Sketchy things everyone just ignores about George Lucas Getty Images Mike Redmond Most people would probably agree that Star Wars is one of the most popular and iconic film franchises of the past 40 years. Its success propelled George Lucas from indie filmmaker to practically megastar status in the world of Hollywood, with some help along the way from Lucas' involvement with Indiana Jones, another beloved film series that helped define the '80s.
But despite Lucas' reputation as a dominating creative force, his rise to billion dollar success didn't come without some questionable moves that tend to get pushed under the rug. Star Wars borrowed heavily from a Japanese samurai movie Getty Images While Lucas is rightly considered to be the creator of Star Wars, and there's no doubt that his imagination brought audiences an intergalactic epic rich with classic characters, both the original and prequel trilogies are heavily based on the Japanese samurai film The Hidden Fortress directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Besides, can it really be a coincidence that at the end of The Hidden Fortress, the heroes are saved by a facially scarred villain who has a last-minute change of allegiance, much like Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi?
According to PeopleLucas even went so far as to use his Star Wars clout to convince 20th Century Fox to finance one of Kurosawa's films when the original studio pulled out. Which is much better treatment than another creative force behind Star Wars received.
But what's hardly mentioned is the woman who not only saved the first film's more personal and memorable moments, but also edited it into the classic that's captivated fans for generations. According to Kaminski, the original run was scripted entirely differently, with Luke having two runs at the exhaust port," Australia's News.
But as The Secret History of Star Wars theorizes, following the divorce, Marica became "the forgotten Lucas" who is conveniently missing from behind-the-scene photos as her contributions to the classic films were "downplayed.
In the film, Harrison Ford's swashbuckling archaeologist faces off with villains who scarf down monkey brains and literally rip beating hearts out of men's chests. It was an overly dark turn for the franchise, and according to an appropriately titled Grantland article called "Temple of Gloom," Lucas and his Indiana Jones collaborator Steven Spielberg were not in the best mindsets.
So I really wanted to do dark. And Steve then broke up with his girlfriend, and so he was sort of into it, too. That's where we were at that point in time. He was obsessed with underwear in space Getty Images Despite being clearly attached to his ex-wife Marcia, Lucas had a strange obsession with how underwear would work in space because he was a little too prepared to explain to a young Carrie Fisher why she couldn't wear a bra while filming Star Wars.
Yeah, we thought that was weird, too. And the explanation clearly left its mark on Fisher who went so far as to include specific instructions in her obituary regarding Lucas' comments, according to her memoirs Wishful Drinking.
So far so good, right?
But your bra doesn't—so you get strangled by your own bra. Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit—so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.
And she wasn't exactly thrilled. However, Fisher's relationship with the bikini has evolved over the years, but not without moments of her trademark wit like when she offered a hilarious explanation for an outraged father who didn't know what to tell his daughter about the "scandalous" figure at Target.
But in her final book The Princess DiaristFisher expressed discomfort with Lucas making her appear in the outfit. According to The Telegraphshe even suggested that early sketches of the costume were meant to "frighten me into exercise" and made sure to emphasize that it was not her choice to wear it.
In the end, and true to her fiery, outspoken spirit, Fisher would make sure that future Star Wars actresses wouldn't suffer the same bikini-clad fate by imparting some words of wisdom to The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley in Interview magazine.
Don't be a slave like I was," Fisher said.
However, after Star Wars, Lucas could pretty much make whatever he wanted, and got to work executive producing the biggest bomb of his career. Turns out, even in the '80s, audiences weren't exactly ready for a weird, walking duck puppet acting all kinds of pervy around the mom from Back To The Future.
Plus the movie was pretty bad. On the heels of the infamous Princess Leia bikini, Howard the Duck offered another interesting glimpse into what kind of entertainment Lucas enjoys.
It also makes a remark about Lucas by his longtime friend John Milius in the documentary Easy Riders, Raging Bulls all the more revealing. Not what you expected to hear about one of the nerdiest filmmakers in Hollywood, huh?
Thanks, George Lucas' obsession with an alien duck! His name is allegedly in Heidi Fleiss' infamous black book Getty Images Inanother incident would portray Lucas in a more "adult" light after the publication of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss' infamous black book allegedly included the Star Wars creator's name alongside such bad boys as Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, and Charlie Sheen.
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