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I loved how the first set of Star Wars films were made, but here's an intriguing idea... it could have been a Western in space with lasers! That's what would have happened if director Michael Cimino (Deer Hunter, Year of the Dragon) had convinced George Lucas on the idea. Here's the tweet that Cimino sent out... 

Everyone was pitching ideas for Star Wars / Mine was simple: / A straight Western / but with lasers. / All the sets already built of course.

Michael Cimino (@Cimino1939) December 7, 2012

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