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#1349518
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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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It’s never said in the movie whether Alderaan had a moon or not. By the time they pursue the TIE fighter they are out of the debris field and potentially near the orbit of another planet. It’s possible that Han and Chewie have never been to the system before, (Luke certainly hasn’t) and we don’t know if Obi Wan ever visited there either.

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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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I sometimes forget how physically and mentally grueling ESB must have been for Mark. Buried in snow, repeatedly slapped by a Wampa hand on a pole, dunked in a giant aquarium, weeks if not months on a mudhole of a set with only Artoo, a rubber Muppet and various live reptiles to act opposite of. Not to mention the Vader duel!

On top of all that, he and his wife were expecting their first child during production. That’s stressful enough without being the lead in a Star Wars film to worry about.

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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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So there was a talent agency specializing in Ugly looking gents? Only in England! 😉

And I can’t believe I never saw that Threepios cereal commercial before. They spent some serious money on these ads. A new shot of Ackbar’s(?) cruiser headed towards a planet and a rock alien planet in the other commercial.
https://youtu.be/Fe3TWZ_3qRg
https://youtu.be/p00WyfM6ALc

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#1349152
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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ZkinandBonez said:

Have anyone seen any photos of this droid before? The post said it was from ROTJ, but I couldn’t spot it in the torture droid scene, so this is either a background character that didn’t make the cut or they replaced it with another design at some point.

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/BG-J38

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#1348778
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The Shining - Camrip question
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A lot can happen over 40 years. That Japanese documentary footage with a visit to Elstree and interviews with Kubrick and his daughter Vivian, (who directed the making of doc) right after The Shining was released only surfaced a couple years ago.
There’s been some confusion for years with the U.S. and shorter European cuts co-existing, but never specifically labelled as such.

It’s a miracle those in theater recordings for Star Wars and ESB exist at all.

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#1348767
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The Shining - Camrip question
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Steadicam inventor/operator Garrett Brown said in a podcast interview last year that he had recently requested a print from Warner Bros. containing the hospital scene to show in one of his lecture presentations. He felt the scene was some of his best camera work, but WB declined. Not that they don’t have it. So either he’s mistaken, or a complete print is sitting in a vault somewhere.

Would like to see screen shots of these mysterious Russian cam rips if they exist.