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Star Wars Saturday: Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘ROTJ’

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There is no shame in this house over loving Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. We have a “family picture” of the rebels together on Endor in our kitchen. It was the one I first remember going to see in the theaters (and I remember seeing it at least three times that summer).

A little gift to ROTJ fans has hit the internet in the form of 50 behind-the-scenes shots from the film. There are your normal shots of actors hanging out on the sets looking cool and anachronistic, like this one.

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There are wonderful shots showing the various ways they created creatures, managed scale models, or otherwise pulled off impressive non-digital special effects, like this one:

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There are even shots that suggest the behind-the-camera relationships of cast and crew, like this one:

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Please note, although Warwick Davis looks much younger, he is probably 13 at the time this picture is taken. I suspect the snuggle from bikini-clad Carrie Fisher is meant to be innocent, but I wonder what is going through pubescent Warwick’s head.

There’s even a variation of the shot we have in our kitchen.

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Check out the whole set. They’re worth the time for sure.

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Author: Erin Perry

I'm a high school English teacher specializing in AP Literature and Film Analysis. I'm interested in most things geeky, including superheroes, vampires, zombies, teen culture, postmodern philosophy, pop culture analysis, and combinations of the aforementioned. Follow me on Twitter @eriuperry.

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