Saturday, May 29, 2010

"21-87" and "Look at Life"

From the National Film Board of Canada: "This short film from Arthur Lipsett is an abstract succession of unrelated views of the passing crowd. A commentary on a machine-dominated society, it is often cited as an influence on George Lucas's Star Wars and his conceptualization of "The Force."

As we explore the possibilities of storytelling, it is important to look backward and also explore the influences on contemporary storytellers. One of George Lucas' biggest influences before and during his time as a film student was Arthur Lipsett's "21-87" as seen in his first student film "Look at Life."

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