Back in the early 1950s, a new wave of film was breeding in the underbelly of Hollywood. The science fiction motion picture. After Metropolis astounded audiences in the late 20s, it seemed anything was possible. And then was unleashed unto the people a new breed of science fantasy unlike anything the world had ever seen: A trilogy of films known as Star Wars. The second chapter in that trilogy, The Empire Stirkes Back had significant impact on many writers and directors of the time and we can still see that influence today; mostly from prolific directors such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
Recently the trailer for this chapter of the “Star Wars Saga”, as it’s been dubbed, was uncovered relatively unscathed in a cave in the desert of Tunisia. The good folks over at the Tubes of You were able to salvage it and get it posted for all the world to see. Wookees and robots, laser fights and stormtroopers, a beautiful princess and evil dark lord; who could ever dream up something this rich? Take a look at the trailer below and wonder why a remake of something this epic has never been done before.
Thanks to themovieblog for uncovering this hidden gem. Now if only I could find it in the Netflix library…
Under the seats is the full listing of films, shorts and audio clips from which this trailer was made. It’s actually rather impressive.
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