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Willow (film)

Poster shows the heads of film's three main characters, a man, a woman, and a boy. The film's title is below.
Film information
Directed byRon Howard
Produced byGeorge Lucas
Joe Johnston
Nigel Wooll
Written byScreenplay:
Bob Dolman
George Lucas
StarringWarwick Davis
Val Kilmer
Joanne Whalley
Jean Marsh
Patricia Hayes
Billy Barty
Music byJames Horner
CinematographyAdrian Biddle
Editing byDaniel P. Hanley
Mike Hill
Richard Hiscott
Imagine Entertainment
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Theatrical)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (VHS)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (VHS/DVD)
Release dateMay 5, 1988
Running time126 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$35 million
Gross revenue$57.27 million

Willow (film)

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ArtistJames Horner
GenreFilm music
ProducerJames Horner, Shawn Murphy

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'Willow' is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard and produced/co-written by George Lucas. Warwick Davis stars in the film, as well as Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh and Patricia Hayes. With a sword and sorcery setting, Davis stars as the eponymous lead character and hero Willow, a reluctant Nelwyn (halfling) farmer who plays a critical role in protecting a special baby from a tyrannical queen.

Lucas conceived the idea for Willow in 1972, approaching Howard to direct during the post-production phase of Cocoon in 1985. Lucas believed he and Howard shared a relationship similar to the one Lucas enjoyed with Steven Spielberg. Bob Dolman was brought in to write the screenplay, coming up with seven drafts before finishing in late 1986. Willow was then set up at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and principal photography began in April 1987, finishing the following October.

The majority of filming took place at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, England, as well as Wales and New Zealand. Industrial Light & Magic created the visual effects sequences, which led to a revolutionary breakthrough with digital morphing technology. Willow was released in May 1988 to box office disappointment and mixed reviews from critics, but received two Academy Award nominations and cult film recognition.

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Films directed by Ron Howard

1970sGrand Theft Auto (1977)
1980sNight Shift (1982) * Splash (1984) * Cocoon (1985) * Gung Ho (1986) * Willow (1988) * Parenthood (1989)
1990sBackdraft (1991) * Far and Away (1992) * The Paper (1994) * Apollo 13 (1995) * Ransom (1996) * EDtv (1999)
2000sHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) * A Beautiful Mind (2001) * The Missing (2003) * Cinderella Man (2005) * The Da Vinci Code (2006) * Frost/Nixon (2008) * Angels & Demons (2009)
2010sCheaters (2011)

George Lucas filmography

Films directed
THX 1138 (1971) * American Graffiti (1973) * Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) * Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) * Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) * Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Herbie (1966) * The Emperor (1967) * Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)
1970sMore American Graffiti (1979)
1980sKagemusha (1980) * Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) * Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) * Body Heat (1981; uncredited) * Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) * Twice Upon a Time (1983) * Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) * Latino (1985; uncredited) * Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) * Howard the Duck (1986) * Labyrinth (1986) * Captain EO (1986) * Star Tours (1987) * The Land Before Time (1988) * Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) * Powaqqatsi (1988) * Willow (1988) * Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
1990sThe Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV series) (1992) * Radioland Murders (1994)
2000sStar Wars: Clone Wars (TV series) (2003) * Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) * Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) * Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series) (2008)
2010sRed Tails (2010) * Star Tours II (TBA) * Star Wars (TV series) (TBA)
American Zoetrope * Lucasfilm * LucasArts * Skywalker Ranch * Skywalker Sound * Tomlinson Holman's eXperiment (THX) * Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) * The Star Wars Holiday Special

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