How dare you besmirch Lucas, he dreamed up STAR (WARS)!!!
And Robt Duvall is really great, not to mention Donald Pleasence...
In the cathartic role that led to...Halloween!!!!!!!!AUUUUGH!
Speaking of halloween, This film is more (to this animal) a realistic prediction of the possible future than 1984 (Orwell).
Children are being put on drugs at an alarming rate in this country.
I think if nothing else, Lucas made a surprisingly astute prediction of
an anti-utopia, that is in place right now.
Just because reality is more boring than contrived 2 hour plot lines
does not detract from the real underlying meaning of the film;
All is subjective.