|Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy|
|Written by||Ed Singer|
|Directed by||Kevin Burns|
|Narrated by||Robert Clotworthy|
|Country of origin||United States|
Scott B. Morgan
|Running time||150 min|
in association with Lucasfilm Ltd.
|Distributor||20th Century Fox Television (Original)|
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (Current)
|Original network||A&E Network (edited)|
|Picture format||Color (1.78:1)|
|Original release||October 2004|
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Burns and narrated by Robert Clotworthy. It documents the making of the original Star Wars trilogy: Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983), and their impact on popular culture.
The two-and-a-half-hour-long documentary was made for the bonus disc of the DVD box set of the Star Wars Trilogy, released on September 21, 2004. A shortened version of the documentary premiered on the A&E Network later that fall. The TV version ran at around ninety minutes, cutting out nearly an hour of content.
The documentary is strictly chronological, divided into five parts, from the beginning of George Lucas' career as a filmmaker, to the complicated production of Star Wars in 1976, to the impact of the film, and its sequels, have made on the world today. It features interviews with George Lucas and major cast and crew members. The documentary puts Star Wars into a sociological and political perspective by using interviews with spectators such as Walter Cronkite.
The film was shot in 1.78:1 aspect ratio.
People interviewed are:
Actors featured in archive footage, except: