George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie franchises, has been known to roll back or push down his own art form.
Although not known for granting in-depth interviews, certainly decades ago, in 1981 the millionaire filmmaker gave an exclusive question and answer session to Starlog magazine's founder, Kerry O'Quinn. Some interesting bits came from the mouth of the man who earned his fortune making big pictures. It was not the first time Lucas expressed this loaded opinion, it's just that he gave it this time around to a publication targeted at the fans of science fiction films and television:
"I don't want to upset your readers too much, but Star Wars is just a movie . . . The people who are saying 'it's nothing, it's just junk food for the mind' are reacting to the people saying 'this is the greatest thing since popcorn!' Both of them are wrong. It's just a movie. You watch it and you enjoy it....like a sunset. You don't have to worry about the significance. You just say 'hey, that was great'."