Judge Death wrote:
^Well I might have laboured under a misapprehension all these years. It was my understanding that though he wrote/directed ANH, he was actually quite restrained by the studio/and especially the budget. With the TESB I'd heard he was side-lined quite a bit but by the time ROTJ came back, although he didn't write/direct, he actually had a lot of creative control and obviously the money to burn (hence why we got a variation of the aborted Wookies vs Stormtroopers fight he wanted in ANH).
Well, you could be right too. I'm not really an expert.