This 1988 Making Of Doc Is Full Of Retro Charm, Just Like The Movie"In a time of sequels and spin-offs, where many cinemas have numbers after their titles, Willow is one of a kind." That's how this making of featurette opens from 1988. Kind of fits today's cinema trend doesn't it? What they were talking about was Lucasfilm's latest offering, Willow.
This is a charming featurette that oozes so much enthusiasm. George Lucas, Ron Howard and Warwick Davis are so excited for the movie. The doc has an infectious excitement about it that seemed to be the norm for this style of programme from this era. It really does pack a punch. They visit ILM to show how the state of the art special effects were made, the many sets and of course interview the cast to get their take on the story, all mixed with a dramatic soundtrack and gritty narrator (Don LaFontaine.)
The movie, unfortunately didn't take the box-office by storm but it's one of those movies that has increased with charm over the years and become a cult classic. I guarantee if you watch this featurette you will want to watch the movie.
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