George Lucas: ‘I’m Retiring’

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Legendary filmmaker George Lucas is retiring from the business — of making blockbusters, that is. In a new profile with the New York Times, Lucas announced, “I’m retiring. I’m moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff.”

He’ll instead focus on experimental, personal films — the kinds of projects that will be screened in art houses. That means no more “Star Wars” projects, with the franchise’s legion of fanboys sending him script notes. “Why would I make any more,” he questions, “when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terribly person you are?”

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