Learn How The Original Star Wars Was Saved Thanks to Its Edit

Rather than releasing a VFX heavy, pop culture oriented short, RocketJump has dropped a video essay on us today, and it’s pretty enlightening if you’re a Star Wars fan. The same can be said if you’re a student of filmmaking as well, because the video really provides great insights into how movies are made and how their stories are refined from script to finished product.

The video in question provides key insights into how the original Star Wars movie was saved thanks to its edit. They show how it was originally put together, and discuss how the edits made the opening flow better. There’s some great archival footage present, and the information provided is very informative.

After watching the video it’s clear to see that if George released the first cut of the film, it probably would’ve become infamous for being so bad rather than becoming one of the most iconic films of all-time. Like I said if you dig the Star Wars, or just like filmmaking, you need to check out the video essay above.


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