The Star Wars blog just posted a very awesome easter egg from The Empire Strikes Back, one that somehow foretold recent events. Mickey Mouse can be plainly seen in the background of Cloud City while Luke Skywalker is fighting Darth Vader on Hoth. This, of course, is interesting not only because it’s a cool piece of trivia, but because Disney now owns LucasFilm. Check out the film stills below. Read More »
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Even the most devout Star Wars fan might not know that filmmaker and journalist Michel Parbot was once given unprecedented access to the set, stars and filmmakers behind The Empire Strikes Back. The resulting work, The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, has apparently never been commercially released. And while Parbot did work on a documentary about the film called SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back, this is not that doc.
One site has unearthed 15 minutes from this piece of Star Wars history via an old Dutch TV documentary, which features never before seen interviews with the cast and crew. It’s crude, it’s subtitled, but it is also a rare and fascinating behind the scenes look at one of the best and most liked films of all time. What’s better than that? Read More »
Darth Vader’s revelation to Luke Skywalker at the end of The Empire Strikes Back is probably one of the biggest and most famous reveals in all of movies. Despite the fact that the prequels completely negate the surprise, most of us still remember the utter shock we felt when one of the scariest villains of all time dropped this huge bomb on our hero. (Yes, I’m purposely tip-toeing around a spoiler from a movie that’s 30 years old.) We were the fortunate ones who got to experience the films from Episodes IV-VI before seeing I-III and are better for it. Now, with the new Blu-rays breaking all sorts of sales records, a whole new generation is getting their first look at the (sort of) original films and one father decided to film his kids’ reaction to the moment of moments. It’s very cute. Check it out below. Read More »
In February, Wayne Dorrington recreated Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) in an Infographic using 32-lines of “iconscope”. You may remember that we posted the infographic here. Dorrington has returned with a follow-up, recreating Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back using 63 lines of icons. Check it out after the jump.
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Have you ever wanted to see what happens inside an AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) from the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back? Hit the jump to see a deconstructed illustration explaining the function of each little piece of one of these transport vehicles.
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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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Mondo’s Star Wars poster series has come to an end with a finale fitting of George Lucas’s epic trilogy. Tyler Stout, the man whose work put movie prints and Mondo on the map, has done a series of six posters immortalizing the original trilogy in a way that only Stout can: big, bold and boisterous. UGO exclusively revealed his posters for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, plus variants of all three (including a Revenge of the Jedi!), which will be on sale New Year’s Eve at a random time. Check out the posters and more after the jump. Read More »
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Since 1989 the National Film Registry has preserved films in the Library of Congress that are determined to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” This year’s crop of additions has been announced and it’s a pretty varied group that seems to recognize lasting value of ‘new’ classics (The Exorcist, Grey Gardens, All the Presidents Men) and some of the achievements of people who passed this year (Airplane!, The Empire Strikes Back, The Pink Panther). Read the full list after the break. Read More »