Marcia Lucas wins Oscar for editing 1977’s ‘A New Hope’
Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning editor of the original”star wars, “Disney was not very happy with the sequel trilogy. She said the producer Kathleen Kennedy And director JJ Abrams “didn’t understand it” and “the stories are terrifying” in an interview for J.W. Ringler’s book “Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life” that examines the prolific producer’s life, including his time on “Star Wars.” Is. Voting.
“I like Kathleen. I always liked her. She was full of beans. She was really smart and really bright. A really wonderful woman. And I liked her husband, Frank. I loved him.” Now that she’s running Lucasfilm and making movies, it seems to me that Kathy Kennedy and JJ Abrams have no idea about Star Wars. They just don’t understand. And JJ Abrams writes these stories When I saw the movie where they kill Han Solo, I was furious. When they killed Han Solo I was furious. Absolutely, positively there was no rhyme or reason to it. I thought ‘You don’t get the Jedi story. You don’t get the magic of ‘Star Wars. You’re getting rid of Han Solo?’” Lucas says in the book.
She worked as an editor on “Star Wars,” for which she won an Oscar for film editing in 1977, and “Return of the Jedi,” and she was an uncredited editor on “The Empire Strikes Back.” Lucas was credited with editing the thrilling Battle of Yavin and Death Star assault sequences in the first film of the trilogy. His other editing credits include “Taxi Driver”, for which he received BAFTA approval, “American Graffiti”, which earned him an Oscar nomination, “Alice Don’t Live Here Anymore”, and “New York, New York.” She was also married to “Star Wars” producer George Lucas from 1969–1983.
After working on the original trilogy, he criticized Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa and the death of Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, in the Disney sequel.
“They have Luke shattered. They killed Han Solo. They killed Luke Skywalker. And they don’t have Princess Leia anymore. And they’re spitting out movies every year. And they think of a woman’s audience. So now his main character is this woman who has Jedi powers, but we don’t know how she got Jedi powers, or who she is. It sucks. The stories are terrible. Just awful. Terrible. You can quote me – ‘JJ Abrams, Kathy Kennedy – talk to me,’” Lucas says in the book.
Read an excerpt from “Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life,” available to purchase now.