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Friday, 13 July 2018

What Star Wars owed to westerns

Star Wars owes a lot to westerns

Here's something that isn't often acknowledged about Star Wars: Parts of it are like a great western.

In today's post, I want to look at some of the ways in which George Lucas drew on the genre that dominated  American cinema for a large part of the 21st century.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Hear the difference between the mono and stereo 1977 versions of Star Wars

C-3PO had more to say in the mono mix of Star Wars

If you saw Star Wars two or three times in 1977, it may not have been the same each time.

That's because, as we've seen before, there were three different sound mixes of the film.

A video on YouTube allows you to listen to those differences for yourself.