Friday, 20 March 2015
DELETED SCENE: HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT!
'STAR WARS' FOURTH REVISED DRAFT: 19th April 1976
Scene 117. INT. DEATH STAR- MAIN FORWARD BAY- STARSHIP
Threepio looks around at the troops milling about the starship entry ramp.
THREEPIO: Where could they be?... Oh, oh!
Threepio ducks out of sight as a trooper looks over towards him. When the robot ventures another peek, he spots Han and Chewbacca in a tunnel on the other side of the starship.
Ann Skinner's original filming continuity script (now in the preserving hands of the BFI), alongside a linked/numbered colour polaroid showing the containers that Threepio hides behind in the scene, indicate that this moment was indeed filmed. The above publicity still is also further proof, and shows the containers.
With thanks to the BFI SPECIAL COLLECTIONS for their help and assistance.