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Was the Wampa Attack in Empire Strikes Back Created to Explain Mark Hamill's Facial Injuries?

Brian Cronin | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

One story about the accident, though, that has remained fairly consistent is that the scene early in The Empire Strikes Back when Luke Skywalker is assaulted by the Yeti-like creature known as the Wampa was written into the film to explain away Mark Hamill's facial injuries for the rest of the film. Is that true?

George Lucas to be Honored as Disney Legend for Inspiring a Generation of Filmmakers

Erik Sharkey | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

George Lucas created more than just a film, more than a world, even. What he gave to the moviegoer, to those dreaming to be filmmakers, and to pop culture alike was that ripple effect, that lasting impression -- he created ways to experience the film long after you left the theater.

Star Wars Age Guide for Families

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Ever since that first menacing star destroyer loomed across movie screens in 1977, kids of all ages have been enamored with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and all their friends (and enemies!).

Was Darth Vader Not Originally Luke Skywalker's Father in 'Empire Strikes Back'?

Brian Cronin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

In this final version, obviously Darth Vader is revealed to be Luke's father. But we will never know whether Lucas would have gone that route if he still had Leigh Brackett to work on the script with him.

The Season Premiere of Star Wars: Rebels Is Must-See TV...

Bryan Young | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

As we all gear up for new installments of the Star Wars saga, some of the best storytelling to ever happen in that universe is going on right under our noses. Tonight sees the two-part premiere of the second season of Star Wars: Rebels and I'm here to tell you that if you're a fan of Star Wars you can't miss it.

George Lucas Still Owes Cindy Williams 75 Cents From The 1970s

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.11.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Four years before he made "Star Wars" and kicked off his journey to being a billionaire, George Lucas directed 1973's "American Graffiti." Among the c...

20 Rich and Famous Community College Graduates

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

While it's impressive and inspiring to hear stories of a self-made celebrities who carved out their fortunes without a college degree to their names, you might be surprised to see the 20 millionaires that landed on this list by attending community college.

Sweet Painting Lady: Ciara McAvoy Resurrects the Art of the Movie Poster

Alex Simon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

"Art is not just a part of my life. It IS my life. It gives me breath. We are eternally entwined." This is the mantra of Scottish artist Ciara McAvoy, a painter renowned for her stunning oil work

Mad Max: Fury Road Rekindles Sensational Cinema, Yet Makes Me Long for Tank Girl

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

There's a terrific comic-book sensibility to this film, which is high praise for the work of a seventy-year-old man. In contrast to that other George, I feel like this movie -- with its blood, sweat and gears -- is the proper spiritual sequel to the original Star Wars.

"Chewie, We're Home."

Graham Milne | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

A clarion call to uncounted legions of dreamers, young and old alike, waiting in what often seemed merely vain hope for thirty-two long years. We'd seen the Falcon fly in the first teaser, but this was different. This was an affirmation of something that we'd long been told was never going to happen.

Marvelverse at A Crossroads Leads the Way In A Big Year for Genre Franchises

William Bradley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a movie year marked by a raft of famous genre franchises, the Marvelverse is set once again to lead the way. What Marvel calls its interlocking "Marvel Cinematic Universe" features the return of the Avengers, and a quirky new title, Ant-Man, coming on July 17.

Matthew Jacobs

9 Tidbits From George Lucas' Tribeca Chat With Stephen Colbert

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment

The chance to see George Lucas discuss his career ranked fairly high in our Tribeca Film Festival priorities, especially with Stephen Colbert conducti...

Gimme Some Truth: Remembering Albert Maysles

Alex Simon | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

In November of 1987, I gave birth in the plains of Nepal. Soon after, members of the Brahman (high caste) family I'd married into began literacy classes for women. My teacher husband trained two young woman as facilitators.

Are British Actors Superiorly Talented and More Desirable, Than American Actors?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

It took watching a recent Academy Award nominated film to put forth the following question. Are British actors superior in both talent and desirability, in most cases, than American actors? And it is such a question, which certainly is not the first time it's ever been asked.

'Strange Magic' Is Just That - George Lucas Meets Shakespeare

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

George Lucas has turned his charms onto the tale, Strange Magic, a new animated film, that is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Gary Snyder | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Gary Snyder

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George Lucas Talks 'Strange Magic' and His Future in Film

Bryan Young | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Like most stories George Lucas has come up, this one is firmly rooted in classic mythology and aims to offer a tale to help us distinguish between actual love and mere infatuation through music and some of the most gorgeous animation to hit the big screen.

George Lucas Has Finally See The 'Star Wars' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment

As of early December, George Lucas had no plans to watch the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Now, things have since changed for the ...

George Lucas Planned To Direct 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment

George Lucas has been hands-off with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" despite serving as a creative consultant on the sequel, leaving many to believe he...

2014's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Reveals the Political References That George Lucas Worked Into Episodes I - VI

Jim Hill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Chris Taylor points out in his terrific new book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, there has always been a political component to these motion pictures.

If George Lucas Made 'The Force Awakens' Teaser

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment

After the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser trailer was unleashed on Friday, fans got their first, albeit very small, taste of director J.J. Abram...

First Lady Michelle Obama Praises Chicago DJ Doug Banks

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's not easy being #1 in the radio ratings in a town like Chicago. Especially when competing against some 60 other stations.

Just Desserts in the Valley of the Green Giants

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Cherry Cake, Wayne Thiebaud's sweet little painterly depiction of a pastry chef's delicious art-to-eat masterpiece, is sumptuously layered with inventive ingredients, and a tempting gastronomical persona that could be served as the perfect metaphorical pick-me-up connection to the newly established Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco.

SFMOMA Treasures Apple's Jony Ive

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 01.03.2015 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Tech-obsessed guests at SFMOMA's Modern Art Council dinner were paying attention -- they even looked up from their iPhones to see Jonathan 'Jony' Ive receive the Bay Area Treasure Award.