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There’s a lot of Star Wars related BTS stuff that show up on YouTube, Vimeo, etc. taken from old TV programs, documentaries, etc. that wouldn’t normally be available on any official DVDs or Blu-rays, so I figured I’d make a thread in the same vein as YouTube/Vimeo/etc… Star Wars finds but focused exclusively on these “forgotten” shows, documentaries, promos, etc.

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  • Fan-made videos can be posted as well provided they are of reasonably good quality and provide some insight into the production of the OT (Jamie Benning’s Filmumentaries are a good example of this). Please don’t post any reviews or blatant opinion-pieces and the like.
  • No mockumentaries or parodies please.
  • This thread is for Original Trilogy content only, so please don’t post any Prequel Trilogy, Sequel Trilogy, etc. making ofs. Some documentaries do of course cover several eras of Star Wars, so it’s fine if The Phantom Menace or The Force Awakens, etc. pop up in the video provided the focus is on one or more of the Original Trilogy films.
  • The videos linked to in this thread should focus on the making of one or more of the Original three Star Wars films. Old TV programs that deal with multiple films can be shared provided Star Wars is present in some fashion (though preferably the main focus). Other types of BTS material like bloopers, deleted scenes, etc. also qualify. Non BTS footage like contemporary news reports, interviews, award shows, etc. which still relate to the original three Star Wars films also qualify. Videos dealing exclusively with specific Star Wars related individuals, or Star Wars as a phenomenon (especially if made much later) should not be posted here (see section below).

If you’d like to share links to more general Star Wars documentaries not focused on the history of specific Original Trilogy movies, or that don’t fit the criteria above, I’ve also made a thread for General Star Wars Documentaries (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds). If you want to share links to documentaries or making-ofs specifically about the Prequel Trilogy, Sequel Trilogy, TV series, cartoons, etc. then there’s the Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds) thread for that as well. And if you have some non Star Wars making-of documentaries you’d like to share you can do so in the Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds thread in the Off Topic section.

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…

1The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by Michel Parbot (scroll down)
2BBC’s The Risk Business (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
3Walter Cronkite’s “Universe” Visits ILM 1980
4The Galaxy Britain Built: Droids, Darth Vader, and Lightsabers
5The Making of Star Wars …as told by C-3PO and R2-D2
6Star Wars At The BBC
7Horizon - How to Film the Impossible
8Behind the Scenes of Star Wars: The Original Trilogy ILM Special Effects Makers
9SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (hosted by Mark Hamill)
10Star Wars: Music by John Williams
11 to 14Star Wars Begins : Building Empire : Returning To Jedi : More Filmumentaries & Shorts
15From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Jedi’: The Making of a Saga
16From Star Wars to Star Wars - The Story of Industrial Light and Magic
17When Star Wars Ruled the World
18Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery
19Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi
20Empire Of Dreams
21Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel
22Star Wars: Episode IV sound design explained by Ben Burtt
23Sound Advice - An Interview With Ben Burtt (and scroll down)
24How Star Wars was Saved in the Edit
25Brian Linehan’s City Lights - 1980 Interview with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford
26Clapperboard: The Empire Strikes Back Special
27ILM - Creating the Impossible
28Leonard Maltin interviews with George Lucas (1995 ‘Faces’ VHS Box Set)
29Making of Return of the Jedi (playlist)
30Mark Hamill interviewed on set of Star Wars (1976)
31Industrial Light & Magic - Traditional Matte Paintings
32Star Wars A Conversation With The Masters - ESB 30 Years Later
33Standby…Lights! Camera! Action! (hosted by Leonard Nimoy)
34Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher interview outtakes from Michel Parbot’s The Making of TESB
35Elstree 1976
36Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition - Behind the Scenes (1997)
37The Force Returns – Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition - 1997 Sci-SFi Channel Special
38Oprah - Star Wars Special Editions
39Star Wars: An MTV Movie Special (1997)
40Star Wars - Access Hollywood Special (1997)
41Anatomy Of A Dewback
42MidAmeriCon (1976) Worldcon - Star Wars Q&A
43Lucasfilm Archive Tour 1993
44Special Effects - 1984 documentary
45Star Wars at the 1978 Oscars
46The Empire Strikes Back at the 1981 Oscars
47Return of the Jedi at the 1984 Oscars
48Star Wars Special Editions Press kit B-Roll
49Star Wars: Making Magic CD-ROM
50Age of the Image: Star Wars - Return of the Jedi Matte Painting clip
51Star Wars 1984 US TV Premiere Featurette (hosted by Mark Hamill)
52Star Wars: The Making of the Myth - 1999 Sky Movies TV Special (hosted by Anthony Daniels)
53Sense of Scale - Extended Star Wars Miniature Effects Segment
54Return of the Jedi audience reactions from 1983
55Misc. NBC Star Wars News Coverage 1977-1983
56The Definitive History of Star Wars (2015)
57Bobbie Wygant Interviews Irvin Kershner and Gary Kurtz for Empire Strikes Back 1980
58Carrie Fisher interviews George Lucas (2002)

^ The Index was added as the thread grew to help navigate through the various Documentaries, Making-Ofs, Promos, etc.
 

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.


 
I figured I’d start with a very straight forward documentary:

Michel Parbot’s “The Making of The Empire Strikes Back”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeB-uXGGaEU&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=3&t - from the Adywan revisited YouTube channel (58 mins long).

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^ A great idea for a thread 😃

 
 

BBC’s The Risk Business (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sdB4zedK4w - from the ‘Adywan revisited’ youtube channel. (With props to Babyhum)
 

A little bit of info on the documentary can be found at http://www.starwarsarchives.com/the-risk-business (1980 - 35 mins)

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oojason said:

^ A great idea for a thread 😃

 

BBC’s The Risk Business (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sdB4zedK4w - from the ‘Adywan revisited’ youtube channel. (With props to Babyhum)
 

A little bit of info on the documentary can be found at http://www.starwarsarchives.com/the-risk-business
 

Great. That’s precisely the type of video I hoped to see on this thread as you’d never see stuff like this on any official home video release.

Its always fascinating to see how people perceived SW films before they were released. The idea that ESB might not be a success seems so silly now, but that would have been a logical concern back in the day. As a side note; its also interesting to see how little has changed in the film industry, having studied filmmaking in the UK I get the impression that they still struggle with similar problems today.


Walter Cronkite’s “Universe” Visits ILM 1980:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aiee-MhPEWg - from TheStarWarsTrilogycom YouTube channel (9 mins long).

More info: https://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/2013/07/21/walter-cronkite-s-universe-visits-ilm/

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Huh - I really enjoyed the Walter Cronkite doc; thanks man. Though it was a little strange to see George kind of happy / excited to talk about the models, laborious effects, cameras and the process… 😃

 


 

The Galaxy Britain Built: Droids, Darth Vader, and Lightsabers’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMJ7vXnyyRA - at the ‘Ceejay Julien’ youtube channel. (A 2017 documentary - 59 mins)
 

The blurb:-

"The Galaxy Britain Built celebrates the British contribution to the original Star Wars.

Presenter and Star Wars fan David Whiteley uncovers some never-before-heard stories from the geniuses who helped build the galaxy, from the costume designer and art director to the man who made the lightsaber. It was a time when science fiction films were not box office draws, and very few people in the industry believed in George Lucas’s vision. But his first Star Wars film ended up being a very British endeavour.

The programme documents the behind-the-scenes talent that helped bring the galaxy to life in the late 1970s. It also looks at how the British talent continues to be part of the Star Wars legacy to the present day."
 

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The Galaxy Britain Built: Droids Darth, Vader and Lightsabers’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMJ7vXnyyRA - at the ‘Ceejay Julien’ youtube channel. (A documentary from 2017)
 

That was great. It still surprises me to hear all of these stories that I’ve never heard before, like the part about putting Hamill, Ford & Fisher at the bottom of the cast list to please Equity in the UK. I’m pretty sure there’s no other movie in the history of film where people know so much about the production, yet new details and anecdotes like that keep popping up.

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The Making of Star Wars …as told by C-3PO and R2-D2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSuDjjlIPak&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=2&t - from the Sanchez del Campo YouTube channel (49 mins long).

Originally aired on ABC September 16, 1977.

The blurb:
“This TV special, the first ever Star Wars documentary, was hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2 and narrated by William Conrad, with appearances by George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.”

I’ve always found this one to be really charming. It’s kind of silly and not as “in-depth” as other SW documentaries, but considering it was made primarily for children it managed to cover a lot of ground.

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^ Loved it.

C3PO: ‘Flash who?’ 😃

Interesting to see the hints re a love triangle for the then-coming Empire Strikes Back film - and the toy promos as well!

 


 

Star Wars At The BBC’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxd5dMHDJBw - at the Des Chelsea youtube channel. (A 2015 documentary - 17 mins long)
 

The blurb:-

“A long time ago in a TV studio not so far away, the stars of the original Star Wars film came to the BBC to promote their then-unknown movie” - with Peter Serafinowicz.
 

A short and lighthearted documentary with the voice of Darth Maul on some of the early promo work for Star Wars in the UK.

Feature a decent snippet of an interview with Mark Hamill where he talks about his car accident; which wasn’t as bad as was made out - just a broken nose that needed to be reset which nobody seemingly noticed, yet… “Over a period of years it has [the story] built up into having my face reconstructed with plastic surgery”.
 

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oojason said:

^ A great idea for a thread 😃

I agree. I can’t wait to watch some of these.

 


 

oojason edit to fix a mistakenly deleted post…
 

Horizon - How To Film The Impossible - Remastered:

Harmy’s Horizon - How To Film The Impossible - Remastered thread, with his remastered version linked in the thread and also below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQ0GQjmIWDPOv0Xs3rJ2SgzOLDVQoiP2gPeHBNuqZto/edit?usp=sharing - 50 mins
 

The blurb:-

“This episode of Horizon looks at how the world’s best special effects technicians create some of Hollywood’s most spectacular film scenes.”
 

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Behind the Scenes of Star Wars: The Original Trilogy ILM Special Effects Makers’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85MK2GDkoxo - at the Danny Nguyen youtube channel. (A 2015 Documentary. 59 mins)
 

The Blurb:-

“Watch the Star Wars Original Trilogy – Behind the Scenes – ILM Special Effects Makers. Learn how those amazing and groundbreaking effects where achieved in 1970’s & 1980’s.”
 

I have to admit, I like the original “Silver” Death Star concept quite a bit.

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theprequelsrule said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85MK2GDkoxo

I have to admit, I like the original “Silver” Death Star concept quite a bit.

Great find. Do you know what DVD set these are from? I remember having seen them before but I can’t remember where exactly.

(Slight nitpick, but could you please add the title of the video, or some kind of description, so that it’s not just a link?)

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Horizon - How to Film the Impossible’:-

https://vimeo.com/54710740 - at the Jrmtrinquet vimeo channel. (A 1985 documentary - 50 mins)
 

Honestly one of these best effects-focused documentaries I’ve seen. I feel like a lot of similar documentaries tend to simplify things to much, but here they really take you through the process.

The remastered version by Harmy is really great, especially since most online versions tend to vary greatly in quality and never seem to stay long either before Horizon takes it down;
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQ0GQjmIWDPOv0Xs3rJ2SgzOLDVQoiP2gPeHBNuqZto/edit

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SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsgTd-1ZYuw&t - from the SystemJinx YouTube channel (49 mins long)

The blurb:
“Hosted by Mark Hamill. Originally aired on CBS on September 22, 1980. The special was written by Richard Schickel and directed by Robert Guenette, who had both previously worked on the 1977 special The Making of Star Wars…as told by C-3PO & R2-D2

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Star Wars: Music by John Williams’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWqxlCNnKE - at the Neil Bowyer youtube channel. (A 1980 documentary - 60 mins)
 

The blurb:-

“BBC documentary showing John Williams’ writing, recording and editing process for the soundtrack of The Empire Strikes Back, as well as discussions about his earlier works as a composer of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Mainly served as a way to build up hype for The Empire Strikes Back, but it was insightful and comes recommended for fans of Star Wars and Williams’ music.”
 

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Star Wars Begins’:-

https://vimeo.com/32442801 - at the Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning vimeo channel. (A 2011 Documentary - 139 mins)
 

The blurb:-

"Filmmaker Jamie Benning has finally finished his trilogy of documentary-commentaries. This final chapter concentrates on the first Star Wars film. Like his two previous documentaries, Building Empire (2006) and Returning to Jedi (2007), Star Wars Begins is an unofficial look at the creation of the classic movie and features deleted scenes, alternate takes and different angles, bloopers, original on set audio recordings and a huge amount of commentary from cast and crew, culled from every corner of the galaxy.

What’s interesting about the format is that Benning’s documentary is feature-length, and follows the flow of the original movie itself with the deleted scenes added where they would have been, with interviews placed over the top of the action they’re describing. The overall effect is much more engrossing than a DVD commentary track and the wealth of material contained makes it well worth sitting through the entire runtime of 2hrs 18mins.

If you’ve never seen the deleted scenes of Jabba the Hutt or Biggs Darklighter on Tatooine, or heard David Prowse saying Vader’s dialogue, then you will get a real kick out of this. Many reviews and comments have centered on the fact that it’s like watching your favourite movie but from an entirely different perspective.

Benning has obviously invested rather a lot of time and effort into creating this film, and the other two parts of his own trilogy. Lets hope that on the forthcoming Blu-Ray box set LFL will go into as much detail and exude as much love for the subject matter as these films do."
 

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Building Empire’:-

https://vimeo.com/36158111 - at the Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning vimeo channel. (A 2006 Documentary. 137 mins)
 

The blurb:-

“Building Empire is an unofficial commentary on The Empire Strikes Back. Starting with the movie itself, it adds behind the scenes footage, audio interviews with the cast and crew, alternate angles, reconstructed scenes, text facts and more to give an in-depth look at the process which brought the film to the big screen.”
 

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Returning To Jedi’:-

https://vimeo.com/36474256 - at the Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning vimeo channel. (A 2007 Documentary. 148 mins)
 

The blurb:-

“Returning to Jedi is an in-depth look at the making of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. It features rare alternate takes, production audio, on-screen facts, cast and crew commentary, storyboards, behind the scenes footage and reconstructed scenes.”
 

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Jambe Davdar (aka Jamie Benning) has also produced some other quality Star Wars projects and content, too…
 

Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth - Life Inside Jabba the Hutt - a mini documentary about puppeteer Toby Philpott work on Jabba the Hutt for Return of the Jedi, and more…

Return of the Jedi - Special Location Effects - Kevin Pike talks to Jambe about his location special effects work on ROTJ.

Do or Do Not - a mini documentary about the team who brought Yoda to life…

Star Wars In Numbers - a short fun video pointing out some interesting facts.

Blast it Biggs! Where are you?! - Jambe talks with Garrick Hagon, aka Biggs, about his role in Star Wars.

Robert Watts - A Life In Film - fascinating interview with the production manger of SW, who then became a producer on ESB & ROTJ.

as well as outtakes and rare scenes from the Original Trilogy too.
 

And also some non-Star Wars projects - covering films such as Back To The Future, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Labyrinth and Chinatown - amongst others.

 

vimeo.com/filmumentaries : filmumentaries.com : twitter.com/jamieswb : facebook.com/filmumentaries
 

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theprequelsrule said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85MK2GDkoxo

I have to admit, I like the original “Silver” Death Star concept quite a bit.

Great find. Do you know what DVD set these are from? I remember having seen them before but I can’t remember where exactly.

(Slight nitpick, but could you please add the title of the video, or some kind of description, so that it’s not just a link?)

They’re on the SW Saga Blu-ray set.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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ZkinandBonez said:

theprequelsrule said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85MK2GDkoxo

I have to admit, I like the original “Silver” Death Star concept quite a bit.

Great find. Do you know what DVD set these are from? I remember having seen them before but I can’t remember where exactly.

(Slight nitpick, but could you please add the title of the video, or some kind of description, so that it’s not just a link?)

They’re on the SW Saga Blu-ray set.

That’s weird as I’ve never watched the blu-ray bonus features. I guess I must have seen a few of those clips on YouTube at some point and forgotten about it.

I also like how the Holiday Special cartoon segment is just slapped in the middle of all the BTS stuff. I didn’t know that it had received an official release of any kind.

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From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Jedi’: The Making of a Saga’:-

https://www.starwars.com/video/from-star-wars-to-jedi-the-making-of-a-saga - at StarWars•com. (A 1983 Documentary. 65 mins)
 

The blurb:-

“From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga is the classic documentary chronicling the creation of the original Star Wars trilogy. Narrated by Mark Hamill, it features rare behind-the-scenes footage from the original trilogy.”
 

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From Star Wars to Star Wars - The Story of Industrial Light and Magic’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3euVZouOkfw - at the ShinobiWan1 youtube channel. (A 1999 Documentary. 46 mins)
 

The Blurb:-

“The incredible evolution of George Lucas’ special effects dream factory, including an inside look at ‘Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace’.”
 

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When Star Wars Ruled the World’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM8yzdEUoNI - at the SCAD92 youtube channel. (A 2004 Documentary. 56 mins)
 

The Blurb:-

"This 2004 VH1 documentary provided interviews with Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, and more!

The show begins in the mid-1970s as George Lucas struggles to find a way to make his dream project a reality. Relive the incredible and unlikely impact of the first Star Wars movie, the sudden fame of unknowns like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, and the way fans around the world fell in love, first with the movie and then with the action figures, pillow cases, C-3PO cereal and everything else they could - and did - line up to buy.

The show also chronicles the immense anticipation for the first Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back and the build-up to the climactic Return of the Jedi that had fans traveling hundreds of miles to visit the gates of the movie’s set. Along the way, they will highlight the cultural impression made on millions of fans by Star Wars icons like Darth Vader, Ewoks, and Yoda."
 

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Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b95U5ag9Lrc - at the Albe Sure youtube channel. (A 1997 Documentary. 60 mins)
 

The Blurb:-

“Host Howie Long takes viewers on a tour of the “Star Wars” universe, as Fox TV celebrates the re-release of the original three legendary films in this one hour special.”
 

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Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqcz7ZAIh7w - at the mranderson00001 youtube channel. (A 1983 Documentary. 49 mins)
 

The blurb:-

"Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi is a television documentary, first broadcast on CBS in 1983. It is a look behind-the-scenes of the creation of the various alien creatures from the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, which was released that year. The documentary was presented by Star Wars actors Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams, and directed by Robert Guenette who had directed the previous television specials The Making of Star Wars (1977) and SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Hosted by Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams, the special includes an interview with Star Wars creator George Lucas who elaborates on the evolution of the Ewoks, Sy Snootles and Jabba the Hutt, which required six people to operate. It also includes location footage from the redwood forests of Northern California (where the Endor scenes were filmed, Buttercup Valley in the Yuma Desert in Arizona, where the sequence aboard Jabba’s sailbarge was shot, and various scenes on the soundstages at Elstree Studios near London where the interiors of Jabba’s palace were filmed.

Over 60 alien creatures were created for Return of the Jedi which were operated by a variety of techniques old and new."
 

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What a great thread, though I could spend way too much time in here 😃

My little contribution (please edit this if I get it wrong):

 

Empire Of Dreams’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bFIG1wh0zU - at the Soarinfan Videos youtube channel. (a 2004 documentary. 151 mins)
 

The Blurb:-

"Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Burns and narrated by Robert Clotworthy. It documents the making of the original Star Wars trilogy: Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, and their impact on popular culture.

The documentary is chronological, divided into five parts, from the beginning of George Lucas’ career as a filmmaker, to the complicated production of Star Wars in 1976, to the impact of the film, and its sequels, have made on the world today.

It features interviews with George Lucas and major cast and crew members. The documentary puts Star Wars into a sociological and political perspective by using interviews with spectators such as Walter Cronkite".
 

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’Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel’ (2015, 23min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vGjNnZhJFI

“Hosted by Mark Hamill. The documentary covers the inspirations and influences that the legendary lightsaber in the Star Wars universe and the duels that the device is used in. In the documentary Hamill describes his time in Japan and his brief exposure to Japanese history and culture and how it influenced the Star Wars franchise.”
 

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^ Looking forward to watching that, Dom 😃

 

 

Star Wars: Episode IV sound design explained by Ben Burtt’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So0nmciiFJg - at the INDEPTH Sound Design youtube channel. (A narration video. 43 mins)
 

The blurb:-

“Ben Burtt explains all of his classic sound design from Star Wars Episode IV!”.

 


 

Sound Advice - An Interview With Ben Burtt’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2DH5hPysug - at the Aletha Story youtube channel. (A 1993 video interview. 25 mins)
 

The blurb:-

“An Interview with Sound Designer Ben Burtt taken from The Star Wars Trilogy Definitive Collection Laserdisc Boxset, released 1993”.
 

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How Star Wars was saved in the edit:
https://youtu.be/zEHRNS-Scrs - from the RocketJump Film School YouTube channel (2017 - 18 mins long).

The blurb:
“A video essay exploring how Star Wars’ editors recut and rearranged Star Wars: A New Hope to create the cinematic classic it became”

Written by David Welch.
Narrated and edited by Joey Scoma.