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Making of Return of the Jedi (the book) Thread — Page 10

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digitalfreaknyc said:


2 ) Rebel briefing scene where Lando announces to Han that that he's a general. Lots of improvised banter between Ford and Williams before they go through the actual dialogue from the script.

What.

God I hope this is in high quality/possible to be ripped.

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DominicCobb said:

digitalfreaknyc said:


2 ) Rebel briefing scene where Lando announces to Han that that he's a general. Lots of improvised banter between Ford and Williams before they go through the actual dialogue from the script.

What.

God I hope this is in high quality/possible to be ripped.

You can stop hoping. Just look at the size of these ebooks:

ANH: 358125 KB

ESB: 385139 KB

ROTJ: 324759 KB

We're talking embedded video here. I bet you can rip it and it'll probably end up on youtube soon, but it won't be of much use for anything else. Still excited to see it, though.

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Just watched it. I wonder if the stuntman could feel the heat of the still burning squib?

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Where were you in '77?

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digitalfreaknyc said:

Did anyone bother to see the clip I posted last page?

yesss! i miss the devil may care quality of '77 star wars!

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I hope there is some way to rip the deleted clips so they can be included in my project.

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Yeah, it was. I'm a little surprised they chose to show this off. I would have chosen the first on-camera lightsaber glow test footage, which is fantastic (and almost worth the price of admission on its own).

My personal favorites aside from that, is Lucas interviewed by Alan Arnold in 1979. So passionate.

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Aside from the new footage and audio clips, the digital editions of the OT Making Of books also include quite a bit of new concept art. The one for ANH Star Wars in particular gives us a better look at John Mollo's drawings (including the infamous concept of humanoid Jabba with three eyes!)

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

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And they're fairly high resolution too.

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Was that Marquand doing Jabba's lines?

I wonder if there are any outtakes from Jedi where dune buggies got into the shot. I read once that was an issue during the Yuma shoot.

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And look at the comments further down the page :

Kenny Kraly Jr says:

Great stuff J.W. Rinzler and Del Ray / Lucasbooks. I like the hardcover books and look forward to getting these E books either in November or in December as a Christmas gift. These making of Original Trilogy books for Star Wars , Empire and Jedi are awesome!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Wonder if this will have any influence on the next edition of The Secret History of Star Wars. That's my go-to book for inside information.

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A quick reaction to a few of the ANH eBook goodies:

One really cool video shows the original version of the title card. Originally the STAR WARS logo (in a different design) didn't recede straight backward. Instead it started out in normal orientation, then folded over backwards into the plane of the opening crawl, and then receded, followed immediately by the crawl text.

We also get concept art by Ralph McQuarrie and John Mollo for Princess Leia; McQuarrie draws Leia as a blonde, and Mollo gives her light brown hair. (Mollo recalls that Lucas at that point wanted Leia to resemble Jean Harlow.) In fact, there's a new photo of Carrie Fisher trying on a dark blonde wig.

Mollo consistently draws Luke with blond hair--sometimes short like Flash Gordon's, and sometimes longer like Mark Hamill's. Which helps explain why Hamill got the part.

(Frankly, Hamill had the WASPy, blond, Flash Gordon look that Lucas wanted for his hero. On the other hand, Will Seltzer, who was the front-runner for the Luke role until Hamill auditioned late in the casting process, had curly brown hair and was ethnically Jewish. The fourth-draft script of ANH, written during the time of early casting sessions, describes Luke as having Seltzer's "curly hair," but the revised fourth-draft script changes it to Hamill's "shaggy hair." In the third draft Luke had "short hair.")

Oh, and Rinzler has unearthed a previously unknown rough painting by McQuarrie, of a scene that occurs in the rough draft and the second-draft script of ANH. It shows Annikin/Luke Starkiller stuck high in the treetops of Yavin, having just crashed an escape pod, and about to deal with a monstrous spiderish creature perched on his chest, looking for a meal.

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

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Is there any chance to view the bonus content without buying new hardware? Will the content be shown on the Windows or Android Kindle apps or do I really have to buy an iPad or Kindle Fire?

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Yeah, I'm fecking annoyed about all this. Why not just include all this content on a dvd and put it in the book?

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Unfortunately, the audio and video clips in the eBooks don't work on the Kindle PC reader; they only work on a tablet or phone device. Which really sucks if you don't have one already.

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

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Have you checked if anything can be extracted from the eBook files?

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I managed to look at everything on my iPhone, even though Amazon told me I wouldn't be able to. It was nice that they brought down the price on all three of the books since they were released.

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Note: The book works perfectly in the iBooks reader for the just released Mavericks version of OS X. 

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