Star Wars Facts – 36 Interesting Facts About Star Wars
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The film also started a bitter feud between Lucas and the Directors Guild of America about the opening credits. The DGA stipulates that all films must have opening credits but Lucas wanted to bypass and get on with the famous Star Wars crawl. Lucas finally left the union.
Lucas wanted to rope in Steven Spielberg too direct the Return of the Jedi. However his guild membership made it impossible for him to direct the flick. The project was offered to David Lynch who however turned down the offer since he was busy with Dune, his next project
A little known director Richard Marquand was given the task but many believe that Lucas directed the film himself and Richard was a puppet director.
Charles Lippincott was the first film’s publicity supervisor and the huge opening which the film got was largely due to his efforts.
Lucas did extensive research on the trilogy’s most important plot twist, why Yoda confirmed to Luke that Darth was his father. Lucas even consulted child psychologist who told him to clearly state that Vader was Luke’s father
Lucas went to ludicrous level to keep the most important line in the screenplay –“No, I am your father” secret and the actors even read a fake script which went like this-“Luke, You are your own father”
Yoda’s look was inspired by Einstein’s famous moustache. The wrinkles on Yoda’s lips were also much akin to Einstein’s lips.
The language spoken by Lando Calrissian’s copilot Nien Numb was delivered by a Kenyan student living in the U.S. while Ewoks spoke a mixture of languages which included the dialect of nomadic tribes in Central China.
The flick introduced David Fincher who got his first job as assistant camera operator and went on to give classics like Se7en, Fight Club and The Social Network.
Benicio del Toro was to play Darth Maul in ‘The Phantom Menace’.