To my eyes George Lucas is the one individual who can be credited with creating the playground in which we Star Wars fans continue to congregate nearly 40 years later. He is the person who synthesised millennium of story-telling, myth and religion. He created a joyous world of escapism at a time of bleak post-Modern film making. To me he created a modern mythology from his own mind that provided for America what the Greek and Roman myths did for those societies. He should be revered as a creative genius and as someone who developed groundbreaking storytelling by harnessing the skills of his colleagues in design, art, music and storytelling.