May 14 is the birthday of one of America’s greatest filmmakers. But long before Lucas became obsessed with filmmaking, he wanted to be a race car driver, and he spent most of his high school years street racing and hanging out at garages. But after he was nearly killed in a racing wreck in 1962 he lost interest in the sport and switched his focus to …. Anthropology, Sociology and Archaeology. That early passion played a huge part in his later creation of one of the most successful of all of his film endeavors and characters, Indiana Jones.
“Writing a good story,” Lucas said, “is simply the process of creating good characters and putting them into a good plot.”
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