Counting down the 188 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.
In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday! ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!
LIAM NEESON IS TALL, VERY TALL
One of the reasons that George Lucas waited so long between the first trilogy and the prequel trilogy was that he wanted movie making technology to advance to the point where he could come close to realizing the vision of what he wanted to put on-screen. Asked by his friend Steven Spielberg to supervise post production on Jurassic Park while Spielberg moved on to direct Schindler’s List, Lucas understood that movie making had caught up to his imagination.
Going into production on The Phantom Menace, Lucas knew he would only build sets to be taller than the tallest actor’s head and the rest of the shots he would create digitally. However, Liam Neeson was so tall (6’4″ – quite tall for an actor) that sets had to be constructed higher than Lucas had originally intended costing the film over $150,000.