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#1305504
Topic
Star Wars: A Galaxy Betrayed – A 3-in-1 edit of the prequels
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xakvd said:

BudCharles said:

swagbeditor said:

A higher-quality version of the edit is now available on MySpleen! Check it out!

Can you send me an invite please? 😃

EDIT: Just read they were closed, nevermind 😦 Anyone know if there’s somewhere I can find the edit without the YouTube audio issues?

I also want to find this edit. I have searched through torrent sites, fan edit sites, star wars blogs, et cetera. Right now, the fan edit is removed from YouTube, so I cannot even watch that version.

Hi xakvd, the Welcome to the OT.com; Introduce yourself in here thread - as well as a number of other threads on here - has the information you seek… ‘How to acquire a project’ - and much more info too…

Please take the time to read it, get a feel for this place etc - and good luck with it.
 

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#1305496
Topic
The Sequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread (Radical Ideas Welcome).
Time

A quick reminder that the Star Wars Preservation and Star Wars Fan Edit sections of the site are NOT the places to bash on certain eras or aspects of the films, actors, film-makers or owners.

Critiquing a scene in the Star Wars Fan Edits section with the aim of improving it, removing it, altering it etc is perfectly fine. Statements such as ‘Disney sucks’ and ‘this film is so shit no Fan Edit can save it’ etc, is not.

 

Your_friendly_Imperial said:

And now he attacks the fandom for not liking his movie.

No. That is rubbish.

He has called out the toxic and offensive fans who have problems with sex, race and diversity etc - as well as those who hounded actors from the films on social media - the death threats & announcements of deaths etc - and rightly so.

He is also on record as acknowledging some fans’ genuine criticisms of the film - and has stated he has no problem with that.
 

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#1305365
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> - <em><strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong></em>
Time

The Mandalorian | Live Stream Q&A’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIsO_Wfxczw - at the Star Wars youtube channel. Video lasts around 40 mins.
 

'The cast and creative team behind The Mandalorian are answering questions LIVE the day after the first chapter debuted on Disney+!

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.’

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#1305320
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

ILM - Creating the Impossible’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZGkneixgpg - at the Trigger Work Studio youtube channel (A 2010 Documentary. 60 mins)
 

The blurb:-

"A look over the incredible work of ILM and how they revolutionised the way we see film with the introduction and advances of CGI or Computer Generated Image.

This documentary takes us from the incredible start of effects to creating Star Wars and then advance to really demonstrate how it can be blended in with Jurassic Park to now a culture of films that can’t avoid the technology and is another tool for the directors belt."
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1305290
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

Clapperboard: The Empire Strikes Back Special’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJRqkV1ATs0 - at the Neil Bowyer youtube channel. (A 1980 documentary. 26 mins)
 

The Blurb:-

"Originally broadcast in 1980, this edition of Clapperboard (a weekly film show hosted by Chris Kelly on the UK ITV network) was filmed during the Empire Strikes Back exhibition at Selfridges in London (a further exhibition was held at Harrods for Return Of The Jedi in 1983).

Interviewed on the programme are Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Brian Johnson (Special Visual Effects)."
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1305198
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

^ Looking forward to watching them, Dom 😃

On the subject of sound…

 

 

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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#1305174
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

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."
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1305172
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

The Mythology of Star Wars’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjaUeNd1kq8 - at the Honor The Force youtube channel. (A 2000 documentary. 57 mins)
 

The Blurb:-

“George Lucas discusses how Joseph Campbell and his concept of the Monomyth (aka the Hero’s Journey) and other concepts from mythology and religion shaped the Star Wars saga.” - with Bill Moyers.
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1305169
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

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.”
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1305166
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

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."
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1305162
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

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’.”
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1305159
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

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.”
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1305156
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9iBIaQMlOg - at the transitionpictures youtube channel. (A 2012 Documentary. 43 mins)
 

The blurb:-

“George Lucas, a number of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) alumni, and a new generation of artists and filmmakers inspired by McQuarrie’s body of work remember the artist and discuss his influence on their careers and the film industry in general. McQuarrie’s designs were instrumental in securing funding for Star Wars (1977), as well as helping define the look of the original Star Wars trilogy.”
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1305005
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

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."
 

IMDB Page
OT•com thread

 


 

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.”
 

IMDB Page
OT•com thread

 


 

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.”
 

IMDB Page
OT•com thread

 


 

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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#1304998
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

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.”
 

IMDB Page
OT•com thread

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#1304938
Topic
Worst Ideas in Star Wars/Good Ideas that went Horribly Wrong
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

theprequelsrule said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

theprequelsrule said:

Let’s face it; the worst idea was to do prequels. They should have done sequels way earlier. Ford, Fisher, and Hamill would have been younger and more convincing as action heroes, and Lucas would probably have respected their input.

I doubt Lucas would’ve respected much of anything. An ST made in the '90s would’ve been preferable to the schlock we got in its place, but only if Lucas left the writing and directing to persons with actual talent and humility.

Lucas has talent, but yeah, the humility had disappeared by the 90s.

He HAD talent, certainly. Somewhere between 1977 and 1997, it evaporated. I see very little artistry in the “shot reverse shot” cinematography of the PT, and absolutely none in the kludgy alterations to the OT.

Possibly less collaboration and exchanges of ideas with those in their respective fields too… fewer people around who’ll say ‘no, that’s a bad idea’ or ‘how about this, instead?’ to him?

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#1304801
Topic
Worst Ideas in Star Wars/Good Ideas that went Horribly Wrong
Time

FreezingTNT2 said:

Admiral Holdo’s hyperspace-kamikaze in The Last Jedi. I mean, why hasn’t anyone used this in any space battle before, ever?

These may be of some interest / information / alternative viewpoints etc…
 

Did Hyperspace Ramming exist before THE LAST JEDI?’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scFX3fdp1f0 - by EckhartsLadder
 

Hyperspeed Ramming: Does it break Star Wars lore?’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pLdjf2NSiU - by EC Henry
 

& maybe…

The Last Jedi SOLVES Space Combat’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmk3YS7xLOo - also by EC Henry

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#1304791
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZt5HRPLExQ - at the Honor The Force youtube channel. (A 2007 documentary - 91 mins)
 

The blurb:-

"Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed is a TV documentary which premiered on The History Channel in May 2007.

The special focuses on how Star Wars is relevant today and the history that inspired it, and also makes various connections to Greek mythology. It consists of a number of interviews with well-known politicians, journalists and critics, along with historical content and clips from all six of the Star Wars movies, such as John Lyden, professor Chad Stanley, Tom Brokaw, Stephen Colbert and Peter Jackson".
 

IMDB Page - according to IMDB there is also a 102 minute version…

 


 

Horizon - How to Film the Impossible’:-

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

The blurb:-

“It is about the ILM / Lucas heyday, a world in which the likes of Ralph McQuarrie were hugely influential. It’s about a time when innovation was made in a machineshop and not via lines of computer code. In many ways it’s a love letter to a bygone era when visual effects were more akin to a stage illusionist tricks or the slight of hand of a magician.”
 

IMDB Page

Edit: Doh! - I just noticed we have OT•com threads on this documentary already - Link 1 & Link2