Star Wars Bloopers : A New Hope
I am a HUGE Star Wars fan. I have been, at a time or two, something of a collector (once turning my walk-in closet into a mini-toy store), a nearly lossless trivia buff, and a solid enough viewer of the original (and better, natch) trilogy to make the claim of 100 viewings of each of the first films. Well, short of turning this into a bragging festival, I will also say that I have noticed many different flubs and gaffs from the entirety of the saga. That being said, I have decided to do a collection of ten goofs from each of the original three films, this one being the first. And so we shall begin with A New Hope. Before I move on with the list here, one has to keep in mind that Lucas’s film nearly didn’t make it to the screen at all and, as Lucas himself tried to push the envelope visually, it was a gargantuan feat in and of itself. Basically, goofs were going to happen. So, out of the many, many that people have discovered (see the IMDB page for easily 80 plus) here are the best ten with video evidence for all. Enjoy part one, everyone!
This is a two-fer: First, the long supposedly metal bar that Leia discovers to brace the moving walls was, at first, no where near her until she NEEDS it! Secondly, later in the scene, as she and Han try to steady the bar, they crush it several times… since it’s foam!
Vader, notorious for choking those who oppose him, drops his victim to the table in disgust. Just before, as Tarkin sits back in his seat, it appears the Empire’s chair budget is non existent. Then, as the Admiral slumps back to the table, he shakes the whole set.
Just as Yavin moves into range of the Empire’s most destructive weapon, the Death Star, the timer is shown counting down in seconds just as the gunner’s voice is counting down in minutes. Yavin would have nearly been rubble far sooner.