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Star Wars - 30 years old and a new "Making Of" book

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"As the movie celebrates its 30th anniversary, George Lucas will be joined by many of his collaborators at a special screening at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Goldwyn Theater on Monday. Simultaneously, Ballantine Books is publishing J.W. Rinzler's "The Making of Star Wars," which bills itself as "The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film."

More than just a promotional making-of book, Rinzler's account seeks to strip away a lot of the mythology about the movie's creation that has grown up over the years. Rinzler, an executive editor at Lucasfilm, was aided in that quest when he discovered a treasure chest of interviews that Charles Lippincott, Lucasfilm's VP marketing and merchandising in the mid-'70s, conducted with the film's principals between 1975 and 1978. They provided him with a contemporaneous view into the movie's origins, uncolored by its eventual success."

_http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/23/film.starwars.reut/index.html
 

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Are they still making Star Wars movies?
 

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Are they still making Star Wars movies?
I hope not... :D
 

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Alec Guinness managed to get a 2.5% royalty slice from the film, which earned him about £5M.
Strange that this figure is now rather standard as an actors wage on a film.
 

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I think his salaray (from memory) was £100k. 2.5% of what films make these days would mean he'd make a lot more than £5m
 

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today is Star Wars day

and NO im not joking.... its official apparently

May the 4th be with you.... id like to say all this is a joke, but its not :(
 

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Are they still making Star Wars movies?
George Lucas plans to make two new films, not based on the Skywalker family, but set in "Star Wars", as it were.
 

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Alec Guinness managed to get a 2.5% royalty slice from the film, which earned him about £5M.
Strange that this figure is now rather standard as an actors wage on a film.
I wonder if they have bank accounts in heaven. I bet he's due several new payments. ;)
 

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Star Wars was released 30 years ago - May 25th 1977




Disney's sci-fi classic "Tron" is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year.





_http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/news/2007/05/lucas
_http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=5570&IssueNum=207
 

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Had some great special effects in Tron for those days:). Liked the motorcycle game part.