Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Questions

1. Who owns Lucasfilm?
Disney. This is because in 2012, Lucas wanted to retire and sell the Star Wars franchise and had a meeting with Disney's CEO.

2. Who formed Lucasfilm?
George Lucas.

3. What year was Lucasfilm formed?

4. Who is president of Lucasfilm?
Kathleen Kennedy.

5. What other major films have they worked on?
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

6. How much was Lucasfilm sold for?
$4.05 billion. 

7. Who wrote Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt and Lawrence Kasdan. 

8. Who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
J.J. Abrams.

9. What other major films is the director responsible for?
Star Trek
Star Trek Into Darkness
Mission: Impossible - Rouge Nation
Star Trek Beyond.

10. How many Star Wars films have there been so far?
There are 8 films so far, they are:
Star Wars (retitled to Star Wars: A New Hope) (1977),
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980),
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983),
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999),
Star Wars: The Attack of the Clones (2002),
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005),
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). 

11. How much money have they all made at the global box office?
A New Hope - $775, 398, 007 (25 November 2011),
The Empire Strikes Back - $538, 375, 067 (1997), 
Return of the Jedi - $572, 705, 079 (2015), 
The Phantom Menace - $560, 618, 295 (25 February 2012), 
Attack of the Clones - $649, 398, 209 (10 December 2011), 
Revenge of the Sith - $848, 754, 768 (25 November 2011),
The Force Awakens - $2, 026, 638, 964 (14 February 2016).

12. When was the first Star Wars film released?
25 May 1997 (USA), 27 December 1997 (UK).

13. What does ILM stand for?
Industrial Light & Magic.

14. What do ILM do?
They create computer graphics (special effects/visual effects/CGI).

15. Who created ILM?
George Lucas.

16. Why did they create ILM?
Lucas wanted to include some visual effects that had never been seen on film before.

17. What do casting directors do?
They look for actors to be in the film, they understand what the director and producer require and find the right actors for the parts.

18. Where were the first scenes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens filmed?
They went to Abu Dhabi to film most parts of Jakku.

19. What format was Star Wars: The Force Awakens shot on?
35mm (Kodak Vision 2383)
70mm (IMAX DRM blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383)

20. What types of cameras were used to film Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
Arri Alexa, IMAX MKII, IMAX MSM 9802 and Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2.

21. What studio was used to film a large portion of the film?
Pinewood Studio.

22. Where is the studio?
Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England.

23. What major franchise is famously filmed at this studio?
James Bond.

24. How does said franchise link to Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
Daniel Craig (who has played James Bond) is believed to have played a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

25. Who was the inspiration for the character Maz Kanata?
She is based around J.J. Abrams' english teacher, Rose Gilbert.

26. What technology was used to create Maz Kanata?
They used an actress and used motion capture to create Maz from the footage they got.

27. Who played Maz Kanata and what other roles is she famous for?
Maz is played by Lupita Nyong'o. She is known for Raksha in The Jungle Book (2016) and Gwen in Non-Stop.

28. Who Played General Snoke?
Andy Serkis.

29. What is he renowned for in the movie business?
He is known for his performance capture roles which uses motion acting, animation and voice work. He has done many characters that involve this technology, including Gollum (The Lord of the Rings), King Kong (King Kong, 2005) and Rise (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

30. Where was the final scene filmed?
Skellig Michael, Country Kerry, Ireland.

31. Who composed the film score?
John Williams.

32. How many Star Wars films has he composed the music for?
All 8 of the films so far.

33. What other famous films has he created the music for?
Besides Star Wars, he is known for Harry Potter. He also create music for:
War Horse
Jurassic Park
Indina Jones
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List

34. How many times did John Bodega audition for the film (according to J.J. Abrams)?

35. Over what period of time did these auditions occur?
9 months.

36. How many people operated BB-8?
Depending on the version used, the rod puppet version used one person, the remote-controlled version used 2 people.

37. What type of technology was the main version of BB-8?
The rod puppet version was the most used version of BB-8.

38. What colour suit did the BB-8 operator wear?

39. Why did he have to wear such a suit?
So they can edit him out in post-production.

40. What type of special effects (SFX) were employed on Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

41. How many people were behind the monitor watching the scene when Han and Chewie returned to the Millennium Falcon?

42. Why was Simon Pegg thanked in the credits of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
He played Unkar Plutt in The Force Awakens. He has helped out thought the years of Star Wars.

43. J.J. Abrams shot part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX. What is IMAX?
IMAX is a technique to achieve widescreen cinematography. This produces an image about ten times larger than from a standard 35mm film.

44. How many IMAX screen was the film available on?
About one thousand.

45. What was the age rating of the film in the UK?

46. How much money did the UK government contribute to the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? (Express this figure as a percentage of the total cost and as a figure in pounds).
They contributes about £31.6 million.

47. How much was Harrison Ford paid to reprise his role of Han Solo?
Over £23 million.

48. How much were Daisy Ridley and John Boyega paid?
They received £300, 000 each. 

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