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Eli’s DT 4-1-1: Week of 10/26/15


USC News Diversity Delay: The USG Senate met Tuesday to vote on the campus climate resolution presented a week ago. The meeting didn’t quite go as planned. Large crowds packed into the small room to watch the discussion heat up among the USG leaders. The plan has become a big issue for student assemblies all […]

George Lucas pledges funds for diversity in entertainment


In an effort to increase the number of minority storytellers in the entertainment industry, USC announced yesterday that the George Lucas Family Foundation will apportion $10 million from a previous donation to fund the education and recruitment of black and Hispanic students. “This gift will nurture the next generation of artists, supporting scholarships that enhance […]

Star Wars needs an Expanded Universe


“I felt a great disturbance in the Force,” a shaken Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness) tells Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) during a pivotal scene in George Lucas’ original Star Wars. “As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.” The wizened old Jedi was responding to the psychic aftershocks of […]

Milius exposes legend and man


Milius, shot by directors Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson, is one of the few documentaries with an ending that must not be spoiled. While other nonfiction films have no room for a climactic twist, this documentary, a look into the life of writer-director John Milius, surprises until the end and stirs emotion throughout its second […]

Disney buyout should benefit Star Wars films


This week unquestionably saw the biggest entertainment news of the year with the announcement that Disney bought Lucasfilm for the blockbuster-worthy sum of $4.05 billion. The deal has plenty of long-lasting, far-reaching implications, but the vast majority of them have to do with one simple fact: From this day forward, the Mouse owns Star Wars. […]