5/30/2012

When movies pass each other as the top-grossing movie of all time, there's been a trend on congratulating each other in the paper. In 1997,  when Titanic passed Star Wars as the highest-grossing movie, George Lucas took out a full-page ad in Variety congratulating him. This is that ad (click to enlarge):

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What did you think of the ad?
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10 comments:

Joanne said...

I think it's very very cool. Even though...(now please don't hate me) I am not a big Star Wars fan, But seeing this tribute I think George Lucas is a class act.
Blessings, Joanne

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is great!
I've always liked how Spielberg gives nods to Lucas in his movies with strategically placed Star Wars toys.

Nigel Mitchell said...

No problem, Joanne, we embrace all geeks here. And I agree, it's really classy

Nigel Mitchell said...

I agree, they have an awesome relationship

Melissa Bradley said...

Very cool! Hopefully Jim will be congratulating Joss very soon.

Tony Laplume, Scouring Monk said...

George Lucas will always have my respect, for this and many other things.

spacerguy said...

This darkside relief proves Lucas is a good sport. You've gotta hand it to Cameron.

Nigel Mitchell said...

That would be awesome

Nigel Mitchell said...

Agreed, classy

Nigel Mitchell said...

Pretty cool

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