almost 2 years
Somehow dragged on, despite being < 90 minutes. Cool aesthetic, mise-en-scène. Orwellian.
over 3 years
I had no idea George Lucas could get this surreal. A little to slow to re-watch.
over 4 years
Back when George Lucas knew how to make films...
over 6 years
As a lover of intelligent sci-fi this is a much watch film.
almost 7 years
Atmospheric, dystopian, astoundingly detailed... and painfully slow.
Contains too much 1984 and Brave New World to be called "original."
artistic, attentive to detail, both action and film noir at times - lucas really did this?
Superb dystopian vision.. George hasn't ever come close to this standard since
George Lucas' first movie. Very good story and re-done digitally with some CGI effects.
The only quality movie mr. george lucas made
over 7 years
Beautiful visuals and sound, great characters, slow plot. Haunting though.
THX 1138 is a 1971 science fiction film directed by George Lucas in his directorial debut. The film is based on a screenplay by Lucas and Walter Murch. It stars Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasence and depicts a dystopian future in which the populace is controlled through android police officers and mandatory use of drugs that suppress emotion, including sexual desire.
THX 1138 was the first feature-length film directed by Lucas, developed from his 1967 student film Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which he made in 1967 while attending the University of Southern California. This short film was itself based on a one and a quarter page treatment of an idea by Matthew Robbins. The feature film was produced in a joint venture between Warner Brothers and Francis Ford Coppola's new production company, American Zoetrope. A novelization by Ben Bova was published in 1971.
In a city of the future, sexual intercourse is outlawed and use of mind-altering drugs is mandatory. Narcotics are...