Friday, November 10, 2017

"Star Wars" Set Decorator Roger Christian Sends Terminally Ill Boy An Early Christmas Present

"A young boy in Maine is capturing hearts and the Christmas spirit. Nine-year-old Jacob Thompson is terminally ill, and has asked for people around the world to send him holiday cards. But as Caryn Lieberman reports, he’s about to receive something really special.

At his Toronto-area home, Academy Award designer and filmmaker Roger Christian prepares a package to send to a young boy he has never met in Portland, Maine.

Christian was one of the first men hired by George Lucas to work on the original 'Star Wars' film in 1977.

You may not know him by name, but surely you would know some of his inventions.

'Luke’s lightsaber. That’s the first thing we built,' he said nonchalantly. 'This is what has become the most iconic prop in the history of cinema.'”


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