As the world gears up for the release of the much anticipated The Force Awakens, it’s important to remember where the series came from. From a modern lens, the original trilogy may not seem too impressive, but the films utilized groundbreaking technology and filming techniques that would influence movies for generations. We pay homage to the original trilogy by looking at the Star Wars behind the scenes photos that capture just how groundbreaking the films really were:

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49 Fantastic Behind-The-Scenes Photos From The Original Star Wars Trilogy
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Thanks to Dorkly, StarWars.com, and The Week.

Enjoy these epic photos from the making of the original Star Wars? Then check out our other galleries on rare Star Wars photographs and PBH2's collection of Star Wars propaganda posters.

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