Watch: 2-Hour Annotated 'Star Wars' Video Explores The Myriad Influences That Shaped A Classic |The Playlist
Michael Heilemann has assembled an extensive and impressive Kitbashed cut of "Star Wars" as well an e-book in progress, offering a wealth of material and analysis. We get a bit of bio on Lucas as well as the history of the many threads that intertwined to eventually reveal the deceptively simple tale of a young man who just wanted to pick up some power converters at the nearby Tosche Station. It's well worth a read and a viewing, though it is currently a work in progress, with Heilemann stating simply "It's done when it's done." In the meantime, he promises an "exhaustive analysis of the sources of inspiration that led to the creation of Star Wars, covering everything from Lucas's earliest student films, European cinema of the time, westerns (American and Italian), samurai films, war films, comic books, artists, composers, and so on and so forth, up to and including the release of the film that changed the world."
'Looper' Director Rian Johnson Reportedly Will Write and Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'
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Rumor: Star Wars: Episode 7 Release Date Could Be Delayed
Ok, enough. First of all it was upgraded from a broken ankle to a broken leg. Fine. But to say it may delay release date(especially if the rumors of the scope of his 'return' are true) is just clever manipulation and headline generation. Stop it. We are already interested and you have our full attention. Don't worry about keeping us entranced, just make a good damned movie.