The Beginning: The Making of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Made for the DVD release of The Phantom Menace, this is probably one of the most interesting and thorough behind the scenes documentaries I have seen (except maybe for the terrifying amount of material produced for LotR.) The DVD release of TPM was delayed because of the finalising of this documentary and the pulling together of other features; DVD was basically a brand new format at the time.

I haven’t seen it shared on Tumblr – or ever discussed, really – and I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’ve ended up where I am in my work and my life. TPM and this documentary are definitely huge influences, even if subconscious and in a very roundabout way. 

Also: Steven Spielberg breaks a battle droid.