Why was Star Wars made?
Here's what I got, after doing some looking around...
The archetypal plot was influenced by a varied anthology of sources and eclectic references:
The archetypal plot was influenced by a varied anthology of sources and eclectic references:
- legendary Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon comic-book heroes and films [Lucas had originally wanted to remake the 1930's Flash Gordon movie serials, but the rights to the comic book character were snapped up first by Dino Di Laurentiis]; the works of cartoonist Alex Raymond included Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim; Lucas cited the classic movie serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) as the direct inspiration for his own space opera
- previous science fiction films (such as Forbidden Planet (1956) and Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968))
- the saloon setting of westerns (as a model for the inter-galactic watering hole)
- the James Bond films
- Joseph Campbell's book The Hero with a Thousand Faces
- Carlos Castaneda's Tales of Power
- medieval knights (King Arthur and Camelot) [Camelot's story also told of a young Prince, who with the help of a sorcerer/Merlin, a Sword and 'the Force' saves a Queen and defeats the Black Knight with the help of his Roundtable aides.]
- sorcerers' tales and stories about magic (Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Carlos Castaneda tales)
- warrior legends, myths, fairy tales
- Western good-guy vs. bad-guy stories
- elements of other classic films or tales (The Wizard of Oz (1939), John Ford's The Searchers (1956s), TV's Star Trek, Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927, Germ.),Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will (1935, Germ.), and Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress (1958, Jp.) and Yojimbo (1961))
- Errol Flynn swashbucklers
- dogfight-filled WWII war films, such as 633 Squadron (1964)
- similar to the Greek tradition of beginning an epic in the middle ("in medias res"), this film (the first in a trilogy) was the fourth film in the entire series
4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. Then there was a pilot film made for the TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars that takes place in between Episodes 2 and 3.
Star Wars was made with special fx to make the star wars movies come to life for example. Star Wars 3 revenge if the sith the battle between obi 1 and anikan battle in the musstofur system. Anikan lost and fell into the lava but he wasn't actually burnt
This is a huge topic on which, in fact, whole books have been written. Four of the key factors that led to the popularity of Star Wars were these, however: * In 1977 when Star Wars came out, Hollywood movies had been in a financial and creative slump, and audiences were ready for something differ…ent. Movies of the 1970s tended to be downbeat, as well, taking on serious topics (e.g. everything from child prostitution to the Vietnam War). There was little in the way of "fun" at the movies at the time. Star Wars was the first "blockbuster": the first movie that audiences willing paid to see multiple times. * Star Wars really invented modern special effects; audiences had been exposed to special effects of Star Wars caliber in 2001: A Space Odyssey, for instance, and many precursor movies, but, again, 2001 was a very downbeat, serious movie. Because of the innovative technologies that were developed specifically for Star Wars by John Dykstra and his crew (among others), Star Wars was visually unlike anything that audiences had previously seen on screen, and much of its appeal had to do with the sheer "eye candy" aspect of the film. * Star Wars is an intentional pastiche of nostalgiac references to 1940s and 1950s pop culture (especially old movie serials) and especially Flash Gordon, as well as an homage to the cinema of American westerns, and the films of Kurosawa, John Ford, etc. , among others. This self-conscious nostalgic pastiche in Star Wars (story lines, themes, etc.) is perhaps misunderstood by the minority who saw Star Wars as not citational but plagiaristic. Clearly, however, its nostalgic elements resonated with older audiences who recognized the themes and formulas that George Lucas was playing with, even as younger audiences were exposed to these often for the first time. Star Wars in many ways started the trend toward "retro" in movies--not merely remaking old movies, but mixing and matching retro elements into something new and different. * George Lucas intentionally left exposition bare-bones in Star Wars. Rather than explain what a "droid" is, for instance, he showed droids on screen and let the viewer work out for him- or herself what droids are. Similarly, he mentions the "Senate" at length but didn't spend any exposition going into what and where the Senate was. Indeed, the movie itself begins with the words "Episode IV," implying that things are in medias res. This kind of "unresolved" approach to storytelling immediately invited a huge body of work outside the movie itself, where fans or novelists or comic book writers create the back-stories. Called "the Expanded Universe," this body of stories quickly became a never-ending font of inspiration for fans and writers of all types. Because of the self-feeding cycle of Expanded Universe and fans and the original movies, Star Wars quickly created a whole subculture of fandom that extends to games, novels, short stories, children's books, comics, graphic novels, radio dramas, fan fiction, and more. The popularity of these things reinforced the popularity of the movies, and vice versa. ( Full Answer )
All I know is that Trisha Biggar designed the costumes for the prequels, and a team of people cut and sew and apply patterns etc.
Episode IV a new hope. Episode V the Empire Strikes Back. Episode VI return of the Jedi. Episode I the Phantom Menace. Episode II Attack of the Clones. Episode III revenge of the Sith
The filming dates for the first film aren't very well known. Only the release date, May 25, 1977, is well known.
There were six movies made. However, on August 15, a new movie will be released
Unfortunatly, chances are slim of that ever happening. Sure, it would be great to have the Thrawn Trilogy(Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command by Timothy Zann) on DVD, but unless George Lucas has a sudden change of heart regarding the matter, no Star Wars books will be made in…to movies. ( Full Answer )
According to other sites on the internet, the Star Wars franchise has earned about 4.3 billion dollars. Each site has explained that these totals only include film box office totals and don't represent merchandising sales (toys, T-shirts, costumes, games, collector items, etc.)
If you mean how the special effects were made, they were done by computer animation
Filming for the first Star Wars film, A New Hope, began in 1975 or 1976 and was released to theaters in May of 1978.
Technically, it was Revenge of the Sith. However, if inflation of the dollar is taken into account, then by far it is A New Hope. In fact, A New Hope would be second on the All Time list in Gross Domestic Profit.
Star Wars Episode Six entered theaters in 1987. Star Wars Episode Six entered theaters in 1987
Rotoscope technique where they take each frame and literally paint the lightsaber effect onto the film.
It was first shown in cinemas on May 25, 1977, and production began approximately five years earlier, I believe.
Star Wars was filmed in several different locations and studios. I few I know of are a historical castle in Italy used for the Naboo lake retreat and Spanish castle-like buildings for the Naboo city plaza
Episode 1 was released in 1999. Episode 2 was released in 2002. Episode 3 was released in 2005. Episode 4 was released in 1977. Episode 5 was released in 1980. Episode 6 was released in 1983
Principal photography took place from June 30 to September 17, 2003. The film was released in theaters on May 19, 2005
Do you mean how was Star Wars Made? Star Wars was made many different ways. Star Wars, the original trilogy, used Stop Motion Animation techniques to create certain scenes, during battles and scenes in space. But nowadays, almost every movie uses Special Effects, as does the prequel trilogy.
George Lucas wrote, produced, and directed (he only directed 1, 2, 3, 4) and Steven Spielberg (his friend) was a consultant and assistant director on episode 3.
If you mean the movie known as Episode 6, that is Return of the Jedi and it was released in 1983
If you meant to ask if the Tatooine scenes were filmed in the Sahara Desert, then NO! The real-world locations for Tatooine are in Tunisia and Yuma Desert in Arizona.
Because George Lucas wanted to see if movie technology would improve over the years so that he could more fully realize his vision for the first part of the story.
Yes, it was followed by Empire Stikes back, Return of the Jedi, Phantom menace, Attack of the clones, and Revenge of the Sith.
George Lucas created the Star Wars universe (that whole Lucas productions, that's him). After that, a whole lot of other authors kept the series running (like Timothy Zahn did most continuations but there were other authors like Kathy Tyers, Kevin J. Anderson, and technically Vonda N. McIntyre (but …I doubt that she knows anything of the Star Wars characters, physics, or really anything. She wrote Star Wars: The Crystal Star and well... it sucks if you try to associate it with Star Wars at all) just to name a few). But the original creator of Star Wars: George Lucas. ( Full Answer )
starwars because they have made more films than harry potter have hope this helps XD
Star Wars was never based on books. John Williems made the movies and that is that. There IS books based on the movies though, each in the same year it was made.
If you mean director-wise, the answer is George Lucas. The only films that George Lucas did not direct, but still was a part of, were The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi .
Because at the very beginning, George Lucas didn't expect Star Wars to be a huge hit and since it was, he then decided to expand the storyline. But since "Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" shows how Anakin Skywalker came to the Jedi Order, it's like the very beginning. So that's why.
There have been six; first Episodes 4, 5 and 6, then they made Episodes 1, 2, and 3.
I read a long time ago that when George Lucas submitted the idea for Star Wars to Fox, they were not interested in the rights to the merchandise so gave them to Lucas (hence any Star Wars stuff is always branded Lucas Arts or some such). Film merchandise was not really a big thing in the 70s so it w…as one of the first major films to cash in. From the success of the Star Wars films Lucas went on to create Industrial Light & Magic which created effects for many other films. I understand that Lucas made more from merchandise than the films made for Fox. Shame he got greedy and made Phantom Manace, but that's a whole new story... ( Full Answer )
After a nearly disastrous desert shoot, the production of Star Wars (later entitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) was moved to Elstree Studios, in the Hertfordshire area, which is near London.
the main characters are: Yoda Luke Chubaka or however you spell it Darth Vader R2D2 all the other robots Princess Laya Anaken(AKA Darth Vader)
depends on what you want to count as a figure... carded 96 (although 1 was not available in the USA) blue Snagletooth from sears cantina set, 97 include Max Rebo Band, 100 include R2-D2 with the 3rd lego from the droid factory play set, 101 droids and ewok cartoon figures, 17 more (1 not aviala…ble in the USA), 118 throw in some others that "fit in", like the trash compactor monster and han in carbonite, 120 ( Full Answer )
Six if you are counting the regular series (1977-2008) but there were more spin-offs released, like clone wars.
When the first film was made, George Lucas had no idea that it was going to be a big hit, so he expanded the storyline. But 16 years after " Return of the Jedi " was released, George Lucas decided to expand the storyline even more and it still hasn't stopped expanding
I think you mean many. Only six were made but people have been thinking on and off about making the other three books into movies books 7,8,9.
Star wars 4, 5, and 6 were directed by George Lucas. All the star wars films were written and screen played by him also. Star Trek was made by J.J Abrams.
Chewbacca's voice was created by the original films' sound designer, Ben Burtt, from a mix of recordings of walruses, lions, camels, bears, rabbits, tigers and badgers in Burtt's personal library. The individual recordings were mixed at different ratios for Chewbacca's different utterances. One of t…he most prominent elements in the voice was a black bear named Tarik, from Happy Hollow Zoo in San Jose, California. ( Full Answer )
It was made after to go back and explain how Darth Vader and a lot other characters on how they came to be like how Darth Vader is Lukes Dad. Things like that
Though the number is growing larger all the time, to date, the Star Wars franchise has made just over $4B (yes, that's 4,000,000,000).
Star Wars: A New Hope was the first one made. Lucas continued with The Empire Strikes Back, and then Return of the Jedi. In 1999, he created a prequel saga, which would go before his original saga. This consists of (In order), The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.
First of all, the person who made Star Wars is NOT an idiot. The person who made Star Wars is Gorge Lucas. There are also many others who made the graphics on the movies and TV show, planned the saga and TV episodes and voice acted the characters.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back started production in late 1977 or early 1978 and was released in 1980.
There are several main reasons for this. #1. The public wanted it becouse other action figuress where made for other movies and ect.#2 and most notable the starwars franchise wanted to make an extra buck
Anakin, who later grew up to be Darth Vader, made C-3PO who is a protocol droid.
Well, before the movie, yes. But Thor is a god from Norse mythology that has been around since the Roman Empire from 27 BC to 1453 AD
yes, but its "hard to find" and probably not as good as the x box or ps3 version
George Lucas didn't expect the film to be a big hit. But when it did, he decided to make more. But when he was out of film ideas, he decided to expand the Star Wars timeline
There are six films and all the theme music was composed by John Williams between 1977 and 2005.