Tuesday, 20 March 2012
BEHIND THE SCENES: WHERE ICONS GATHER...
It's not a new or rare Classic Trilogy image by any means (though it is a slightly different out-take image from the one you normally see), but I love this shot, showing Mark Hamill, on a rare day off from the beginning of principal photography, visiting his friends Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher filming tense scenes (ultimately both on and off the camera!) inside the Millennium Falcon cockpit at ELSTREE in 1979.
This was also one of those unique days during THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK's making where Lucas was making a rare visit from the US to see how things were progressing shooting and budget-wise, so the opportunity to create a now classic posed behind the scenes images by the then publicity team was something ultimately too good to pass up!