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From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999)

The incredible evolution of George Lucas' special effects dream factory, including an inside look at "Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace."


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Credited cast:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmed Best ... Himself
James Cameron ... Himself
Rob Coleman ... Himself
Richard D'Alessandro ... Abbie Hoffman
David Dozoretz ... Himself
David C. Fisher David C. Fisher ... Car Doorman (as David Cotton Fisher)
Harrison Ford ... Himself
Jeff Goldblum ... Himself
Ray Harryhausen ... Himself
Bob Hoskins ... Himself
Ron Howard ... Himself
John Knoll ... Himself
John Lasseter ... Himself
George Lucas ... Himself


The incredible evolution of George Lucas' special effects dream factory, including an inside look at "Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace."

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2 August 2016 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

I know : 1st « bad » production post 1000 reviews and i don't stick to my resolution to not write a review about it. The reason is mainly that i taped this documentary in 1999 during the whole night extravaganza about « episode 1 » and it was however good memories : 16 years ago, it was a new « star wars » movie and that means for me growing to kid to adult ! But it doesn't change that this documentary is poor : I have always found that Jackson is a limited actor and here, he is as usual ; Then i have never seen the point to do making-of to just say over and over congratulations ! And for sure, digital effects are the worst subject as it's technical and not really interesting to have the detailed report ! In addition, the documentary praises too much digital effects over mechanical ones and the choice of movies is not the best for ILM : « men in black » ? « dragon-slayer » ? « death becomes her » ? the pod race ??? For me ILM is also and foremost the classic trilogy, Star Trek and Indy movies, « Poltergeist », « ET »,...

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