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The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' (2001)

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The entire process of making Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) are shown here in this documentary. From pre-production through post-production we get to see visual effects ... See full summary »

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The entire process of making Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) are shown here in this documentary. From pre-production through post-production we get to see visual effects meetings, John Williams music sessions and even the storm that wiped out the pod-racers & props. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc DVD for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). See more »

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Rick McCallum: [at the first audience screening, he walks in front of the theatre and says] This is fucking awesome!
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3 July 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is a feature-length documentary found on the 2-Disc Set of Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. Coming in at just over an hour, this takes us through basically the entire film-making process on said title. I'm not sure there's really any aspect of the production not seen here. Casting, rehearsing, auditioning, shooting, special effects work, debating to solve one of the many problems that arise, and even staff meetings. The manner in which this is done is also notable... rather than the usual type, with interviews, "talking heads"(thank you, Adam Bertocci) and the like, this offers you the perspective that I allude to in my Summary. No one is really speaking to the camera, rather, they're conversing with each other, and we're "present" to experience it. We're usually only given enough information to understand the situation. This was put together from 600 hours of footage, the majority of which was shot on the sets and locations, including at ILM. It's well-edited and interesting throughout. The pacing isn't bad. There is a bit of suggestive dialog and minor language. I recommend this to fans of the movie, and/or those who want an inside look at it. 7/10


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