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Behind The Scenes - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The Cloud City Gantry Shot

Iconic Moment From The Empire Strikes Back - The Gantry Shot.  Okay, it might not be the bottomless pit of the movie but that's still a bit of a jump!  Let's hope those boxes and mattresses are soft enough to take a young Mark Hamill.   Of course, this shot is the dramatic climax to The Empire Strikes Back where (spoiler) we find out that Darth Vader is Luke's father.  Often misquoted as "Luke, I am your father" the actual line in the movie is   "No, I am your father."   This big reveal was kept secret especially to Darth Vader actor, David Prowse who had a reputation of spilling the beans about the plot to media.  To prevent the actor knowing and others, they replaced the actual lines with placeholder dialogue.   Mark Hamill  Tweeted what the original line was on set and the agony of not being able to tell anyone: "The cast & crew first learned of it when they saw the finished film. When we shot it, Vader's line was "You don't kno


PHOTO OF THE DAY: STEVEN SPIELBERG IN FRONT OF DEVIL'S TOWER - Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Fun Fact about Devil's Tower - Even today, Devil's Tower is frequentely used for ceremonial rituals.  including sun dances, sweat lodges, and prayer and artifact offerings. (While visiting the park, make sure not to touch or move any religious artifacts.)  Find out more here. The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.