May 4, 2013. Nearly thirty years after Return of the Jedi premiered at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the theater screened the film again, four times during the day. This was sponsored by Entertainment Weekly during its CapeTown Film Festival. Patrons were surprised when, at the final two screenings, Mark Hamill appeared for a Q […]
How do you silence a crying baby? Play the theme to Star Wars!
CBS News reporter Lesley Stahl interviews George Lucas again on 60 Minutes, broadcast March 13, 2005. This time he’s promoting Revenge of the Sith. Click here to see part of the video and read an abridged transcript. The segment was also broadcast on 60 Minutes in Australia, and that video has popped up here: “The […]
Here’s Katie Couric’s three-part interview with George Lucas, promoting The Phantom Menace in 1999 on MSNBC. In Part One, Lucas discusses producing the first Star Wars film in 16 years. http://youtu.be/WeDBZMpaZqY In Part Two, Couric admits she finds it hard to understand Jar Jar: http://youtu.be/PFJbKJJ4J_0 In Part Three, Couric and Lucas talk about movie violence: […]
How does George Lucas do it? 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl interviewed Lucas in a segment broadcast March 28, 1999 shortly before the release of The Phantom Menace. “George Lucas” was produced by Rome Hartman. CBS has posted a partial transcript here.
From 1978: Hardware Wars. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll kiss three bucks good-bye!
On November 5, 2011, Steve Sansweet, owner of the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, hosted a re-opening of his re-organized Rancho Obi-Wan. About 180 guests were invited, and I was one of the lucky chosen ones. Below is a video of the event. You can see a glimpse of me in the background […]
Here’s a vintage interview with Mark Hamill that just popped up on YouTube. It’s from a show called Film Talk, taped in late December 1977 prior to the premiere of Star Wars in London. One clip depicts the cry of a Krayt dragon (mimicked by Ben Kenobi) as it was in the original version of […]
Since today, September 16, 2011, marks the North American release (September 12 international) of the Blu-Ray editions of the Star Wars saga, it’s opportune to present one of George Lucas’s updates in Return of the Jedi. The first clip demonstrates Darth Vader’s disposal of the Emperor, without dialogue. The second clip is the new, “improved” […]