Saturday, March 01, 2008

Lucas in love

For Star Wars fans who wondered where George Lucas got his ideas for characters like Chewbacca, Jabba and R2D2, check out this funny short film. Turns out you could find them all in the regular 1960s American college. (Though I'd still argue that Jar Jar Binks can only be the product of a mind that was on the brink of short-circuiting.)

The film ends a bit abruptly. I wouldn't have minded an extra scene where the geeky, idealistic student is swallowed up by the Hollywood studio machine and comes out as a billionaire producer-director wearing a shiny black suit.

Also, other parodies here and here. (Link via Peter)

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