Filming the Opening Scroll for Star Wars ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ – COOL AS CHIT HISTORY – 1979

Filming the opening scroll for Star Wars ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (1979).

A behind-the-scenes picture of The Empire Strikes Back’s “opening crawl” during filming. The opening crawls for Star Wars were modeled after those from the 1940s Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon film serials.

George Lucas:

“The crawl is such a hard thing because you have to be careful that you’re not using too many words that people don’t understand. It’s like a poem.”