Behind the Scenes: Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars Opening Shot (Will McCrabb)

A sketch depicting the plans for achieving the opening shot of the original Star Wars (1977). Below is the final image from the film. The pic comes courtesy of the Twitter feed of Will McCrabb, a great resource for behind the scenes stills.

Star Wars opening


  1. Sarah

    That sketch is for the shot were the blockade runner get hit by the Stardestroyer not the opening shot…

    • mattmulcahey

      You have a vastly superior Star Wars vocabulary – I had to google blockade runner – so I’m going to defer to you on this one.

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