Zuhause auf der Skywalker Ranch
/Film hat einen schönen Artikel zu George Lucas Skywalker Ranch, hier die Highlights des Hauses. Wenn die Filmfreunde Ende des Jahres irgendwann die Weltherrschaft übernommen haben (weil: schön und reich sind wir ja sowieso schon), werde ich George Lucas da rausschmeißen, ihm für Clone Wars auf die Finger hauen und einziehen.
- Besides all of the work buildings, Lucas also constructed an observatory on-site to house a large telescope sent to him by a Star Wars fan.
- In additon to the working building, there’s also a motel, four restaurants, a day-care center, and fitness center on the property.
- In case you were wondering, there’s a free continental breakfast provided daily. Although I imagine if you can afford to book Skywalker Ranch, you’re not worried about the price of a muffin and a glass of juice.
- The Ranch also has its own fire department, whose trucks are emblazoned with the word “Skywalker” on the sides. They often help with fires in the Marin County area.
- Lucas went to great length to make sure that it’s difficult to see the buildings from the main road, and has also hidden most of the parking structures underground.
- As you’d expect, Lucas has an on-site security team with extensive surveillance over the entire property. Supposedly he’s extremely terrified of being kidnapped. Probably more so after the invention of Jar Jar Binks.
- The Ranch has it’s own screening room, a 300 seat state-of-the-art theater called “The Stag.” It’s one of the most sophisticated theaters in the world.
- One of the coolest places on the ranch is the Skywalker Library, which is a two-story research center that provides archives and research to filmmakers.
- Lucas’ inner sanctum at the Ranch, located in the main Victorian-style building, houses artifacts like the original lightsabers from Star Wars, Indy’s battered and dusty fedora from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and… Howard the Duck’s electric guitar.
- Currently, the Ranch sits on almost 5,000 acres, most of which is undeveloped.