George Lucas’ Request to Today’s Filmmakers: ‘Don’t Forget the Basics’

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“The reason this is happening is because I’m pursuing my own agenda about the school and what I think it should teach,” said George Lucas, who endowed three new chairs in a dedication at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Thursday. The audience laughed, but he drove his point home.

“Don’t forget the basics. Don’t get enamored with new technology, because it’s not new. Just ...

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