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The People Who Helped George Lucas shape the saga

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This is a thread for celebrating and discussing the contributions of the people who helped bring George’s vision to life ,especially the original film ,as well as other installments . I will kick it off with this, Gloria Katz and her husband Willard Huyck , who helped polish the dialogue and inject humor and many iconic and quotable lines into the first film
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I’m grateful to everyone who contributed to the OT. The Star Wars OT is the sort of thing where if you take away even one of the elements that made it work so well: the likeable characters, the iconic lines, the innovative special effects, the beautiful musical scores, then it would be lesser than it ended up being. It had just the right ingredients of all these creatives working together, and it all just came together like a chemical reaction.

Marcia Lucas, Paul Hirsch, Richard Chew, Gary Kurtz, John Dykstra, Irvin Kershner, Howard Kazanjian, Richard Marquand, Phil Tippett, John Williams, and tons of others all influenced and left their touch on the saga in their own way. And yes, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck and everyone else who offered ideas or inspiration to George in his work. George invented Star Wars, but it was the chemistry and collaboration of George with all these people that made Star Wars special.

But we can’t turn back. Fear is their greatest defense. I doubt if the actual security there is any greater than it was on Aquilae or Sullust. And what there is is most likely directed towards a large-scale assault.

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To me the illustrators and effects artists/ model makers/ creature effects artists are legends. So many talented folks starting with Colin Cantwell and Ralph Mcquarrie. To Joe Johnston. Dennis Muren. John Dykstra. Phil Tippett. Ken Ralston. Richard Edlund. Lucas hired the best people. And what the OT people did was truly magically and special.