Movies: A Look Back in Wonder

After nearly three decades, George Lucas has finished his culture-changing saga of a fallen father and the son who redeems him. The director seems as surprised as anyone at what he has done. He sat down with TIME's Richard Schickel, who has known him since shortly after the original Star Wars came out in 1977, to talk about how he works, his fear of failure and the sort of movies he really wants to make.

TIME Now that you've finished the entire saga, what do you feel? Sad? Glad? Half mad?

LUCAS Well, I'm still stunned at this point. Yesterday was...

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