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11.12.2013

StarWars.com has been revealing rare glimpses into the marketing and behind the scenes of the original STAR WARS movies. Their latest treat is a brief interview with George Lucas as he discusses the original ideas that developed into the STAR WARS saga.

Fans of the series are aware of the original drafts of STAR WARS featuring very different versions of the iconic characters we have come to know and love. Skywalker used to be Starkiller, Anakin was not the same as Darth Vader, and many other differences. But, while that may have been a draft of the story, this video goes even further back to the single idea that Lucas had at the very beginning.

The idea of a story about fathers and twin children is a basic concept that you might think is an oversimplification of what STAR WARS is, but at the core of every story is a plot element that develops into much more. So, the next time you try to explain STAR WARS to a novice, remember how George Lucas explains it here.

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9:33AM on 11/13/2013

George Lucas is a Liar

Honestly, the evidence tells us that Lucas was telling a story about a father and his son. That was where things were going. I honestly believe the idea of Leia being Luke's twin sister stemmed from him needing some kind of plot device to get Luke to ultimately fight Vader in ROTJ. His comments about how it was always about the father and his twin children were definitely made in hindsight of how things eventually evolved. So yeah i say he's pretty much lying.
Honestly, the evidence tells us that Lucas was telling a story about a father and his son. That was where things were going. I honestly believe the idea of Leia being Luke's twin sister stemmed from him needing some kind of plot device to get Luke to ultimately fight Vader in ROTJ. His comments about how it was always about the father and his twin children were definitely made in hindsight of how things eventually evolved. So yeah i say he's pretty much lying.
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8:43PM on 11/12/2013
umm? Am I missing something, or does he not really say anything different than what the story ended up being about? The only thing he says about it is that it was focused on the idea of a father and his twins. Isn't that what it's about now? That's not the main focus now, and maybe that's what he meant. So what would it have been about then? Just a movie about a father who finds out he has twins? How do you make a space action film about that? cool video though.
umm? Am I missing something, or does he not really say anything different than what the story ended up being about? The only thing he says about it is that it was focused on the idea of a father and his twins. Isn't that what it's about now? That's not the main focus now, and maybe that's what he meant. So what would it have been about then? Just a movie about a father who finds out he has twins? How do you make a space action film about that? cool video though.
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2:22PM on 11/12/2013
Perhaps Episode 1 should have required as much thought as A New Hope.
Perhaps Episode 1 should have required as much thought as A New Hope.
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