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'Laddie' Trailer: Meet The Man Who Made 'Star Wars' Possible

'Laddie' Trailer: Meet The Man Who Made 'Star Wars' Possible
From Slashfilm - December 16, 2017

George Lucaswill forever be the father of Star Wars, but you might have never heard of theguy who actually gave Lucas thefreedom to actually executehiswild vision and ultimately change the world.That mansname is Alan Ladd, Jr.better known asLaddie to his friendsand now a new documentary dives intoLadds storied career as an agent, producer, executive, and studio head, where heworked on movies ranging from Blade RunnertoYoung Frankenstein.Check out the Laddie trailer below.

Laddie trailer

As you can see,this isnt just a paint-by-numbers depiction of an unsung Hollywood maestro: theres a personal aspect to this movie, since ithails from Ladds daughter, filmmaker Amanda Ladd-Jones. And theres a bit of star power involved here too: she sat down with people like Ridley Scott, Morgan Freeman, and Sigourney Weaver to talk about their interactions with her father. (Hat tip to StarWarsUnderworld for pointing us to the trailer.)

Ladd may not have been able topredict the astronomical success of Lucass sci-fi throwback (who possibly could have?),but when he was at Fox, he sawpotential in Lucas where others didnt.Lucas would later say that Ladd invested in me, he did not invest in the movie, and Ladds foresight isultimately the reason fans have spent the past forty years celebrating stories from a galaxy far, far away.

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