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The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977)

C-3PO and R2-D2 explore the creation of the film that made them famous.

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Robert Guenette
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Conrad ... Narrator (original narration from 1977) (voice)
Anthony Daniels ... host, C-3PO
George Lucas ... Himself
Mark Hamill ... Himself
Alec Guinness ... Himself
Harrison Ford ... Himself
Carrie Fisher ... Herself
Gary Kurtz ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don LaFontaine ... Narrator (voice)
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Ever wonder how they ever managed to make a movie like Star Wars? Well, bickering droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2 host this tour of the mind of creator George Lucas and what inspired him to make the movie. Even interviewed are the cast and crew, even features scenes of when C-3PO, R2-D2, and Darth Vader planted their footprints (or in R2's case, tread-prints) into cement. Also discussed is Star Wars mania, how fans loved the movie, collected the merchandise and danced the disco music. Also shown are behind-the-scenes looks at the movie, as well as how difficult each effect was in doing since they didn't have the convenience of computer animation back then. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Making of 'Star Wars' ....as told by C-3PO and R2-D2 See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This special was the first Star Wars material officially released to the growing home video market in 1979 by Magnetic Video Corporation. A later issue on the same label also features a trailer for "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). See more »

Goofs

At about 22:23 minutes, Chewbacca can be seen on the TV monitor, and R2-D2 beeping. C-3PO asks "what did he say?", even when he is fluent in over six million forms of communication. See more »

Crazy Credits

R2-D2 was credited as himself rather than being listed as being portrayed by Kenny Baker who really did portray him in this documentary. See more »

Alternate Versions

A video edition, released by Fox Video in 1995 as part of a mail-in offer with Kellogg's Cereals, replaces William Conrad's voice over narration with Don LaFontaine. See more »

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Hardly a "Making Of"
7 August 2018 | by OrangieTooDopeSee all my reviews

While there is some behind the scenes stuff, this is basically just an explanation of the plot. A narrator just explains the unspoken things in the movie. This is great for someone who doesn't understand the movie, boring for those who do.


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