Star Wars: Empire of Dreams (2004)
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Empire of Dreams is a well crafted in depth documentary that chronicles the making of the original Star Wars Trilogy. The film features interviews from all those involved in the making of the trilogy, and features plenty of behind the scenes footage. Fans will certainly love this documentary as it is the definitive work on the trilogy. The films have changed the way films are made, and Empire of Dreams is a terrific documentary that gives you the big story of the trilogy. I really loved this documentary, and the amount of content displayed on-screen. The interviews are interesting and entertaining. Star Wars is a milestone in the cinematic medium, and this documentary is a must see for Die Hard fans of the original trilogy. In terms of a documentary, this is a flawless picture that is engaging from start to finish. As well as a making of the trilogy, the film also tells the story about how George Lucas became one of the most ambitious filmmakers in the industry. I've seen plenty of making of documentaries about Star Wars, but Empire of Dreams is the film to watch. Of course the newer trilogy is decent, and nothing compared to the original films and in this one, we get to see a bit of the prequels that are mentioned, but not elaborated upon. The original Star Wars trilogy is for me, one of the most exciting sci fi action films ever to be put on film. Even with all the touch ups that Lucas has done since the release of special edition and Blu Ray versions of the films, the appeal of Star Wars is still there for audiences to enjoy and with the bar that has been set in terms of filmmaking after the release of the original films, Star Wars has a reputation in being one of the greatest films in the genre.
Excellent documentary about the movie that nobody was interested in producing it. The incredible journey of George Lucas to take his story to the big screen, the problems during the 70's, the preproduction nightmare, the unconvinced cast. And the magnificent result. Two words for those who were not interested: Pfff! Suckers!
It was a pretty interesting documentary about how Star Wars came to be. However, if you're a fan of the series, you probably already know all the information given. It has a few facts I hadn't heard before, but it didn't dig all that deep into the film-making process which would've been nice.
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