The thing that killed me about this setup was, okay, you put me in this bathing suit - but then I have to stop talking from here on? Strip me, and I’m silent! I am defiant with everyone else - Tarkin, Darth Vader - but this slug really shuts me up. Any defiance I had in the other movies, all gone.
I was so very happy to kill [Jabba]. It meant I could talk again. They asked me if I wanted a stunt double to kill Jabba and I said, ‘Really, really not. I really, really want to kill him myself.’
Carrie Fisher on being Slave Leia (via tederick)
THIS RIGHT HERE is why I hate fandom’s fetishization of Slave Leia. Carrie explains it perfectly (obviously). Leia and Jabba’s interaction in ROTJ isn’t meant to be sexy. It’s meant to make us angry that Leia’s agency has been robbed from her. Her temperament on Tatooine is disgustingly authentic and so much darker when you really think about it.
Striking star zoom by Lincoln Harrison
“The sky is made up of four or five zoomed shots, aimed at different parts of the sky (to get more trails than a single shot), and these are combined using Lighten layer blending mode in Photoshop,” says Lincoln.
“This background image is then combined with the foreground image using a contrast mask.”
Creating a suitable zoom burst for this type of image requires a little more precision than normal, Lincoln reveals: “I set the shutter speed to 30 seconds, and then slightly defocus the lens before starting the exposure.
“After about five seconds, I start turning the zoom ring (zooming out) and also bring the lens back into sharp focus at the same time. The defocus makes one end of the trail look thicker, which gives the impression that the stars are moving away from the centre of the image.
“The biggest challenge is keeping the camera steady. I use a Gitzo 3 series tripod, which is very solid, but it’s still hard to do. Getting the focus and zoom speeds right can be a bit tricky too. Usually I repeat the process about 50 times to get four or five successful shots.”