The People vs. George Lucas is a 2010 documentary/comedy film which explores the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism pertaining to the Star Wars franchise and its creator, George Lucas. The film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films which were submitted via the film's site.
Interviewees include a variety of figures such as Neil Gaiman, MC Frontalot and Gary Kurtz. Lucas himself appears frequently in archival footage but is never interviewed directly. The film discusses the extent to which the Star Wars franchise is an artistic creation of Lucas and subject to his vision versus a social phenomenon that belongs to the general public of fans and their participatory/remix culture. The film is dedicated to interviewee Jason Nicholl, a blogger at nukethefridge.com who died before the film's release. The film was released on DVD on October 25, 2011.
A sequel, titled The People vs. George Lucas – Episode II, is scheduled for a December 2015 release.
Génial pour certains, démoniaque pour d'autres, George Lucas est sans aucun doute le réalisateur le plus critiqué de l'histoire du cinéma. Pourquoi tant de fans de Star Wars lui ont tourné le dos lors des sorties DVD des éditions spéciales? Pourquoi George Lucas est-il autant la cible des bloggers et des critiques? The People vs. George Lucas tentera de répondre à ces questions en analysant l'héritage culturel de l'homme qui est entouré de mystère.