by Sandi Berg
As excitement continues to build over the new trilogy in the Star Wars franchise, the man who created it – George Lucas – is going to take Turner Classic Movies (TCM) viewers on a ride through some of the movies that have sparked his imagination and inspired his career.
Lucas will talk extensively about his fantasy favorites in the one-hour special TCM Presents A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema, the latest in the network’s ongoing series of genre documentaries
The show will kick off a 24-hour salute this evening to fantasy movies, with such memorable films as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Thief of Bagdad (1940), The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958). A complete schedule is included below. Each of these films represents the power of cinema to transport us into a world of dreams.