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The Stories: The Making of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' (2017)

Video | 69 min | Documentary

Divided 10 segments: A Rogue Idea: A recount of John Knoll's idea and pitch for the film, looking at the early days of production, hiring Gareth Edwards to direct, Edwards' love for the series, and building a collection of characters. Jyn:...See moreDivided 10 segments: A Rogue Idea: A recount of John Knoll's idea and pitch for the film, looking at the early days of production, hiring Gareth Edwards to direct, Edwards' love for the series, and building a collection of characters. Jyn: The Rebel: A closer look at the film's main protagonist: personality, character history and what separates her from other protagonists from the Star Wars universe, physical preparations for the shoot, and more. Cassian: The Spy: Much the same as the previous supplement in terms of introducing the character and his history, the qualities the character brings to the story, and casting Diego Luna. K-2SO: The Droid: A look at the robotic character: his "anti C-3PO personality," character design, Alan Tudyk's motion capture performance, and the humor the actor brought to the set. Baze and Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills: The actors discuss landing and accepting the roles, the characters' camaraderie, individual character details, faith and the force in the movie and the Star Wars universe, and the actors' physical performances. Bodhi and Saw: The Pilot and The Revolutionary: The piece begins with Riz Ahmed's auditions and crafting the character, the character's fate, and making key sequences. It moves on to examine Forest Whitaker's character and his history in the Star Wars universe, character definition and history, Whitaker's preparations for the role, and more. The Empire: A run through of key Imperial characters, including Galen Erso, Orson Krennic, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Darth Vader and the qualities (and in Vader's case, the presence) their actors brought to their roles. Visions of Hope: The Look of Rogue One: Designing a world that's true and familiar to the Star Wars universe but still unique to the film. It explores set construction, small design changes, and the black stormtroopers. The Princess and The Governor: Digitally recreating two important characters. Epilogue: The Story Continues (1080p, 4:15): Images from the film's premiere juxtaposed against fans talking up the film and the franchise. The piece ends with a selection of clips from the film. See less
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Kathleen Kennedy
Herself - President of Lucasfilm Herself - President of Lucasfilm   See fewer
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John Knoll
Himself - Executive Producer / VFX Supervisor Himself - Executive Producer / VFX Supervisor   See fewer
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Kiri Hart
Herself - SVP Development, Lucasfilm Story Group Herself - SVP Development, Lucasfilm Story Group   See fewer
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Doug Chiang
Himself - Co-Production Designer and VP / Executive Creative Director, Lucasfilm Himself - Co-Production Designer and VP / Executive Creative Director, Lucasfilm   See fewer
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John Swartz
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Gareth Edwards
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Allison Shearmur
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Felicity Jones
Herself - 'Jyn Erso' Herself - 'Jyn Erso'   See fewer
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Pablo Hidalgo
Himself - Creative Director, Lucasfilm Story Group Himself - Creative Director, Lucasfilm Story Group   See fewer
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Diego Luna
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Alan Tudyk
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Hal T. Hickel
Himself - Animation Supervisor: ILM (as Hal Hickel) Himself - Animation Supervisor: ILM (as Hal Hickel)   See fewer
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Donnie Yen
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Wen Jiang
Himself - 'Baze Malbus' (as Jiang Wen) Himself - 'Baze Malbus' (as Jiang Wen)   See fewer
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Chris Weitz
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Riz Ahmed
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Forest Whitaker
Himself - 'Sam Gerrero' Himself - 'Sam Gerrero'   See fewer
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Rayne Roberts
Herself - Creative Executive, Lucasfilm Story Group Herself - Creative Executive, Lucasfilm Story Group   See fewer
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Gary Whitta
Himself - Co-Story by: 'Rogue One' Himself - Co-Story by: 'Rogue One'   See fewer
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Mads Mikkelsen
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Ben Mendelsohn
Himself - 'Orson Krennic' Himself - 'Orson Krennic'   See fewer
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Guy Henry
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Greig Fraser
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Gary Tomkins
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Neil Lamont
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Andrew Booth
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Jason D. McGatlin
Himself - Executive Producer (as Jason McGatlin) Himself - Executive Producer (as Jason McGatlin)   See fewer
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Jordana Finkel
Herself - Art Director Herself - Art Director   See fewer
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David Crossman
Himself - Co-Costume Designer (as Dave Crossman) Himself - Co-Costume Designer (as Dave Crossman)   See fewer
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Glyn Dillon
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Simon Emanuel
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Ingvild Deila
Herself - 'Princess Leia' Herself - 'Princess Leia'   See fewer
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Paul Giacoppo
Himself - Model Supervisor: ILM Himself - Model Supervisor: ILM   See fewer
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Todd Vaziri
Himself - Lead Compositor: ILM Himself - Lead Compositor: ILM   See fewer
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Jee Young Park
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Ralph McQuarrie
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Spencer Wilding
Himself - Darth Vader Himself - Darth Vader   See fewer
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Ivy Wong
Herself - 'Pendra Siliu' Herself - 'Pendra Siliu'   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 51 votes