Wednesday, 4 January 2017
'STAR WARS' AT 40: READY FOR INTRUDERS!
And so it begins- the pursuit of Princess Leia's Blockade Runner by Darth Vader and his forces on the Imperial Star Destroyer Devastator, as her brave soldiers prepare to repel boarders, whilst a trio of benevolent droids (including the silver background Threepio likely played by Anthony Daniels stand-in, Harriet Colville) are caught up in the hive of activity. A great image from STAR WARS. The stretch of corridor hastily created by John Barry and his team for the Blockade Runner was pretty short and shot from numerous angeles and set rearrangements- I love the way we see the edge here, with bubblewrap and other filming set dressing items nearby- the way that fantasy merges with reality. The film camera in this instance must have been on the same side as the stills lensman (presumably John Jay) taking this shot, or behind the droids facing towards the set- a moment of footage that didn't make the final film.