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#1366517
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
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Star Wars: A New Hope Radio Drama - Nigel’s Edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-29uKdckL4&t - from the Nige L YouTube channel (4 hours & 55 mins. long).

The blurb:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE - The Original 1981 Radio Drama. I’ve combined all episodes of the original radio drama using excerpts from John Williams’ original soundtrack and Ben Burt’s sound effects for a more seamless blending from one episode to the next. This is how I want to experience this fantastic piece of work.”


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama - Nigel’s Edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhtpbDfdt1c - from the Nige L YouTube channel (3 hours & 35 mins. long).

The blurb:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - The Original 1983 Radio Drama. I have combined all episodes of the original radio drama using excerpts from John Williams’ original soundtrack and Ben Burt’s sound effects for a more seamless blending from one episode to the next. This is how I want to experience this fantastic piece of work.”


Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Radio Drama - Nigel’s Edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIselOWCxVw - from the Nige L YouTube channel (2 hours & 30 mins. long).

The blurb:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI - The Original 1996 Radio Drama. I have combined all episodes of the original radio drama using excerpts from John Williams’ original soundtrack and Ben Burt’s sound effects for a more seamless blending from one episode to the next. This is how I want to experience this fantastic piece of work.”

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#1366342
Topic
What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy?
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StarkillerAG said:

The main way to get them is on the Star Wars Trilogy forums, but those have been closed to new members for a while now. You can still get them on public torrent sites, though.

Really? I made a forum account just a few months ago to get 4K77 and 4K83. I haven’t read anything about them closing it for new members recently, so I’m guessing this is something they did temporarily a while ago?


BTW, I very much prefer the 4K77 and 4K83 versions. I used to watch the Descpecialized versions, but now that scans of original prints have been made available I’ll definitely be sticking to those going forward. I get that some people find them to be a bit too grainy, but I’m personally a stickler for authenticity. Plus, I actually really like the grainy film look just in general.

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#1364089
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
Time

Mocata said:

If someone can explain tracking in this universe that would also be nice. Not exactly sure what’s going on, since it makes the ever present threat seem weirdly contrived. Also takes away from the actual bounty hunting since it’s more like bounty geocaching?

I got the impression that it has a limited range, so they still need to find out what planet the bounty is on before they can start relying on the fob to track them down.

Overall, though, its really just a plot device that used in several different ways. Plus, I’m personally among those who don’t really give a damn about realism in SW (that always seems to miss the point of space-fantasy to me), so I’m not really bothered by it. The fobs are a bit like the Republic beacon in the prison break episode. It adds tension and suspense to the episode, but gets kinda weird if you actual start to really think about it.

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#1362850
Topic
General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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Rodney-2187 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Did Vader know throughout ANH that he had a son, or did he not find out till TESB and that his name was Luke Skywalker?

There was a Marvel comic where Boba Fett tells Vader the name of the person who destroyed the Death Star, but I don’t think it’s still canon.

Actually that version is the canon one, though the old EU version isn’t all that different, other than that (as far as I can remember) Boba Fett was never involved and it took much longer for him to find out.

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#1359401
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
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A Bold New Enterprise - The Making Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nS3-9y2gZU - from the These Are The Voyages YouTube channel (30 mins long).

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Featurette (1979)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaYLmdun8hs - from the Rengav YouTube channel (10 mins long).

I could really find any info on this, and the YT uploader simply referred to it as “vintage.” I’m assuming its from 1979, same year as the movie. If anyone knows exactly where and when this is from, please let me know so that I can update this post.

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#1359400
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
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Star Trek The Original Series (The Making of Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAFgVOTtUXM&t

I’ve not been able to find any other info about this “documentary.” It seems more like several bonus feature clips edited together. But it’s all quite interesting regardless. If anyone knows exactly where this is from, please let me know so that I can update this post.


Billy Blackburn’s Treasure Chest - Rare Home Movies from the Sets of Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaAiT7Y_ZCc - from the livia kapitelli YouTube channel (12 mins long).

There are similar videos for seasons 1 & 3, but I couldn’t find them on YouTube.
I did however find this [Season 1 BTS Home Video Compilation(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXqVv-FQqyo) without the Blackburn interview segments.

IMDB link


Leonard Nimoy - Star Trek Memories Documentary (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmtfptOTR0k - from the Bob Carroll YouTube channel (42 mins long).

The blurb:
“Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories was a TV special which was produced in 1983 and first aired in 1984. It was hosted by Leonard Nimoy and featured the actor discussing the making of The Original Series and the first two Star Trek movies, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It also included a short preview of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.”

IMDB link & Memory Alpha link

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#1359332
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
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Bela Lugosi: Hollywood’s Dark Prince (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40QGwWIMrtY - from the Movie Documentary YouTube channel (45 mins long).

The blurb:
“From a 1995 episode of Biography, chronicling the life and career of actor Bela Lugosi.”

IMDB link

Boris Karloff: The Gentle Monster (1995)
Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwrQ2yIM6cY (13 mins long)
Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpSyf003C9k (13 mins long)
Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuqIHTPpfHU (12 mins long)
from the RpgRonin0 YouTube channel.

The blurb:
“Boris Karloff is known for his horror work, but in real-life as a friendly actor. From a 1995 episode of Biography.

IMDB link

Lon Chaney: Son of a Thousand Faces (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-PtEO1BPNk - from the Movie Documentary YouTube channel (45 mins long).

The blurb:
“From a 1995 episode of Biography, chronicling the life and career of actor Lon Chaney Jr.”

IMDB link

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#1359094
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

It occurred to me that this documentary made just as much sense here as it did in the OT thread, and it seemed appropriate post this as the 100th video.

Horizon - How To Film The Impossible - Remastered
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQ0GQjmIWDPOv0Xs3rJ2SgzOLDVQoiP2gPeHBNuqZto/edit?usp=sharing - restored by Harmy (50 mins long).

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. Covers the VFX process of; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom and 2010: The Year We Make Contact.”

Harmy’s Horizon - How To Film The Impossible - Remastered thread.

IMDB Page

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#1359093
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Ghostbusters: The Legends of Ghostbusters - Cast & Crew Vignette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVC_V4wHCxM - from the official Ghostbusters YouTube channel (10 mins long).

The blurb:
“Go behind the scenes of Ghostbusters with exclusive interviews from Director Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd.”

Ghostbusters: Making a Ghost - Special Effects Vignette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsLaynlgKP4&t - from the official Ghostbusters YouTube channel (15 mins long).

The blurb:
"Go behind the scenes with the visual effects and animation team from Ghostbusters for an inside look at how the ghosts and other special effects were created for the film. "

Ghostbusters Special Effects: Slimer, Stay Puft and Library Ghost
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_KuLEjkF1E - from the Ghostbusters.net YouTube channel (3:10 mins long).

The blurb:
“Ghostbusters segment from an episode of Movie Magic.”

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#1357784
Topic
Video Essays - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

See With Your Ears: Spielberg And Sound Design
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kavxsXhzD48 - from the Nerdwriter1 YouTube channel (8:30 mins long).

The blurb:
“A look at how sound design can structure a movie scene.”

How Walter Murch Worldized Film Sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAN9pBY7jHA - from the Nerdwriter1 YouTube channel (5:30 mins long).

The blurb:
“How Walter Murch Revolutionized the Sound of Modern Cinema.”

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#1357783
Topic
Video Essays - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Lord Of The Rings: How Music Elevates Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7BkmF8CJpQ - from the Nerdwriter1 YouTube channel (7:45 mins long).

The blurb:
“An expertly written score can add so much to your story by creating atmosphere, tone, or emotion. But what sets a great score apart from a mediocre one? In what ways do they add to the narrative and visual components of a film? And what techniques do composers use to turn a score into a storytelling device?”

Listening To Blade Runner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T_sSSka9pA - from the Nerdwriter1 YouTube channel (8 mins long).

The blurb:
“Take a close listen to the sounds of Blade Runner and you might find they’re even more integral to the film than you thought.”

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#1357093
Topic
Video Essays - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

I’ll start with two Kurosawa-related video essay by the excellent Every Frame a Painting YouTube channel.

Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doaQC-S8de8 - from the Every Frame a Painting YouTube channel (8:30 mins long).

The blurb:
“Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to capture it onscreen. Join me today in studying the master, possibly the greatest composer of motion in film history.”

The Bad Sleep Well (1960) - The Geometry of a Scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGc-K7giqKM - from the Every Frame a Painting YouTube channel (3:10 mins long).

The blurb:
“One of Akira Kurosawa’s many gifts was staging scenes in ways that were bold, simple and visual. I’m working on a longer essay about him and this piece didn’t make the cut, so I’m releasing it as a short standalone video.”

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#1357092
Topic
Video Essays - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
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I figured it made sense to make another thread in the same vein as the Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds, but focused on video essays and other fan made videos that doesn’t quite fit into the documentary category.

Just like the other thread it doesn’t really too many specific rules other than that this thread is not meant for obvious opinion pieces or reviews.

Like the other thread, a highlighted title and short description would be appreciated when posting videos. Of course any additional info like IMDB links, article links, and especially a thumbnail photo would be nice too.

If you want to add a YouTube thumbnail to the post you can do it relatively easy like this.), or just PM me with the video link and I’ll send you the image link.


An In-Progress Index…

1Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement
2The Bad Sleep Well (1960) - The Geometry of a Scene
3Grizzly Man: How Documentaries Speak
4Lord Of The Rings: How Music Elevates Story
5Listening To Blade Runner
6See With Your Ears: Spielberg And Sound Design
7How Walter Murch Worldized Film Sound

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#1356862
Topic
<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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canofhumdingers said:

Any info on the origin of that photo? That doesn’t look like Prowse in the suit. In fact, I’m not sure that’s even an ESB production suit at all. Almost looks more like a cos-player. It’s worth noting he’s missing his robe and codpiece in addition to the cape.

I just found it among a bunch of BTS and promo photos so I assumed it was either Prowse a stand-in.

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#1356830
Topic
<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
Time

ATMachine said:

ZkinandBonez said:
I’m not quite sure what scene this is from. Maybe just the actors talking backstage? It seems like they’re standing directly under stage lights though.

Looks to me like they’re standing in front of the Death Star viewscreen. You can just make out the slanted lower edge of the screen area.

I had to turn up the brightness of my screen, but yes, it does seem like its the viewscreen in the background. So unless I remember those scenes incorrectly, this means that there’s a deleted scene where Tagge was present, presumably either before Leia enters the room during the destruction of Alderaan scene or some extension of the scene where Vader and Tarkin discuss the tracking beacon.