Look At Life
is a short student film by George Lucas
, produced for a course in animation
while Lucas was a film student at USC Film School
. The film's running time of exactly one minute was required by the course. This was the first film made by George Lucas.A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope
feature on DVD release of THX 1138
The film is a montage of various iconic photographs focusing mostly on common themes from youth culture in the 1960s, with a frenetic percussion soundtrack. The imagery includes photographs of Martin Luther King Jr.
, Nikita Khrushchev
, American race riots, the Ku Klux Klan
, Buddhist monks, and bodies of dead soldiers. The only narration in the film is a man's voice yelling the text of Proverbs 10:12, "Hate stirreth up strife, while love covereth all sins." The film ends with written text: "ANYONE FOR SURVIVAL", followed by "End" and "?".
The film is included in the documentary A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope
, which was released on the DVD edition of Lucas's first feature film, THX 1138