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THX 1138 (1971)

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THX 1138 is a 1971 science fiction film written and directed by George Lucas, with Walter Murch collaborating on the screenplay. It depicts an Orwellian future, featuring three residents of a dystopia in which a high level of control is exerted upon the populace through ever-present faceless, android police officers and mandatory, regulated use of special drugs to suppress emotion, including sexual desire.

It was the first feature-length film directed by Lucas, and a more developed, feature-length version of his student film Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which he made in 1967, based on a one and a quarter page treatment of an idea by Matthew Robbins, while attending the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. It shares themes with The Machine Stops, Anthem, Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Ira Levin's This Perfect Day; bears a very strong resemblance to Yevgeny Zamyatin's We; and was inspired in part by the short film 21-87. The film was produced in a joint-venture between Warner Brothers and Francis Ford Coppola's then-new production company, American Zoetrope.

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