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CT Favorite visuals of the OT

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Seagoat , May 28, 2013.

  1. Theron Solo

    Theron Solo Jedi Knight star 1

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    Luke looking out to the sunset in ANH, The end of ESB when luke and leia are looking out at the galaxy and at the very end of ROTJ right before we go to credits and everyone is laughing and smiling. Would love a poster of any of these.
     
  2. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    All mentioned, but...

    Opening scene - ANH
    Carbon chamber - Vader's silhouette when he first appears.
    X-wings coming into formation before Battle of Yavin.
    Rainy night on Dagobah.
    Droids looking out the window of their escape pod.
     
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  3. El_Machete12

    El_Machete12 Jedi Knight star 2

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  4. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    Gotta be those Twin Suns.

    And the Endor space battle / death star attack - one of the most impressive pre-CG special effects of all time.

    And of course the Asteroid Chase - THE most impressive special effects sequence ever in my opinion.
     
  5. TheDarkLordess

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  6. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Four Time PT Trivia Champ/GOAT/New Films Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  7. LittlestEwok

    LittlestEwok Jedi Youngling

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    Ingram_I I would have to agree that my favorite image from the OT is this:
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    I don't know what it is that draws me to this image and these scenes, but I love it. Perhaps it is also the numerous parodies of it, as well.
     
  8. FRAGWAGON

    FRAGWAGON Jedi Master star 4

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  9. Chainmail_Jedi

    Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I would have to say every scene with star ships in it prior to the SE.

    I mean, those models just had so much detail that they looked more real than any CGI attempts have.
     
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  10. Chainmail_Jedi

    Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Padawan star 2

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    and that whole sequence of scenes
     
  11. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Master star 3

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    Lars_Muul Thank you this is now my desktop wallpaper.
     
  12. Pensivia

    Pensivia Host of "The International Exchange" star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    I love so many of the ones already posted, but one set of visuals that has always been pretty special to me is the sequence from Cloud City:

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    These visuals made an indelible imprint upon my imagination when I first saw them in 1980 at the age of 10. To this day, when the sky takes on certain colors, I find myself mentally transported to the childhood wonder of that "city among the clouds."

    Ingram_I: thanks for taking the time to post so many great visuals for us to enjoy in this thread. I also have a question--what scene was the image labeled "Abstract Sparks" in your post #17 taken from?
     
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  13. Ingram_I

    Ingram_I Jedi Master star 4

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    When Threepio gets blasted.

    "Oh no! I've been shot!"
     
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  14. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

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    I love the exotic vases and other trinkets here, as well as the mounted Tauntaun and Jerba heads.
     
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  15. Padmes_love_slave24

    Padmes_love_slave24 Jedi Master star 3

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    Personally this one is a awesome shot of palpatine with a front row seat to the reluctant rematch vader vs luke round 2!
     
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  16. RogueZero

    RogueZero Jedi Master star 1

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    Eerie.
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    My favorite matte painting in the entire trilogy.

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    The whole scene really. My favorite scene in ROTJ.
     
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  17. Grand_Moff_Jawa

    Grand_Moff_Jawa Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Absolutely. Best opening shot ever.
     
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  18. Rachel_In_Red

    Rachel_In_Red Jedi Knight star 3

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    My favorite is from the most pivotal duel of the Star Wars saga.

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  19. Keltoi89

    Keltoi89 Jedi Knight star 1

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    The Tatooine twin sunset from ANH, the Bespin shots of the Cloud City from ESB*, the Luke and Leia/galaxy shot from the end of ESB and the view of the Death Star II exploding from Endor are the standouts for me. Pretty much every visual I like has been posted in this thread at some point already. You could literally go through the three original films and find dozens of iconic shots scattered throughout, and much of that is down to Ralph McQuarrie.

    *Those two Bespin photos above are probably my favourite shots from the entire series so far.
     
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  20. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    For me, I would say:
    -AT-ATs on Hoth
    -Carbon Freezing Chamber on Bespin
    -Vader's Arrival at Death Star 2
     
  21. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Looking back over this thread, there are some amazing images aren't there. One which amused me recently was Chewie out in the snow on Hoth.
     
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  22. Vehn

    Vehn Jedi Master star 4

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    A little small but one of my favorite moments in ROTJ.
     
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  23. Force Smuggler

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    The music sells this scene.
     
  24. Keltoi89

    Keltoi89 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Most of these will already have been posted, but here is my favourites from ESB.

    It's my favourite film of the two trilogies by a long way and, for me anyway, it has the best visuals/artwork as well. Some of the Bespin shots are just stunning, especially in the blu-ray version. Ralph McQuarrie, take a bow man.

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  25. Jangounchained1990

    Jangounchained1990 Jedi Knight star 2

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    The bike chase on Endor. The Tusken raiders ridding the Banthas and Darth Vader standing in a dark room looking like one black silhouette.