Star Wars

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Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series, consisting of two trilogies, has spawned an extensive media franchise called the Expanded Universe including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books. These supplements to the franchise resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe, keeping the franchise active in the 16-year interim between the two film trilogies. The franchise depicts a galaxy described as far, far away in the distant past, and it commonly portrays Jedi as a representation of good, in conflict with the Sith, their evil counterpart. Their weapon of choice, the lightsaber, is commonly recognized in popular culture. The franchise's storylines contain many themes, with strong influences from philosophy and religion.

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  • The Star Wars series started out as a movie that ended up being so big that I took each act and cut it into its own movie…The original concept really related to a father and a son, and twins—a son and a daughter. It was that relationship that was the core of the story. And it went through a lot of machinations before I even got to the first draft screenplay. And various characters changed shapes and sizes. And it isn’t really until it evolved into what is close to what Star Wars now is that I began to go back and deal with the stories that evolved to get us to that point…When I first did Star Wars I did it as a big piece. It was like a big script. It was way too big to make into a movie. So I took the first third of it, which is basically the first act, and I turned that into what was the original Star Wars…after Star Wars was successful and I said “Well gee, I can finish this entire script, and I can do the other two parts.
  • George Lucas, Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas by Dale 2 Pollock, 1983 p. 36
  • You have to remember that originally Star Wars was intended to be one movie, Episode IV of a Saturday matinee serial. You never saw what came before or what came after. It was designed to be the tragedy of Darth Vader. It starts with this monster coming through the door, throwing everybody around, then falfway through the movie you realise that the villain of the piece is actually a man and the hero is his son. And so the villain turns into the hero inspired bythe son. It was meant to be one movie, but I broke it up because I didn’t have the money to do it like that—it would have been five hours long.
  • George Lucas, Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas by Dale 2 Pollock, 1983 p. 38

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