Secrets Revealed: True fans of Star Wars, Welcome! I’m not going to enter the debate of which part of the Star Wars saga rules. Celebrating love for all Star Wars movies, this is the story of Star Wars – Part V: The Empire Strikes Back. And it’s not for the common fan. These are some surprising stories from behind the scenes together with several rare photos. And be sure not to miss the 2 rare videos towards the end.
I saw The Empire Strikes Back over 100 times, both as a kid, as an adult and lately as a parent with my kids. And not even once in all these times have I thought about how they shot this scene. For me it was obvious. Luke finally mastered the Force, so he could fetch the lightsaber.
The Secret Answer: Surprisingly, the shots where Luke uses his Jedi powers to retrieve his lightsaber from a distance were achieved by having Mark Hamill throw the lightsaber away and then running the film in reverse. So simple, yet so elegant. And I never noticed it.
The answer is right after this short message…
Read Here: I spent long (happy) hours researching for this article, writing, editing and preparing all the photos – like this rare photo from behind the scenes of one my favorite scenes of all time. I did it all for you, the true fan. So please read, don’t just browse the photos… And since it’s a long article and heavy with photos, some even animated, I had to split it into several pages. Please forgive me, but otherwise the page doesn’t load well. Please click next! Oh, and don’t miss the videos!