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

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood June 4, 2014 at 11:01AM

"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 long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
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"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 ever-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 long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

This week, Empire released the results of a poll asking its readers to name the greatest movie of all time, and "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" took the number 1 spot, with Episode 4, "A New Hope" coming in at number 6.  In recognition of that honor, the magazine has posted 65 photos from the making of the first (middle?) three episodes that began 36 years ago.  We've pulled some of the highlights for you below.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.