History Trivia / ANewHope

5th Jun '17 3:32:06 PM LtFedora
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* CreatorBacklash: Despite the films staggering success, Lucas is very modest regarding the film. In J.W. Rinzler's "The Making of Star Wars", he admitted he's never been satisfied with the movies script despite the numerous rewrites it went through. He also disowned the original theatrical cut and went out of his way to bury it after the mid 90's in favor of the Special Editions and subsequent rereleases based on it.

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* CreatorBacklash: Despite the films film's staggering success, Lucas is very modest regarding the film. In J.W. Rinzler's "The Making of Star Wars", he admitted he's never been satisfied with the movies script despite the numerous rewrites it went through. He also disowned the original theatrical cut and went out of his way to bury it after the mid 90's in favor of the Special Editions and subsequent rereleases based on it.
5th Jun '17 3:26:56 PM LtFedora
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** George Lucas and Creator/BrianDePalma held joint auditions for this film and ''{{Film/Carrie 1976}}'' respectively - and many cast members auditioned for both. A wild rumour went around for years that Creator/SissySpacek was going to play Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher Carrie White - but they swapped roles when Carrie objected to having to appear nude. Carrie later {{Jossed}} these, saying she would have had no problem with the nudity. Creator/AmyIrving was the one who was up for Carrie, until Sissy Spacek's audition. Teri Nunn, later the lead singer of Music/{{Berlin}}, was also considered for the role of Leia. She would also later audition for [[Film/BladeRunner another iconic science-fiction film]] starring Creator/HarrisonFord. Other candidates included Karen Allen, Creator/NancyAllen, Christine Baranski, Creator/KimBasinger, Bonnie Bedelia, Linda Blair, Jill Clayburgh, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/GeenaDavis, Farrah Fawcett, Melanie Griffith, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Hicks, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Margot Kidder, Christine Lahti, Creator/JessicaLange, Kay Lenz, Pamela Sue Martin, [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Denise Nickerson]], Creator/BernadettePeters, Theresa Russell, Jane Seymour, Cybill Shepherd, P.J. Soles, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Dianne Wiest and Debra Winger.

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** George Lucas and Creator/BrianDePalma held joint auditions for this film and ''{{Film/Carrie 1976}}'' respectively - and many cast members auditioned for both. A wild rumour went around for years that Creator/SissySpacek was going to play Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher Carrie White - but they swapped roles when Carrie objected to having to appear nude. Carrie later {{Jossed}} these, saying she would have had no problem with the nudity. Creator/AmyIrving was the one who was up for Carrie, until Sissy Spacek's audition. Teri Nunn, later the lead singer of Music/{{Berlin}}, was also considered for the role of Leia. She would also later audition for [[Film/BladeRunner another iconic science-fiction film]] starring Creator/HarrisonFord. Other candidates included Karen Allen, Creator/NancyAllen, Christine Baranski, Creator/KimBasinger, Bonnie Bedelia, Linda Blair, Jill Clayburgh, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/GeenaDavis, Farrah Fawcett, Melanie Griffith, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Hicks, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Margot Kidder, Christine Lahti, Creator/JessicaLange, Kay Lenz, Pamela Sue Martin, [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Denise Nickerson]], Creator/BernadettePeters, Theresa Russell, Jane Seymour, Cybill Shepherd, P.J. Soles, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Dianne Wiest and Debra Winger.
31st May '17 2:27:45 PM Josef5678
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** Supposedly, the Death Star trench was added when the maker of the prop was having difficulty hiding the seem.

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** Supposedly, the The Death Star trench was added when the maker of the prop was having difficulty hiding the seem.seam.
27th May '17 8:51:34 PM countmall
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** Supposedly, the Death Star trench was added when the maker of the prop was having difficulty hiding the seem.
11th Apr '17 7:01:04 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** The SciFiGhetto made Universal and United Artists pass on the film, and even as Fox picked it up they were 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.

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** The SciFiGhetto made Universal and United Artists pass on the film, and even as Fox picked it up they were 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, props, 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.
11th Apr '17 6:58:39 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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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 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 ''Film/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 Empire;
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SciFiGhetto made Universal and United Artists pass on the film, and even as Fox picked it up they were 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. 1977.
** There were also troubles with the cast and crew, many of whom didn't really understand or care for the film and often ridiculed the script. Harrison Ford told Lucas "You can type this shit, George, but you sure can't say it.". Sir Alec Guinness hated working on what he considered a children's film, and allegedly demanded that Obi-Wan be killed off just so he wouldn't have to appear in any sequels ([[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack not that]] [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi it helped]]). Lucas butted heads frequently with Director of Photography Gilbert Taylor, who was insulted at Lucas's micromanagement of his camerawork. And after all that, Mark Hamill was injured in a car accident shortly after filming completed, making reshoots of his scenes impossible.
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And then post-production had Lucas hospitalized for extreme stress, followed by supervising the RagtagBunchOfMisfits turned [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic visual effects team]] doing a year's work in six months,[[note]]before months after blowing half of their budget on shots that were thrown out,[[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 release[[/note]]. Lucas hired two editors to salvage the movie (along with his then-wife, Marcia Lucas) after he hated the first cut. cut was described as a "complete disaster". Overall, the experience was so miserable, that Lucas left directing the next two films in other hands, and wouldn't direct another movie until ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' many years two decades later.
27th Mar '17 2:30:05 PM LtFedora
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* AndStarring: Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/CarrieFisher and Creator/HarrisonFord share top billing, Creator/PeterCushing comes next and Creator/AlecGuiness gets the "And" in the main cast. James Earl Jones may get "as the voice of Darth Vader"... but is lumped with all the other co-stars.

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* AndStarring: Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/CarrieFisher and Creator/HarrisonFord share top billing, Creator/PeterCushing comes next and Creator/AlecGuiness Creator/AlecGuinness gets the "And" in the main cast. James Earl Jones may get "as the voice of Darth Vader"... but is lumped with all the other co-stars.
18th Mar '17 10:24:15 PM KingClark
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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 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 ''Film/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 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 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 ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' many years later.
25th Feb '17 12:48:13 AM LtFedora
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** George Lucas and Creator/BrianDePalma held joint auditions for this film and ''{{Film/Carrie 1976}}'' respectively - and many cast members auditioned for both. A wild rumour went around for years that Creator/SissySpacek was going to play Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher Carrie White - but they swapped roles when Carrie objected to having to appear nude. Carrie later {{Jossed}} these, saying she would have had no problem with the nudity. Creator/AmyIrving was the one who was up for Carrie, until Sissy Spacek's audition. Teri Nunn, later the lead singer of Music/{{Berlin}}, was also considered for the role of Leia. She would also later audition for [[Film/BladeRunner another iconic science-fiction film]] starring Creator/HarrisonFord. Other candidates included Karen Allen, Creator/NancyAllen, Christine Baranski, Creator/KimBasinger, Bonnie Bedelia, Linda Blair, Jill Clayburgh, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/GeenaDavis, Farrah Fawcett, Melanie Griffith, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Hicks, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Margot Kidder, Christine Lahti, Creator/JessicaLange, Kay Lenz, Pamela Sue Martin, Creator/BernadettePeters, Theresa Russell, Jane Seymour, Cybill Shepherd, P.J. Soles, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Dianne Wiest and Debra Winger.

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** George Lucas and Creator/BrianDePalma held joint auditions for this film and ''{{Film/Carrie 1976}}'' respectively - and many cast members auditioned for both. A wild rumour went around for years that Creator/SissySpacek was going to play Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher Carrie White - but they swapped roles when Carrie objected to having to appear nude. Carrie later {{Jossed}} these, saying she would have had no problem with the nudity. Creator/AmyIrving was the one who was up for Carrie, until Sissy Spacek's audition. Teri Nunn, later the lead singer of Music/{{Berlin}}, was also considered for the role of Leia. She would also later audition for [[Film/BladeRunner another iconic science-fiction film]] starring Creator/HarrisonFord. Other candidates included Karen Allen, Creator/NancyAllen, Christine Baranski, Creator/KimBasinger, Bonnie Bedelia, Linda Blair, Jill Clayburgh, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/GeenaDavis, Farrah Fawcett, Melanie Griffith, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Hicks, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Margot Kidder, Christine Lahti, Creator/JessicaLange, Kay Lenz, Pamela Sue Martin, [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Denise Nickerson]], Creator/BernadettePeters, Theresa Russell, Jane Seymour, Cybill Shepherd, P.J. Soles, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Dianne Wiest and Debra Winger.
13th Feb '17 1:11:45 AM thelivingtoad
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** Creator/MelBlanc auditioned for the voice of C-3PO.

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** Creator/MelBlanc auditioned for the voice of C-3PO. He was the one who persuaded George Lucas to use Anthony Daniels as the voice of the character as opposed to hiring another actor to do it.
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