In 1967 George Lucas made a short sci-fi film at USC film school called Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. This short film allowed him to make the feature film version THX: 1138 four years later, which pretty much launched his career and led him on the path to creating Star Wars. I’ve never seen this short before and it’s pretty awesome! It’s not hard to see why people saw potential in Lucas.
The short film is being presented by Dust and it will only be available to watch for a limited time, so catch it while you can. It will be removed from the internet in three days.
While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth. “Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB” by Star Wars creator George Lucas was the student film that helped launch his film career. Dust is proud to present it to you as part of USC Student Week.
This film is quite a fun, unique, and trippy experience. It will give you a peek inside the mind of George Lucas when he was only 23 years old, and make you wish that he would go back to making crazy cool experimental films. He said that’s would he would be doing after he sold Lucasfilm, but he also said he would never release them, which is a shame.
Watch the short film and tell us what you think!