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    Watch: All The Words From 'Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope' In Alphabetical Order In 45 Minutes

    There are things in life you didn't know you needed until you have them, and then suddenly you can't live without them. A 40-minute YouTube video of very word spoken in “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope” rearranged alphabetically... is not one of those things. But the internet is one of those thin...

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    These Great Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Star Wars IV, V & VI Show Magic in the Making

    "Star Wars: Episode VII" is on everyone's minds these days--if you missed it, yesterday we brought you the news that the newest star to join the film's every-growing cast is Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o--but Empire Magazine had decided to take a look back in Star Wars history to, you might say, a lon...

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    9 Actors Who Succeeded at Making Leap From Indies to Blockbusters and 3 Who Failed

    In honor of Lupita Nyong'o casting in "Star Wars," we've highlighted nine actors who fared well at leaping from indies to blockbusters, and three who didn't follow in their steps.

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    What's Next for Lupita Nyong'o? 'Star Wars'!

    With the Academy Awards in the cultural rearview mirror, many of us wondered when and how we'd see a preternatural talent, and first-time Oscar winner, like Lupita Nyong'o on the big screen again. On Oscar night, the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised Yale graduate who swept awards season with her sublime ...

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    Watch: 2-Hour Annotated 'Star Wars' Video Explores The Myriad Influences That Shaped A Classic

    Let's talk about the influences that shaped "Star Wars" for a moment—everyone name checks Joseph Campbell's "The Heroes With A Thousand Faces," Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Forteress" and countless "Flash Gordon" serials. Those are certainly among the key touchstones that George Lucas re-imagined in...

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    Want a Princess Leia Action Figure? Sorry, Disney Doesn't Sell Them

    They do make figurines of random Stormtroopers and plushies of Jawa and Bantha, though.

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    'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards To Helm 'Star Wars' Spin-off Set For 2016 Release

    The career of Gareth Edwards is one that would make a film school student envious. His first film, "Monsters," was a labor of love, made on a shoestring budget, with the VFX largely done a laptop. The result? A solid indie highlighting a director with a real sense of mood and craft. That effort foun...

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    WATCH: J.J. Abrams Launches UNICEF Awareness Campaign, Grand Prize Winner Gets to Appear in Upcoming Star Wars Installment

    For every ten dollars contributed, fans will be entered for a chance to win a trip to the "Star Wars: Episode VII" set, meet the cast and appear in a scene.

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    Wedge Antilles Actor Says He Passed On 'Star Wars 7,' Lando Calrissian Appears In 'Star Wars Rebels' As Consolation Prize

    Wedge Antilles is perhaps one of the most beloved minor characters in the original “Star Wars” universe. The rebel pilot and friend of Luke Skywalker appeared in all three of the original George Lucas films, survived the original successful attack on the Death Star, the defense of the Rebel base on ...

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    Harrison Ford Thinks Indiana Jones Is More Interesting Than Han Solo

    As the wait continues for "Star Wars: Episode 7," it's probably a good time to take a look back and how we all got here, and that's what Entertainment Weekly has done. A new piece from the magazine dives into the journey of Harrison Ford, who has long, long said he had zero interest in ever playing ...

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