George Lucas

George Lucas’ First Film Project ‘Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138’ Gets Digital Release


From The Wrap:

“Fifty years ago in a galaxy not so far away, a USC film student named George Lucas made a sci-fi short film for his university project called “Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB,” which launched a film career unlike any other.

Now, as the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” draws near, “Electronic Labyrinth” will get its digital premiere on the Facebook channel Dust.

Gunpowder & Sky’s burgeoning sci-fi brand Dust, which features sci-fi shorts from up and coming filmmakers, will release a new short every day from the USC School of Cinematic Arts leading up to Dec. 11, when “Electronic Labyrinth” makes its premiere.

The 1967 film follows a man named THX 1138 4EB, who attempts to escape a dystopian civilization while being pursued by the authorities. The short won the top prize at the National Student Film Festival, where a young Steven Spielberg was in attendance and was amazed by the film. Four years later, the short became the basis for Lucas’ feature-length debut “THX 1138,” starring Donald Pleasence and Robert Duvall. […]”

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