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

Unrated | | Documentary | TV Movie 3 December 1983
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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Cast

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1983 (USA) See more »

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Lucasfilm See more »
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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

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 »

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 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Lapti Nek
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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Concise.
15 November 2019 | by FKDZSee all my reviews

Entertaining and concise in the things it covers. This 1 hour documentary is perfect for someone who wants to see a short section about pretty much every aspect of Star Wars, from on set direction, to monster design, to sound. Also there's lots of George Lucas explaining his ideas and philosophies which is fantastic to watch and hear.

Even if you don't like Star Wars its show a lot of aspects of movie making / prop making / etc, which is really interesting.


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