Bald: The Making of THX 1138

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Bald: The Making of THX 1138 is a short film directed by George Lucas and released in 1971 to promote his first feature-length film, THX 1138, released the same year. The film features a conversation between Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, producer of THX 1138. They discuss Lucas' vision for the film, including his ideas about science fiction in general and in particular his concept of the "used future" which would famously feature in his film Star Wars. Intercut with this discussion is footage shot prior to the start of production of THX 1138 showing several of its actors having their heads shaved, a requirement for appearing in the film. In several cases the actors are shown being shaved in a public location. For example, Maggie McOmie is shaved outside the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, while Robert Duvall watches a sporting event as his hair is cut off. Another actor is shown shearing his own locks in a bathtub.

The film is included as a bonus feature on the DVD release of the remastered version of THX 1138.

1971 | 8 min | 6.2/10
Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Walter Murch, Claudette Bessing
George Lucas
Bald: The Making of THX 1138
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Also starring Francis Ford Coppola