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#386573
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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One of the main reasons they ended up using Phil Tippett's Wampa was actually because Stuart's Wampa ended up looking like a lovable,huggable snowy friend sort of like a big white version of Ludo from Labyrinth so Phil was asked to make something fiercer and more intimidating.Some good pics here:

http://cinesecrets.com/ppWampa.html

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#381289
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Star Wars: In Concert; A Sign of More on the Way?
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I was offered a shooting script with the additional pages and coloured inserts about a year ago but the seller was looking for really insane money for it so it got away from me.I have been chasing a second draft for some time as I know where one is but the guy is not for parting with it,lol.I have an original revised fourth draft as well.The third drafts are very very hard to find.I was very lucky to find mine and it remains one of my absolute favourites in my collection.There was a display on at NASA last year I think where there was Lucas' original handwritten script treatment for Star Wars which was pretty amazing to see.

I have a friend who has a Revenge of the Jedi script that he got from Peter Diamond which has all his stunt notations in it which is very cool.

If anyone is interested I can post some more pics of various pages from both my drafts?I could start a thread for it and put some up?

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#381281
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Star Wars: In Concert; A Sign of More on the Way?
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skyjedi2005 said:

Actually the focus of star wars is the same it has always been, money.

Unless you were referring to it no longer being the adventures of luke skywalker replaced with a lie about it always being a six film darth vader story,lol.

George will never change my mind about anything, star wars is from the adventures of luke skywalker, he can try and say it is not i have the novel from 1976 and it does not say from the story of darth vader.

 

I find it incredibly annoying to have those bad prequel scenes in the same trailer with the other films, besides this is more special editions and prequels garbage and john williams is probably not the conductor.

The narrator says the greatest film saga of all time.  It was the greatest film saga up until 1997 and then 1999-2005 when lucas destroyed star wars.

Too bad my ticket sales contributed to its destruction had i known what i know now i would have boycotted the 1997 special edition and told all my friends and relatives that lucas was on a mission to ruin and bury the original films.  Meanwhile he was not content with just destroying star wars in 2008 he destroyed indiana jones.

The funny thing is based on the trailers of revenge of the sith and crystal skull and the positive critical buzz i was sold on these films and thought they would be good.  The previews were actually better than the movies i was sold a pig in a poke, not for the first time by lucas, but crystal skull would be the last time as five train wrecks of movies is quite enough. Man i always think to myself Lucas fans must be the biggest gluttons for punishment around, people keep ponying up the dough to eat up his latest table scraps and wash them down with a giant glass of fanboy kool aide,lol.

 

This pic is just for you man:

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This is the cover of my original production-used third draft script.From the adventures of Luke Skywalker (well starkiller but we know the truth) is right-don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise,lol.

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#380826
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What can Be done to save the real original star wars trilogy from 1977-1983?
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The crux of it for me is this:

Would anyone really want the effects of Ray Harryhausen "cleaned up"?

No.

As has been said they were of their time and representative of a development in cinema and not only that,in the case of Star Wars,but of a seminal leap forward in the advancement of effects technology.They should be kept exactly the way they were in the same way that I would hope no-one would want to tamper with the equally seminal work of a genius like Harryhausen.Do we need to add CG elements to Jason and The Argonaust?No we bloody well do not so let us treat the effects and flaws in Star Wars with the same respect.

And I dont buy all this shit about the garbage mattes.You know the people who complain about that and about noticing it now should take this into account.When I was a kid I didn't notice them and I have noticed that my sons don't bother about them either-all they see are TIE fighters and X-Wings and my son was open-mouthed with how cool the skeleton fight in Argonauts was.Perhaps those looking at these films now and moaning about garbage mattes could try looking at them that way?

You might even enjoy the films.Stranger things have been known to happen,lol.

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#380540
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Thought this one might interest you guys
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Well I got an opportunity this past weekend to do something that as a collector of original Star Wars pieces one almost never gets to do and I fully expect to never have the opportunity to do again.

In his first ever public appearance and signing session in Northern Ireland Kenny Baker himself was in Belfast and I got the chance to reunite Kenny with a piece of the R2 unit he used over thirty years ago  whilst making Empire.This was a really special moment for me as both a fan and a collector:

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#379458
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Five live action shows
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Well I know a guy who made some props for the first test shoots of the live action and I have seen some of the props that were used.By his accounts the material that he saw being shot was closer to the OT than the PT ever was and it is being aimed towards a more mature audience.I reckon the live action will be aimed at a completely different demographic to the Clone Wars as they feel like they have to tap the ass out of that market as they have already got the younger audience with the animated stuff.

I will give it a shot.Hell the Clone Wars wasn't the disaster everyone was expecting so I will go into with an open mind.

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#374193
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Thought this one might interest you guys
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I dont normally post about additions to my collection here but I thought this particular one might interest you guys here.

Well today is a red letter day for me for a few reasons.
My goal,as a prop collector and star wars fan,since I began collecting original props, was to somehow,someday,someway manage to have at least one screen-used piece (not production-made or used but screen-used) from all six Star Wars films.As of the start of this year I only had AOTC and ESB to get and got my AOTC piece earlier this year and today,finally,have reaslised my prop collecting dream as my piece from ESB is here now and,if I may be allowed a Star Wars quote,"The circle is now complete".I am over the moon.
So here it is;
Screen-Used R2-D2 holoprojector eye

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Bottom line is every time you see R2 in ESB you see this piece.
I am so excited today to finally complete my screen-used saga collection with some style!
A very happy camper today.
:)

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#372082
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New interview with JEDI Producer Howard Kazanjian (includes discussion of a deleted scene).
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See the interesting thing about this interview is the dig he has at Norman Harrison who is the "UK prop builder" referred to in this quote:

"Being candid, how the hell would a UK prop builder know anything about what we shot when, where, or how in the USA, and how would they know if any footage was ever lost?"

Some here may have seen the shot in Jambe's Returning to Jedi where the Harrisons produce their so-called screen-used original saber they "made" for this scene.It has been proved fairly recently that as I,and several others,always knew that the saber the Harrisons have and flaunt in RTJ is in fact a replica that they commissioned from an outside machinist and then attempted to sell as a screen original for five figure sums on numerous occasions through both their Elstree Props guise and on other auction venues.It is interesting to note the complete disdain Howard has for them.

Anyway as this is related to the topic at hand I thought you might all be interested as both this saber,and other fakes being sold by the Harrions relating to SW and Indy,have been of much note in the prop community of late.I've been saying it for years,particularly regarding the Luke reveal construction saber, but there you go.

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#371567
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Sadly this is the case with much of what survived the productions from hand props to sets to costumes and helmets.Much has been lost and much has just been in the hands of people who knew little about their preservation or didn't care.

One of my favourite stories is one of the R2 domes from TPM was found a couple of years ago being used as a hanging basket for flowers in a crew members garden.

Seriously.

lol

Anyway sorry to derail Ady's thread.Welcome aboard DV.

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#371550
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Well, rescuing my post by getting back on topic in the denouement, sort of, I forgot to tell you all that I once worked at the UK's (now second) largest costume company and they had some original Star Wars costumes. If only I'd stayed in touch with them... I'd have borrowed it all and shot some new stuff. Damn.

 

Was it Angel's you worked at?

I have a few problems with them and their so-called "original" Star Wars costumes.

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#365123
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Sevb32 said:

I've been thinking when Luke is taken via a platform to see Vader the trip is longer and more drawn out than shown, it's just shortened for us.

 

What confuses me about that though is that Luke would have had to go along the arm of the vane to get a platform to take him to the carbon chamber if it is indeed in the wind vane structure and we only see him in the Cloud City interior and only see the vane exterior after Luke goes out the window.

Maybe I am looking too deep into this but it just confuses the hell out of me that that is where the carbon chamber is given where we see Luke going through the interior door and then popping up in the chamber apparently in the vane.

 

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#365122
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Odd thing is since I first saw ESB in 1980 until now I always believed that the carbon chamber was inside Cloud City and not a part of the vane structure.As it seems now that this is where it is I think that some steam would be a good idea to establish the location of the chamber and map the path of Luke and Vader's duel for the viewer.Sure would have cleared it up for me before now,lol.

I think,though,that it would need to be in keeping with the steam we see in the carbon freezing process rather than smoke.I do think it is a good idea and that is a great mock-up as always.

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#365119
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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ImperialFighter said:
bigbaddaddyvader said:
Janskeet said:

This set always baffeled me I made a post about this awhile ago and some of you guys blew it off calling it pure nonsense. Now look, you are bringing this up after blowing me off. So this wing that comes out into the middle of the shaft, is the carbon freezing chamber inside of it?

 

That would not make any sense to me were that to be the carbon chamber.With the movement of the duel and the size of the chamber and where Luke falls out the window I would have thought that structure would have needed to have been much larger.

If it's in a book though.....

Perspective be damned,lol.

 

bigbaddaddyvader, some here (myself included) thought that the 'Carbon Chamber' was meant to be situated somewhere in the 'surrounding' structure, and that Luke (and Vader) had travelled along the extending 'arm' leading to the interior of the 'vane'....rather than the 'Carbon Chamber' being somehow situated inside the 'vane itself near the top.... Having said that, I would have liked to see the extending 'arm' moved up a bit on the 'vane', so that it was more in line with the 'round window', to match the area that Luke is seen entering into as the 'gate' shuts behind him.

However, it seems that Adywan prefers to imply that the 'Carbon Chamber' IS at the top of the 'vane', and is probably one of the reasons that he is planning a miniature of this. I guess some of it's dimensions will differ quite a bit from the 'vane' currently seen, so this can seem more plausible.

 

I do understand that and for where Luke falls through the window it makes some sense however when Luke arrives at Cloud City and enters the door where R2 gets left behind he is clearly inside the main Cloud City structure as you can see the corridors,etc and then he goes up one little lift and hey presto he's in the carbon chamber.That to me doesn't make sense that he can go from the interior of the city to the wind vane structure like that especially seeing as the vane structure is so isolated in the mining shaft

But then again there really is no need to look TOO deeply into this!Doubtless Ady has his idea for this all mapped out anyway.

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#365058
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Janskeet said:

This set always baffeled me I made a post about this awhile ago and some of you guys blew it off calling it pure nonsense. Now look, you are bringing this up after blowing me off. So this wing that comes out into the middle of the shaft, is the carbon freezing chamber inside of it?

 

That would not make any sense to me were that to be the carbon chamber.With the movement of the duel and the size of the chamber and where Luke falls out the window I would have thought that structure would have needed to have been much larger.

If it's in a book though.....

Perspective be damned,lol.