2001: A Space Odyssey
The spaceship design in Star Wars, including the Death Star, were inspired by the spaceship design in 2001. The ape makeup designs influenced Chewbacca's appearance. Stuart Freeborn, the artist behind the 2001 apes, was even hired to create his design.
The famous "opening crawl" prologues were copied exactly from the Flash Gordon serials.
C-3PO was designed as a male version of Maria from Metropolis.
The Hidden Fortress
Lucas followed two minor characters, R2 and 3PO, to tell the story as well as used frame wipes using the scenes blocking.
Making a Screened Video Feature
Rorie and Joey take you through the process of making a Bestie!
Besties: Star Wars: A New Hope
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Trailer: Star Wars Blu-Ray Box Set
Anyone else geeking out about this a bit? 40 hours of new material and previously unreleased cut footage should be interesting, at least.
Video Feature: Did Midi-chlorians Ruin Star Wars?
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|UK Release||Dec. 27, 1977|
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