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

Unrated | | Documentary | TV Movie 3 December 1983
A look at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Hamill ... Narrator (voice)
George Lucas ... Self
Anthony Daniels ... Self as C-3PO
Harrison Ford ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Alan Barclay ... Self / Jabba Performer
Ben Burtt ... Self
Warwick Davis ... Self
Mike Edmonds ... Self / Jabba Performer
Carrie Fisher ... Self
Stuart Freeborn ... Self
Joe Johnston ... Self
Howard G. Kazanjian ... Self
Irvin Kershner ... Self
Richard Marquand ... Self
Dennis Muren ... Self
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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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Documentary

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About two minutes into the show, Obi-Wan Kenobi is described as "a gentle, perfect knight". This was probably taken from the prologue of the Canterbury Tales, line 72: a "parfit gentil knyght" (a "perfect, gentle knight"), which is part of the description of one of the pilgrims . But in Chaucer's day, the primary meaning of "gentle" was "of noble character" or "belonging to a family of high social station". Now the primary meaning is behavior without harshness or physical force, which is what a "gentle" person would've exhibited. See more »

Quotes

[alone in an empty room, looking around]
Salacious B Crumb: Hello? Hello?
[looks at camera and adopts a creepy voice]
Salacious B Crumb: Hello in TV land.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Working out
(Original English version of Lapti Nek)
Music by John Williams
Lyrics by Joseph Williams
Performed by Joseph Williams
Arranged by John Williams, Joseph Williams and Ernie Fosselius
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Once Upon A Star Wars
6 March 2003 | by buckaroobanzai50See 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1983 (USA) See more »

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Lucasfilm See more »
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4:3
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