For some reason, I’m watching The People vs George Lucas. I’m not that big a Star Wars fan. I can tell you for a fact that I am not wearing Star Wars underpants (unlike most of the people in the film.) But the Star Wars fan base fascinates me. So, here I am, watching a film about a film and its relationship to the people who love it.
It’s a film about art, and whether it belongs to the one person who created it, or to the culture that grew up around it, and at what point it makes the transition from one to the other.
Essentially, they’re putting George Lucas on trial for the “new” versions of the film, and more importantly, for making the “old” versions unavailable.
There’s a strangeness to that. The creator of a world, being cast out. Eden in reverse.
And exactly how much tweaking can you do before a work of art becomes a different work of art?
I’m not to the end of it, so if you want to watch along with me, the film is on Crackle, right now. (July 12, 2018) And shout, if you have opinions.