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Caryn James

The Republican Convention: Colbert and Stewart On Star Wars, Rain Man and Reince Priebus

  • By Caryn James
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  • August 30, 2012 11:23 AM
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Each night during the Republican Convention, The Colbert Report has started with an intro that parodies Star Wars, as words scroll into space to introduce the coverage from Tampa: America Strikes Back. Last night’s legend included this:

Watch Cranky George Lucas On The Daily Show

  • By Caryn James
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  • January 10, 2012 12:57 PM
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George Lucas had some cranky – but not wrong – things to say about the difficulties of mainstream distribution on The Daily Show last night. He showed up to promote Red Tails, a film about black fliers during World War II that he produced and financed and, he says, had been trying unsuccessfully to get studios interested in for years. Stewart, speaking for most of us, was kind of incredulous – George Lucas can’t get something out there?  - but Lucas, with some wit yet still in cranky-geezer mode, is worth hearing.  

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