Wonderful! Thanks for linking this. I haven’t read the JW Rinzler book yet, but I think it’s pretty safe to say Marquand made his own contributions to Star Wars.
I checked the book at the weekend. To my great embarrassment there is nothing in there about Marquand wanting to bring Yoda back. However I did read that somewhere, so a search is in order.
Rinzler includes a decent index and the entries regarding Yoda are in fact easy to find - more embarrassment (might as well get some while it’s cheap!).
I was struck by how much emphasis there is on the difficulties Marquand faced on set. The multiple camera set-ups were for George’s benefit, not his, and led to various problems for Marquand and the cinematographer. I get the impression that if only two cameras had been used rather than three (or more), the compositions would have been better.
The book itself has rocketed in price, only a few ‘new old stock’ copies seem to be around. I hope it will be reprinted in time for ROTJ’s 40th anniversary.