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Small details that took you FOREVER to notice in the Star Wars films — Page 16

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It’s a car!! I really want to know more about how this shot was created now!

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SilverWook said:

Hal 9000 said:

I loved seeing that in the theater. I called out, “It looks like shit!” 😀

o_O

I meant because they didn’t spruce it up, but left it authentically 1977 CGI.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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canofhumdingers said:

It’s a car!! I really want to know more about how this shot was created now!

That has to be a joke from Topps’ part to make card from exactly that frame.

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Chase Adams said:

canofhumdingers said:

It’s a car!!

Is it? I ain’t see nothing. 😐

Yeah, the interior shot of the officers jumping away from the explosion. The thing crashing in through the window is very obviously a car. The Topps card shows the front bumper and wheel clearly. Watch the gif closely. Once you see it you can’t miss it. I even checked the actual movie just to be sure this wasn’t some joke, and it’s not! They crashed a car through something as part of the effects for that composite.

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Or it’s a ILM inside joke like the alleged potato in the ESB asteroid field and a shoe masquerading as rebel ship in the DSII battle?

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It’s not a car. For a start, a car would have destroyed the set and yet the windows are still intact at the end of the shot. Whatever it is has been superimposed after the scene was filmed. The object, along with an animated flash ( you can see the hand painted element around the officers hands in the first 2 pictures), has been slowed down by duplicating frames. Yet there are no duplicated frames with the on set footage, so this has to have been added after. And the object that people think are the car wheels, well that plays out at a normal framerate so is not part of that larger object.




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The last couple frames do look more like the A-Wing.

I think the car is actually the bridge window support strut being knocked out by the impact.

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You guys are crazy! That is so OBVIOUSLY a car jumping one of those Hollywood “car flipper” half ramp things as it plows through some explosions. Yes it it’s composited into the shot (they probably didn’t want to destroy the set yet, or risk running over the actors). But it is ABSOLUTELY a big 70’s or 80’s style car crashing through those explosions! Plain as day! I’m flabbergasted that people are arguing it’s not! Lol. At least Ray gets it.

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It does very much seem they flipped a car (or a stripped-down chassis of some variety) as part of that shot.

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I always thought it must have been recycled footage from a different project.

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Stepping softly in a danger zone…

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Seriously though, maybe it’s a simple matter of figuring out what film ILM had done around the same time or prior to ROTJ it could have come from?

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Objection, Your Honor! The car in that video is spinning clockwise relative to the normal front orientation. The car in the ROTJ effect above is spinning counterclockwise. QED that is not the same car!!! 😉

(nobody mention George Lucas’ “Professor of Flopology” hat from Temple of Doom)

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This discussion reminds me of the open hatch on the Mllennium Falcon in Empire being a G.I. Joe in place of Lando when they’re rescuing Luke. Haha

Edit: It seems to be a white card according to the commentary.