Hey guys! I've been trying to start up some OT plot development analysis at the TFN forums, but it's becoming clear that very few people are interested. So I thought I'd try starting up a discussion here.
There's way too much text to port over so I'll just leave these links here:
TSHOSW: Leigh Brackett and Lucas' filmic style for SW
Discussion of the Leigh Brackett script and the development of the Emperor as a character. (Apparently there was an idea where he was going to be in a giant tank like the Guild Navigators from Dune...)
ANH Pre-Production Art (McQuarrie/Mollo/Tavoularis)
Analysis of Ralph McQuarrie's art plus that of John Mollo, costume designer on ANH.
Visual Design of the ANH First Draft
Some attempts to visualize the very first draft script of ANH.
Let me know if you guys like these discussions at all or want to see more of this sort of analysis...