Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Star Wars is a worldwide phenomenon. After the first film was released in 1977, movies were never the same, and for the bright young stars of the sci-fi adventure life was never the same either. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher were certified stars, and now they can’t go anywhere without being mobbed by legions of fans who just want to shake hands and say hello to cinematic royalty.
But people forget there’s a whole other set of actors who worked on Star Wars in the summer of 1976, and that’s mostly because you never see their faces on the screen. And for them, everything has been a little different. A new Star Wars documentary called Elstree 1976 highlights the performers who were hidden by alien creature faces, Stormtrooper helmets and even Darth Vader’s mask, taking a look at the making of the movie and the legacy of the franchise from their point of view. Read More »