… Notice I did not say ‘shoot first’😉
Apologies if anyone else has already commented on this (ran a Google search but no results).
Paul Duncan has posted an unboxing video for his Star Wars Prequels book, published by Taschen. It’s a weighty tome indeed:
At the 2:04 mark he mentions finding a document (which seems to be part of a shot list) with a specific frame timing for Greedo shooting at Han. Frustratingly he does not confirm whether this was part of a shot list for the OT film or for the Special Edition.
If it was intended that Greedo fire off a shot in the OT film, it goes some way to explaining GL’s tinkering. I would not for one second agree it was a good idea to alter the scene for the Special Editions though.
“If it ain’t workin’, eat sugar.”