Having just watched the second disk of special features from the Star Wars bluray box set, I am again completely inspired by the vast amount of work put in by so many talented people. The disks feature a wealth of content on the concept, design and evolution of every aspect of the films elements. Here though I just wanted to call out the incredible matte paintings, which we just take for granted when watching as being amazing worlds and exotic locations.
Here are 4 lovely examples on the wookiepedia site of the huge number made for the 6 films:
But while we are here talking Star Wars here are some VW commercials using the license – and a reply: