Update: Today is a sort of unofficial holiday for Star Wars fans. In that spirit, here are some rare photographs from the production of the original trilogy that we published a little while back. And May the Fourth be with you... April 23 - It was 35 years ago today that George Lucas and his team wrapped up production on the original 'Star Wars' film (Episode IV: A New Hope).
A long time ago, in a theatre far, far away....a kid’s movie opened that would change Hollywood forever. It’s hard to remember a day when Star Wars wasn’t a towering cultural and marketing event, but on May 25, 1977, it was a smallish movie opening on a Wednesday in just 32 theaters. There was no premiere. Theater goers wait in lines in front of the Avco Center Theater in Los Angeles to see "Star Wars" in June 7, 1977.
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It's impossible to track down exactly when transmedia began to take effect as a major form of storytelling. As with any movement, it built up bit by bit, and is still gaining momentum. However, almost anyone with any knowledge in the area would agree that one of the biggest early influences was the film Star Wars and the pop culture phenomenon it started. Star Wars was first released in 1977 to unexpected and phenomenal success. To this day, in an inflation adjusted box office, it ranks as the second highest grossing film of all time, second only to Gone with the Wind. As can be expected, many big names and companies immediately wanted to be a part of this cash cow.
This story first appeared in the Feb. 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. S tar Wars homages certainly have had a storied history. There are Seth Green 's Robot Chicken specials, the recent Christmas episode of Glee , the "Blue Harvest" episode of Family Guy , even Mel Brooks' 1987 spoof Spaceballs . And then there was this year's Super Bowl, where Volkswagen debuted a 30-second commercial entitled "The Dog Strikes Back" featuring a pooch inspired by a new 2012 VW Beetle to get into shape.
Casey Pugh had no clue what he was getting himself into. “I was working as a web developer for Vimeo and I was doing a lot of video-based stuff, but I was also thinking about how I could enable filmmakers to create either short films or feature-length films together remotely,” he says. “I bounced an idea off my friends but I had no idea it would blow up to this scale--it’s just crazy.” He’s talking, of course, about Star Wars Uncut , the epic, crowdsourced film he masterminded.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of the most ambitious undertakings in video game history. When the game launched in December, it was the fruition of six years of work by as many as 800 developers and an investment of an estimated $200 million . One of the secrets behind the successful development of the game was the HeroEngine , a development platform for building online games that was created by Maryland-based Idea Fabrik .
Hardcore Star Wars fans are all over the Internet excoriating the latest round of changes that George Lucas has made to the original Star Wars Trilogy in preparation for the Star Wars Blu-ray release, which is due out on September 16th. The new Blu-ray set will not only feature a sparkling new high-def transfer of the film, but will also include over 40 hours of extras, some of which have never been released before (see “' Star Wars' BDs ”). The problem is not the extras, but the changes that Lucas has made to the original films themselves (and the fact that he is only making the altered versions available and not the “original” films). Some of the changes like the new painting hanging on the wall in Jabba the Hutt’s palace or the replacement of the Yoda puppet in The Phantom Menace with a CGI model, or new CGI Ewoks who now blink, are less controversial than others, especially the overdubbing of Darth Vader screaming “No, Noooo!”
In 1988, the American motion picture industry went through a legal upheaval that went all the way to Congress. Ted Turner had purchased the rights to studio libraries, such as MGM and RKO, and was releasing classic films in colourized versions, to surprising success. Many of the directors of these films were still alive and protested this bastardization--but alas, they had no legal case.
Andrew Ainsworth, le dessinateur du costume des Stormtroopers de Star Wars , a gagné le droit d'en vendre des répliques sur le territoire britannique, d'après le site du Guardian . Le designer commercialise des répliques des costumes de Stormtrooper depuis de nombreuses années, ce à quoi George Lucas a tenté de mettre un terme à plusieurs reprises. La Cour Suprême d'Angleterre a tranché: Andrew Ainsworth est dans son droit. "Le juge a conclu que les casques ne peuvent être considérés comme un produit artistique puisqu'ils ont été produits en masse et qu'ils ont un but utilitaire" a déclaré Simon Bennett, avocat spécialisé dans la propriété intellectuelle dans le Guardian . Cette décision confirme une précédente, prise en 2009 en Cour d'appel. Mais la Force n'est pas avec Andrew Ainsworth dans tous les pays de la Galaxie.
27 June 2011 Last updated at 05:58 ET The game put players in the same Universe as Luke, Han and Leia A great darkness is set to consume part of the Star Wars universe in late 2011. Sony has announced that its Star Wars Galaxies online game will be shut down on 15 December.
À l’approche de la sortie de la saga cinéma remasterisée pour le format blu-ray , Star Wars reste l’exemple le plus abouti de ce qu’on englobe de plus en plus dans le concept de «transmedia storytelling». Si Star Wars se limitait à la trilogie originale de « La Guerre des Étoiles » (1977-1983), ce serait déjà l’un des cas de storytelling les plus brillants du siècle passé. Mais ses fans sont les explorateurs d’un univers narratif en perpétuelle expansion. Je ne parle pas ici des produits dérivés traditionnels, « making of » et autres jouets, mais bien d’histoires supplémentaires se déroulant avant l’Épisode I, en parallèle des différents épisodes ou après l’Épisode VI : livres, jeux vidéos immersifs, dessins animés etc. Ainsi, c’est lors d’une convention en 1978 que George Lucas a présenté le personnage de Bobba Fett. Le chasseur de primes était alors annoncé comme un des pivots du futur « Empire contre-attaque ».
Star Wars creator George Lucas wants to assure concerned fans that the 3D conversion of his Star Wars films won't suck like some other recent 2D-to-3D film conversions have. Here's the Jedi master had to say about the matter in his recent appearance on G4's Attack of the Show : Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox have slated the first of the 3D theatrical releases of the Star Wars films -- Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- for February 10, 2012. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le logo de Star Wars tel qu'il apparaît en introduction des films et sur de nombreux produits dérivés. Star Wars (à l'origine nommée sous son titre français, La Guerre des étoiles ) est une épopée cinématographique de science-fiction créée par George Lucas en 1977 .
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They're just better all around. Better scripted, for one: characters have unique, memorable appearances and personalities—the latter of which are gradually, but economically, fleshed out through their dialogue. Also, their movement isn't static: they lean against walls, sit on chairs, duck, flail about, and generally gesticulate convincingly, seeming to react to their environment. Dynamic camera angles also help in this regard. And then there's the fact that the lines are delivered by the actors with actual intent, and in a carefully measured pace which ensures players actually get the message and aren't lost in the mind haze the 10,000 other quests they've taken on concurrently tends to produce.