Friday, November 12, 2010


Kudos to Neighbor Leslie, who's in the news today for completing her latest documentary, Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible, a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the special effects company established by George Lucas 35 years ago. Lucas gave Leslie and her team a rare glimpse into the magic behind such movies as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek and Pirates of the Caribbean. Narrated by Tom Cruise, the documentary is chock full of rare footage and interviews with the likes of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ron Howard and J.J. Abrams. I attended a screening and panel discussion at the USC film school last week and it was standing room only. Leslie has shied away from my Spycam ever since the day last year when I took a candid, somewhat suggestive photo of her eating a banana, but you can catch a glimpse of her with George Lucas in this article from cnet. The documentary airs tonight at 9:00 on Encore and will be repeated throughout the weekend.

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