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YouTube/Vimeo/etc... Star Wars video finds
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WHEN JEFF SHOT JEDI - Rare Star Wars 8mm silent footage

The blurb: In 1982, an intrepid Star Wars fan stumbled across a horror film called “Blue Harvest” being shot in the middle of the desert. This was the “code name” George Lucas gave to Return of the Jedi while it was in production.

Shot on a Super 8mm camera without sound, this home-movie “documentary” captures seven minutes of behind the scenes footage from the production of Return of the Jedi in the Buttercup Valley area of the Yuma Desert in California.

The crew can be seen moving the physical sets that they had built, including the mini-skiffs and Jabba’s Sail Barge. Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill can be seen shooting the battle scene as well as Harrison Ford hitting Boba Fett with a spear, causing his jetpack to malfunction.

It’s silent but still sheer Star Wars magic…