On This Day … 25 Septmember [2022]

People (Births) Lewis Milestone Aldo Ray Aldo Ray (born Aldo Da Re; 25 September 1926 to 27 March 1991) was an American actor of film and television. He began his career as a contract player for Columbia Studios before achieving stardom through his roles in The Marrying Kind, Pat and Mike (which earned him a… Read More

On This Day … 16 September [2022]

Events People (Deaths) TCN-9 Sydney TCN is the flagship television station of the Nine Network in Australia. The station is currently located at 1 Denison Street, North Sydney. The licence, issued to a company named Television Corporation Ltd headed by Sir Frank Packer, was one of the first four licences (two in Sydney, two in… Read More

On This Day … 24 August [2022]

People (Births) 1934 – Kenny Baker, English actor (d. 2016). People (Deaths) 1940 – Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Polish-German technician and inventor, invented the Nipkow disk (b. 1860). 2014 – Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1923). Kenny Baker Kenneth George Baker (24 August 1934 to 13 August 2016) was an English actor,… Read More

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars (2022): S01E06 – Attack of the Clones/Revenge of the Sith

Introduction Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning film editor and ex-wife of George Lucas, sits down for her first-ever on-camera interview and provides unique insight into the rise of LucasFilm. Refer to the Star Wars Franchise. Outline With The Phantom Menace leaving many fans cold, Lucas was at his lowest with two more films still to be made.… Read More

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars (2022): S01E05 – The Phantom Menace

Introduction Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning film editor and ex-wife of George Lucas, sits down for her first-ever on-camera interview and provides unique insight into the rise of LucasFilm. Refer to the Star Wars Franchise. Outline After more than a decade on ice, Star Wars returned with impossible expectations. Can this new Star Wars trilogy recreate the… Read More

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars (2022): S01E04 – Return of the Jedi

Introduction Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning film editor and ex-wife of George Lucas, sits down for her first-ever on-camera interview and provides unique insight into the rise of LucasFilm. Refer to the Star Wars Franchise. Outline “Star Wars” takes its toll on George Lucas; while his marriage, relationships and physical health were breaking down, expectations were higher… Read More

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars (2022): S01E03 – The Empire Strikes Back

Introduction Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning film editor and ex-wife of George Lucas, sits down for her first-ever on-camera interview and provides unique insight into the rise of LucasFilm. Refer to the Star Wars Franchise. Outline Attempting to break away from the studio system, George Lucas risked it all by self-funding Empire Strikes Back. With Lucas focused… Read More

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars (2022): S01E02 – A New Hope, Part 02

Introduction Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning film editor and ex-wife of George Lucas, sits down for her first-ever on-camera interview and provides unique insight into the rise of LucasFilm. Refer to the Star Wars Franchise. Outline In episode two of Icons Unearthed: Star Wars – After A New Hope’s difficult production, the all-important post-production and special effects… Read More

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars (2022): S01E01 – A New Hope, Part 01

Introduction Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning film editor and ex-wife of George Lucas, sits down for her first-ever on-camera interview and provides unique insight into the rise of LucasFilm. Refer to the Star Wars Franchise. Outline In episode one of the Icons Unearthed: Star Wars six episode series, we examine how Star Wars: Episode IV – A… Read More

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars Documentary Series Overview (2022)

Introduction Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning film editor and ex-wife of George Lucas, sits down for her first-ever on-camera interview and provides unique insight into the rise of LucasFilm. Refer to the Star Wars Franchise. Outline Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning film editor and ex-wife of George Lucas, sits down for her first-ever on-camera interview and provides unique insight… Read More