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#1361175
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"Secret" Vader in Episode III
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There is one (well, 2) basic level mistakes in the article about C. Andrew Nelson.
“His convincing performance as Vader lead to him appearing as the character very briefly in footage inserted into the 1998 special edition of The Empire Strikes Back; a scene in which Darth Vader basically gets on and off a shuttlecraft.”
Of course, it’s 1997, but he only did the Cloud City shot. The landing was from ROTJ, so it is Prowse. Naturally Sebastian Shaw was in the suit as well, and also the one black ILM guy for the lightsaber insert in ROTJ. Maybe other “secret” ones as well.

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#1355671
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Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes
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doubleofive said:

LexX said:

Quick question: is there a difference between 2004 and 2011 TESB?

Sparks in the Cloud City furnace, reflection on Leia’s penthouse window, patching the arm of the Wampa Arm puppeteer. That’s about it.

Thanks! They’ll be screening TESB here for the first time since 1997 I believe. I asked about the version (first they said 1997) and finally they got the right answer about the version, it’s “mastered in 2015” (or 2011 unless they are actually showing it without the FOX logo). Gotta go watch it, you never know if it’s the last time to see it in theatres. Only TESB, though, which is weird, but Disney gave it a go. And it’s not like any theatre, it’s the second biggest screen after IMAX in the country. So I guess I’ll survive the rubber mask emperor.

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#1353562
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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SilverWook said:

Maybe an unused take of the race to the Falcon or the pad where Boba was taking off from? Meant to be a plate for a matte shot. Somewhere I’ve seen a still of a blue screen shot of Lando leading Han and the gang that was supposed to composited with a Cloud City exterior that never made it into the film.

It was used, the camera is above filming and they did have a shot from above when they were running to the Falcon with the matte painting around it. Cool image, I didn’t know it was shot outside.

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#1349612
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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CatBus said:

LexX said:

CatBus said:

Broom Kid said:

but after copyright expiration

I’m not at all convinced this is ever going to happen, and currently have no reason to believe it ever will.

While I agree copyright extensions are already to ludicrous levels and may get worse, never is a very long time. It’s just my opinion, but I think they’ll give up before they hit 10,000 years. Also, the fact that copyright terms are codified into so many multilateral trade agreements actually makes further extensions a lot more complicated than they were only a decade or so ago. Not impossible, but certainly more expensive.

Unfortunately, at that point no-one cares. The film is owned by the one company that’s notoriously one of the reasons of updating the whole copyright law and already none of their films have been made to public domain. With limitless money you can change the laws.

By “before 10,000 years” I suppose I should have specified that I’m predicting considerably less than 10,000 years, but you know the Internet and sarcasm tags. I think they’re standardized at around lifetime+90 now, I’d say lifetime+120 is the limit before ludicrous turns untenable, at least on a global scale (all it takes is one country holding out and the whole extension house of cards collapses, with global trade and the Internet making imports not the hurdle they used to be). And at lifetime+120, there will be plenty of Star Wars fans still in existence. We won’t all have evolved into Eloi yet. I, however, will have evolved into mulch – I’ll grant that much.

I know, and naturally I didn’t take it seriously. I meant that even in 2100, I don’t think anyone cares anymore. Maybe just a niche group likes it as an interesting tidbit, but they don’t have anything personal attachment to it to care what version they are watching, if at all.

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#1349457
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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CatBus said:

Broom Kid said:

but after copyright expiration

I’m not at all convinced this is ever going to happen, and currently have no reason to believe it ever will.

While I agree copyright extensions are already to ludicrous levels and may get worse, never is a very long time. It’s just my opinion, but I think they’ll give up before they hit 10,000 years. Also, the fact that copyright terms are codified into so many multilateral trade agreements actually makes further extensions a lot more complicated than they were only a decade or so ago. Not impossible, but certainly more expensive.

Unfortunately, at that point no-one cares. The film is owned by the one company that’s notoriously one of the reasons of updating the whole copyright law and already none of their films have been made to public domain. With limitless money you can change the laws.

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#1347259
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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While they just used the same graphichs as in the plans, I doubt that in the film they are “the plans” and more likely it’s just a general station computer where you can find info like the general alert about the rebels what 3PO mentioned later. It seems there are some menus on the sides so it’s like a main menu. Cool find though, haven’t noticed it before.

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#1344547
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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benduwan said:

ZkinandBonez said:

So, rearranging 525 pictures manually in an imgur post isn’t exactly my idea of fun. So unless there’s an easy way to share an imgur gallery that I don’t know about, I’m going to have to do it another way. Any suggestions? I’d prefer an option were the images can be arranged by name, otherwise the whole thing will be a complete mess to scroll through.

why would you upload pics from a making of that can everybody watch?
isn´t it better upload stuff that isn´t watchable,only exists as pics?
only a suggestion…

Agreed, times 10.

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#1343912
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Childhood Misconceptions (aka The Trap Thread, but misconceptions still welcome)
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Chase Adams said:

ZkinandBonez said:

Speaking of misconceptions from this scene, before I saw ROTJ in HD I always though that this pillow was a part of Jabba’s body. When you see it in VHS quality it looks like some kind of weird flesh-bulge and it always grossed me out as a kid, especially since it looked like Salacious Crumb was partially inside it like some kind of marsupial pouch.

Oh my god, I thought the exact same thing as a kid!

Me too.

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#1343751
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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Fated-Dualist said:

more images from benduwan’s quality collection of images from unused / deleted scenes…

Just to make it clear, most of these are just regular production photos from the scenes as they were filming and others were just set up even though they don’t have anything to do with the film. Only some of them are from actual deleted scenes. They took thousands of production photos for reference.

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#1342904
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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NeverarGreat said:

I think the compositing is vague enough here to support any interpretation as to where the lasers are coming from.

All three laser blasts come from the exact spot even though the Falcon is moving, and it’s not from the top or the bottom turret.