Sunday, September 12, 2004

A&E's "Star Wars: Empire of Dreams" Documentary

Tonight A&E premiered a very cool documentary on the making of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope called Star Wars: Empire of Dreams.
It is the most popular space adventure of all time and one of the most groundbreaking sagas in Hollywood history. This two-hour A&E SPECIAL PRESENTATION: STAR WARS: EMPIRE OF DREAMS details how the phenomenon captured imaginations with an irresistible Force and catapulted three young performers to stardom – Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher. But the STAR WARS trilogy didn't just change the way we look at movies. It changed the way movies are made. What began as a galactic fairy tale became a success story beyond one man's wildest dreams. While George Lucas has remained true to his own vision, it's audiences everywhere who have reaped the rewards ever since May 1977 when moviegoers first caught sight of that galaxy far, far away. For Lucas, what began as a quest for creative freedom became a philosophy, a cultural phenomenon and his own empire of dreams.

The A&E SPECIAL PRESENTATION: STAR WARS: EMPIRE OF DREAMS features riveting movie clips and fascinating screen tests plus interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and other cast members.
If you're a Star Wars fan (like me), I highly recommend you catch this documentary. It's simply amazing and covers so many aspects of the movie that you'll be amazed. (It's also a nice prelude to the Sep. 21 release.)

ADDENDUM: Okay, the documentary isn't just on Episode IV (that's just the first hour of the two-hour-including commercials-documentary). I'm learning so much that my head may explode shortly! [9:17 PM]