We have been lucky in recent years, since the advent of the DVD and special features, to see more behind the scenes images and video from movies. Before DVDs, it was not so common to see behind the scenes stuff beyond a picture here and there in a magazine. Now, with social media, we get to experience some of what the actors, directors and filmmakers get to see on a day to day basis on set.
Peter Mayhew, the actor behind Chewbacca, recently took to Twitter to share some amazing images from behind the scenes of the Original Star Wars series. The images offer a really interesting and rare look at some of what went on during filming of Star Wars. If you are not geeking out yet (I totally am), I don’t think there is any hope for you…
Personally, I love to see stuff like this. If you really want to read some good commentary on these as well, you should check out Peter’s tweets. Some are quite funny. In particular, this last image of George Lucas showing Mark how to stand with the blaster is priceless.
What are your thoughts on old BTS images like this coming out so many years later? Share your thoughts in a comment below.