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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Release Date: May 25, 1977 (North America)
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction MPAA Rating: PG
Production Phase: Released
Studio: 20th Century Fox Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Who's In It: Shelagh Fraser (Aunt Beru), Phil Brown (Uncle Owen), James Earl Jones (Darth Vader (voice)), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
Who's Making It: George Lucas (Director), George Lucas (Screenwriter), Gary Kurtz (Producer), Gilbert Taylor (Director of Photography),
Premise: A young man with dreams of fighting the evil galactic Empire finds his destiny tied with a captured princess, a rogue smuggler and two droids.... More »
Official Website: www.starwars.com
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Upon the occasion of the re-release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D, Star Wars creator George Lucas was asked his thoughts about how the changes to Episode IV, specifically the reaction that fans had. Lucas used the opportunity to give his explanation of the reasoning behind the most controversial alteration made with A New Hope, specifically the scene where Greedo shoots at Han Solo first in the Mos Eisley cantina.
"Well, it's not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie," Lucas said to The Hollywood Reporter. "The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down."- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)