George Lucas (or the artist that loses his vision for his art) (Not a Star Wars thread)
There's a great clip of Lucas back in the day, saying how he never wanted his special effects to overwhelm and take center stage to his story. Jump 25+ years later and that's precisely what he does. He's also said how he thought ESB was the worst of his films. There's plenty more, where he seems to have lost the idea of what audiences love and connected with.
Can anyone else think of anyone, not necessarily an artist-type peoples, that just completely lost track of their work like this? Not something where they turned out to be a hypocrite or whatnot, but where they genuinely misinterpreted their own work.
I read a little piece the other day suggesting that Camus, later in life, may have misread or not fully understood his own The Stranger.
That's just become such a curious topic for me, that someone could create something and not fully realize what they created.