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From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  3 December 1983 (USA)
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Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the ... See full summary »

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Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the Star Wars saga. It shows how the puppets are made and worked, and creator George Lucas talks about what influenced him to do it, and everything. Narrated by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Behind-the-scenes secrets of the most spectacular trilogy in motion picture history!

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The special includes footage of the "Han meets Jabba" scene from "Star Wars" as it was originally shot, with Declan Mulholland as Jabba the Hutt. When the scene was restored for the "Special Edition" release of the film, Mulholland had been replaced with a CGI-created Jabba. See more »

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Salacious B Crumb: Anyone know what the in-flight movie is? Gee, I hope it's Raiders!
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Music by John Williams
Original lyrics by Joseph Williams
Huttese Lyrics by Michele Gruska
Performed by Annie Arbogast
Arranged by John Williams, Joseph Williams and Ernie Fosselius
Published by Bantha Music (admin. by Warner Tamerlande Publ. corp.)
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Once Upon A Star Wars
6 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent documentary, which contains highlights of the other behind-the-scenes films on the making of the saga, and some newer (for 1983 anyway) footage from ROTJ. George Lucas gives us his insight into what he was trying to achieve, and his frustration at the limitations of the special effects at that time. He also, interestingly, hints that he would like to return one day and make further instalments to the saga...Mmmmmm. Was that wise George?

Anyway, it's a must see for any SW fan, and an essential purchase if you can find a copy. I've got mine.


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