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Star Wars: 65 Great Behind-The-Scenes Photos
We look forward to Star Wars Episode VII, by taking a look back at how they made the previous six films

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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope The surface of the Death Star was blown up in the parking lot at ILM. Lucas envisioned the Death Star trench being around 40 miles long. The miniature trench ran for around 60ft and included 10,000 "windows" painted on by hand. "It was like being exiled to Siberia to be sent to work on the Death Star — and it was always there," says then ILMer (now director) Joe Johnston. "It took us months to build."

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