Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 150 min
Company: Prometheus Entertainment
in association with Lucasfilm
Country: United States
Original channel: A&E Network (edited)

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Burns and narrated by Robert Clotworthy. It documents the making of the original Star Wars trilogy: Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983).

The two and a half hour long documentary was made for the bonus disc of the DVD boxset of the Star Wars Trilogy, released in September 2004. A shortened version of the documentary premiered on the A&E Network later that fall. The TV version ran at around ninety minutes, cutting out nearly an hour of content.


The documentary is strictly chronological, divided into five parts, from the beginning of George Lucas' career as a filmmaker, to the making of the three original Star Wars films, to the impact Star Wars has made on the world today. It features interviews with George Lucas and major cast and crewmembers. The documentary puts Star Wars into a sociological and political perspective by using interviews with spectators such as Walter Cronkite.

The film was shot in 1.78:1 aspect ratio.

Featured interviewsEdit

People interviewed are:

Actors featured in archive footage, except:


The documentary was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing (Non-fiction).[1]


External linksEdit

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Empire of Dreams. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Lucasfilm Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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