George Lucas speaking

Alec Guinness famously disliked Star Wars script. I don’t blame him but George is at number 16 on the best screenwriters list and I am not surprised. After all I am a full grown adult living in a fantasy world of secondhand, childish banalities

The 100 Best Screenwriters of All Time – and George is at number 16.



and a lot of people complain about George and maybe his story had the wrong words but its heart was in the right place. Just like words in real life – sometimes we are awkward, and wrong.

sorry stole the below story from here

Alec Guinness
Guinness’ hatred of Star Wars is legendary. In a letter written to a friend before he accepted the role, he noted that he might say yes if the money was right, though he also called it “fairy-tale rubbish” that “could be interesting perhaps.” In another letter written during production, he expressed dismay over the script (“new rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper”) and complisulted Harrison Ford, whom he called “a rangy, languid young man who is probably intelligent and amusing. But Oh God, God, they [Ford and Mark Hamill] make me feel ninety—and treat me as if I was 106.” In a diary entry from 1976, he says that “apart from the money, which would get me comfortably through the year, I regret having embarked on the film. I like them all well enough, but it’s not an acting job, the dialogue, which is lamentable, keeps being changed and only slightly improved, and I find myself old and out of touch with the young.”

In his memoir A Positively Final Appearance, he said he “shrivel[ls] inside each time [Star Wars] is mentioned.” He also told the story of how he made a 12-year-old fan cry when he asked whether, in exchange for an autograph, he would promise to never watch Star Wars again. Guinness recalls: “His mother drew himself up to an immense height. ‘What a dreadful thing to say to a child!’ she barked, and dragged the poor kid away. Maybe she was right but I just hope the lad, now in his thirties, is not living in a fantasy world of secondhand, childish banalities.”


If you are curious about the letter from the set – read below.

The letter etc:

The Empire Strikes Back making of documentary narrated by Mark Hamill. It doesn’t get better than this, I am a total sucker for this man’s voice, we love that he stayed with the franchise

Our lives are also true adventures and we should never forget to dream and to have our own special spaceship adventures, daily.

“SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back” was a television documentary special which originally aired on CBS on September 22, 1980 in the United States.

Happy Anniversary Star Wars! The most beautiful dreams of my childhood became true as one nice day in San Francisco i accepted Lucasfilm’s offer to work on their Star Wars franchise

My Lucasfilm Offer Letter from a Galaxy Far Far Away – Happy Anniversary Star Wars! It was a great day in my life as, you know, little girls dream of dolls, I dreamt of spaceships and aliens. I was a natural fit.

Thank you, George!! Hope you live long and happy without your great Star Wars baby. I am sure you miss it as I do but we, through Star Wars, found our true selves. But as the only girl Environment Artist your confidence in me to give me literally hundred thousand dollars to do what I loved grew me a pair of wings and that really helped me become who I am.


My Lucasfilm Offer Letter from a Galaxy Far Far Away

My Lucasfilm Offer Letter from a Galaxy Far Far Away