Sunday 17 December 2023

CLASSIC IMAGE: ON THE TRAIL OF THE FALCON!


It's an old trick that gets the better of his Imperial foes, as Han Solo pilots the Millennium Falcon out of its successful cover within the Star Destroyer junk field, but his nemesis in bounty hunter Boba Fett (aboard Slave 1) knows the escape technique too, soon trailing the non functioning hyperdrive freighter to its new destination of Bespin... 

Shot on 23rd August 1979, Jeremy Bulloch filmed his last scene as Boba Fett against blue screen, at Elstree Studios, captured by a second unit, with 19 days having been spent playing the character overall for The Empire Strikes Back, who, on theatrical release a year later, would make a huge impact with fans worldwide...

Original storyboard for the scene, by Joe Johnston.




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