Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Irvin Kershner seemed like a funny guy. There are tons and tons and tons of pictures from the making of The Empire Strikes Back where he’s goofing around… kissing Vader, riding a Taun-Taun, laughing it up with the cast… So, naturally when I first saw this picture that I’m using today I thought he was goofing off, replaying the famous scene from Hamlet with 3PO’s head, but then the Comic Book Guy side of my brain went, “Well, actually, he’s being very serious, showing Peter Mayhew, the actor in the Chewbacca suit, how to play the scene when he’s reconstructing C-3PO.” I was all like, “Shut up, I knew that!” and then it got really sad when I continued to argue with myself for 3 or 4 minutes.
And now we’re here, I’ve made peace with myself and all is right with the galaxy. Enjoy this shot, courtesy of Pat Barnett, and send look back fondly on one of the best sci-fi adventure films ever made. Click to enlargen.
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Tomorrow’s pic is full of lime.