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Overview

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History  of  The  Films
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banner from Star Wars Store at Amazon
official 'Star Wars' website
official Star Wars® Store at Amazon
'Stars Wars' movies main entry at Wikipedia

listen to 'Star Wars Main Theme' by John Williams [5:42] on YouTube

'The Making of Star Wars' 1977 video   "The Making of Star Wars: As Told By C-3PO and R2-D2" [1977]
50-minute TV special hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2, with additional voiceover narration by William Conrad; includes: behind-the-scenes footage from "Star Wars Episode IV"; interviews with writer/-director George Lucas, producer Gary Kurtz, and cast-members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford & Alec Guinness; several deleted or reworked scenes
Co-produced & directed by Robert Guenette; written by Richard Schickel
Fox Home Ent. color VHS [1977] out of prodn/40+ used
'From Star Wars to Jedi' 1985 video   "From Star Wars To Jedi: The Making of A Saga" [P.B.S. Dec 1983]
Tagline: "Behind-the-scenes secrets of the most spectacular trilogy in motion picture history!" • 65-minute documentary filmed at Skywalker Ranch, Industrial Light & Magic, and EMI Elstree Studios in England; narrated by Mark Hamill; interviewees include George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, composer John Williams, Frank Oz, director Irvin Kershner • Co-produced & written by Richard Schickel
Fox Home Ent. color VHS [8/95] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDb


All  Nine  'Star Wars'  Films
'Stars Wars' movies main entry at Wikipedia

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"Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI)" [2011]
Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray box set   Fox widescreen color Blu-ray set [9/2011] 9 disks for $89.96
contains 6 feature films on disks 1 thru 6, with plenty of audio commentary tracks; disks 7 & 8 are Star Wars Archives; disk 9 contains eight Star Wars documentaries (all are in color, times are approximate): "The Making of Star Wars" [49 minutes, 1977]: behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen, hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2 and featuring George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher •• "The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX" [48 minutes, 1980]: hosted by Mark Hamill; behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects work that transformed George Lucas’s vision into cinematic reality •• "Classic Creatures: Return of The Jedi" [48 min., 1983]: production footage interspersed with vintage monster movie clips explores the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film; hosted & narrated by Carrie Fisher & Billie Dee Williams •• "Anatomy of A Dewback" [26 minutes, 1997]: George Lucas explains & demonstrates how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later •• "Star Warriors" [84 minutes, 2007]: action figures, costumes & fandom •• "Star Wars Tech" [46 minutes, 2007]: explores the plausibility of the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry •• "A Conversation With The Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later" [25 minutes, 2010]: commemorates the 30th anniversary of the movie; features George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan & composer John Williams •• "Star Wars Spoofs"
[90 minutes, 2011]: a hilarious collection of spoofs & parodies, including clips from "Family Guy", "The Simpsons", "How I Met Your Mother", 'Weird Al' Yankovic, and more

'Star Wars' Digital HD Collection 2015 promotion on Amazon Instant Video: six-movie (plus bonus material) bundle for $89.99 - EXPIRES May 2017
'Star Wars' Digital HD Collection' official promos:
4/2015 TV ad [0:31] • 4/2015 promo [1:35]

'Best of Star Wars' music album  "The Best of Star Wars" music album [2011]
the soundtrack CD [6/2012] is SOLD OUT!
RDEG/Intergalactic Symphony Orchestra MP3 soundtrack album
download [9/2011] 12 tracks for $5.99

"Best of Star Wars" [2012]
Skywalker Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Williams

listen to full album [13 tracks & 10 ads, 55:37] at YouTube

Music of Star Wars 30th Anniversary album on CD  "The Music of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition" album
on CD & MP3 [2007] Composed & conducted by John Williams

85 tracks on 7 or 8 disks
Sony Classical soundtrack CD [11/2007] 8 disks for $27.31
Sony Classical MP3 soundtrack album download [11/2007] 7 disks for $44.99

'Star  Wars  I:  The Phantom Menace'  [Fox 19 May 1999]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_I:_The_Phantom_Menace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_I:_The_Phantom_Menace_(video_game)

'Star  Wars  II:  Attack of The Clones'  [Fox 16 May 2002]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_II:_Attack_of_the_Clones
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_II:_Attack_of_the_Clones_(video_game)

'Star  Wars  III:  Revenge of The Sith'  [Fox 16 May 2005]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_III:_Revenge_of_the_Sith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_III:_Revenge_of_the_Sith_(video_game)

'Star  Wars  IV:  A New Hope'  [Fox 25 May 1977]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_(film)

"Star Wars 1977 Soundtrack" by John Williams [3/2015] 'vinyl rip' of the full album, one slide per track
listen to full album [16 tracks & 13 ads, 1:15:16] on YouTube

'Star  Wars  V:  The Empire Strikes Back'  [Fox 17 May 1980]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Empire_Strikes_Back
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Empire_Strikes_Back_(1992_video_game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Star_Wars:_The_Empire_Strikes_Back

'Star  Wars  VI:  Return of The Jedi'  [Fox 25 May 1983]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_of_the_Jedi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Return_of_the_Jedi_(1988_video_game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Star_Wars:_Return_of_the_Jedi

'Star  Wars  VII:  The  Force  Awakens' [Dec 2015]

During Disney's 10/2012 announcement of its purchase of Lucasfilm, Ltd. for $4.05 billion, they stated specifically that they plan to
film 'at least three more' movies in the "Star Wars Saga", expecting to release the first in 2015. By November, Lucasfilm confirmed
that Michael Arndt had worked for several months on a 40-50 page treatment for the new 'Star Wars' trilogy, and that he
was already writing the screenplay for Episode VII • latest info at IMDb

watch 11/2014 official teaser trailer #1 [1:31] at YouTube
watch 4/2015 official teaser trailer #2 [1:49] at YouTube
official 2/2015 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Special Extended Fan Trailer [2:28] at YouTube

'Star  Wars  VIII:  The Last Jedi' [May 2018?]
While the title 'The Marvelous Lightyear Rebellion' was official at the time (4/2015), a new official title of ‘The Last Jedi’ was announced in January 2017.
official Disney poster for 'Star Wars VIII: The Marvelous Lightyear Rebellion' (replaced)           official Disney poster for 'Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi' due in theaters May 2018

'Star  Wars  IX:  xxxx'

Movies  About  'Star  Wars'

"The Making of Star Wars" documentary [1977]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSuDjjlIPak [49:01]

"Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed" documentary []
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_If82PZmDY [1:30:39]

"Star Wars Tech" documentary [History Channel 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOHducc5Gu0 [45:42]

"Elstree 1976" documentary [FilmRise 2016]  4/2016
Elstree 1976 documentary  90-minute report on ten minor actors hired for "Star Wars" in 1976 in England – their lives then and their lives today– many of whom participate in 'Star Wars' fan conferences Written & directed by Jon Spira; featuring Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, John Chapman, Anthony Forrest, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Derek Lyons, Angus MacInnes, David Prowse, Pam Rose
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • Kickstarter movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:25] at YouTube


'Star Wars' cast publicity photograph
Principals

C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), R2-D2, and Darth Vader had their footprints installed
in the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre {3 August 1977}

"The Stars of Star Wars: Interviews From The Cast" [Passport Video 1999]
Stars of Star Wars interviews video  93-minute video release directed & edited by Kent Hagen, written by Jeff Miller; featuring Gary Busey, Anthony Daniels, Johnny Depp, Fran Drescher, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Dolores Fuller, Erin Gray, Mark Hamill, Hugh M. Hefner, Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson, Jake Lloyd, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Dominic Pace, Natalie Portman, William Shatner, John St. Laurent, Sharon Stone, Billy Dee Williams & composer John Williams
I.M.C. Vision color/b&w DVD [12/2001] out of prodn/used
Passport Intl. color/b&w VHS [5/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb


Movie Cast & Crew

writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams

Kenny Baker {as droid R2-D2}

actor Ahmed Best {as Jar Jar Binks}

actor John Boyega {as Finn}

actor Hayden Christensen {as Anakin Skywalker}

Anthony Daniels {as droid C-3PO}

actor Benicio del Toro {villain in Star Wars VIII}

actor Adam Driver {as Kylo Ren}

actress Carrie Fisher [1956-2016]

actor Harrison Ford {as pilot Han Solo}

actor Alec Guinness {as Obi-Wan Kenobi}

actor Mark Hamill {as Luke Skywalker}
1983 Maria Shriver TV interview with Mark Hamill [5:53] on YouTube

actor Oscar Isaac {as Poe Dameron}

actor Samuel L. Jackson {as Mace Windu}

actor James Earl Jones {voice of Darth Vader}

director Irvin Kershner [1923-2010]

actor Christopher Lee {as Count Dooku}

writer-producer-director George Lucas

actor Peter Mayhew {as wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca}

actor Ewan McGregor {as Obi-Wan Kenobi}

actor Liam Neeson {as Qui-Gon Jinn}

Frank Oz {voice of Yoda}

actress Natalie Portman {as Queen Padmι Amidala}

actress Daisy Ridley {as scavenger Rey}

actor Billy Dee Williams {as Lando Calrissian}

composer John Williams

lineup of the 'Star Wars' characters (by height)
Characters

listen to "Star Wars: The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)" [3:07] at YouTube

droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and BB-8


Related  Fiction


"Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
"Hidden in [each] story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
interesting twist: the several 'non-fiction' books here are still fiction because they are about the "Star Wars" sci-fi saga

promo graphic for 'Journey To Star Wars' novels released 9/2015  "Aftermath: The War Is Not Over" [2015] by Chuck Wendig
Rebel pilot Wedge Antilles discovers defeated Galactic Empire forces massing near planet Akiva, but before he can report to New Republic HQ, he is captured; rebel warrior Norra Wexley is just able to intercept his distress message . . .
Kindle Edition from Random House/LucasBooks [9/2015] for $13.99
LucasBooks 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2015] for $16.80
"Star Wars: Droid Factory" [ages 6-14; 2015] by Daniel Wallace
Packed with facts about all types of droids from the Star Wars universe; includes special poster; includes press-out pieces & stickers to make mini-models of droids BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, with instructions for adding wheels & windup motors!
Reader's Digest 11x9¼ hardcover [11/2015] for $15.47
"Lost Stars" [ages 12 & up; 2015] by Claudia Gray, Illustrated by Phil Noto
The promised YA novel: re-experience the original trilogy with Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree
Kindle Edition from Disney Lucasfilm Press [9/2015] for $8.17
Disney Lucasfilm Press 8¾x6 hardcover [9/2015] for $9.89
"Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure" [ages 10-14; 2015]
{authorship unclear:} by Cecil Castellucci & Jason Fry, Illustrated by Phil Noto

General Organa recounts events just before Episode VI for her memoirs.
Kindle Edition from Disney Lucasfilm Press [9/2015] for $5.90
Disney Lucasfilm Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2015] for $7.29
"Shattered Empire" [2015]
{authorship unclear:} by Greg Rucka & ?? Mosso, Illustrated by Marco Chechetto

Marvel Comics 8¼x6 pb [11/2015] for $13.59
"Star Wars: Ships of The Galaxy" [ages 6-9; 2015] by Benjamin Harper
Reader's Digest 10¼x9½ hardcover [9/2015] for $6.59
"Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo Adventure" [ages 10-14; 2015]
by Greg Rucka, Illustrated by Phil Noto

Kindle Edition from Disney Lucasfilm Press [9/2015] for $5.90
Disney Lucasfilm Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2015] for $7.00
"The Weapon of A Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure" [ages 10-14; 2015]
by Jason Fry, Illustrated by Phil Noto

Kindle Edition from Disney Lucasfilm Press [9/2015] for $6.46
Disney Lucasfilm Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2015] for $7.00


Related  Non-Fiction

Star Wars Encyclopedia book by Stephen J. Sansweet  
"The Star Wars Encyclopedia (Unabridged)" [1998]
by Stephen J. Sansweet, Introduction by Timothy Zahn

Ballantine 11¼x9 hardcover [6/98] out of print/100+ used
Virgin Books, U.K. 11x8¾ hardcover [7/98] out of print/many used
How Star Wars Conquered The Universe book by Chris Taylor  "How Star Wars Conquered The Universe: The Past, Present and Future of A Multibillion Dollar Franchise" [2014] by Chris Taylor
Kindle Edition from Basic Books/Hachette [10/2015] for $11.99
Basic Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/2015] for $11.55
Basic Books 9x7 hardcover [9/2014] for $19.32
Basic Books 9x7 hardcover [9/2014] out of print/many used
Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia book from Dorling Kindersley  "Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia" [2017]  4/2017
by Adam Bray, Cole Horton & Tricia Barr

Dorling Kindersley 12x10¼ hardcover [4/2017] for $19.54



'Star  Wars'  Spinoffs

"Lego Star Wars" franchise [licensed 1999-2026?]
entry at Wikipedia

"Clone Wars" animated film [2008]

"Star Wars: The Fall of The Galactic Republic" [2014]
10/2014 fan-made chronological re-edit of Episodes 1-3 [3:28:20] still at YouTube 4/2015

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" [Dec 2016]  12/2016
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg 4/2016 Official Teaser Trailer [1:57]

suggested sequel "Star Wars 37: Spice Wars"
Galactic Republic police sent to the Spanish-speaking planet El Mundo keep getting killed; a new team of agents attempt to unravel the interplanetary
drug cartel, which hijacks shipments of 'spice melange' from the harsh desert planet Arrakis and smuggles them to other parts of the galaxy.


'Star  Wars'  Parodies

"William Shakespeare's Star Wars" [] by Ian Doescher
presents the story of Episode IV in iambic pentameter
"The Empire Striketh Back" [] by Ian Doescher
"The Jedi Doth Return" [] by Ian Doescher

"Dark Star" movie [1974] absurdist fantasy spoof of 'Star Wars'
full credits at IMDb • entry at Wikipedia

"Spaceballs" movie spoof [1987] written by Mel Brooks /nm0000316/

"Star Warners - Disney Style" parody compilation [2011]
watch for free on YouTube: Part 1 [6:39] • Part 2 [4:09]

'Star Wars' parody of the Starbucks green logo


Toys  &  Games  &  Recordings

                     
"Star Wars Medley" by violinist-dancer Lindsey Stirling & Peter Hollens
watch music video [9/2013 upload; 5:12] online at YouTube


Image  Gallery

Darth Vader visits Abbey Road                  Star Wars Day is on May the Fourth (Be With You)


'Star  Wars'  Fandom

Star Wars Reads Day on the First Saturday in October [2013 = #2]: all day events at hundreds of venues across North America, many with authors of the official novelizations, etc.

Amazon's special 2015 'Get Ready for Star Wars Day' promotion goes to the Star Wars Store main page - 'May The Fourth Be With You'

the 'Wookie-epedia' website [est. 2005]



'Star  Wars'  Links


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