Thursday, September 14, 2023

The George Lucas Eggsperience

A long time ago, in a country far, far away... specifically in 1987 and '88, George Lucas did six ads for Panasonic, shown on Japanese television. Sure, he had plenty of money from the first three Star Wars movies and the first two Indiana Jones movies, but was also dealing with Howard the Duck and didn't know how long his charmed film career would last.  Neil Cicierega used those six ads and some extra Star Wars-related material to construct a surreal, hallucinogenic trip back in time and space. Levitate an egg, learn to load a VHS tape, and ponder the importance of the color red in this video. Meet Lucas' favorite droid, Sparky, but don't tell R2D2 or C3PO. If you want to see the original ads, there's a source list at the YouTube page. (via Metafilter)

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