‘Star Wars’ Blooper Reel Unearthed
Star Wars enthusiasts are now able to watch two and a half minutes of bloopers from the first film of the space fantasy franchise, which were first shown at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Collected by J.W. Rinzler, a Lucasfilm book division author and editor, the outtakes were among never-before-seen archive footage. Rinzler had been looking for footage for a making-of production when he found the priceless bloopers.
The blooper reel stars out with an intergalactic soldier losing his hat, followed by Stormtroopers stumbling through walls and slipping non-threateningly over metal grates. A prosthetic alien finger bends mid heated discussion. And of course, many jargon-y lines are forgotten.
As could be expected for the first special effects movie of its kind, George Lucas’ first installment of the Star Wars francise – 36-years-ago – certainly looked like a challenge.
The Star Wars blooper reel, made available through YouTube, is but only a fraction of the unseen footage Rinzler put together for his digital Ebook The Making of Star Wars (Enhanced Edition).
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