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Star Wars Original Trilogy: 20 Classic Moments

  May the fourth be with you! It’s that time of year when Star Wars fans celebrate all things Star Wars related. To mark the date, we at Cinetropolis want to share 20 classic moments across the original trilogy: Star Wars Ep.IV: A New Hope (ANH), The Empire Strikes Back (ESB), and Return Of The Jedi (ROTJ). Not […]

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star wars begins: the filmumentary strikes back

A long time ago, in a Galaxy far, far away, it was rumoured there was forgotten Star Wars production footage, missing scenes and all manner of behind the scenes goodies that Lucasfilm would have us believe was unavailable. They didn’t count on Jamie Benning… NOTE: This is an amended form of my interview that first appeared last […]

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Slaves To The Empire – Vintage Rolling Stone piece with The Empire Strikes Back Cast

There’s a great new piece in the latest issue of Rolling Stone with all the major players, new and old, behind Star Wars The Force Awakens – J J Abrams, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Daisy Ridley. You can read it here but I thought it would be fun to […]

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Unscene Is Believing: The Deleted And Alternate Scenes of The Star Wars Trilogy

In a bit of a post Star Wars Celebration slump? Then why not delve into these curios – via The Playlist, Marcelo Zuniga has complied the deleted scenes from all the films in the Star Wars saga. We’re only posting those from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return Of The Jedi. If you must watch […]

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The Empire Strikes Back Vintage Documentary Unearthed

It’s hard to believe that more making of footage from the Star Wars saga remains to be discovered, but fresh gold is still being dug up from the vaults. The latest is French journalist Michel Parbot’s fly on the wall footage from the sets and Norway location of The Empire Strikes Back. Previously this material was shown on […]

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Unscene Is Believing: The Empire Strikes Back

In which C3PO is a bad-ass In The Empire Strikes Back, a whole sub-plot about Wampas (the type of monster that attacks Luke out on patrol on his Tauntaun) infiltrating the rebel base on the ice planet of Hoth was mooted, even filmed, but the scenes didn’t make the final cut. If they had, maybe […]

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Scene is Believing: The Empire Strikes Back

  On June 21, 1979, on Stage 5 at Elstree Studios, one of the most iconic lines in cinema history was created. But it didn’t come from Lawrence Kasdan and Leigh Brackett’s original script. Instead it, and many more elements of this seemingly straightforward scene, came about from a great deal of rehearsal and script […]

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