George Lucas was so busy doing Star Wars duties he actually didn't remember his film had opened!

Dec 30, 2014
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George Lucas was so involved with production duties for the international versions of Star Wars that he forgot that his film had actually been released on the day it was! He's how he described that day which pretty much changed the movie business forever.

"I was mixing sound on foreign versions of the film the day it opened here. I had been working so hard that, truthfully, I forgot the film was being released that day.

My wife was mixing New York, New York at night at the same place we were mixing during the day, so at 6:00 she came in for the night shift just as I was leaving on the day shift. So we ran off across the street from the Chinese Theatre and there was a huge line around the block.

I said, 'What's that?' I had forgotten completely, and I really couldn't believe it."

That's pretty crazy really. How one can forget that the movie one has spent the last 4 - 5 years making is being released in theaters that day? It perhaps does give some insight into how the man works - all work and no play!

Source: The Secret History of Star Wars

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