Talk:Empire of Dreams

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shouldn't we make a separate page for the poetry collection? arttic00 (talk) 01:54, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

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Here's a relevant quote from the article:

I wanted it in the documentary to show early on how the studio could easily take control and make poor decisions once a film has proven to be a success,

Burns explains.

It showed how Star Wars could have been if mishandled. George didn't want Star Wars to become burlesqued or treated like a kiddie show. And we wanted to make a point in the documentary that this was what George was petrified would happen to Star Wars if he hadn't had taken full control.

But the footage didn't quite fit with the overall premise of the documentary and instead ended up on the cutting room floor, "until I can make a director's cut of Empire of Dreams," Burns jokes.

On a similar note, Comingsoon.net reported on the rollout presentation of the Star Wars Trilogy DVD at the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles, where various names who worked on the DVD were in attendance, including Kevin Burns. Here's another quote from Burns regarding the Holiday Special:

So was this a "warts and all" telling of the making of Star Wars? Kevin replied, "Actually, that was our mandate. I do tell the dirty little story that the only thing we couldn't put into this documentary was the Star Wars Holiday Special. (laughter). You know, it truly didn't fit in the cut. We did have it in an earlier cut, I will tell you, and I was, 'Gosh, I really wanted [to] put that Star Wars Holiday Special [in]!' But it just didn't work in the context of the cut.

Shortly after, a certain other guest interrupted:
At that point a very familiar voice in the back yelled out,

I think the Holiday Special is severely underrated!!!

It was Mark Hamill himself, who had sneaked into the back of the theater. His impromptu comment generated a lot of laughter in the audience to which Kevin added,

We're gonna screen that after this!