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Encyclopedia > Gary Kurtz

Gary Kurtz (born July 27, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) was the producer on Star Wars and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. There have been assertions that the alleged decline in subsequent Star Wars movies was due to his absence. July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles, ) also known simply as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ...

Kurtz claimed that he and George Lucas clashed over how to progress the Star Wars series. Kurtz recalled after Raiders of the Lost Ark Lucas became convinced that audiences no longer cared about the story; they were simply there for thrills and entertainment. He went on to produce The Dark Crystal and Return to Oz after departing from Star Wars. George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a film released by Paramount Pictures in 1981. ... Cover art from the 2004 Region 2 DVD. The Dark Crystal is a 1982 fantasy film by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. ... The 1985 film Return to Oz is a motion picture arguably created as an unofficial sequel to The Wizard of Oz. ...

In interviews Kurtz has expressed his dissatisfaction with Episodes VI and I. His opinion of Episodes II and III is currently unknown. Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ...

Kurtz and Lucas also collaborated on American Graffiti. American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ...

External links

  • Gary Kurtz on the IMDB
  • Article on Kurtz's selling of Star Wars props
  • Extensive inteview with Kurtz on his career

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