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General Star Wars Documentaries (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)

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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 focused on Star Wars as a pop-culture phenomenon, or bios on the cast or 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, etc.).
  • Fan-made videos can be posted provided they are of reasonably good quality.
  • Please don’t post any reviews or blatant opinion-pieces.
  • Mockumentaries are ok as long as they are 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.

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The People vs. George Lucas:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EgPl1FuntE - at the canonvids youtube channel. (a 2010 documentary. 93 mins)
 

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"The People vs. George Lucas is a 2010 documentary film directed by Swiss director Alexandre O. Philippe. It explores the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism pertaining to the Star Wars franchise and its creator, George Lucas. The film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films, mainly taken from the 2010 online video Star Wars Uncut, which were submitted via the film’s site.

Interviewees include a variety of figures such as Neil Gaiman, MC Frontalot and Gary Kurtz. Lucas appears frequently in archival footage, but is never interviewed directly. The film discusses the extent to which the Star Wars franchise is an artistic creation of Lucas and subject to his vision versus a social phenomenon that belongs to the general public of fans and their participatory/remix culture.

The film is dedicated to interviewee Jason Nicholl, a blogger at ‘nukethefridge’ website who died before the film’s release."

^ The documentary also seems to features a few people from this great place as well…
 

IMDB Page : Website - which is currently blank : Facebook Page

OT.com thread 1 : OT.com thread 2 : OT.com thread 3 : OT.com thread 4 : OT.com thread 5
 

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Star Wars: Star Warriors’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyRo9x42qsY - at the mranderson00001 youtube channel. (a 2007 release. 84 mins)
 

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“Some Star Wars fans want to collect action figures… these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, this insightful documentary shows how the super-fan club promotes interest in the films through charity and volunteer work at fundraisers and high-profile special events around the world.”
 

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501st Website : 501st Twitter : 501st Wikipedia Page : Rebel Legion Website : Rebel Legion Twitter : Rebel Legion Wiki Page
 

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A Galaxy Far Far Away’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar3nuXTFXns - at the SnagFilms youtube channel. (a 2001 release. 85 mins.)
 

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“Filmmaker Tariq Jalil interviews fans of the Star Wars franchise as they wait on line for 42 days to buy tickets for ‘Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace’.”

^ Again, not really a favourite, though interesting to see Star Wars fans (Original Trilogy fans in the main) eagerly await the release the first film in the Prequel Trilogy. It seems such a long time ago…
 

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'George Lucas: Creating an Empire:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GXPixi6fq0 - at the cjsanche1 youtube channel. (a 2002 release. 91 mins.)
 

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"George Lucas: Creating An Empire is an amazing life story of one of the most imaginative and prolific creators of film. When he was young, George didn’t take school - or anything else - seriously. But when he enrolled in film school, it was clear he’d found his calling.

His first successful film was American Graffiti, but Lucas is best known as the man behind the Star Wars trilogy, three of the most popular movies of all time.

He developed new technology and filmmaking techniques that revolutionized Hollywood, and the phenomenon continues with three much-anticipated new movies, including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

Lucas has gone on to build a film empire that includes Industrial Light and Magic, the top special-effects company in the world. His epic story is told by much of the cast that has been a part of his life, including Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Carrie Fisher, Liam Neeson, Haskell Wexler, Peter Travers, James Cameron, his sister Kate Nygaard, his daughters Amanda and Katie, George himself, and many other friends and associates."
 

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’George Lucas: Maker of Films’ / ‘George Lucas Documentary 1971’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHDEiJiPulo - at the MonosonicJukeJoint youtube channel. (a 1971 release. 58 mins)
 

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“In-depth 1971 interview with a 27-year-old George Lucas by film journalist Gene Youngblood on Los Angeles Public Television Station KCET. Lucas had just finished his first feature film ‘THX 1138’.”
 

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Kitbashed Page on the 1971 documentary
 

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Harmy’s Star Wars: Despecialized Edition - History & Sources Documentary (extended version)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGrXO2RDzLg - at the HanDuet youtuve channel. (a 2017 release. 20 mins)
 

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“Star Wars: Despecialized Edition is a fan edit project with the goal to reconstruct the original theatrical releases of the Star Wars original trilogy (Episodes IV, V, & VI) at a quality comparable to the high-definition medium of our time.”

This extended version of the work-in-progress documentary is about the history and sources of Harmy’s Despecialized Edition - an awesome and insightful watch.
 

More Info on the Despecialized Editions by Harmy

Harmy’s Facebook : Harmy’s YouTube : Harmy’s Twitter
 

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Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys’:-

https://www.facebook.com/thetoyboxcollectibles/videos/plastic-galaxy-a-story-of-star-wars/510347609704057

^ at The Toy Box facebook page. (a 2014 release. 70 mins)
 

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"When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared… Unless you had all the toys. In which case, the adventure never had to end.

In backyards, playgrounds, basements, and bedrooms, Star Wars toys helped kids re-enact scenes from their favorite movies, and create entirely new dangers for Luke Skywalker and his friends to face. They were lusted after on holidays and birthdays, swapped with great cunning out on the school yard, and carefully collected like fine treasures. Like no toys before them, the action figures, space ships, play sets, and props were a phenomenon that swept the nation with as much force as the film that inspired them.

Along the way they transformed both the toy and movie industries, earned those behind them vast amounts of wealth, and ultimately created a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over not only the people who grew up with the toys, but also an entirely new generation of fans.

Plastic Galaxy is a documentary that explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, it looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today."
 

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