Saturday, 16 June 2012
STAR WARS AT 35: "AYE, AYE, CAP'N!"
A goggle hatted Mark Hamill has fun with Garrick Hagon on the Anchorhead set during the early April 1976 Elstree Studios filming of the original STAR WARS. Originally one of the first released images on the STAR WARS.COM's now no longer existing Hyperspace section circa 2003, linked to a then rare deleted scene, it's also one of my favourites...
This image was likely from an improvised and filmed moment, with Hamill's Luke humorously responding to a salute from Biggs that's mentioned in the film's Revised Fourth Draft script of March 15th, 1976. If it was filmed, and we think it was, it was a moment that didn't make the very rough cut assemblage footage later revealed on the Behind the Magic CD-ROM, nor the Blu-ray in 2011.