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George Lucas Sends Letter Of Praise To ‘Lost’ Producers; ‘Star Wars’ Success Thanks To Daddy Issues
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It’s always entertaining to see and hear the gushing praise of a legend in the film or TV industry toward a popular show or movie or anything of significance.

Recently, the man behind the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, George Lucas, did just that by sending a letter to Lost producers including Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof, J.J. Abrams, and everyone else who have put so much work into creating such an amazing ride over the past six years. The letter was read aloud at a big Lost event that was held this past Thursday.

Continue reading to check out George Lucas’s letter to Lost in-full.

In the letter, Lucas speaks about how he didn’t exactly know where he was heading with Star Wars and how impressive it is to create such a complex show yet still keep track of everything they had done since day one. He even shares the secret to this success as it worked on Lost and Star Wars, explaining that you just really need some “father issues” and homages to previous stories.

Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show.

Don’t tell anyone … but when ‘Star Wars’ first came out, I didn’t know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you’ve planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories — let’s call them homages — and you’ve got a series.

In six seasons, you’ve managed to span both time and space, and I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I never saw what was around the corner. Now that it’s all coming to an end, it’s impressive to see how much was planned out in advance and how neatly you’ve wrapped up everything. You’ve created something really special. I’m sad that the series is ending, but I look forward to seeing what you two are going to do next.

And what did producer Damon Lindelof have to say about the kind words from Lucas? What any one of us would say if such a man complimented us so emphatically: “I just want to apologize to Mr. George Lucas for everything I said about the prequels.”

[Source: The Live Feed]

2 Comments »

  1. Yeah…that GL didn’t have the Star Wars story planned out as much as he repeatedly claims has been an open secret for I-don’t-know-how-long now.

    Comment by Hyperion — May 17, 2010 @ 2:38 am

  2. This is so cool…glad to see Lucas giving props to LOST, the greatest TV show of our time. It’s obvious if you watch the show that the creators are huge SW fans. Wonder what George thought when he saw the episode ‘Some Like it Hoth’ in which Hurley said, “Let’s face it – Ewoks suck, dude.”

    Comment by helas — May 17, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

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