The full version of Michel Parbot’s “Star Wars: The Making of The Empire Strikes Back” has recently surfaced. Although there have been past glimpses of this fabled documentary — many of which have been no longer than 10 – 15 minutes, and with poor audio and image quality — this current version is the entire documentary from start-to-finish. In the behind-the-scenes footage, viewers are treated to archival footage of the late Irvin Kershner and Carrie Fisher, along with the budding George Lucas, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.
Fans of the franchise will be delighted to witness the evolution of cinema through this documentary, and just how far Star Wars has come as a movie series. As the movie debuted in 1980, at a time when CGI was still in its infantile stages, it’s interesting to see the great lengths the crew went to in brining the fantasy to life — filming in Norway during Winter to mimic the planet Hoth, and the creation of extremely detailed sets, props and costumes for alien planets and races. Watch the one-hour video above for a trip down memory lane.
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