For almost forty years now, there has been the persistent rumor that Star Wars was a mess of a movie that was "saved in editing." The evidence is the raw footage that has surfaced since then, although I think the trailer may have contributed as well. The Solomon Society looks at where this idea arose and whether it holds any water.
Turns out there's a story that gives the idea a kernel of truth, but it was blown way out of proportion in the years since. Once again, I am in awe of how filmmakers can take a grand vision, cut it into useable parts in order to get it done, and then assemble it into a masterpiece. Meanwhile, we have an excuse to watch some behind-the-scenes footage of Star Wars. -via Digg