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Author Topic: All Star Wars  (Read 2161638 times)


The Eighth Passenger
May 28, 2021, 05:20:36 PM
Reply #25681 on: May 28, 2021, 05:20:36 PM
The Empire Strikes Back.

BTS of Echo Base in the Hoth system:

The grand 'ol days of huge practical sets with nary a blue-screen to be seen. A full-scale Millennium Falcon was built for Empire as opposed to only a partial one for Star Wars/A New Hope.















The picture below gives you a good idea of the huge size of the Falcon:





Ralph Mcquarrie on ladder taking a pic of the Falcon:



Mcquarrie also made a brief cameo in the film and subsequently also got an action figure:





The Local Layabout on set: (note the Star Wars 2 on X-Wing boarding ladder)



Imagines himself so suave:



Kershner just in front of the camera:










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Mr. Clemens
May 28, 2021, 09:40:18 PM
Reply #25682 on: May 28, 2021, 09:40:18 PM
Thanks for sharing that. Great stuff!  :)


SiL
May 28, 2021, 09:59:25 PM
Reply #25683 on: May 28, 2021, 09:59:25 PM
Quote
nary a blue-screen to be seen
Just lots of matte paintings ;D


The Eighth Passenger
May 29, 2021, 04:17:10 PM
Reply #25684 on: May 29, 2021, 04:17:10 PM
Quote
nary a blue-screen to be seen
Just lots of matte paintings ;D

Not really with the Echo Base interiors though. Except maybe for that Mcquarrie cameo shot? That looks like a matte painting in the background.

Rest of the film and trilogy had plenty of blue-screen and matte painting work though, granted.  :P



SM
May 30, 2021, 11:58:04 PM
Reply #25685 on: May 30, 2021, 11:58:04 PM
Yeah the McQuarrie shot (with Joe Johnston) was shot in front of a blue screen.



SM
May 31, 2021, 08:50:13 AM
Reply #25687 on: May 31, 2021, 08:50:13 AM
I do not.



The Eighth Passenger
Jun 18, 2021, 05:09:34 PM
Reply #25689 on: Jun 18, 2021, 05:09:34 PM
Some more Empire bts:



Yoda wasn't always a puppet:





Carrie Fisher and her "hairstylist":



The princess after being arrested for excessive hairstyling:













Pre-special edition Emperor:


































KiramidHead
Jul 01, 2021, 04:12:01 AM
Reply #25693 on: Jul 01, 2021, 04:12:01 AM
I recently read Lucas' rough draft of A New Hope from 1974. It was interesting seeing how different it was, but it wasn't terribly well written stuffed full of endless technical exposition. And Lucas was no better at writing romantic subplots in the 70s than he was in the 2000s. Also, he very much nicked a lot of names of terminology from this when putting together the prequels.


Immortan Jonesy
Jul 01, 2021, 04:32:39 AM
Reply #25694 on: Jul 01, 2021, 04:32:39 AM
Any honorable mention of Coruscant, midichlorians or the sand?  ;D





 

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