Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Questions

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

1. Lucasfilm is owned by Walt Disney Studios and in 2012 was acquired by The Walt Disney Company too.

2. Lucasfilm was formed by George Lucas.

3. It was founded in 1971.

5. Lucasfilm has also worked on the Indiana Jones franchise and the Star Wars franchise.

6. Lucasfilm was sold for $4.05 billion in 2012.

7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.

8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was directed by J.J. Abrams.

9. J.J. Abrams is also responsible for directing Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission: Impossible III and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He has also written and/or produced Regarding Henry, Forever Young, Armageddon, Cloverfield and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

10. There has been seven Star Wars films. The fist one of the original trilogy is episode IV - A New Hope and episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, episode VI - Return Of The Jedi. In the prequel trilogy, there is episode I - The Phantom Menace, episode II - Attack of The Clones and episode III - Revenge of The Sith. And the latest film is episode VII - The Force Awakens.

11. In total, all the Star Wars films have made $6,479,600,000.

12. The first Star Wars film, A New Hope, was released 25th May 1977.

13. ILM stands for Industrial Light and Magic.

14. ILM is an American motion picture visual effects company. It is part of the film production company, Lucasfilm.  

15. ILM was created by George Lucas in May 1975.

16. ILM was created when Lucas began creating Star Wars. In the 1980s ILM was the leading industry standard production house for computer graphics in film.

17. Casting directors hold auditions for actors and then with other casting staff choose the actor most suited for the role. The casting director is in charge of the other casting staff.

18. The first scenes of Star Wars the force Awakens was filmed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

19. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shot on IMAX format.

20. The cameras used to film a sequence in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was 35mm and 65mm

IMAX cameras.

21. Pinewood Studios was used to film most of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

22. Pinewood Studios is in Buckinghamshire, England, UK.

23. A major franchise famously films at Pinewood Studios is James Bond.

24. James Bond is linked to Star wars: The Force Awakens as they are both films which have been around since the mid 1900s. These films have turned into franchises, with a huge world fan base and major attraction. These films are both based on books and comics. Also Daniel Craig, AKA James Bond had a cameo as a Storm Trooper.

25. J.J. Abrams' English teacher, Rose Gilbert is the inspiration for Maz Kanata.

26. The technology used to portray Maz Kanata is mouth motion capture to see how the actresses face moves as she talks, to be realistic. Also motion capture body double was used to copy her body movements. This was used along with CGI.

27. Maz Kanata is portrayed by Lupita Nyong'o, who is also famous for playing Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, which she won 6 awards for.

28. General Snoke is played by Andy Serkis.

29. Andy Serkis is known for creating The Imaginarium Studios, and for directing, acting, doing voice overs and being an author. he has worked on Star Wars, King Kong, Dawn of the planet of the apes, and many more.

30. The final scene of the film was filmed in Ireland, on an island called Skellig Michael.

31. John Williams has composed the scores for all the Star Wars films.

32. John Williams has composed music for all the Star Wars films from 1977 to 2015. This is a total of 7 Star Wars films.

33. John Williams has also created music for famous film such as Jaws, Indiana Jones, Home Alone, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Harry Potter and many more.

34. John Bodega auditioned 9 times for the film.

35. Casting occurred around August 2013, after alterations to the script it then occurred around January 2014. The official cast was announced on the 29th April 2014.

36. B-B8 was operated by 2 people, Dave Chapman and Brian Herring, they where the puppeteers. B-B8 was also operated like a robot by a controller.

37. The main version of B-B8 was controlled by puppeteers, sometimes using a remote controlled robot.

38. B-B8's operator wore a green suit.

39. They had to wear a green suit so they could blend into the green screens and so they can be edited out.

40. J.J. Abrams usually used effects actually there when filming such as puppets and green screens.


42. Simon Pegg was in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Unkar Plutt.

43. IMAX is an acronym for Image Maximum. It is a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards.


45. The age rating for this film is a 12A.

46. The British government gave Disney £31 million from UK taxman. Which is around $39 million.

47. Harrison Ford was apparently paid between $10 million-20 million to reprise his role as Han Solo. 

48. Daisy Ridley and John Boyega were apparently paid between $100,000 - $300,000.

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