Since people really liked the YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy making-ofs, documentaries, promos, etc. thread and have been sharing lots of interesting videos there, I figured it made sense to start a similar thread dedicated to the more generalized Star Wars documentaries out there. F.ex. documentaries or featurettes focused on Star Wars as a pop-culture phenomenon, or bios on the cast and filmmakers, etc.
- When adding a link to a video, please add a title and/or description so that we don’t have to click on it to find out what it is. Any additional info would be appreciated as well, like f.ex. an IMDB page link, article links, or just a simple blurb. You can also add a photo; screenshot, poster, or simply add the YouTube thumbnail (like this). Alternatively, just PM me with the video link and I’ll send you the image link.
- Fan-made videos qualify provided they are of reasonably good quality.
- No reviews or blatant opinion-pieces.
- Mockumentaries qualify if clearly labeled as such.
NOTE: This thread is NOT meant to be for making ofs, BTS footage, etc. If you want to share videos like that please post them on the other thread (linked above). There will of course be BTS stuff included in a lot of these videos, but something like f.ex. “The Making of The Empire Strikes Back” by Michel Parbot should not be shared here.
For a more in-depth list of where to find all Star Wars documentaries, making-ofs, etc. and where to find them there is Rodney-2187’s Guide to Star Wars Documentaries and Special Features thread.
An In-Progress Index…
1 • The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
2 • Star Wars: Star Warriors (2007)
3 • A Galaxy Far Far Away (2001)
4 • George Lucas: Creating an Empire (2002)
5 • George Lucas: Maker of Films (1971)
6 • Harmy’s Star Wars: Despecialized Edition - History & Sources Documentary (Extended Version)
7 • Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (2014)
8 • Toy Empire: The British Force Behind Star Wars Toys (region locked to UK)
9 • Movietonews - 1978 Featurette
10 • Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood (1989)
11 • Mark Hamill: A Force to be Reckoned With - 2002 TV special
14 • Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master (2012)
15 • Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (2007)
16 • From Star Wars to Star Wars - The Story of Industrial Light and Magic (1999)
17 • The Mythology of Star Wars (2000)
18 • My Life In Monsters - Phil Tippett Documentary
19 • George Lucas: Flying Solo - BBC Omnibus
^ The Index was added as the thread grew to help navigate through the various Documentaries.
NOTE: If one of the videos should be deleted from YouTube/Vimeo/etc. please PM ZkinandBonez so that the link can either be replaced or labelled as defunct. Alternatively PM oojason or one of the other mods.
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Amazon link to my novel; Dawn of the Karabu.