Lucas Documentary To Air On TCM 11/25

If you have TCM on your cable package (U.S., Canada), then you might want to check out “Night At The Movies: George Lucas and the World Of Fantasy Cinema”.

Here’s the synopsis:

Turner Classic Movies takes an in-depth look at fantasy cinema through the eyes of visionary director/producer George Lucas in this latest addition to its highly popular A Night at the Movies documentary series.

A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & the World of Fantasy Cinema features an engrossing new interview with the famed director who discusses the origins and evolution of fantasy cinema, the influence of certain films on his own career, the differences between fantasy and science fiction, as well as what the future holds for the genre. Along the way, Lucas examines a variety of influential films including King Kong (1933), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Dr. Strangelove (1964), Planet of the Apes (1968), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Back to the Future (1985), Labyrinth (1986) as well as an in-depth discussion of his own iconic Star Wars series.

Packed with exciting clips from films across the decades, this latest stellar installment of TCM’s A Night at the Movies series is a fascinating look at the fantasy genre through the unique perspective of one of its contemporary masters.

Thanks to sharp-eyed Keith for finding this out!

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7 Responses to “Lucas Documentary To Air On TCM 11/25”

  1. peacetrainjedi Says:

    Thanks Keith and LP for posting this. I’d have never known it was on. I’ll be sure to set my DVR…

  2. M. Marshall Says:

    Too bad I don’t have TCM. I love that channel.

  3. Brian47 Says:

    Sounds excellent, I will be sure to record this!

  4. PrinceOfNaboo Says:

    I wonder if that’s another Lucas documentary/interview that pretends his career somehow ended with “Star Wars” in 77.

    This happens way too often, imo, like with the recent big GL interview.

  5. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    DVRed. Thanks!

  6. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    So I finally watched the thing.

    The Good: The special as a whole and George’s insight into the fantasy genre, with his usual lovable quirkiness. It’s a must-see for anyone interested in filmmaking.

    The Bad: George talks about themes of the entire Saga, and some things sound particularly true of Anakin’s story, yet it’s all edited into the IV-VI section, and I-III only gets a passing mention at the end. Though when George speaks about the power of fantasy on younger demographics, there was a particularly cute still of Jake Lloyd looking up at Lucas while hugging R2.

    The Sweet: George admits he longs for the day that Howard the Duck becomes a cult classic.

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