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Lucas' Influence On The NeverEnding Story

Posted By TFN on March 15, 2010

Brian Jacks from the MTV Movies Blog sends us this heads-up on an article that mentions how our own George Lucas offered some editing advice to Steven Spielberg during the production of The NeverEnding Story for its release here in America back in 1984.

According to the article, Lucas recommended to "make it a little faster, and make it a little snappier”, which apparently Spielberg agreed with. The relevant portion of the article can be found below, and then click HERE for the full read.

"Spielberg credited his editing technique to a certain bearded collaborator. “He said he really learned it from George Lucas because Lucas was always good in pacing, to make it a little faster, and make it a little snappier,” Petersen said. “That’s sort of the school he went through with Lucas.

“He said it’s always good [to show] someone else that you trust and have a good professional way of handling things, whereas you don’t see it anymore [because] you were so involved. So just show it to a friend. And that’s what we did.”



Thanks Brian!


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