This above screen grab is from a movie compilation of BEHIND THE SCENES footage of making A New Hope back when it was simply known as Star Wars. It also has some cool scenes of the motion picture’s aftermath as well.
What makes it epic?
- It names names, as in labeling people to show who all these legendary FX folks are (liberal pausing may be required).
- It shows kit bashing in progress. As Neo may say, “Whoah.”
- It shows testing out the starfield (breathtaking).
- It shows the Death Star surface being cast.
- It shows rotoscope testing.
- Check out the couches in the viewing room.
- The “trench run” as you’ve never seen it before.
- It shows the
pre CU pre nge pre CGI pre Blu-Ray version Han-shot-first-era of- Er, nevermind…
Described by the uploader:
“Crude home movies from the 1970s depicting activities at a certain location in the San Fernando Valley.”
As a bonus, here’s a link to this amazing find, which has more screen grabs, and also has the historical artifact embedded (via the Star Wars blog):
And now, here it is..!
If the embed code is temperamental, use this link:
It’s worth the effort – trust me.