Thursday, March 23, 2006
George Lucas: J.R. Ewing to blame for world destabilization
People see shows such as "Dallas," about a wealthy Texas oil family, and decide they want the grand lifestyles portrayed, according to Lucas.
"They say that is what I want to be," Lucas said. "That destabilizes a lot of the world."
While making the point that Hollywood values have negatively impacted global culture (hard to disagree), the "Star Wars" director unwittingly reveals yet another problem with entertainment industry heavyweights such as himself: They think everyone else is stupid.
Most people can separate fiction from reality, George. Not that you'd know, living in your hermetically sealed estate in Northern California with all your action figures.