Never Before Seen Footage from <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>

Let’s go four decades back in time, back the set of the best Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. Good Morning America hosts almost seven minutes of footage from the film set, from the difficult filming of the ice planet Hoth to lightsaber training.

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A majority of the clips are being seen publicly for the first time, and include many lighthearted moments shot during production featuring lead actors Mark Hamill (Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo).

In 1979, cameras captured Hamill and the crew on location in Finse, Norway,—doubling as the planet Hoth— during a major snowstorm that hampered the production. Wearing a blue crew jacket with a name tag that reads “HEY YOU,” Hamill jokingly invents the Tautaun Dance, named after the planet’s furry lizards.

“Three steps like this, and then you fall over,” Hamill says with a laugh.

See the short film, narrated by George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, and others, at GMA.
-via The Mary Sue

Source: neatorama

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