The Tatooine - Mos Eisley Set
Mos Eisley with surroundings
thumbnails for a full-size view.
centerfold picture showing how much of the Jawa's Sandcrawler
that actually existed. Pretty darn big.
This is was Mos Eisley looked like from afar. (Before it was painted
in using matte-technique.)
mysterious hovering speeder. - A couple of shots of Mark Hamill
driving his Tatooinian landspeeder, powered by a rotable crane.
shot of the futuristic speeder, driven by Luke.
(With it's 3 rockets, it reminds me a little of the 50's
space design, used in the "Flash Gordon" comics. Which was
also made into a movie about the same time.)
on! Banthas don't have trunks, do they?
broke Mark's fall as they filmed his fight with an angry Tusken Raider.
Various shots from the set of A New Hope.
Hamill has a look though the camera.
Shade, my kingdom for some
Imagine being trapped inside a steaming hot metallic/plastic body and
air-tight costume in the Tunisian desert... hour after hour. Large garden
umbrellas were used to give the actors (especially those forced to stay in
costume) shade in-between takes.
it took too long for Anthony to get in and out of his costume they couldn't let him
out between takes. On top of that he couldn't sit down, so he was provided with a leaning
board with arm-rests for him to stand/lean in.
umbrella in your drink Mr. Hamill? - In the blazing sun
of the Tunisian desert, Mark Hamill, Alec Guinness and a
Stormtrooper find shade under a parasol.
George and ANH producer Gary Kurtz - celebrating sir Alec's birthday.
Incidentally... Mark admitted in a radio-interview from '76 (before the film
was released and became a huge success) that he, being the first-time actor
that he was and overly-eager to do a good job, used to hang-around his big
idol Alec Guinness (and Peter Cushing who played Tarkin) so much so, that Alec
once had enough and paid him a dollar to go away.
the speeder, safely resting on plywood boards on the ground,
Mark Hamill prepares to enter the Cantina.
cross-dressing Greedo? Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Greedo
male? Lucas gives some advice for the actress (!) who portrayed
Greedo, in the Mos Eisley Cantina.
only is Greedo a woman... but he smoked too??
(It's actually a straw through which she got some extra air between takes.)
dare not even comment on this one, you see for yourself. :)
cars and trucks couldn't go, these donkeys carried the equipment.
Phew! Looks heavy. A job that kicks ...
original Jabba the Hutt (Declan Mulhouland) discusses Greedo's
death with Han in Dockingbay 94, while George Lucas supervises. Notice
also Chewie in the background looking rather bored.
the Falcon's dramatic escape from Dockingbay 94.
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