Friday, 2 May 2014

Star Wars vs. Jaws


Off the back of the Star Wars casting announcement furore for Episode VII, check out clippings of the original Star Wars casting announcements that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have popped up on their Facebook timeline. Announcing the casting of now much-loved Star Wars regulars Peter Cushing, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, it's a treat to also spot Mark Hamill as 'Luke Starkiller', before his character name was revised to the friendlier 'Skywalker'.



I especially like this creative congratulatory note from Steven Spielberg to George Lucas over Star Wars rentals success beating Jaws in the records (A long time ago in video shops now far, far away...) - just brilliant!

Creative congratulatory note from Steven Spielberg to George Lucas over Star Wars rentals success beating Jaws in the records
Image courtesy of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Posted by: Geek Girl Kerensa Creswell-Bryant
Geek Girl, Updated at: 11:05