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George Lucas is miffed; says he’s quitting movies

Thursday, January 19, 2012

imageStar Wars director and Marin denizen George Lucas put up the money behind the soon-to-be-released “Red Tails,” the World War II biopic about the Tuskegee Airmen. And he’s apparently so upset that major studios snubbed the film he’s threatening to retire from film-making. Here’s an excerpt from the NYT’s Bryan Curtis:

Lucas, who is 67 and still in possession of the full pompadour, told me his story of rejection on a cold December morning at Skywalker Ranch, in Marin County, Calif. He was sitting on a maroon sofa in the animation studios, wearing his standard billionaire-casual outfit — a flannel shirt with rolled-up sleeves, jeans and Nikes — while Padmé Amidala, the heroine of the “Star Wars” prequels, peeked down from two paintings arranged on either side of his head.

“I’m retiring,” Lucas said. “I’m moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff.”

Noted: Curtis says Lucas ”was careful to leave himself an out clause for a fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ film.”

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