How ILM Made You Believe This Painting Was A Real Hangar In Star Wars

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

When I saw Return of the Jedi in the movie theatre 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.

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

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