A New Hope filming experience. Nobody knew what it would become when George Lucas first set up this now emblematic franchise. But the film stormed the world and led everyone far, far into the Galaxy. With that, Star Wars began Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford’s performing carriers.
Among this cast of newcomers however was Alec Guinness, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise old Jedi. Thanks to his extensive and well-known filmography, he helped bring new legitimacy to the project. He was nominated for his The Lavender Hill Mob work at The Bridge on the Kwai River at this point in Guinness’s career and had even nominated a writer on The Horse’s Mouth. His role in Lawrence of Arabia also highlighted. He helped in many ways make this new mythology created by Lucas credible-but Guinness didn’t have a fan.
A New Hope
In his original trilogy, Guinness made a great Obi-Wan but did not enjoy his experience with A New Hope. Only after his higher pay requests had met did he play the role. But throughout the production process, his doubled pay did not keep him happy. Guinness hated working on the movie, and his chief complaint was the Lucas dialogue, as discussed in the most recent Screen Rant video. He said in a letter since published that the writing is “wrinkled” and that “none is clear or even tolerable for my character.” He is hardly the only actor not to like the film he worked on, so watch the video for more examples.
Although the chief complaint of Guinness about A New Hope was the constantly re-written dialogue, his creation encountered other issues. In another text, he reported the circumstances for shooting that the shoot “was tender to a certain degree-hot, dull, and indecisive.” Although Guinness did not let him stop his best foot, despite all of his unhappiness with A New Hope. A New Hope. In 1978, he received a further nomination in the Academy Award, this time for Obi-Wan-rubbish dialogue, etc.
Although Guinness may have contributed to Lucas ‘ dialogue, his complaint about its quality shared with other franchise actors. Nor is it a secret that conversation is not the dominant feature of Lucas. He proved himself to be an outstanding storyteller who has a big-picture vision and pushes the limitations of technology, but with the dialogue, he is not so great. As Lucas published Star Wars: A new trip, Lawrence Kasdan was brought in to help to finalize the sequelae to Lucas’s duties. I hope Guinness has therefore been more happy with the dialogue he received in the future.