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” […]
Here are some scenes deleted from Return of the Jedi which depict Luke Skywalker constructing his lightsaber: And a 2009 interview with Mark Hamill talking about it:
In researching for my Star Wars book, I find interesting comments all the time. Here’s an observation from producer Gary Kurtz. Interviewer John Brosnan asked how difficult it had been to make a movie that would appeal to both children and adults. Kurtz’s reply: “Well, it never used to be difficult at all. In fact, […]