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The Emperor (1967)

| Documentary, Short
Comments on the background and popularity of disc jockey "Emperor" Bob Hudson, who bases his shows on the idea that radio is a fantasy.

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George Lucas
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Credited cast:
Kathi Carmack Kathi Carmack ... Girls
Randy Day Randy Day ... Girls
Camille Franck Camille Franck ... Girls
Frankie Godfrey Frankie Godfrey ... Girls
Bruce Green
Bob Hudson Bob Hudson ... Self
Ivan Kruglak Ivan Kruglak
John Milius
Walter Murch
Gary Rockland Gary Rockland
John Strawbridge John Strawbridge
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Comments on the background and popularity of disc jockey "Emperor" Bob Hudson, who bases his shows on the idea that radio is a fantasy.

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The Emperor review
7 May 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Short documentary directed by George Lucas about '60s DJ "Emperor" Bob Hudson, who was something of a big noise on the US radio back in the day. It was directed by George Lucas when he was a student, and young Master Lucas proves himself rather adept at making very little stretch a long way as we learn a lot about the Emperor's style but very little about the man himself. Shots of Hudson at work alternate with rather arty shots of 60s US street culture to surprisingly good effect, and Lucas's film has an energy that its portly subject lacks.


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