THX 1138 script
THX 1138 (1971)
Synopsis: In the future, mankind lives in vast underground cities and free will is outlawed by means of mandatory medication that controls human emotion. But when THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) and LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) stop taking their meds, they wake up to the bleak reality of their own existence and fall in love with each other in the process. But love is also illegal in this Orwellian dystopia, and the act of making love has made both of them outlaws on the run from an army of robotic police.

THX looks over to her, but does not respond. LUH reaches

for the volume knob, and turns it down, one of the policemen

disappears.

LUH:

I started your dinner for you.

It's probably ready by now.

THX:

I'm not hungry.

LUH:

Well it's fixed, so you'll have to

eat it.

LUH becomes angry.

LUH:

No, your going to eat it, or it

will go to waste.

THX:

What's the matter with you?

LUH turns back to watching the policemen. THX sits quietly,

and after a few moments, he gets up and leaves the room.

LUH immediately flips the switch on the arm of the chair.

An intense flash of light fills the room and gives way to

a naked negro female mannequin, with no genitals, dancing

exotically to driving, sensual afro-electronic music. She

flips the switch again, and the flash fades into a

newscaster comfortably seated in a chair directly across

from her. He is dressed in white, and his head is closely

shaven; as are all of the people in this society.

NEWSCASTER:

....in the constant striving for

perfection in the AIA.PB848's which

have been built this year. Five

felons have been caught fleeing

rehabilitation center dd2. All

five have been undergoing treatment

for drug offenses, two of the felons

were products of the sex act, the

other three....

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George Lucas

George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver. However, a terrible car accident just after his high school graduation ended that dream permanently. The accident changed his views on life. He decided to attend Modesto Junior College before enrolling in the University of Southern California film school. As a film student, he made several short films including THX-1138: 4EB (Electronic Labyinth) which won first prize at the 1967-68 National Student Film Festival. In 1967, he was awarded a scholarship by Warner Brothers to observe the making of Finian's Rainbow (1968) which was being directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas and Coppola became good friends and formed American Zoetrope in 1969. The company's first project was Lucas' full-length version of THX 1138 (1971). In 1971, Coppola went into production for The Godfather (1972), and Lucas formed his own company, Lucasfilm Ltd. In 1973, he wrote and directed the semiautobiographical American Graffiti (1973) which won the Golden Globe and garnered five Academy Award nominations. This gave him the clout he needed for his next daring venture. From 1973 to 1974, he began writing the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He was inspired to make this movie from Flash Gordon and the Planet of the Apes films. In 1975, he established I.L.M. (Industrial Light and Magic) to produce the visual effects needed for the movie. Another company called Sprocket Systems was established to edit and mix Star Wars and later becomes known as Skywalker Sound. His movie was turned down by several studios until 20th Century Fox gave him a chance. Lucas agreed to forego his directing salary in exchange for 40% of the film's box-office take and all merchandising rights. The movie went on to break all box office records and earned seven Academy Awards. It redefined the term "blockbuster". The rest is history. Lucas made the other Star Wars films and along with Steven Spielberg created the Indiana Jones series which made box office records of their own. From 1980 to 1985, Lucas was busy with the construction of Skywalker Ranch, built to accommodate the creative, technical, and administrative needs of Lucasfilm. Lucas also revolutionized movie theatres with the T.H.X. System which was created to maintain the highest quality standards in motion picture viewing. He went on to make several more movies that have introduced major innovations in film-making technology. He is chairman of the board of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. In 1992, George Lucas was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his life-time achievement. more…

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