Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

A letter from George Lucas

George Lucas.jpg

The man behind cinema’s most loved franchise welcomes you to ShortList’s Star Wars special

When I first set out to make Star Wars, I had always intended for it to be seen on the big screen. With the release of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, this will be the third generation that can see the film in theatres. When we originally made Episode I, we were pushing the boundaries of technology, which was fun and exciting. It was an exploration into the unknown. We’re now going through a new technological revolution that is set to change everything. Watching a movie in 3D is simply a better way to watch a movie. It’s like black and white vs colour. Watching a movie in black and white is fine, however, colour makes it look more real. With 3D, the depth brings reality to the digital characters, and you notice things in the background that actually impact the story. It becomes a truly immersive and overpowering experience.

Thank you for your continued support, enjoy this special Star Wars edition of ShortList.

(Image: Rex Features)

Related

RIE_FISHER_H_FORD_CTF19349.jpg

Why we love Star Wars

ARK_EWAN_MCGREGOR_SSS73406.jpg

The 15 greatest Star Wars scenes

StarWars-Hero.jpg

50 Star Wars quotes

Comments

More

Why every true crime fan should be watching 'The Keepers'

A true crime hit - but with something extra

by Dan Dalton
26 May 2017

Philomena Cunk is returning to screens with 'Cunk On Britain'

What is Britain and who decided it was great?

by Matt Tate
26 May 2017

Liam Gallagher's first solo gig will be in aid of Manchester victims

He's also announced the name of the first song from his album

by Dave Fawbert
26 May 2017

Aziz Ansari is in the driving seat, and he's settling in for the ride

We spoke to the man who's become a cultural force about diversity, pasta and doing Indian accents

by Chris Mandle
26 May 2017

Danny Baker's 'The Game': the best football show you've never seen

This show is the meaning of Proper Football

by Adam Hurrey
25 May 2017

Watch Gordon Ramsay and Kevin Spacey have a swearing match

Has Ramsay finally met his match?

by Matt Tate
25 May 2017

Tom Hardy is raising money for the victims of the Manchester attack

As if we didn't already love him enough

by Dave Fawbert
25 May 2017

The Rock has finally recreated his amazing fanny pack photo

And yeah, he's pulled it off again

by Gary Ogden
25 May 2017

A scene-by-scene breakdown of the new 'Game of Thrones' trailer

"If we don't put aside our enmities and band together, we will die"

by Alex Finnis
25 May 2017

Watch the new trailer for Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets

It stars Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna and Herbie Hancock

by Dave Fawbert
24 May 2017