It is said that behind every great man there’s a great woman. Not taking away from his first wife, who was instrumental in his first three Star Wars films, but Melody Davis (Lucas) is a successful woman in her own right. But this isn’t about her, this is about George Lucas; the man, the legend.
George Lucas created an epic story of good versus evil, power, tragedy and made it cross two different generations. He created iconic characters that we all know and still talk about today. You cannot go somewhere without anyone at least acknowledging the existence of Yoda. But did you know that he was the directing/producing force behind Red Tails.
Red Tails was a group of African American pilots during WWII. Of course they were given their props, and truth be told, I hadn’t heard of them until the movie came out. These men were remarkable and won, as most of our troops did, battles that ensured wins for the “allies.:
George Lucas defied “the powers that be.: At a time when no white producers wanted to touch a story as “delicate” as this and when people wanted to blackball him for doing the movie, he stuck to his gun. So we, salute Lucas for Black History Month.
And I still watch A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade and Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.