The Star Wars script is a thing of near perfection. Download and read the original script and as we discuss a few lessons we can learn from it.
George Lucas wanted to make a Flash Gordon movie but he couldn’t get the rights. He pitched his own original space opera and almost everyone passed.
Eventually, he got a green light and the entertainment world hasn’t been the same ever since.
Put yourself in the shoes of the people who got this script in 1976. In the world of Watergate, and movies like Network and The Godfather. Before TV had more than 5 channels. Before comic book culture ruled the day.
Crack open this script and read just how descriptive and fascinatingly specific Lucas was about this bizarre universe all the way back then.
There are lots of legends and rumors about how the movie began its life as The Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Starkiller and luckily evolved from there. That’ll be for another day.
Today we’re just going to dive into this phenomenal and original script that served as the blueprint for the franchise we know and love. We’ll speak a little about world building, the heroes’ journey, and what lessons you can take from this screenplay.
Let’s make the jump to light speed.