June 2005 -
Lucas vs. Spielberg article
June 15, 2005
quote by Steven Spielberg - "I
gotta be careful because if I tell
you that he might take over directing
Indy IV himself.
And I won't have a job."
- from two days ago got some people
Raven forums arguing about
the relationship between Spielberg
and his best friend, George Lucas.
published an article by Tom shone
on this unique friendship between
Spielberg and Lucas. Here follows
not the first time that George Lucas
and Steven Spielberg have released
movies in the same year, but it
is the first time they've launched
summer blockbusters into each other's
airspace, and so similarly bellicose
of theme—Lucas' Revenge
of the Sith opened on May
18, while Spielberg's War
of the Worlds arrives in
time for July 4.
is a battle that, in terms of the
box office, Spielberg is expected
to lose—Revenge of
the Sith has already taken
in $400 million in just over three
weeks, while War of the
Worlds' top projections
stop short of $300 million. But
the two box-office titans have nonetheless
been busy perfecting their impression
of two pals helping each other out
in the backyard.
article entitled Lucas
vs. Spielberg - The worst best friends
in Hollywood is a must read
for every fan! The article also mentions
their strong co-operation on Raiders
of the Lost Ark.
DreamWorks SKG Fansite
Courage and Stupidity sweepstake
June 7, 2005
partner site, DreamWorks SKG
Fansite, is doing an online
sweepstake of the renowned
film Courage and Stupidity.
Be one of five lucky people to win
the Autographed Copy signed by the
director Darin Beckstead.
& Stupidity is a comedy
inspired by The Making of
Jaws. The film tells the
story of Steven struggling to finish
his feature "Shark Movie"
(Jaws) through the
help of his friend George.
contest closes on July 1st. Winners
will be announced on July 5th at DreamWorks
the official Courage
and Stupidity website where
you can view the trailer of the film
and more great stuff!
Spielberg named best director of all time
June 2, 2005
Magazine has named Steven
Spielberg the greatest movie director
of all time.
director Alfred Hitchcock came second
on the list of all-time greats, for
thrillers like Psycho
and Rear Window.
Martin Scorsese, the director behind
The Aviator and Goodfellas,
is third, followed by Stanley Kubrick.
Talents such as Star Wars
director George Lucas, Charlie Chaplin,
and Tim Burton, did not make the top
20, topped by the E.T.,
and Jaws director.
Sir Ridley Scott, the second Briton
in the list, is in fifth place in
the poll. Big names like Lord
of the Rings director Peter
Jackson and Kill Bill's
Quentin Tarantino, are further down
in seventh and eighth place.
they beat Citizen Kane
director Orson Welles, who comes ninth,
and New Yorker Woody Allen, who is
up the most recent issue of Empire
Magazine for details.
Ben Burtt leaves Lucasfilm for
June 2, 2005
Burtt, the man responsible for the
sound effects editing on all 6 Star
Wars films and the Indiana
Jones trilogy, has
decided to leave Lucasfilm
after almost 30 years and move to
last few years have been frustrating,
so I was at a point of change. But
I had no official plan."
the time had come for a new challenge
and Pixar came
calling. He terms it "the
most attractive" of
his offers. One reason, Burtt chose
Pixar was its Bay
Area location. The filmmaker has
long been a resident of Northern
California not far from Lucas' headquarters
at Skywalker Ranch
in Marin County and its allied operations.
Burtt had no desire to pack up for
significantly, the sound designer
and film editor knew many of the
Pixar folks. He
recalls that many of the
Pixar honchos had been
Lucas employees when it was a small
division of Lucasfilm.
Ben Burtt has won four Oscars
for sound design to date. One for
his work on Indiana Jones
and the Last Crusade and
a Special Achievement Award
during the 1982 Academy Awards for
Raiders of the Lost Ark.
designing the sounds on all the Indiana
Jones films, Ben Burtt has also edited
four chapters of The Young
Indiana Jones Chronicles
and directed Young Indiana
Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen.
over to Syracuse.com
to read the extended news article.