Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Looking at today’s picture I find myself smiling. There’s no way this innocent, young 32 year old George Lucas could have known this scene he was shooting would be the source of so much outrage. He was probably just trying to make his day, hoping to god the Greedo mask looked good on camera.
This scene is the biggest marker for fans of just how much George Lucas changed as a filmmaker between the ‘70s and the ‘90s. This is where in many minds he crossed the line from playing with new technology to actually changing his original intent, altering important character moments beloved by a whole generation of film-goers.
I know which side of the line most of you fall on (I’m right there with you), but looking at this photo just makes me remember the good days, when Star Wars united us all instead of divided us. So, let’s see if we can’t keep that spirit going in the talkbacks, shall we?
Thanks to Pat Barnett for sending this one along!
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Tomorrow’s pic is super obvious. I mean, what’s the natural progression from today’s pic? That’s it.