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7 Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos from 'The Empire Strikes Back' [Movies]

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back premeired. Widely considered by fans to be the best film of the entire series, we decided to honor the release with some special photos. Vanity Fair released some never-before-seen photos taken on the set during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back. Here are seven of the most illuminating.
Filming the iconic scroll

Directing the Wampa

Filming the AT-AT Walkers

Getting ready for the dinner scene

Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhem clowning around

Filming the "I am your father" scene

A casual moment on the set
Which was your favorite photo? What are your memories of The Empire Strikes Back?

[Via Vanity Fair]


  1. That's a lot of mattresses and pillows below Luke.

  2. the joys of something you should never see, though i did... like looking under vader's helmet before we were suppose to.

  3. There wasn't a giant chasm beneath them?!?

  4. It must have been hot in that Wampa, Vader, or Chewbacca costume, especially with all the lights and stuff.


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