George Lucas Was Bored By Scripts

My rekindled interest in Star Wars has me reading The Making of Star Wars1, and within just the first few pages, I came across this choice piece:

“When I was in college I took a creative writing class,” Lucas says, “but I really didn’t like it. My real thing was art, drawing, visuals. When I went to USC, my primary interest was camera and editing. That was what I really excelled in, so that was what I really liked. I was bored by scripts, and most of the films I did were abstract visual tone poems or documentaries—those were the things I really loved.”

For some reason, not really sure why, it feels like he was being sincere.

  1. This series of making-of books was recommended by John Siracusa on the Star Wars episode of The Talk Show