Welcome back Lounger,
Enter your login details below
      Lost your Password?
Become a Lounger.
It's free. It's easy. It's a community. Get involved!

Fill out your details for instant activation as a Lifelounge community member

This gives you access to post in all forums, comment throught the entire site, get all Lifelounge Newsletters and all the updates on our unique promotions, events and initiatives.

Step 1 of 2
Username:
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email:


  Search

The making of Star Wars Empire Strikes Back

16 MAR 2012 | Posted By: SineadStubbins

0
The making of Star Wars Empire Strikes Back

The making of Star Wars
 
The making of Star Wars
 
The making of Star Wars
 
The making of Star Wars
 
The making of Star Wars
 
The making of Star Wars
 
The making of Star Wars
 
The making of Star Wars
 
The making of Star Wars
 
The making of Star Wars
Watching behind-the-scenes footage of your favourite childhood movies can go one of two ways. One: the magic is ruined forever and you can’t watch the movie again without thinking “A 50-year-old bald man is in that munchkin suit”. Or two: it somehow makes you love the film even more, for all its technical, imperfect, humanising glory.

Thank goodness Star Wars has always fallen in the second category. A while ago Vanity Fair found some previously unseen photos of the making of Empire Strikes Back, perhaps the most popular film in the original trilogy. Taken between 1979 and 1980, the photos reveal the construction of one of the most complex and absorbing worlds in cinema history, and also a lot of bored actors waiting for their take with Chewbacca.

Even if you’re not a Star Wars nut, you'll find these photos are adorable. Carrie Fischer always seems to be giggling around a stony faced and bored looking Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill pulls faces at the camera (he looks about 18, but he was actually 29 at the time) and George Lucas stands around looking beard-y.

And if you are a fan, it’s the filming of the opening rolling credits! Obi Wan / Alec Guinness smiling down in a fatherly fashion at Luke Skywalker / Mark Hamill! The stop motion filming of tiny model walkers!

More at vanityfair.com.
0
RELATED CONTENT
Win a 4-Pack of Trumpeters Ice Tea
Apply to be an intern at Lifelounge
Babes of Our Lives - Britney Spears
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street Fighter
Game of Thrones season 4 trailer and featurette
There is a petition to stop the Doge meme in the US
Babes Of Our Lives - Sherilyn Fenn
Comments on this Post
There are "0" comment(s) on "The making of Star Wars Empire Strikes Back"


Want to talk it out?

If you’re already a Lifelounge member, simply login. Or you can connect via Facebook. If you want to stay anonymous (chicken!) just fill in this form for a once-off comment.

To sign-up to Lifelounge click here.
Your Name:
Your Email:
 


Link Image YouTube



Featured Today on Lifelounge
Fresh Music Jams - volume six
Fresh Music Jams - volume six

Posted in Music - 3 days ago

Mikael Aldo shoots eerie dreams
Mikael Aldo shoots eerie dreams

Posted in Photography - 24 days ago

Daily Instagram Goodness
Also by SineadStubbins
Wrangler spring summer 2013
Wrangler spring summer 2013

Posted in Fashion - 6 months ago

Joephin Ritschel draws good
Joephin Ritschel draws good

Posted in Art and Design - 7 months ago

Art by Isabel Martinez
Art by Isabel Martinez

Posted in Photography - 7 months ago

Lafayette fall winter 2013
Lafayette fall winter 2013

Posted in Fashion - 7 months ago

6
Hey Glen, Best to contact Luke's reps at the Jacky...
Annabanana
 
2
I attended this concert which took place in Botani...

1 link
LeveMichael_053533
 
1
Look, it was an interesting upbringing.
Annabanana
 
1
Hey Charlie, Sounds super! Shoot Phoebe an email w...
Annabanana
 
1
Did you watch the behind-the-scenes vid, Jo? Looks...
Annabanana
 
4
Hello! everybody, give you recommend a good shoppi...
xiuchuni
 
1
I have these shoes.They are light weighted and com...

1 link
HenrySarkistan_113541
 
9
Watami, that would be Evil Dead 2 - a very fine se...
Annabanana
Seen
Mikael Aldo shoots eerie dreams
Mikael Aldo shoots eerie dreams
Mikael Aldo shoots eerie dreams