Friday, October 06, 2006

Popcorn Sellers' Future Suddenly Lacks Crunch

George Lucas plans to quit making blockbuster movies.

Too bad he waited till after he unleashed The Phantom Menace on the world.

All right, so Phantom Menace jokes are old and Lucas co-created the Indiana Jones series. Who doesn't enjoy Indiana Jones? Between him and that Other Bearded Wunderkind, they pretty much perfected the Art of The Blockbuster and were it not for them, our summer vacations would be less memorable.

And lest we forget, Lucas also helped produce Kurosawa's Kagemusha.

(Thanks to Arun Verma for mailing me the link to the original story on Variety.)

6 comments:

Alok said...

Hey did you work in TOI in your previous life? How do you find such titles of your blog posts? :))

Alok said...

actually it is very good, very funny, not like TOI at all!

Tabula Rasa said...

... and in some weird cosmic way, "kagemusha" = "phantom menace".

km said...

LOL, Alok, you were beginning to worry me :)) Just kidding.

TR, doggone it, you must have finished your Ovaltine as a kid. Even though Kagemusha = Shadow Warrior, it could be interpreted as Phantom Menace. Very clever.

Alok said...

you know, if I had half the sense of humour as you have, I wouldn't be so lonely ;)

Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Kagemusha Movie Review