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Who Is the Secret Narrator of Star Wars?

22 April 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope broke new ground in more ways than one, dazzling fans with these stories set "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." The opening crawl from this original classic became a hallmark of the franchise, with the scrolling text setting up the adventure that would follow on the big screen. As it turns out, though, the opening crawl text from all the Star Wars movies actually comes from a narrator, who until now, was anonymous.

In 2014, Chris Taylor published a book dubbed How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, where the journalist delves through the history of this multi-billion dollar franchise. The author reveals in his book that, on the set of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, franchise creator George Lucas revealed what he called his »

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The Narrator Of Star Wars, According To George Lucas

22 April 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Star Wars has got a lot of iconic moments and visuals, but maybe nothing screams Star Wars more than the opening title crawl. From the second you see “a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away” and the music cues up, you know that this is a Star Wars film. These words come from an anonymous narrator, who I didn’t know about until today, but apparently he exists. The identity of this narrator has been a mystery since 1977, but know we finally have a face to match the words with, thanks to none other than the former master of all things Star Wars, George Lucas.   As reported by io9, on the set of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas had a conversation with his animation director Rob Coleman about the identity of the narrator. This information was then passed »

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