What is even better than the Star Wars movies? The documentary films on Star Wars! (At least if we make reference to episodes I, II). Here are the best three:
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga by Richard Schickel (1983)
The documentary series ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Jedi’ was released in December 1983, just seven months after the first trilogy was completed. Its nine parts accurately reveal what happened behind the scenes during the filming of the first three films, revealing unpublished scenes and it´s narrated by Mark Hamill, the first Luke Skaywalker.
Empire Of Dreams by Kevin Burns and Edith Becker (2004)
Empire Of Dreams is another documentary series, and in this case it was launched in 2004. A journey divided into three parts about the story of how the first trilogy was assembled. The amazing part about this investigation, in which the views of directors like James Cameron and Steven Spielberg are integrated, is that a serious reflection is made on the influence that this film work has had from a social and political perspective on an international level. Unreleased material and interviews with actors who gave life to the characters expand our concept of Star Wars. (But remain calm, although it does get profound, the laser swords come out too).
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed by Kevin Burns (2007)
Celebrating Star Wars ‘30th anniversary, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed was released, a very interesting approach on the cultural and historical impact of Star Wars on societies of the world. Once again never seen before scenes (that were not shown on the never seen before scenes of the earlier documentary), as well as interviews with the actors and the presentation of the technologies used in production. A stunning image of what this work represents on a worldwide level.
Go, may the documentaries be with you.