Today’s behind the scenes post we go to the prequels which are still very much a favourite of mine despite being disliked by a lot of Star Wars fans for various reasons. I try to focus on the good stuff that a GFFA can bring to people, not the negative.
And with that, here is our behind the scenes image:
From the official website:
The Jedi and Sith went through three hundred aluminium lightsaber blades while filming The Phantom Menace. Stunt coordinator Nick Gillard helped build the new lightsabers for the physically and mentally intensive duels.Via Star Wars dot Com
Whenever I see the behind the scenes content it always keeps me in awe at how amazing the actors must be to bring their characters to life in front of blue and green screens! And not only that but in many situations, they are surrounded by blank walls and set props that do nothing to encourage them as actors. When I see blank walls and green screens I just think its amazing how these characters are brought to life and enjoyed by fans the world over.
One of my very favourite lightsaber duels of all-time is the Duel of the Fates and the incredible music that was written by John Williams that accompanies it is equally as amazing.
For anyone that is interested in the behind the scenes content from the prequels, here is a great video clip via Star Wars on Youtube:
Do you have a favourite behind the scenes moment from the prequel trilogy? Let me know in the comments! I’m happy to feature any content on the blog that I haven’t yet found online so feel free to reach out.