The People behind the Characters: Elstree 1976

Have you ever thought about the people behind the characters in movies? The characters who don’t really have speaking parts, but without them, a movie couldn’t exist? We recently received a review copy of Elstree 1976 and learned some intriguing things about the people behind the characters.

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The people behind the Characters: Elstree 1976

Elstree 1976: The Star Wars Documentary is a documentary about the masked or helmeted characters that never get a second glance like Angus MacInnes (Gold Leader) Paul Blake (Greedo) Anthony Forest (Jedi Mind-Tricked Sandtrooper and Fixer) Jeromy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter), plus many others.

Actors and extras reminisce about their time on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) and how making the film affected their lives. From the man behind film’s most iconic villain, to the actor whose charater as completley cut from the final film, the documentary dlves into the eccentric community these individuals have formed and how the Star Wars franchise continues to impact their lives decades later.

Elstree 1976 Star Wars Documentary

This movie is good for any Star Wars fan that wishes to know about the lesser characters who were still hugely important. This is a movie for any age though it is important to remember it is a documentary.

My son is a huge fan of the Star Wars movies and says he personally enjoyed the second part more than the first because the second part focused more on their work in Star Wars.

Interesting Questions from the Movie:

  • Which of the Storm Troopers was the one who hit his head on the Death Star?
  • Who was the Storm Trooper who got to respond to the classic mind trick?
  • What man made Darth Vader move?

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Hobbies on a Budget received a copy of this movie to facilitate the review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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