History Trivia / ANewHope

18th Jun '16 5:49:55 PM dlchen145
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* ''A New Hope'' is the only ''Star Wars'' film to make Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Great Movies List.]]

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* ''A New Hope'' is the only ''Star Wars'' film to make Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Great Movies List.]]
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18th Jun '16 5:49:32 PM dlchen145
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* ScienceMarchesOn: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudarsky_extrasolar_planet_classification Since Yavin's in the Goldilocks belt, it should be light gray, not orange]].

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* ScienceMarchesOn: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudarsky_extrasolar_planet_classification Since Yavin's Yavin is in the Goldilocks belt, it should be light gray, not orange]].
18th Jun '16 5:47:26 PM dlchen145
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* AdaptationFirst: Both [[NovelizationFirst the novelization]] and the Creator/MarvelComics adaptation came out before the movie. Given they're based on earlier scripts, there discrepancies, particularly in the comic.

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* AdaptationFirst: Both [[NovelizationFirst the novelization]] and the Creator/MarvelComics adaptation came out before the movie. Given they're based on earlier scripts, there are discrepancies, particularly in the comic.
23rd Mar '16 6:36:39 AM NightShade96
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because she had to deliver those lines to Creator/PeterCushing, who was an admirable gentleman. She also like to draw attention to the irony of her "foul stench" line as Cushing always smelled of lavender and fresh linen.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because she had to deliver those lines to Creator/PeterCushing, who was an admirable gentleman. She also like likes to draw attention to the irony of her "foul stench" line as Cushing always smelled of lavender and fresh linen.
19th Mar '16 12:23:10 PM hamza678
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Creator/PeterCushing Van]] [[Film/HammerHorror Helsing]] is working with [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]] to take down [[Creator/MarkHamill The Joker]], Franchise/IndianaJones and [[Film/LawrenceOfArabia Prince Faizal]].
** Porkins would also be widely familiar as Lt. Eckhardt in ''Film/{{Batman}}''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[HeyItsThatVoice/ANewHope Has its own page]].
11th Mar '16 7:37:57 PM GrammarNavi
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** The role of [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]] was originally written with ToshiroMifune in mind. Depending on who you talk to, either 20th Century Fox wasn't keen on giving Mifune another whirl (although Mifune could speak English, all productions where he was speaking English ended up dubbing over his voice due to his thick Japanese accent) or Mifune wasn't available. Either way, the role went instead to Alec Guinness. Creator/PeterCushing was also considered to star as Obi-Wan Kenobi before being cast as Grand Moff Tarkin.

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** The role of [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]] was originally written with ToshiroMifune Creator/ToshiroMifune in mind. Depending on who you talk to, either 20th Century Fox wasn't keen on giving Mifune another whirl (although Mifune could speak English, all productions where he was speaking English ended up dubbing over his voice due to his thick Japanese accent) or Mifune wasn't available. Either way, the role went instead to Alec Guinness. Creator/PeterCushing was also considered to star as Obi-Wan Kenobi before being cast as Grand Moff Tarkin.
15th Feb '16 4:12:42 PM Josef5678
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* DyeingForYourArt: Anthony Daniels had to wear the C-3PO costume under the scorching Tunisian sun, the actress who played Greedo nearly passed out after just a few minutes of wearing the suffocating mask, Creator/MarkHamill [[EyeScream burst a blood vessel in his eye]] filming the Dianoga scene, and William Hootkins (the actor who played Porkins) had to wear his pilot costume unfastened at the back because it was too small for him to wear, and they [[NoBudget couldn't afford to make another one.]]
15th Feb '16 4:11:12 PM Josef5678
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* AdaptationFirst: Both [[NovelizationFirst the novelization]] and the MarvelComics adaptation came out before the movie. Given they're based on earlier scripts, there discrepancies, particularly in the comic.

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* AdaptationFirst: Both [[NovelizationFirst the novelization]] and the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics adaptation came out before the movie. Given they're based on earlier scripts, there discrepancies, particularly in the comic.



* TroubledProduction: It would be a fitting analogy to say that Lucas getting his film made was a feat as herculean as the Rebels fight against the Empire; the SciFiGhetto made Universal and United Artists pass on the film, and even as Fox picked it up they were relutant and gave a paltry $8.25 million budget (which eventually escalated to $11 million). Filming had rainstorms in a frequently dry Tunisian region, malfunctioning props, Lucas clashing with the crew, and things got so behind schedule that the crew had to split into three units to meet deadlines, the teaser trailer had just whatever footage was available, and the film was still delayed from Christmas 1976 to May 1977. And then post-production had Lucas hospitalized for stress, followed by supervising the RagtagBunchOfMisfits turned [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic visual effects team]] doing a year's work in six months,[[note]]Before Lucas arrived, most of their time and money was spent setting up their equipment rather than actually filming, and the only salvageable scene they did was the escape pod's release[[/note]] and hiring two editors to salvage the movie (along with his then-wife, Marcia Lucas) after he hated the first cut. Overall, the experience was so miserable, that Lucas left directing the next two films in other hands, and wouldn't direct another movie until ''ThePhantomMenace'' many years later.

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* TroubledProduction: It would be a fitting analogy to say that Lucas getting his film made was a feat as herculean as the Rebels fight against the Empire; the SciFiGhetto made Universal and United Artists pass on the film, and even as Fox picked it up they were relutant reluctant and gave a paltry $8.25 million budget (which eventually escalated to $11 million). Filming had rainstorms in a frequently dry Tunisian region, malfunctioning props, Lucas clashing with the crew, and things got so behind schedule that the crew had to split into three units to meet deadlines, the teaser trailer had just whatever footage was available, and the film was still delayed from Christmas 1976 to May 1977. And then post-production had Lucas hospitalized for stress, followed by supervising the RagtagBunchOfMisfits turned [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic visual effects team]] doing a year's work in six months,[[note]]Before Lucas arrived, most of their time and money was spent setting up their equipment rather than actually filming, and the only salvageable scene they did was the escape pod's release[[/note]] and hiring two editors to salvage the movie (along with his then-wife, Marcia Lucas) after he hated the first cut. Overall, the experience was so miserable, that Lucas left directing the next two films in other hands, and wouldn't direct another movie until ''ThePhantomMenace'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' many years later.
15th Feb '16 1:57:46 PM jameygamer
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* ''A New Hope'' is the only ''Star Wars'' film to make Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Great Movies List.]]
15th Feb '16 9:54:50 AM igordebraga
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* AdaptationFirst: The novel based on one of Lucas's earlier scripts was released about six months before the movie.

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* AdaptationFirst: The novel based on one of Lucas's earlier scripts was released about six months Both [[NovelizationFirst the novelization]] and the MarvelComics adaptation came out before the movie.movie. Given they're based on earlier scripts, there discrepancies, particularly in the comic.



* DyeingForYourArt: Anthony Daniels had to wear the C-3PO costume under the scorching Tunisian sun, the actress who played Greedo nearly passed out after just a few minutes of wearing the suffocating mask, Creator/MarkHamill [[EyeScream burst a blood vessel in his eye]] filming the Dianoga scene, and William Hootkins (the actor who played Porkins) had to wear his pilot costume unfastened at the back because it was too small for him to wear, and they [[NoBudget couldn't afford to make another one.]]



* TroubledProduction: It would be a fitting analogy to say that Lucas getting his film made was a feat as herculean as the Rebels fight against the Empire;
** Even getting the film off the ground was a struggle. Despite it's fantasy setting, the surface science fiction elements of the movie made it tough to find someone to back the film, since the genre in film was considered a niche during the time, with even the biggest hit of the time, ''2001: A Space Odyssey'', only making its money back after several years. Many studios turned down the film until Lucas eventually found distribution with 20th Century Fox.
** Once filming got started in 1976, they had the bad luck of starting filming in the Tunisian desert just as it rained. The props and equipment had their obligatory malfunctions and breakdowns, and the Sandcrawler set even got blown away and had to be rebuilt because of the harsh winds. The crew didn't really care about or understand the movie.
** Lucas clashed with cinematographer Gilbert Taylor and the movie ended up so badly behind schedule the crew had to split into three units and meet deadlines or else face shutdown. By the time they had to assemble the first cut, the staff was literally bicycling from set to set trying to film each scene as fast as they possibly could in order to meet the deadline. When the studio asked for a teaser trailer, one was basically slammed together from the footage available at the time. The film ultimately had to be pushed back in its release date when it became clear it was impossible to finish its original late 1976 deadline.
** Sets had to be redressed or carefully combined to save whatever time and money they could--Lucas had to clash with Fox just to get the money to build another set for the Tantive IV (initially, it solely consisted of the hallway where Leia puts the Death Star plans in R2, which was a redressed Millenium Falcon set), and even that shot had to be carefully staged to hide that it was the same hallway being used over and over. The opening with the stormtroopers boarding the rebel ship were some of the last scenes shot for the picture because of this, and a piece of debris of the door exploding sent one of the rebel actors to the hospital.
** Post-production fared little better despite a delayed release date, as Lucas had to call in two editors (along with his then-wife, Marcia Lucas) to salvage the movie after the first cut was a complete disaster and prompted him to fire his original editor, and his Ragtag Bunch of Misfits turned visual effects team was forced to complete a year's work in six months. Reshoots and other problems bloated the films budget from 8 million to 11 million.
** And did we mention how ILM (which Lucas had to set up when he found out Fox had disbanded its effects department) initially spent half their budget on four shots that turned out to be completely worthless?[[note]]Well, okay, they had to spend a lot of money getting the workshop set up, building the models, developing the microprocessors, testing the camera system, etc. At least one of the ILM crew said in a documentary "the factory has to be built before the first can of peas can be sent to the supermarket."[[/note]] It took them months to get another working effects shot after their initial success with the shots of the Escape Pod launching and drifting towards Tatooine. Lucas was forced to supervise his effects team personally, and nearly got a heart attack from exhaustion. There were many issues with the effects, such as the Lightsaber blades constantly breaking and the initial attempts to illuminate the blades on-set backfiring, issues with bluescreening the ships, and so on. The Dianoga scene was initially planned as more ambitious, but issues with the set and creature forced them to reduce its presence to a tentacle and brief shot of an eyestalk. The laser effects of the starships were unsatisfactory to Lucas, and there were [[SpecialEffectsFailure underwhelming effects shots]] they had to rush and throw in just to get the film done on time. Attempts at using front projection for scenes were attempted, but ended up looking so bad that they were scrapped right away.
** Another issue popped up late in production when Creator/MarkHamill was on the way to film his last scenes and close-ups when he got into a nasty car accident which scarred his face, so a stand in had to be hired to film his last scenes. And before that, Mark [[EyeScream burst a blood vessel in his eye]] while they were filming the Dianoga scene. The actors in costumes had their own woes to deal with, such as Anthony Daniels getting or risking injuries from the inside of the poorly made and uncomfortable C-3PO costume, and the actress who played Greedo nearly passed out after just a few minutes of wearing the suffocating mask. William Hootkins (the actor who played Porkins) had to wear his pilot costume unfastened at the back because it was too small for him to wear, and they couldn't afford to make another one.
** Overall, the experience was so miserable, that Lucas left directing the next two films in other hands, and wouldn't direct another movie until ''ThePhantomMenace'' many years later.

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* TroubledProduction: It would be a fitting analogy to say that Lucas getting his film made was a feat as herculean as the Rebels fight against the Empire;
** Even getting
Empire; the film off the ground was a struggle. Despite it's fantasy setting, the surface science fiction elements of the movie SciFiGhetto made it tough to find someone to back Universal and United Artists pass on the film, since the genre in film was considered a niche during the time, with and even the biggest hit of the time, ''2001: A Space Odyssey'', only making its money back after several years. Many studios turned down the film until Lucas as Fox picked it up they were relutant and gave a paltry $8.25 million budget (which eventually found distribution with 20th Century Fox.
** Once filming got started in 1976, they
escalated to $11 million). Filming had the bad luck of starting filming rainstorms in the a frequently dry Tunisian desert just as it rained. The props and equipment had their obligatory malfunctions and breakdowns, and the Sandcrawler set even got blown away and had to be rebuilt because of the harsh winds. The crew didn't really care about or understand the movie.
**
region, malfunctioning props, Lucas clashed clashing with cinematographer Gilbert Taylor the crew, and the movie ended up things got so badly behind schedule that the crew had to split into three units and meet deadlines or else face shutdown. By the time they had to assemble the first cut, the staff was literally bicycling from set to set trying to film each scene as fast as they possibly could in order to meet deadlines, the deadline. When the studio asked for a teaser trailer, one was basically slammed together from the footage available at the time. The film ultimately trailer had to be pushed back in its release date when it became clear it was impossible to finish its original late 1976 deadline.
** Sets had to be redressed or carefully combined to save
just whatever footage was available, and the film was still delayed from Christmas 1976 to May 1977. And then post-production had Lucas hospitalized for stress, followed by supervising the RagtagBunchOfMisfits turned [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic visual effects team]] doing a year's work in six months,[[note]]Before Lucas arrived, most of their time and money was spent setting up their equipment rather than actually filming, and the only salvageable scene they could--Lucas had to clash with Fox just to get the money to build another set for the Tantive IV (initially, it solely consisted of the hallway where Leia puts the Death Star plans in R2, which was a redressed Millenium Falcon set), and even that shot had to be carefully staged to hide that it did was the same hallway being used over escape pod's release[[/note]] and over. The opening with the stormtroopers boarding the rebel ship were some of the last scenes shot for the picture because of this, and a piece of debris of the door exploding sent one of the rebel actors to the hospital.
** Post-production fared little better despite a delayed release date, as Lucas had to call in
hiring two editors to salvage the movie (along with his then-wife, Marcia Lucas) to salvage the movie after he hated the first cut was a complete disaster and prompted him to fire his original editor, and his Ragtag Bunch of Misfits turned visual effects team was forced to complete a year's work in six months. Reshoots and other problems bloated the films budget from 8 million to 11 million.
** And did we mention how ILM (which Lucas had to set up when he found out Fox had disbanded its effects department) initially spent half their budget on four shots that turned out to be completely worthless?[[note]]Well, okay, they had to spend a lot of money getting the workshop set up, building the models, developing the microprocessors, testing the camera system, etc. At least one of the ILM crew said in a documentary "the factory has to be built before the first can of peas can be sent to the supermarket."[[/note]] It took them months to get another working effects shot after their initial success with the shots of the Escape Pod launching and drifting towards Tatooine. Lucas was forced to supervise his effects team personally, and nearly got a heart attack from exhaustion. There were many issues with the effects, such as the Lightsaber blades constantly breaking and the initial attempts to illuminate the blades on-set backfiring, issues with bluescreening the ships, and so on. The Dianoga scene was initially planned as more ambitious, but issues with the set and creature forced them to reduce its presence to a tentacle and brief shot of an eyestalk. The laser effects of the starships were unsatisfactory to Lucas, and there were [[SpecialEffectsFailure underwhelming effects shots]] they had to rush and throw in just to get the film done on time. Attempts at using front projection for scenes were attempted, but ended up looking so bad that they were scrapped right away.
** Another issue popped up late in production when Creator/MarkHamill was on the way to film his last scenes and close-ups when he got into a nasty car accident which scarred his face, so a stand in had to be hired to film his last scenes. And before that, Mark [[EyeScream burst a blood vessel in his eye]] while they were filming the Dianoga scene. The actors in costumes had their own woes to deal with, such as Anthony Daniels getting or risking injuries from the inside of the poorly made and uncomfortable C-3PO costume, and the actress who played Greedo nearly passed out after just a few minutes of wearing the suffocating mask. William Hootkins (the actor who played Porkins) had to wear his pilot costume unfastened at the back because it was too small for him to wear, and they couldn't afford to make another one.
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cut. Overall, the experience was so miserable, that Lucas left directing the next two films in other hands, and wouldn't direct another movie until ''ThePhantomMenace'' many years later.
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