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I remember that somewhere was shown the original Leia’s message for R2 before it was made to hologram (ie. Carrie standing in a black room). Any idea where this clip was?

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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Wow, there’s clearly a lot of BTS footage from the OT we haven’t seen yet.

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Where were you in '77?

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Oh yeah, that was it. Too bad there isn’t a full version, and even that was a different take without the hood.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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There was at least one more unused alternate angle that was shot for the Leia hologram, and interestingly enough it found it’s way into this scene from The Last Jedi.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qL1rawqyC24

I remember seeing a still from the raw footage of this angle (Leia with a black background behind her), although I don’t know if the actual video is anywhere on the internet. I might do some digging and see if I can find it.

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In the stuff you could never make up dept. Stephen King had a Greedo action figure on the set of Creepshow for good luck.
https://youtu.be/5B4MmGouOr0
At 8:51 if you don’t want to watch the whole thing.

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I once dreamed that I came across a special restored cut of A New Hope that included never before deleted scenes that completely changed the movie.
-Lando shows up. Turns out he’s an old friend of Luke this whole time. They went to the Jundland wastes to rescue R2 and there’s a big shoot out with the Tusken Raiders.
-The shootout attracts the attention of the Imperial fleet, who arrive with black Gunndam-like mechs to disrupt what they imagine to be rebel terrorism.
-Darth Vader shows up too. Not only because he feels the stolen plans are there and wants to find the droid personally, but because ”These mechs have 26 different transformation stages, and I want to be the first one to see them all!”
-By the time he steps into one of them, a passing Imperial rover drives over one the arms/wings, rendering it useless.
-In his anger he force-throws a bunch of Stormtrooper pilots out of their cockpits.
-Finally the rebels actually show up hoping to fight, but Darth Vader is actually doing the most damage, so they just sit and watch. Luke and Lando are already gone by this point.
-Later on, there were test shots of Carrie Fisher’s stunt double inside the set of a damaged Death Star. Although dressed as Leia and even had the hair, the double looked a lot like Leonardo DiCaprio

These weren’t CGI shots, nor were they filmed twenty years after the fact. All of these were filmed in 1976 and were merely cut for time and narrative pacing. Apparently Harmy used various sources to put all this together as part of his new side-project.

The runtime was about six hours long.

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Weird bit of trivia I thought I’d share…

I don’t know how common knowledge it is that Steven Spielberg worked on ROTS, it seems like something that people never talk about. I had always been under the impression that he only did animatics for the Utapau chase scene, so it made sense that it was never made into that big a deal. However, I’ve been reading the Making of Episode III book and watching through the film’s special features, and along the way there have been passing references to Spielberg directing the animatics for not just the Utapau chase, but also Order 66, the Yoda/Palpatine fight, and the Mustafar duel. Nowhere in the book or the bonus features do they ever comprehensively state everything he’s doing, they just vaguely say he’s working on animatics. So it’s probably fair to assume he did animatics for even more sequences than just those four. Found that interesting, his work was apparently pretty decently substantial.

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utsnia said:

I once dreamed that I came across a special restored cut of A New Hope that included never before deleted scenes that completely changed the movie.
-Lando shows up. Turns out he’s an old friend of Luke this whole time. They went to the Jundland wastes to rescue R2 and there’s a big shoot out with the Tusken Raiders.
-The shootout attracts the attention of the Imperial fleet, who arrive with black Gunndam-like mechs to disrupt what they imagine to be rebel terrorism.
-Darth Vader shows up too. Not only because he feels the stolen plans are there and wants to find the droid personally, but because ”These mechs have 26 different transformation stages, and I want to be the first one to see them all!”
-By the time he steps into one of them, a passing Imperial rover drives over one the arms/wings, rendering it useless.
-In his anger he force-throws a bunch of Stormtrooper pilots out of their cockpits.
-Finally the rebels actually show up hoping to fight, but Darth Vader is actually doing the most damage, so they just sit and watch. Luke and Lando are already gone by this point.
-Later on, there were test shots of Carrie Fisher’s stunt double inside the set of a damaged Death Star. Although dressed as Leia and even had the hair, the double looked a lot like Leonardo DiCaprio

These weren’t CGI shots, nor were they filmed twenty years after the fact. All of these were filmed in 1976 and were merely cut for time and narrative pacing. Apparently Harmy used various sources to put all this together as part of his new side-project.

The runtime was about six hours long.

This is brilliant.

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“Combine Han and Biggs.”
– George Lucas’ notes about ideas for the Star Wars third draft, 1975

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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Wouldn’t it be funny if “Old Ben” turned out to be some waked-out hermit who was crazy and making shit up on the spot
Imagine how Star Wars would have ended then.

This is borderline experimental

WHAT WOULD M͟I͟C͟H͟A͟E͟L͟ ͟B͟A͟Y͟ DO?! …watch his step 😉

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Last night I dreamed that it was suddenly revealed that the CGI Jabba the Hutt from the Special Edition was the brainchild of Rian Johnson, causing riots in the streets.

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Hal 9000 said:

Last night I dreamed that it was suddenly revealed that the CGI Jabba the Hutt from the Special Edition was the brainchild of Rian Johnson, causing riots in the streets.

So clearly George was lying when he said it was his idea to film that scene with the intention of filling it with CGI.

It was 3 year old Rian’s idea.

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