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Empire Strikes Back - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' images thread

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Empire Strikes Back - ‘Behind The Scenes / Making Of’ images thread…

 
A companion thread (of sorts) for the Original Trilogy Film Crew & People Behind The Scenes: Profiles, Info & Links… thread - which aims to highlight the sheer brilliance, hard work, talent and awesome contributions of the Original Trilogy film crew, designers & artists, model-makers, special effects, set production, costume & make-up, stuntmen (and women), background actors / extras, publicity, and other amazingly talented and dedicated people who worked ‘Behind The Scenes’ on ‘The Making Of’ these three classic, landmark and groundbreaking Star Wars films…

…some of which may not have been seen for many years - as their respective work (all - or parts of) has been removed and replaced via the later (and continuing) Special Edition changes - with the unaltered original theatrical version of the films remaining unavailable to officially buy and experience.
 

Or just a thread for putting up some great ‘Behind The Scenes / Making Of’ pics from the films (including deleted scenes too) 😃
 

There are two similar threads for the other films in the Original Trilogy below:-

Star Wars (1977) - ‘Behind The Scenes / Making Of’ images thread

Return Of The Jedi - ‘Behind The Scenes / Making Of’ images thread
 

So if you have a cool, rare, alternative, different or favourite ‘Behind The Scenes / Making Of’ photo or image (or any other BTS info), please share and talk about it, in here…

 

All credit to mykyta, Abel & Biggs for suggesting making these three promising BTS image threads.

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A space for moderator comments / new categories / information etc…

 

Other Star Wars image threads which may be of interest:-

The random Pics & GIFs thread for the Original Trilogy - by Fated-Dualist

The Random Star Wars Pics & GIFs Thread - by Duracell Energizer, (in ‘General Star Wars Discussion’)

Awesome Star Wars art - by LexX, (in ‘General Star Wars Discussion’)

Star Wars Memes - by Knightmessenger, (in ‘General Star Wars Discussion’)

What Star Wars art or posters do you have on your wall? (or would you like?) - by Fated-Dualist, (in ‘Toys & Memorabilia’)
 

Video threads on the Original Trilogy which may be of interest:-

The random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds thread for the Original Trilogy - by Fated-Dualist

YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy making-ofs, documentaries, promos, etc - by ZkinandBonez

The Original Trilogy Trailers/Promos Video Thread (YouTube/Vimeo, etc. finds) - by ZkinandBonez
 

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To kick off:-
 

A motley crew of rogues and Rebels…

 
 

The Empire Strikes Back wrap party hosted by Meredith Kurtz (wife of producer Gary) - on the film stage of Dagobah…

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ILM Visual Effects Legends Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Mike Pangrazio:-

 

Phil Tippett and Jon Berg work on some of the AT-AT models:-

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I’ve seen Tarkin is his comfy slippers, but never seen that one! You’d think they would cheat that way more often! Some actors do feel like they can’t get into character unless they are wearing a complete outfit though.

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oojason said:

To kick off:-
 

The Empire Strikes Back wrap party hosted by Meredith Kurtz (wife of producer Gary) - on the film stage of Dagobah…

Is this from my scan of Once Upon a Galaxy?

For context, they built a platform spanning the swamp so people wouldn’t have to wade into the muck and encounter any stray reptiles still running loose. 😉

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SilverWook said:

oojason said:

To kick off:-
 

The Empire Strikes Back wrap party hosted by Meredith Kurtz (wife of producer Gary) - on the film stage of Dagobah…

Is this from my scan of Once Upon a Galaxy?

No mate - Doh! I should have thought of that! This one cropped up on a facebook page whilst searching for something else 😃
 

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Yeah, there are some nice BTS photos in OUAG.

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The following images are just a small part of benduwan’s quality collection of images from unused / deleted / production scenes from the Original Trilogy…

(I’ll post some more images from his collection later)

benduwan said:

i would like share a folder with pics from unused scenes that i collect if this is ok.

https://mega.nz/file/ekBUGKqC#_l5JO1Dw82imoS_f7H_3EaFIvlptVQrsOIZM54zKAtg

 

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more images from benduwan’s quality collection of images from unused / deleted / production scenes…
 

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads!

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more images from benduwan’s quality collection of images from unused / deleted / production scenes…
 

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads!

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more images from benduwan’s quality collection of images from unused / deleted / production scenes…
 

 

 

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads!

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more images from benduwan’s quality collection of images from unused / deleted / production scenes…
 

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads!

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So many of those Hoth pics look like personal photos by random Rebels. I love it!
The one of the squadron with the laser turret looks like an official squadron group photo with the Sergeant off to the left. Could be framed with a plaque: Squadron 138 - North Ridge

I’d never seen or heard of R2 washing the X-Wing! I really wish that was in the film.

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Biggs in ANH edit idea
ROTJ opening edit idea

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many thanks Fated-Dualist. glad to see them here.
it is a hard work to search and collect them all.
a big thanks goes to darth_ender who has collect many of them in his big pic collection.
i have a collection of over 20000 pics,not sorted,but many rare of them.
if some interest in this ,pm me.
i try to upload them.
thanks

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ray_afraid said:

So many of those Hoth pics look like personal photos by random Rebels. I love it!
The one of the squadron with the laser turret looks like an official squadron group photo with the Sergeant off to the left. Could be framed with a plaque: Squadron 138 - North Ridge

I’d never seen or heard of R2 washing the X-Wing! I really wish that was in the film.

Was about to leave this same comment! The outside Hoth photos look like actual war photography! Some great wallpapers here.

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benduwan said:

many thanks Fated-Dualist. glad to see them here.
it is a hard work to search and collect them all.
a big thanks goes to darth_ender who has collect many of them in his big pic collection.
i have a collection of over 20000 pics,not sorted,but many rare of them.
if some interest in this ,pm me.
i try to upload them.
thanks

20,000!?

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ray_afraid said:

So many of those Hoth pics look like personal photos by random Rebels. I love it!
The one of the squadron with the laser turret looks like an official squadron group photo with the Sergeant off to the left. Could be framed with a plaque: Squadron 138 - North Ridge

I’d never seen or heard of R2 washing the X-Wing! I really wish that was in the film.

I’m guessing from the camera angle Artoo’s actions might have been misconstrued, not to mention blow a PG rating. 😄

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SilverWook said:

benduwan said:

many thanks Fated-Dualist. glad to see them here.
it is a hard work to search and collect them all.
a big thanks goes to darth_ender who has collect many of them in his big pic collection.
i have a collection of over 20000 pics,not sorted,but many rare of them.
if some interest in this ,pm me.
i try to upload them.
thanks

20,000!?

i´m sure there many two of them…😉

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The final batch of images for Empire - from benduwan’s collection…

A huge thanks to benduwan - I hope others put up and share their images as well 😃
 

 

 

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Quality work Fated - and kudos to benduwan for collecting and sharing them!

 
 

a few BTS images from the Rebel hangar in Empire…

^ from https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/158460-the-journey-back-to-echo-base/
 

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Note that the set blueprints say Episode II. Whoops!

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