So true. In addition, he can probably be seen as a shadow director of Empire Strikes Back and ROTJ.
This guy has made two Masterpieces(Star Wars: A New Hope, American Graffiti) two very solid films(revenge of the Sith, THX 1138) he has revolutionized the way movies are edited, the way they are filmed, the way they are color graded and by the way he is the one who discovered John Lasseter( who is basically the Walt Disney of Digital Animation) and yet everyone just chooses to ignore all the good that he has done and hates him for a number of mistakes he has made
I'd really like to see links/more attention to some of his experimental short/student films, pre THX-- "Herbie," "1:42:08," "The Emperor," "Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town," and possibly even the doc he did of Coppola, "Filmmaker." As it is, "Freiheit" is one of his only films from this period that has made it online-- to YouTube, etc-- which is a real shame... it's nice to see the kind of stuff he was doing before he turned to the popcorn flicks like "Graffiti" and "Star Wars"!! (not that there's anything wrong with those, but still; I always refer his detractors to "THX," which is still one of my favorites...)
I love Star Wars (the origianl trilogy!) and Indy (the first 3), but I would really appreciate if you could stop ruining some of the most beloved franchises out there just to squeeze out some more money! Don't you have enough money yet? You're a freaking millionaire! I mean, come on! Jar Jar Binks?! What was that all about?! And pitting aliens against Indiana Jones? The fact that you gave Indy a son is not so disturbing in itself, but played by that weirdo from Transformers?! Really?! You were a great film director and producer, but you seem to have lost something on the way to stardom and endless money...
An inconsistency that is bugging me: some of the Star Wars films are listed with the full episode title, and some are not. I would prefer it if each films' primary title was simply the name of the episode, and then the secondary title could read "Star Wars Episode..." Actually, perhaps it would best to name the films as they were advertised at their respective times. The originals weren't billed as "Episode IV, Episode V, Episode VI," just "Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi." However the prequels were famously "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace..." and so on. Something to keep in mind.