A general rule of Hollywood is not to use your own money on your films.
I won¹t speak to the rest of it.  But one doesn¹t build a business empire by
being profligate.


On 2/29/12 4:34 PM, "carli...@aol.com" <carli...@aol.com> wrote:

> In a message dated 2/29/2012 10:24:05 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> a...@lafilmforum.org writes:
>> George  Lucas was a big admirer of Arthur Lipsett since his days at USC
>> citing him as  an influence  yet when he made millions in 1977 he did not
>> offer one  penny to him. Lipsett died destitute some ten years larter. That
>> is Hollywood  to you.
>  
> Coppola used to say that Lucas was always incredibly cheap. He'd never spend
> his own money on films, nor would he try to use his personal contacts to get
> deals for a production he was involved in, if they ever needed it.
>  
> Schmuck. And his post-75 films look it, too. He's an artistic failure for
> sure. Space operas are his legacy? How sad.
>  
> And btw, whatever happened to that desire of his (a la Vanity Fair) to grow
> again as an artist, to recover some of his old steam from the late 60s?
>  
> Imagine having that much money and then doing nothing with it.
> 
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