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"My intention has always been to make a Saturday afternoon serial for children."

- George Lucas

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode II: Send In The Clones
Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi

"I approach these films, for better or for worse, like a symphony.  I have a lot of themes that I keep repeating over and over again through the whole thing.  Different notes and different instrumentation, but when you see all six movies together you'll see that there's a lot of recurring notes being played.  Sometimes they're played with the oboe, and sometimes they're played with the violin, and sometimes they're played with a full orchestra.  And it' done on purpose.  And it's also done in different facets.  It's something I toyed with in my very first film, THX, which is to take various ideas and show different aspects of them, but out of context.

"It's hard to explain exactly how that works, but it's like painting different views of the same thing and putting them on the same piece of paper... a sort of Cubist idea.  But in this particular saga, it's a much more symphonic idea.  So it's an idea of having themes that go through, and telling a big story and using these themes over and over again.  You'll find that there's a lot of similarity between what Anakin goes through and what Luke goes through.  They follow the same path.  And it's a similar situation with some of the other characters as well, such as Boba Fett."

- George Lucas, 2001



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