Tuesday, 9 August 2011
BEHIND THE SCENES IMAGE: JABBA'S SAIL BARGE
The superb Sail Barge set was one of the many visual highlights of RETURN OF THE JEDI. As seen here in this reference image, its front side fully constructed in Buttercup Valley in Yuma, Arizona in April 1982 (alongside one of the smaller prisoner skiffs), it was the last major-league prop built for the Classic STAR WARS Trilogy, though it remains forever immortalised on the big screen with its incredible design and dedicated realisation.
For more on the Classic Trilogy's Production Design, look out for J.W. Rinzler's epic book on the subject, packed with blueprints and interviews with the films production designers and set decorators. see the trailer here: Star Wars: The Blueprints Trailer | Video | MTV
UPDATE: Brad Cook sent us this great link from Mike Davis at THEPROPSTORE showing terrific BTS filming of the Yuma sequence. Check it out here:The Prop Store First Look On Location: Buttercup Valley, 1982