George Lucas and the history of movie blockbusters

alexbenblock-mug.jpgL.A. journalist Alex Ben Block was the lead editor on the the new book, "George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies." Block, now at the Hollywood Reporter, will be talking about blockbusters with USA Today film writer Scott Bowles tonight at 7 p.m. at the Los Angeles Press Club. Lucas was on NPR's "Fresh Air" talking about the book recently and popped some interesting conclusions, including that going to the movies today costs — on a national average and in adjusted dollars — the same as in the 1920s. And, of course, that "Gone With the Wind" remains the biggest box office movie of all time.

And a blog: Insights and lists from the book.

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