1. Luke, we have your archives: Ransom gets archives of special effects producer who worked on ‘Star Wars,’ ‘E.T.’
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas has acquired the archive of visual effects producer Thomas Smith, the first head of George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic. Smith, who produced special effects for seminal 80s films “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” and “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” donated the collection, which includes screenplay drafts, scripts, pre-production research and storyboards from “Return of the Jedi” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

    Luke, we have your archives: Ransom gets archives of special effects producer who worked on ‘Star Wars,’ ‘E.T.’

    The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas has acquired the archive of visual effects producer Thomas Smith, the first head of George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic. Smith, who produced special effects for seminal 80s films “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” and “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” donated the collection, which includes screenplay drafts, scripts, pre-production research and storyboards from “Return of the Jedi” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

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    /sigh/ UT Austin gets all the good stuff. No wonder they call it the Ransom Center. LOL.
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    The Force is with UT.
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