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             May 25, 1977: A Day Long Remembered


Michael Coate


Ben Burtt, Interviewed by author, March 26, 2003.
Baxter, John, “George Lucas: A Biography,” Harper Collins, 2000

Besse, Kirk J.,  "Show Houses: Twin Cities Style," Minneapolis: Victoria, 1997
Biskind, Peter, "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How The Sex-Drugs-And-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood," New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998
Champlin, Charles, "George Lucas: The Creative Impulse," Abrams, New York, 1992
Ebert, Roger and Gene Siskel, "The Future Of The Movies: Interviews With Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, And George Lucas," Andrews and McMeel, Kansas City, 1991
Edwards, Ted, "The Unauthorized Star Wars Compendium," Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1999
Fine, Deborah and Aeon Inc., "Star Wars Chronicles," Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1997
Holman, Tomlinson, "5.1 Surround Sound: Up And Running," Focal Press, Boston, 2000
Jenkins, Garry, "Empire Building: The Remarkable Real Life Story Of Star Wars," Citadel Press, Secaucus, 1997
Jenkins, Garry, "Harrison Ford: Imperfect Hero," Birch Lane Press, Secaucus, 1998
Kawin, Bruce F., "How Movies Work," University of California Press, Berkeley, 1992
Kline, Sally, ed., "George Lucas Interviews," University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1999
Pfeiffer, Lee and Michael Lewis, "The Films Of Harrison Ford," Citadel Press, Third Edition, New York, 2002
Pollack, Dale, "Skywalking: The Life And Films Of George Lucas," Harmony, New York, 1983
Pye, Michael and Linda Myles, "The Movie Brats: How The Film Generation Took Over Hollywood," Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1979
Salewicz, Chris, "George Lucas: The Making Of His Movies," Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, 1998
Squire, Jason E., ed., "The Movie Business Book," Fireside, New York, 1983
Articles (Magazines, newspapers and trade publications)
Allen, Ioan, "The Dolby Sound System For Recording Star Wars," American Cinematographer, July 1977


Blake, Larry, “The Force Returns: Remastering The ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy,” Mix, February 1997
Boxoffice, various 1977 issues (sidebars, release schedules, news items)
Broeske, Pat H., "Happy 10th, 'Star Wars'," Los Angeles Times, May 23, 1987
Chernoff, Scott, "20 Years Ago Today: An Anniversary Toast To Star Wars," Star Wars Insider, Issue 32 Winter 1997
Chiarella, Chris, "Star Wars Trilogy, The Definitive Collection: THX Laser Disc Program Hits Home," The Perfect Vision, Spring 1994
"A Chronology of Dolby Laboratories May 1965-May 1996," Dolby Laboratories, Inc., 1996
Clarke, Gerald and William Rademaekers, "Star Wars: The Year¹s Best Movie," Time,
May 30, 1977
Coate, Michael and William Kallay, "Presented In 70mm," Widescreen Review, The Ultimate Widescreen
DVD Movie Guide, Volume 1 Number 1, 2001
Cohn, Lawrence, "Larger-Than-Life Pix Pay Off," Daily Variety,
July 28, 1982
Cohn, Lawrence, "Rapidly Expanding Universe Of U.S. Theatres Equipped With 70m, Dolby," Daily Variety,
April 30, 1984
Curry, Bill, "The Force Is Coming In Widescreen, Stereo," The Philadelphia Inquirer,
November 01, 1977
Daly, Steve, "The Remaking Of Star Wars," Entertainment Weekly,
January 10, 1997
"Dolby-70mm Version Of 'Star Wars' Open," Deseret News, August 19, 1977
"Dolby Prints With Stereo Called As Cheap As Optical," Variety, May 18, 1977

Duelly, Bill, "Star Wars: Anniversary Focuses Collective Eye On Movie Trilogy Memorabilia," Big Reel, February 15, 1997
"Fox' 'Star Wars' Heads For Hyper Space: First Day B.O. 255G, House Records Tumble," Daily Variety, May 27, 1977
Freeman, Adam, "20 Years Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far, Away... Why Is Star Wars The Single Most Influential Movie Of The Last Two Decades? Duh?," CyberSurfer, Issue 9 April 1997
Garrett, Maureen, "Star Wars: Happy 5th Birthday," Bantha Tracks, Journal Of The Official Star Wars Fan Club, Number 16 May 1982


Grant, Lee, "Film Clips," Los Angeles Times, June 01, 1977
Handy, Bruce. "The Force Is Back," Time, February 10, 1997
Harmetz, Aljean, "Sensurround: One Of The Biggest Stars In Show Biz," Houston Chronicle, May 29, 1977
Hartl, John, " 'White Buffalo' On Drive-In Screens, Dimly," The Seattle Times, August 19, 1977
Hidalgo, Pablo, "Star Wars Q&A," Star Wars Insider, Issue 59 May/June 2002
Holland, Steve, "Empires Of The Future," SFX, #23 March 1997
Houston, David, "Creating The Space-Fantasy Universe Of Star Wars," Starlog, August 1977
Hutchison, David, "A Newer Hope," Starlog, March 1997
Lennick, Michael, "Skywalking In Style: Rating The Star Wars Trilogy and The Definitive Collection," Video Watchdog, No. 21 Jan / Feb 1994
Mahar, Ted, " 'Star Wars' Rendered Clearer," The Oregonian, October 19, 1977
Mann's Chinese Theatre Hollywood, Souvenir Booklet, C.P., 1992
Matessino, Michael, "70mm Variations Strike Back," Film Score Monthly, January/February 1997
Murphy, A.D., "Star Wars Adds Another To Its List Of Records," Daily Variety, August 01, 1977
Murphy, A.D., " 'Star Wars' Best Start Since 'Jaws'," Variety, June 01, 1977
Murphy, A.D., "Two More Notable Trophies Added To 'Star Wars' Shelf," Daily Variety, August 11, 1977
"Portland House Set To Become 'Wars' Fortress," Daily Variety, August 22, 1978
Pratt, Douglas, "The Star Wars Trilogy: The Definitive Collection," The Laser Disc Newsletter, September 1993
Reber, Gary, "Dave Schnuelle: A Conversation With The Technical Supervisor For THX Software Certification - The Making Of The 'Star Wars Trilogy' Fox Video THX LaserDisc Collector¹s Edition," Widescreen Review, Issue 5 September/October 1993
Reber, Gary, "Ioan Allen: A Conversation With The Father Of Dolby Stereo," Widescreen Review, Issue 4 July/August 1993
Rowand, Ken, "Interview: Ben Burtt," Bantha Tracks, Journal Of The Official Star Wars Fan Club, Number 17 August 1982
Schein, Robert M., "70mm And Stereo Sound," Boxoffice, January 1985
" 'Star Wars' B.O. History," Daily Variety, May 17, 1999
" 'Star Wars' B.O. Hits Wow $2.5 Mil," Daily Variety, June 01, 1977
" 'Star Wars' Booms Optical Tracks For Sound; Dolby Labs Cashing In," Variety, November 23, 1977
" 'Star Wars' Final 1977 Milestone: $200 Mil Dom. B.O.," Daily Variety, December 30, 1977
" 'Star Wars' Now Past $5 Mil Mark In Domestic B.O.," Daily Variety, June 07, 1977
" 'Star Wars' Ousts 'Jaws' As Champ Of U.S. Boxoffice," Variety, November 23, 1977
" 'Star Wars' Passes The $3 Mil Domestic B.O. Mark," Daily Variety, June 02, 1977
" 'Star Wars' Proves There's Plenty Of Life In Deluxers," Daily Variety, July 21, 1978
"The Star Wars Story," Screen International, December 17, 1977
"Summer Movies 5: The Joy Of F/X," Maxim, May 2003
Sutherland, Alex, "The Dolby Revolution In The Sound Of Movies," Screen International, June 25, 1983
Thomas, Bob, " 'Star Wars' Campaign Wins Big," The Seattle Times, August 12, 1977
Vaz, Mark Cotta, "Launching The Rebellion," The Official Star Wars 20th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine, 1997
Woods, Bob, "It Took The World By Force," The Official Star Wars 20th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine, 1997
Home Video 
"Star Wars," VHS videocassette, Twentieth Century-Fox Video, Catalog Number 1130, 1982
"Star Wars," VHS videocassette, CBS/Fox Video, Catalog Number 1130, 1984
"Star Wars Trilogy: The Definitive Collection," LaserDisc, Fox Video-CBS/Fox Video, Catalog Number 0693-84, 1993


“Star Wars Trilogy” DVD. 20th Century Fox Home Entertaiment, 2004
"The Story Of Star Wars," 20th Century Records, LP Catalog Number PML 95, 1977

L'Affiche Star Wars Saga American One-Sheet Poster Checklist, Kilian Enterprises, 1985



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Special Thanks: 
Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences
Bill Brinkman
Ben Burtt
Jim Cartwright
Dolby Laboratories
, Inc.
Derek Gee
Nicholas Grieco
Modest Iwasiw
Jeffry Johnson
William Kallay
Steve Kraus
Bill Kretzel
Roberto Landazuri
Alan & Shanna Lemke
Mark Lensenmayer
Paul Linfesty
Tricia Littrell
Adam Martin
Jim Millick
Jim Perry
John Pytlak
Mike Schindler
Grant Smith
Darryl Spicer

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