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I’ll concede you might be right about the fourth image (though I personally doubt it).

But in the first image, Leia’s clothing is already drawn in - it’s just a loincloth, and she’s naked from the waist up. The same thing is true in the second image, where she’s covering her exposed breasts with her right arm. And in the third picture, her top has partially slid off during the Imperial torture droid’s interrogation, exposing her left breast.

What we have here are definitely some sketches for NSFW Leia costumes by Ralph McQuarrie.

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

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^ I highly disagree in all cases . Artists who have studied life drawing typically draw the "nude "figure and build it up from there , adding drapery and then erasing the construction lines… Mcquarrie has studied life drawing . The "nipple chain " you see is a set of lines to establish form and indicate where shadows will fall . What you claim is akin to saying the artist in this example intended these figures to be nude…https://seattleartistleague.com/art-classes/teen-figure-drawing-clothed-afternoon-july-6-10-ages-13-18/

At any rate , Star Wars was never conceived as a film containing nudity . Do you have any articles or behind the scenes interviews to show as proof of what you claim ?

https://screamsinthevoid.deviantart.com/

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Unless there’s some direct mention of a partially unclothed Leia in one of the drafts or something like that I’ll have to agree with screams in the void on this, though I can see what ATMachine getting at with the last drawing (though I also think it’s probably just meant to illustrate the draping of the cloth).

However, this isn’t a conversation we should be continuing here in this thread.


As a side note; I just made a Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds thread in the Off Topic section if anyone wants to share some non-SW making-of documentaries.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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I would love to gather as much workprint footage as possible from the OT, I wish I had full access to the archives back to the animatics and just how they cut together those old WWII movies for the trench run. Would be a great educational piece to recut the trilogy augmented with their original conception.

“The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” - DV

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act on instinct said:

I would love to gather as much workprint footage as possible from the OT, I wish I had full access to the archives back to the animatics and just how they cut together those old WWII movies for the trench run. Would be a great educational piece to recut the trilogy augmented with their original conception.

There’s been a decent amount of outtakes and such shown at SW conventions in the last few years, so hopefully someone will at some point bother to at least give us a little bit of the workprint just for the novelty of it, ideally, as you said, one of the scenes with WWII footage in it. They did release some of the original version of the cantina scene so hopefully that means that they have a print somewhere in the archives, but this is Lucasfilm after all, so I’m not exactly expecting a proper release anytime soon.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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BTW, if anyone’s been wondering where I get the pictures I add to my posts, I simply add the YouTube thumbnail. I figured it was easier than uploading something to imgur or a similar site, plus, as long as the video is up on YT so will the thumbnail. It’s also a good way to spot if a video has been deleted as the thumbnail will go blank.

Usually it’s as simple as right-clicking on the thumbnail and choose “open image in new tab”, copy the link, ![]( paste link ), etc. But a lot of the time it gives you a little gif instead due to the YT preview feature where it plays a second of the video. In those cases I add it to a playlist, make it the playlist thumbnail, and then I right click that image. It can be a tad convoluted, but it works. You can also do a Google image search for the video and pick out the thumbnail that way, but more often than not you get a pretty huge image.

I’ve added a link to this in the first post as part of the “Posting Guidelines”. Of course you can all add photos whichever way to prefer, I just figured I’d explain this (sometimes) simple and reliable solution.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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The Definitive History of Star Wars (2015)
http://www.documentarymania.com/playerf.php?title=The Definitive History of Star Wars - video embedded in page (45 mins.)

The blurb:
“To get us in the mood for the launch of the seventh Star Wars film, discover its Definitive History. Documentary taking a behind-the-scene look at how the world’s biggest, multi-billion pound movie series came into existence. Featuring rare interviews with Star Wars producers Gary Kurtz and Robert Watts and insights from those members of the creative team who won Oscars making the visual effects. Plus, a few little-known and surprising facts surrounding the film franchise.”

IMDb link

Backup link (from YouTube):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDlKY7q6QN4

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^ I love this interview. I really like Irvin Kershner’s long-form answers in this.

EDIT: Just realized @ 7:10 he kinda gives the ending away… there seems to be a reaction on Gary Kurtz’s face at that moment as well, heh

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Carrie interviewing George in 2002. Best interview I’ve seen of him apart from the Bill Moyers conversation. He really opens up a great deal.

https://youtu.be/H84DLtS5ANg

Technically the premiere of Revenge of the Sith but Mark with the giggles for the saga as a whole! He got it half right. Haha 🙂

https://youtu.be/gofOfeWo-g8

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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All Original Trilogy Deleted Scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHzZUsG9mpE - from the Lucía Fernández YouTube channel (51 mins long).

All the deleted scenes for A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi (as made available prior to 2016 when video was posted).

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Star Wars: A New Hope Bloopers & Outtakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNfIQVplY9U&t - from the Seracco YouTube channel (17 mins long).

As far as I can tell this video contains all the officially released bloopers & outtakes + some misc. BTS material with Stuart Freeborn and the costume/MU-effect designers and some camera tests of R2-D2, Treadwell and the C-3PO suit.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Star Wars Archives Fly-Through Featurette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LddLD4DDLAQ&t - from the mranderson00001 YouTube channel (3:40 mins long).

The blurb:
“Featurette from the Star Wars Complete Saga Blu-ray release showing the Star Wars Archives at Skywalker Ranch.”

Includes props and costumes from both the OT and PT. Very similar to the Lucasfilm Archive Tour 1993 posted previously in this thread, but without the commentary

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Celebrating 40 Years of Empire: Behind the Scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yix_9g_Ob74&t - from the official Star Wars YouTube channel (7 mins long).

The blurb:
“See never-before-seen on-set footage and outtakes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with commentary by members of the cast and crew who brought the first Star Wars sequel to life. Featured are rare behind-the-scenes moments captured by the film’s documentary crew, including the frozen exteriors of Hoth, the Rebel base hangar, interiors of the Millennium Falcon, Cloud City, and the film’s climactic duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Also included is an all-new and archival audio commentary by George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Lawrence Kasdan.”

Celebrating 40 Years of Empire: The Legacy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ua2v64mh9o&t - from the official Star Wars YouTube channel (5:30 mins long).

The blurb:
“The talent and production crews keeping the Star Wars legacy alive today look back at Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back to share their thoughts and memories of the film that transformed the Star Wars story into a saga. This brief featurette includes humorous outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage, with all-new commentary by Kathleen Kennedy, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Pedro Pascal, Deborah Chow, Leslye Headland, Taika Waititi, and Diego Luna.”

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Great find none.

Since Propstore has more than just Star Wars items I decided to compile a list of all the OT videos they’ve made (as of Dec. 2020). I’ve organized them somewhat; the first category being videos that cover several movies or that contain longer interviews. The rest is dived into the three OT films and each “item” placed more or less in order of appearance in the movie.


STAR WARS | Prop Store Nov. 25 2020 LIVE Auction Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hc5iXdXTgE - (25 mins long).

STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY - Original Props and Artwork
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a3EkkLgAgk - part of the 2016 Phil Tippett Auction (3 mins long).
STAR WARS EP IV: A NEW HOPE - Original Holochess Creature Sketches
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mPgexapc9o - part of the 2016 Phil Tippett Auction (2 mins long).
STAR WARS EP V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Original AT-AT Walker Animation Notes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL96KQPrS4U - part of the 2016 Phil Tippett Auction (2 mins long).
STAR WARS EP V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Original Tauntaun Sketches and Notes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaYeXJfCbv8 - part of the 2016 Phil Tippett Auction (2 mins long).
STAR WARS EP V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Dennis Muren’s Hand-Written Camera Diagrams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SoT1aLCddw - part of the 2016 Phil Tippett Auction (2 mins long).
Various Storyboards and Artwork from the STAR WARS Trilogy (1977-1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt97I1z5mC8 - (5 mins long).
Various Storyboard Lots from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) and RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388catzUd2c - (4:40 mins long).
Lot #727 Syd Wragg Interview - Screen-matched Tantive IV Stormtrooper Helmet spotlight video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1blScCJ8pc - (4:15 mins long).
Lot #727 Syd Wragg Interview - Screen-matched Tantive IV Stormtrooper Helmet [Extended Cut]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOS1ZMgv6g4 - (22 mins long).

Lot #709 STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) - Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) Production-Made Lightsaber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir4pxbbFy-Q - (20 sec long).
Lot 306 Star Wars: A New Hope - C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) Costume Hand Pair
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utsMk_uQUKQ - (1:30 mins long).
Lot #447 STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) - Stormtrooper Helmet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwPtgEQX0xE - (30 sec long).
Lot 422 - STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) - TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLdC3lLqb4M - (50 sec long).
Lot 423 - STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) - ILM Motion Control ‘Rama’ Camera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmoiJ5NP6xQ - (3:30 mins long).
Lot 373 Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) - Over-Sized Death Star Surface Panel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8EloC-WENk - (1 min long).
Princess Leia Medal Ceremony Dress | Prop Store
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykVIDWTROmE - (40 sec long).

Lot 430 - STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) - Walker Head Dyeline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkwCZNiyHlI - (40 sec long).
Lot 431 - STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) - Walker Head Dyelines with Joe Johnston Notes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3YVot0vh2w - (40 sec long).
Lot 317 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Empireflex Norway Camera Cover Display
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmas_NacFQc - (1 min long).
Lot #463 STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) Han Solo’s (Harrison Ford) Jacket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug-O38UHsTU - (7 mins long).
Lot 391 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - Stormtrooper Helmet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07s2PJHiqAk - (1 min long).
Prop Store Of London Empire Strikes Back E 11 Blaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6TlLMFMHx4 - (1:15mins long).
Lot 432 - STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) - Imperial Walker Model Miniature Head Casting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SszxGsUWntY - (1 min long).
Lot 448 - STAR WARS THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) - X-Wing ILM Model Miniature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LpgVrtWp10 - (3 mins long).
Comic Con Minute Original Star Wars 3CPO hand presented by The Propstore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=497kgHQ8ohA - (2:40 mins long).
Prop Store Of London Star Wars Rebel Blaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVX3odMuMLA - (1:40 mins long).
Lot #472 - STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) - Darth Vader Promotional Tour Helmet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_b11PGzQHM - (30 sec long).
Lot #471 - STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) - Sprocket Systems KEM 35mm Film Editing Table
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwQ641zdbLA - (1 min long).

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) - Various Crew Apparel Lots
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8nU1Nn1t8Q - (1:20 mins long).
Lot 326 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Gamorrean Guard Head Casting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmn1cQPsd3I - (50 sec long).
Lot 327 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Jabba the Hutt’s Barge Gargoyle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS1ArqanJDY - (1:15 mins long).
Lot 330 Star Wars Return of the Jedi - Biker Scout Helmet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARK_ZGCsMYw - (1:30 mins long).
Lot #490 - STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) - ILM Y-Wing Model Miniature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amWetQavw4E - (2 mins long).
Lot 476 - STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) - Low Altitude Death Star Turbo Cannon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O736xRYt3Ik - (40 sec long).
Lot 477 - STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) - Low Altitude Death Star Turbo Cannon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC8hgmJASy4 - (50 sec long).
Lot 409 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) - Anakin Skywalker Facial Appliances and Lifecast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYF6w6LLOvQ - (1 min long).

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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All credit to screams in the void for posting this video elsewhere on the site - I thought it also deserves a mention in here…
 

Star Wars Visual Effects Pioneers Highlight The Academy’s “Galactic Innovations: Star Wars & Rogue One” Event’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOxfmq0nCEs - a 2 and a half hour video from the Alexis Alcázar youtube channel.
 

The blurb: 'Watch live as VFX pioneers behind “Star Wars” and “Rogue One” share the journey of creating the impossible with their breakthrough visual effects.

We’ll share rare images that compare the technology and visual results from both films. Guests include John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Ben Burtt, Marcia Lucas, Bill George, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bruce Nicholson, Richard Edlund and Rachel Rose.’
 

More info about the above event in 2019 (the main focus is on Original Trilogy and some on Rogue One) can be found here:-

www.indiewire.com/2019/06/star-wars-tech-academy-1202152588 & www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2019/06/266867
 

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Robert Watts - A Life in Film

https://youtu.be/9uRTQjUdEyg

from the Filmumentaries com YouTube channel (27 minutes long)

The Blurb: Back in July 2018 I got to spend an hour with legendary location manager and producer, Robert Watts. In this interview we talk about the origins of his film career and some of the highlights along the way.

This conversation goes beyond just his time working on the Original Trilogy but it felt relevant here comparably speaking to similar threads. Star Wars talk begins at the 4:24 mark.

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas