The real-world origins of some of your favorite Star Wars sounds

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I remember seeing the old footage of Star Wars sound designer and foley artist Ben Burtt, banging on a steel radio tower guy wire with a crescent wrench to record blaster-sounds, from a TV documentary when I was like five years old. Which is one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoyed this video interview with him, in spite of the fact that it’s part of a puff video for Lucasfilm’s new book about Star Wars sound effects. Click the embedded player to be taken straight to Ben’s interview at 1:05. [via Gizmodo]

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