Empire Strikes Back Lightsaber Goof Discovered Nearly 40 Years After Release
Finding production blunders is all the rage now, thanks to Game of Thrones and the infamous Starbucks cut . Now, Lucasfilm's senior executive, Pablo Hidalgo, has discovered a new production mistake in The Empire Strikes Back of the 1980s that had not been noticed before. It's been almost 40 years since the movie was released in cinema, so it's quite funny that someone can still find a blunder after all these years in a movie Star Wars fans watched from Countless times. It's even funnier when you think of George Lucas who started tinkering with the original trilogy in the 1990s.
As for gaffs, this one is definitely intended for fans to eagle eyes and requires a theater to see the detail. That being said, Pablo Hidalgo watched The Empire Strikes Back in a theatrical setting and was able to find something oddly engraved in Luke Skywalker's lightsaber. "New York" is marked at the bottom of the gun, which is visible now that Hidalgo has reported. Hidalgo's discoveries immediately intrigued Star Wars fans and there may be others on the way as the hunt continues. Hidalgo had this to say about his discovery.
"I have already noted, but every time I watch a movie Star Wars there is something new to notice, especially if I'm happy to see it on the big screen This latest discovery that "New York" is visible at the bottom of Luke's lightsaber in Empire. "
Looking at the image shared by Pablo Hidalgo, it is difficult to find "New York" stamped with lightsaber. However, if you consider the base of the weapon as a clock, you can see the words around the 11 and 12 o'clock zones. It's pretty weak in the low resolution image, but it's there and will be reported for the rest of the time, thanks to Hidalgo. Although this is certainly less obvious than a Stormtrooper banging his head in New Hope it is still an interesting detail.
Although George Lucas focused on the jacket and shirt of Han Solo (some shots in a jacket and others in a shirt) blundering on stage of carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back it is still noticeable in close-ups. The film also features the arm of a crew member in a swift Wampa arm plan, but this one could even be harder to find than New York's engraved bottom background. a lightsaber. There are even problems of continuity when Luke hangs upside down in the Wampa cave. Close-ups show her legs close together, while wider angles separate them.
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It's fun to report production errors, but they could actually be a headache for the people who worked on these projects, even though it was more than 40 years ago. Anyway, fans will continue to find things that George Lucas missed when he went to clean up the original trilogy. You can view the images of the lightsaber below, thanks to Pablo Hidalgo's Twitter account:
I've already noticed, but every time I watch a Star Wars movie, there is something new to notice. Especially if I have the chance to see it on the big screen. This last discovery? "NEW YORK" is visible on the underside of Luke's Lightsaber in EMPIRE. pic.twitter.com/Z85NPvgcVR
– Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) June 19, 2019