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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Inspirations for Star Wars

A Six-Hour Movie

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Lucas’ initial script for Star Wars was more than 200 pages long. Put in perspective, the typical length of a screenplay is 95 to 125 pages long. Although 20th Century Fox wanted to make the film, Lucas’ draft would’ve made a movie that was five or six hours long. As a result the movie was trimmed to a normal length, with its two remaining acts expanded for the two sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Lucas’ long-winded initial treatment inadvertently led to a movie era where successful franchises then sought to make trilogies.

7 Comments

  1. More important is that May 4 1970 the anniversary of the Kent State murders.

  2. Whichitch says:

    Cool, i had no idea who directed the second movie!

  3. R2D2 says:

    A lot more went into this than what I thought.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Wow sound effects are so cool. love the original

  5. Nope! says:

    Every one of these movies sucks hard.

  6. blanked says:

    Yay Star Wars is the best

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