How ILM made you believe this painting was a real hangar in Star Wars

Illustration for article titled How ILM made you believe this painting was a real hangar in iStar Wars/i

When I saw Return of the Jedi in the movie theater back in 1983 I and everyone else thought this matte painting of a Rebel hangar was a real thing—that, somehow, they managed to build a full size set with giant models. It was all a magic trick that used distraction to fool your brain. This BBC documentary explains how.

Advertisement

The Return of the Jedi part starts on the 3:32 mark but I recommend watching the entire thing.


SPLOID is delicious brain candy. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

Fascinating... It feels like using CGI is cheating after you've seen that...