• This stunning student-created video reveals George Lucas's very different 1975 'Star Wars'
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    This stunning student-created video reveals George Lucas's very different 1975 'Star Wars'

    Art students have transformed Ralph McQuarrie's earliest concept art into a trailer for an alternate galaxy far, far away.

  • Mark Hamill says George Lucas's plans for Star Wars 7, 8 and 9 were 'vastly different'
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    Mark Hamill says George Lucas's plans for Star Wars 7, 8 and 9 were 'vastly different'

    Mark Hamill has said that he wishes that George Lucas were still involved in the process of making the Star Wars movies.

  • 'Star Wars' Shoes: Put the Force on Your Feet For 40th Anniversary
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    Marcus Errico

    'Star Wars' Shoes: Put the Force on Your Feet For 40th Anniversary

    Whether it's a Death Star run or a walk around the block, these are the kicks 'Star Wars' fans will be looking for in a few days from shoemaker Sperry

  • George Lucas kicks off with autograph hunters
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    George Lucas kicks off with autograph hunters

    'Beware of middle-aged men carrying Sharpies' – it's a motto that 'Star Wars' legend George Lucas lives by.

  • George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art Gets Greenlight From Los Angeles City Council
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    George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art Gets Greenlight From Los Angeles City Council

    George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, spoke to the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday as council members gave their unanimous approval to the Museum of Narrative Art, the $1 billion project to be built in Exposition Park that will showcase the Lucas collection. Groundbreaking is estimated for early next year, with a 36-month... Read more »

  • 'Star Wars': The Coolest (and Craziest) Deleted Scenes From the Original Trilogy
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    'Star Wars': The Coolest (and Craziest) Deleted Scenes From the Original Trilogy

    The best deleted scenes from the 'Star Wars' original trilogy

  • The 5 Worst Changes Made to 'Star Wars: A New Hope'
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    The 5 Worst Changes Made to 'Star Wars: A New Hope'

    Not all the tweaks George Lucas made to the film as technological advancement allowed improved the material. Here five not-so-good changes to the blockbuster.

  • 5 things you probably never knew about the original Star Wars
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    5 things you probably never knew about the original Star Wars

    As the 40th anniversary of ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’, or, to most people ‘Star Wars’ approaches, we find out five amazing things about the iconic movie from the film’s clapper loader Jamie Harcourt and creature effects technician Nick Maley. Jamie Harcourt (seen above holding the clapper board) remembers examining a print of the finished movie before it hit cinemas while shooting his next film.

  • Unaltered Star Wars trilogy to be released later this year?
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    Ryan Leston

    Unaltered Star Wars trilogy to be released later this year?

    Will we finally get an original Star Wars cut? It’s no secret that ‘Star Wars’ fans have been clamouring for an unaltered release of the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. Essentially, it would be an unaltered, pre-Special Edition version of the original ‘Star Wars’ movies.

  • 10 truly groundbreaking movies that changed Hollywood forever
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    Ben Falk

    10 truly groundbreaking movies that changed Hollywood forever

    As ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ is released – the first movie to be shot at the super high-definition rate of 120 frames per second – here are 10 other times films broke new ground and altered filmmaking for good. This 1987 drama starring Sting and Kathleen Turner is nondescript in almost every way. It had to be transferred to 35mm for exhibition as projectors still showed film.

  • The best changes made to the Star Wars trilogy since its original release
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    Tom Butler

    The best changes made to the Star Wars trilogy since its original release

    George Lucas has a long and chequered history of tinkering with the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy since release. “Films never get finished, they get abandoned” he once famously said, and he’s never managed to fully abandon his sci-fi trilogy yet. The first changes were made to ‘Star Wars’ just weeks after the film hit cinemas in 1977 when a new audio track was added featuring amended sound effects and alternate dialogue takes.

  • George Lucas Selects Los Angeles for $1 Billion Museum (Updated)
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    George Lucas Selects Los Angeles for $1 Billion Museum (Updated)

    The Force is with Los Angeles. George Lucas has selected L.A. over San Francisco to be home to his $1 billion museum, with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art set to feature pieces from the filmmaker’s personal collection, including memorabilia from Star Wars and other films, vintage photographs and an impressive selection of traditional paintings. The museum is eyeing a May 4, 2020, launch, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

  • Ewan McGregor reveals his embarrassing first meeting with George Lucas
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    Ewan McGregor reveals his embarrassing first meeting with George Lucas

    Or never meet George Lucas. Not sure of the lesson here, but Ewan McGregor has revealed details of his first meeting with his boss on the ‘Star Wars’ prequel movies, and his enduring embarrassment about it. “I had to read it in the producer’s office – like, literally, being almost locked in with the script, so that it doesn’t get leaked – and then being shown around the sets with George.

  • Empires Of The Deep: The Bonkers True Story Of The ‘Most Expensive’ Unreleased Movie Ever Made
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    Ben Falk

    Empires Of The Deep: The Bonkers True Story Of The ‘Most Expensive’ Unreleased Movie Ever Made

    Four different directors, almost 10 years in the making and costing an alleged £100million, yet ‘Empires of the Deep’, China’s planned answer to ‘Avatar’, remains unreleased. “I think I’m the only one who’s seen it other than the creators,” says actor Steve Polites, who signed a three month contract in 2009 to play the hero of ‘Empires of the Deep’ (and weirdly two other characters), only to find himself still stuck in China nine months later. “[Jon has] a really good heart and the core of a great idea, but couldn’t let go of it,” says Mark Byers, a Hollywood veteran who came on in late 2007 as a producer to try and help.

  • Chewie Proves It: Han Shot First
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    Marcus Errico

    Chewie Proves It: Han Shot First

    Peter Mayhew, the actor under the fur suit in the original Star Wars trilogy and The Force Awakens, has been taking to Twitter for the past few weeks to post his script for the 1977 film that launched the franchise. For years, it was clear to pretty much everyone in the galaxy that Han wasn’t going to be outrdrawn by a lizard-looking twerp, and that before Greedo could pull the trigger, Han shot first.

  • Star Wars Creator George Lucas Insists Han Didn’t Shoot First
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    Star Wars Creator George Lucas Insists Han Didn’t Shoot First

    It’s the quintessential ‘Star Wars’ question: who shot first – Han Solo or Greedo? In the original 1977 version of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’, it’s Han who has the itchy trigger finger… but in the most infamous Special Edition change, George Lucas made Greedo just a little bit quicker off the mark. - Star Wars: Rogue One Script Re-Written?

  • Wampa Tales: Mark Hamill's Car Accident and the Opening Scene of 'The Empire Strikes Back'
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    Wampa Tales: Mark Hamill's Car Accident and the Opening Scene of 'The Empire Strikes Back'

    Mark Hamill in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (Lucasfilm) By Jason Guerrasio, Business Insider On January 11, 1977, Mark Hamill got into a car accident that fractured his nose and cheekbone. In the opening scene of The Empire Strikes Back, Skywalker’s face is scratched after being attacked by a Wampa, which digs its claws into his face and then drags Skywalker and his Tauntaun back to its cave.