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Friday, 15 June 2018

Star Wars debuts: The first work of the people behind the film

Gilbert Taylor, director of photography on Star Wars

Star Wars owed its huge success largely to the young people who came out to see it, but many of the those who made it were industry veterans. Some had been working for almost half a century.

Today, Episode Nothing looks back at the debuts of some of the key talents involved in the original 1977 film.

Friday, 8 June 2018

An unsung hero of Star Wars: Maurice Murphy

The London Symphony Orchestra recording
the music for Star Wars

A trivia question for you: Who did exactly the same job throughout the Star Wars original trilogy and prequels?

Friday, 1 June 2018

Han Solo, as he was in 1977

Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars, 1977

Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently reintroducing many people's favourite Star Wars character and giving him a new, official backstory.

I won't concern myself here with what I thought of the new film. (I'm intending to blog about that next week at Amazing Stories.) But it seems like a good time to consider Solo as played by Harrison Ford, and the reasons he was so important to the success of Star Wars.