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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

I Remember MaMa.. (and George)

Today is Mother's Day.. so to any of you out there who are Mother's, or even planning to be Mother's.. Happy Mother's Day!!

I am posting some photo's of my mother today although she is no longer with me, but today was always a day she relished the fact that she had a son and a daughter.

Like anyone out there that has lost their mother, she's gone but never, ever forgotten. So, here's to you Ma, they made this day just for you!

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(and George)

It just so happens that May 14th is also the Birthday of someone I admire a who-o-o-o-le lot! And that would be the same man that changed Film Making .. his name? Why that would be George Lucas!! (pardon me while I wipe my chin from the drool, heh)

Boy howdy, but I could talk about this man all day long and not get tired lol.. I was also fortunate enough to once see him in person at the Directors Guild in Hollywood, when he and the cast for The Young Indiana Jones television series appeared to discuss film making and directing (naturally).

As I sat in my second row seat with a girlfriend, I leaned over and warned her to get the drool bucket ready for George's appearance..sigh. But I have to say he was so darn fascinating I forgot to drool! What an amazing man to listen to!! You could actually see that his mind was moving faster then his mouth, and ocasionally he stammered trying to get it out as fast as he could. I sat in complete entrancement. (is that a word?)

So, I would just like to take the time to wish George a Happy Birthday (like he reads my journal right? lol) and to let any of you who follow his career to know, he's still keeping busy!! (Far be it for him to retire!! thankgoodness!!!)

Since the release of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of theSith (2005), George has morepokers in the fire then a cattlehand does when it's branding time!

Here's what he has in store for us:

"Untitled Clone Wars TV Series" (2007) TV Series (announced) (characters and universe)

"Untitled Star Wars TV Series" (2007) TV Series (announced) (characters and universe)

Indiana Jones 4 (2007) (pre-production) (characters)

Yeeehaaaw!!! Indiana Jones is finally on some sort of schedule!! (oh yeah, oh yeah.. happy camper here!) .. here's what's definate as we speak:

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
David Koepp screenplay
George Lucas characters
Jeff Nathanson story

Cast (in credits order) Harrison Ford .... Indiana Jones

Produced by George Lucas .... executive producer
Frank Marshall .... producer

Original Music by John Williams

Oh yeah! Oh, yeah!.. got ants in m'pants now! uhhuh! uhhuh! I hope he gets John Rhys Davies in this one too! Heart be still!.. I do love Harrison Ford as Indy and John Rhys Davies as his friend Sallah!!.. good team! yep! yep!

Mini biography (taken from IMDb) Birth name George Walton Lucas Jr.

George Lucas was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teens he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag car racing. He planned to become a professional racecar driver. However a terrible car accident just after his high school graduation ended that dream permanently. The accident changed his views on life. He decided to attend Modesto Junior College before enrolling in the University of Southern California film school. As a film student he made several short films including THX-1138: 4EB (Electronic Labyinth) which won first prize at the 1967-68 National Student Film Festival. In 1967 he was awarded a scholarship by Warner Brothers to observe the making of Finian's Rainbow (1968) which was being directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas and Coppola became good friends and formed a company called American Zoetrope in 1969. The company's first project was Lucas' full-length version of THX 1138 (1971). In 1971, Coppola went into production for The Godfather (1972), and Lucas formed his own company, Lucasfilm Ltd. In 1973 he wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical American Graffiti (1973) which won the Golden Globe and garnered five Academy Award nominations. This gave him the clout he needed for his next daring venture. From 1973 to 1974 he began writing the screenplay for Star Wars (1977). He was inspired to make this movie from Flash Gordon and the Planet of the Apes films. In 1975 he established ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) to produce the visual effects needed for the movie. Another company called Sprocket Systems was established to edit and mix Star Wars and later becomes known as Skywalker Sound. His movie was turned down by several studios until Twentieth Century Fox gave him a chance. Lucas agreed to forgo his directing salary in exchange for 40% of the film's box-office take and all merchandising rights. The movie went on to break all box office records and earned seven Academy Awards. It redefined the term "blockbuster". The rest is history. Lucas made the other Star Wars films and along with 'Steven Spielberg' created the Indiana Jones series which made box office records of their own. From 1980 to 1985 Lucas was busy with the construction of Skywalker Ranch, built to accommodate the creative, technical, and administrative needs of Lucasfilm. Lucas also revloutionized movie theaters with the THX System which was created to maintain the highest quality standards in motion picture viewing. He went on to make several more movies that have created major breakthroughs in film making. He is chairman of the board of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. In 1992 George Lucas was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his lifetime achievement.

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