From the excellent Mystery Man on Film:
32 years ago today a little film called Star Wars was released in only 32 theaters. To celebrate, I thought Iâ€™d repost a favorite article from a couple of years ago for Ed Copelandâ€™s Star Wars Blog-A-Thon.
Two great lessons about SW that I hold dear to this day:
* The early drafts were so stunningly awful and so unlike the finished film, itâ€™s such a great reminder that any bad script has the potential to reach great heights like Star Wars.
* Lucas had the amazing ability to scrap a script he just wrote and approach the story again from a completely different perspective, which he did repeatedly before settling on Luke and the heroâ€™s arc. We all need this quality. Too many of us get too stuck on what we write and we lack the discipline to start from scratch or even approach our stories from a different perspective just to see how it plays.
Hope you enjoy it.