Infographic: AT-AT Deconstructed

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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Page 2: Weekend Edition

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 »

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 »

Earlier today, we posted an Olly Moss poster that you can’t buy. Little did we know that mere hours later, he’d reveal three that you can at least attempt to buy. And they are exquisite.

The minimalist man behind some gorgeous Lost and Rolling Roadshow posters is the next artist in the Mondo Star Wars series and he’s not only created one, he’s created three 24 x 36 inch beauties for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Each print has a pretty big edition size, 400 each, and cost $50 each. They’ll go on sale on Mondo’s site Monday December 20 at a random time. Follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the announcement. After the jump, look at the three images in all their glory. Read More »

George Lucas Remembers Irvin Kershner

This morning it was reported that Irvin Kershner, who directed the best of the Star Wars feature films, The Empire Strikes Back, had died in Los Angeles. Star Wars creator/producer/director George Lucas has issued a statement in memory of Kershner.

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Irvin Kershner, who directed the first (and best) sequel to Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, has died in Los Angeles. The AFP reports that he had been suffering from a long illness, citing his goddaughter, but does not otherwise report a specific cause of death. Read More »

Though people today constantly complains about spoilers, they regularly take for granted that they’re available at all. Today, someone can do a simple Google search and find out almost any secret they want to in regards to a movies or television. That’s pretty incredible, especially when you think it wasn’t so long ago the only way movies got spoiled was in the occasional magazine article, printed review or if someone blurted it out while you were in line for the next show.

In 1978, David Prowse – the actor who wore the Darth Vader suit in the original Star Wars Trilogy – did a personal appearance in Berkeley, California which was covered by a local newspaper. At the event, Prowse answered questions about “Star Wars II” and “Star Wars III” and also just happened to mention the greatest spoiler in movie history – that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker’s father. In 1978. Two years before The Empire Strikes Back was released. We’ve got the original article after the jump. Read More »

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