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Saturday, 6 April 2013

AFICIONADO CLASSIC BEHIND THE SCENES INFO - PART EIGHT


STAR WARS AT MEMORABILLIA, BIRMINGHAM-29/29TH MARCH-2009

Ian Trussler attended the regular MEMORABILLIA collectors fair at Birmingham and talked to several Original Trilogy people about their experiences working on the films.

Here’s what they had to say:


SHANE RIMMER-INCOM T-65 ENGINEER-YAVIN BASE-STAR WARS

Beloved throughout the world by THUNDERBIRDS fans as the voice of Scott Tracy, Rimmer spent two days on SW filming his one and only scene. He was working simultaneously on two other movies (presumably THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and A BRIDGE TOO FAR-Editor) during this period. He had no other scenes or deleted stuff but over the two days they did vary his dialogue from take to take before what we ended up with in the film. He never actually spoke to George Lucas but remembers that during his scene, the director was totally pre-occupied with the R2 unit and getting that right.

Rehearsing the Leia/Vader scene from STAR WARS -July 1976. Laurie Goode is the Stormtrooper on the far right.

LAURIE GOODE-STORMTROOPER-STAR WARS

One of Darth Vader's masked Imperial Stormtroopers in SW during the Rebel Blockade Runner scenes (where Leia is brought before the Dark Lord), he recalled that Mark Hamill was very friendly to him and to all the actors in the Cantina creature costumes, always asking if they were too hot and wanted a drink. He said Harrison Ford was very aloof and always seemed to be talking with either Lucas or Kurtz. Goode spent most of his career in the music business as a bass guitar player so didn't pursue acting that much.

Thanks for the info, Ian.

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