Disney Star Wars: Lucasfilm Independent No More. Some Quick Thoughts.

George Lucas’ goal in creating Lucasfilm was to operate a film studio free from Hollywood control. It allowed for groundbreaking storytelling and innovative, experimental filmmaking that while sometimes flawed broke the typical LA mindset. Even though he merchandised the shit out of his Star Wars baby, up until now it’s been his. No shareholders looking for a bottom line; just fans. Now its owned by Disney. The shining example of independent cinema just sold out. While it may end up being good for Star Wars fans, film lovers have lost the biggest independent film studio of all time. Some people say people like Lucas destroyed indie film with their blockbusters; I say he reinvented it. We’ll see what he does with that money he’s earned.

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David Bigler

I design stuff and make art. Mildly obsessed with cats. Meow.