Behind the Scenes: the Empire Strikes Back

an original movie poster for The Empire Strikes Back

It might be hard to imagine with all the amazing things computers can do these days, but filming a movie back in the day was actually quite a challenge. If you wanted something animated (like, say, an entire Disney movie), you had to draw everything out by hand – characters, backgrounds, everything.

This article shares behind-the-scenes photos of George Lucas’s 1980 film Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back. Besides being great photographs, you can see some movie tricks that were used to create now famous scenes from the film.

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One thought on “Behind the Scenes: the Empire Strikes Back

  1. Fun factoid…

    The limitations of the Yoda puppet intaited Lucas’ move from animatronic characters to digital. It took close to 25 years for the technology to catch up w/ the vision but he got it. Now they’re pretty much a staple in the industry.

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