— by SEAN GERSKI —
Like most people of my generation (and a large number of the writers on this site), “Star Wars” is a huge part of my childhood. I also love a good parody as much as anyone and when it’s a great parody of “Star Wars,” that’s all the better.
The opening credits in “Star Wars” are most memorable for … well, for not existing. Other than the scroll that sort of fills you in on what has gone on, there isn’t a single thing to be read.
As for other movies, the opening credits can be done a million ways, but perhaps no one has done them better than Saul Bass (if you don’t know the name, you very likely have seen his work).
Apparently, a student made the opening credits for “Star Wars” as part of a school project (his YouTube name is bhilmers). Check this out:
And, in response, someone else updated the video, calling it “Star Wars vs Saul Bass: The Remastered Deluxe Edition.” This is what the creator of the new version, brooksy362436, said: The original video is utterly fantastic, but since it has been made there have been huge technical advancements. Now the video can be remade exactly how the author intended it all those weeks ago.
For those curious, the song is “Machine” by the Buddy Rich Band from 1967.
The poster, shown in a slightly larger size below, is by illustrator Russell Walks.
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