It's Return of the Jedi
's 30th birthday today, and the Internet is celebrating accordingly. Here are a few links to Episode VI-themed articles.Wired
magazine tells you thirty things you may not know
about the sixth film in the saga. I doubt many of our readers will find all of them surprising, but it's worth a look just in case.
Businessweek (via Club Jade
that Episode VI "grossed $399 million in the United States alone, making it the 15th-most-successful movie of all time. It did better at the box office than The Empire Strikes Back
, its gloomier predecessor."
Christian Blauvelt at Hollywood.com emailed us to share five exclusive photos
from J.W. Rinzler's upcoming book The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
MTV interviewed me and several other fans for a series of posts about the Ewoks. The first post in the series, "'Star Wars' Fans Still Love To Hate Ewoks 30 Years Later," is online now
. (For the record, I don't hate the Ewoks at all.)
The Official Star Wars
Blog posted an interview
with visual effects legend Denis Muren, who worked on Episode VI and many other projects.