Monday, May 27, 2013

30 Years of RETURN OF THE JEDI - Part 27



Here's the final set of behind the scenes photos from Return of the Jedi


The Sail Barge set in Yuma, AZ

Director, Richard Marquand on the set

Admiral Ackbar under construction

Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford in front of a blue screen filming a scene that will take place in the hangar of the Rebel command ship



Kirk Thatcher among the heads of the Mon Calamari 


Constructing a miniature AT-ST


Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill relaxing on Jabba the Hutt


A fleet of speeder bikes seen from below one of the sand skiffs on the Tatooine set in Yuma, AZ.


Jabba's Sail Barge built in the middle of the Yuma desert.


Positioning one of the sand skiffs.


One of the Dressellian rebels


Chris Evans working on one of the matte paintings for the shuttle docking bay aboard the Death Star. 


Kenny Baker in the R2-D2 costume aboard Luke's X-Wing on the Dagobah set. 


Carrie Fisher and her stunt double, Tracy Eddon, sunbathing on the Sail Barge set. 


Filming Darth Vader.


Rehearsing the Sy Snootles puppet. 


Filming Luke's final warning to Jabba.


Building droids. 


Cane Addis is assembled. 


Luke's meeting with Ob-Wan Kenobi before effects were added. 


Jabba gets a touch up before filming. 


George Lucas with the Death Star model. 


Salacious Crumb and Kirk Thatcher


A sand skiff in Yuma, AZ. 


Stuart Freeborn at work on one of the ewoks. 


Imperial Biker Scout in front of a blue screen.


Positioning the yuzzum on the Jabba's throne room set. 


Matte painting of the Ewok Village without the live action elements. 


Filming C-3PO about to be pushed off of Jabba's sail barge. 


George Lucas and Carrie Fisher. 


Filming Leia and Chewbacca's arrival in Jabba's throne room. 


The staff of the creature shop.


Howard Kazanjian and Carrie Fisher



Fabricating Admiral Ackbar's mask. 


The Jabba's sail barge set. 


Carrie Fisher taking a break from filming the speeder bike chase. 


Staging diagram for the ewok dance. 


Mark Hamill about to break free from Boba Fett's grappling line. 


Carrie Fisher with eleven-year-old Warwick Davis as Wickett on location. 


Richard Marquand and George Lucas on location. 


The back stage area of the Jabba's sail barge set. 


Sebastian Shaw about to be filmed as the ghost of Anakin Skywalker.


Filming Luke in the grip of the Rancor. 


George Lucas among various props and miniatures. 

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