George Lucas in 1968, shooting his documentary “Filmmaker: A Diary by George Lucas,” filmed during the production of Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Rain People.”

Lucas was Coppola’s Padawan learner, and he often films Coppola from below, making him loom large in the frame. And he looks happy to be on a film set, rather than, as in 6-18-67, trying to get as far as possible from it. At one point Coppola describes his own deliberations about whether to take paycheck jobs: “The world is filled with guys who said ‘Well, I’m going to make the money and then I’m going to make the personal films.’ And somehow, they never get around to doing it.”

Fantastic footage of Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas on set of The Rain People (and Dustin Hoffman!)



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E. Thompson

I make movies. Sometimes people see them. I have been a martial artist for a very long time. I'm in a personal war with the Oxford comma.

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