A very rare moment of Sir Alec Guinness not crapping on Star Wars

Harrison Ford has often been grumpy when asked about Star Wars, but compared to Alec Guinness, he might as well have been signing headshots on the con circuit. Guinness hated the movies both before and after he starred in them, but in this 1977 interview he has nothing but praise — faint praise — for the film. » 1/20/14 6:00pm 1/20/14 6:00pm

Alec Guinness thought Star Wars was "fairytale rubbish" and Harrison…

A lot of the credit for the original Star Wars being a decent movie must go to Alec Guinness, who plays Obi-Wan Kenobi and brings a lot of gravitas to explaining the Force and the complicated backstory about the Clone Wars. But Guinness didn't think much of Star Wars when he was filming it — he only took the role… » 1/08/13 12:10pm 1/08/13 12:10pm

Behold, the 1977 budget breakdown for Star Wars

Want to know how much R2-D2's slapstick antics cost in 1970s ducats? David Pirie's 1981 book Anatomy of the Movies dissected the film's then-lavish $11-million budget, but sadly did not delve into the film's blue milk budget. Also, check out the amount of bank Sir Alec Guinness would eventually roll in. That crazy… » 1/13/12 1:30pm 1/13/12 1:30pm