March 04, 2013

The making of The Empire Strikes Back



Michel Parbot's wonderful, hitherto lost, documentary is a gem for fans of Star Wars and filmmaking.

Seeing the cast and crew, walking around the magnificent sets of The Empire Strikes Back, evokes fond childhood memories of a time when 'making of' features weren't simply publicity reels, acting above their station, but were imbued with genuine insights. Director Irvin Kershner describes Star Wars as a fairytale...