Director: Joe Nussbaum
In 1967, George Lucas is trying to write a script to complete his graduation, a story entitled “3XR-259.7”. A story about a young farmer who is struggling with a bad crop of ‘space wheat’; fortunately, George crosses paths with Marion, a young woman with a familiar hairstyle. Marion becomes George’s muse, inspiring the struggling screenwriter to tell stories that are ‘lying in plain sight’.
Even though everyone has seen countless Star War parodies but this one subtly peaks them all, with all the endless references and jokes coming at you from left, right and Yoda. It’s amazing how many gags the director manged to put in under 8 minutes of run-time. It’ll be criminal to reveal any of them here but to put it simply, you won’t miss many on the first viewing. Film parodies may come and go, but “George Lucas in Love” is a classic.