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Making of Return of the Jedi (the book) Thread

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Oh, I got a few!

Will the legend of George backseat directing be laid to rest?

Was Dave Prowse "punished" for alleged script leaks?

Nobody watching the dailies ever noticed Oola's wardrobe malfunction?

Who the heck is "Nicki" in the cast credits anyway? (Lucas was asked this at the 10th anniversary celebration, and even he didn't know!)

Are Max Rebo and Hooter long lost brothers? ;)

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The director thing is tricky since warsies love to say george directed it, but I just dunno. If Marquand had lived, he'd be doing conventions and talking about all the daily decisions involved shooting Luke vs. The Emperor, Admiral Ackbar and Jabba and we'd probably have a different picture. There actually seems to be a lot more anecdotal stuff out there for Spielberg directing Poltergeist than there is for Jedi. (also, Nicky was one of the ewoks)

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I'd want to know of any of the scenes of the Death Star threatening to blow Endor away were filmed.  The novel hinted at them.

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SilverWook said:

Nobody watching the dailies ever noticed Oola's wardrobe malfunction?

Well, "nobody" noticed Leia's wardrobe malfunction, either. Not that I'm complaining though. Silly question! :P

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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LexX said:

Well, "nobody" noticed Leia's wardrobe malfunction, either. Not that I'm complaining though. Silly question! :P

Pics or it didn't happen.

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Please god let there be pics.

The Secret History of Star Wars -- now available on Amazon.com!

"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."

--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010

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zombie84 said:

Please god let there be pics.

LOL. Well, I'm not 100% sure and I don't have the DVDs now, maybe someone can take a screencap from HD material? But it looks like it though.

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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Ziggy Stardust said:

Oh hai new wallpaper!

Tommy Wiseaua said:

O Hai Ziggy!

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At least now I have a reason to watch ROTJ in high def.

The Secret History of Star Wars -- now available on Amazon.com!

"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."

--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010

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I'd like to know more details about the cut scenes, like the tatooine Sandstorm scene, the extended endor bunker raid scene, the lightsaber-building scene, etc.

Also, something about 'return of the ewok' would be nice, since it was filmed during the filming of the movie.

That's all I can think of right now.

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LexX said:

It's not a nipple. It's part of the Bra. What a pity, though.

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Would be nice to see more details on Sandstorm, saber and bunker deleted scenes. Maybe more info on the 'lightman' idea. 

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TK-949 said:

LexX said:

It's not a nipple. It's part of the Bra. What a pity, though.

Like I said, I wasn't sure and couldn't check it. Too bad. :( Almost!

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 are times I think the OT has been more carefully scrutinized frame by frame than the Patterson and Zapruder films combined!

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Yes it is. It's been through the kind of film scanning and enhancement used to analyze crime scene and spy photos even.

It's probably one of the reasons Peter Mayhew was strongly cautioned not to go wandering off in costume during the location shoot for Jedi. ;)

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TK-949 said:

LexX said:

It's not a nipple. It's part of the Bra. What a pity, though.

What is this, a Zapruder film?