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BBC Documentary: The Galaxy Britain Built

Discussion in 'General TV Series Discussion' started by SKB, Jul 23, 2019.

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    (BBC, 2017)

    In the first BBC documentary about Star Wars in almost 20 years, this film includes previously unheard stories from the people who made one of the most successful movies of all time. Against the odds they made George Lucas’ vision a reality at a time when science fiction had no box office and very few people in the industry believed a space movie would be a hit.

    Presenter, and Star Wars super fan, David Whiteley, who has his own unique connection to the original film – he was born on May 4th – tracked down the often modest British talent who brought the galaxy to life, and reveals the secrets of the creation of some of the most famous costumes, props and sets in movie history

    David traveled the globe to track down some of the true heroes who worked on the original film, from St Maarten to LA, London to Oxfordshire, with interviews from the likes of Gary Kurtz, Producer; Peter Beale, 20th Century Fox, Executive in Charge of Production; Robert Watts, Production Supervisor; Les Dilley, Art Director; Nick Maley, Creature Maker as well as the last ever interview with Academy Award winner for costume design John Mollo, who sadly passed away in early 2017.

    David also meets and chats to set director Roger Christian, the designer of every 70’s child fantasy weapon – the lightsaber, and finds out how this iconic prop was born from an old photography shop on Marlborough Road in London.

    The film also sees interviews with John Barry, production designer who built the iconic bar where fans first meet Hans Solo, which is made purely from old jet engines lacquered in gold.

    Other interviews featured in the film include, Gareth Edwards - Director; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Colin Goudie - Editor; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Galaxy Britain Built is a wonderful film celebrating the great British contributions that made the galaxy not so far, far away. This is the ultimate fan film made by true Star Wars enthusiasts, and brings some truly great interviews. . . .

     
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    The Risk Business: The Movie (BBC, 1980)

    Here is also the 1980 BBC documentary "The Risk Business: The Movie" mentioned in the documentary above.
    This one features the making of The Empire Strikes Back.

     
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    As an Englishman myself *puffs chest*, I am proud of what my country has done to contribute to the success of this series.
     
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    Well if it can no longer be ‘Rule Britania’ , Britania rule the waves!’ Then let it be Rule Britania, Britania rule the screens!

    I live in Canada and am a serious Anglophile. I really enjoy watching British tv dramas. I just find they have more depth and substance. And the actors just come across as more solid and strong.

    I like to think that much of my enjoyment of TROS has to do with the fact that most of the cast and crew are from the UK and Ireland.
     
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