Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town (film)

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Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town[1]
Directed byGeorge Lucas
Written byGeorge Lucas
Paul Golding
Based onAnyone Lived in a Pretty How Town by E. E. Cummings
StarringJohn Strawbridge
Nancy Yates
Lance Larson
CinematographyRick Robertson
Edited byPaul Golding
Music byLynton B. Eckhart
Distributed byUniversity of Southern California
Release date
Running time
6 minutes

Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town (stylized as anyone lived in a pretty [how] town) is a 1967 short film made by George Lucas inspired by E. E. Cummings' poem of the same name.

It was one of two films Lucas made after returning to USC's film school as a graduate in 1967 (the other was The Emperor).[2] The film represented a first for the USC film school by being shot in color and widescreen.[2]

The film was shown out of competition in the Special Screening section at the Short Shorts Film Festival EXPO 2005.[3]


The film focuses on the life cycle of a townspeople, and a photographer who takes pictures of one ignored young couple.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "anyone lived in a pretty (how) town at the USC School of Cinema-Television". University of Southern California. Archived from the original on August 13, 2006. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  2. ^ a b c Pollock, Dale, Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas, Harmony Books, New York, 1983, ISBN 0-517-54677-9.
  3. ^ a b "Short Shorts Film Festival EXPO 2005". Retrieved 2012-09-15.

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