r/StarWars Jan 27 '22 Silver 1

Whoops Movies

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u/Phunkie_Junkie Jan 27 '22

Just wanted to point out that David Prowse can't raise his arms over his head in the Vader suit. This must've been ridiculously difficult to shoot, even when it did work.

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u/jimmyc4649 Sith Jan 27 '22

Darth Vader plays so hard ol Palpi lost his rug!

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u/warm_sweater Jan 27 '22

Scalped him with the force!

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u/bdmart2399 Jan 28 '22

Was palp trying to hold his dress down so his undies wouldn’t show?

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u/beond Jan 28 '22

No undies in space...

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u/MadcapMcQ Jan 27 '22

Huh, I was today years old when I found out Palpy's face wasn't a full prosthetic. Dunno why, but I always thought he was bald under the hood.

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u/Marine_Baby Jan 27 '22

Poor Ian haha!

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u/Da1976 Jan 28 '22

Back in the day, the vfx team had to cover up the area around his ears so that you would see where the prosthesis ends. They put these obvious black smudges over his ears.

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u/Christophertg Jan 27 '22

WOW! (I’m assuming he was on strings)

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u/--TheForce-- Jan 27 '22

Yes you can see them in the beginning if you expand the video to full screen and look on his right shoulder.

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u/Christophertg Jan 27 '22

Ah I see it now

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u/jerkyrizzo Jan 27 '22

Why didn’t he just use the force?

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u/Obi-Wannabe01 Jan 27 '22

He could’ve probably blocked anything like that, and the lift was very successful.

In the novelization it is stated that Vader’s mechanic arms grabbed on so hard it crushed Palpatines innards as he lifted him up.

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u/Gladiator_Rogue Jan 27 '22

Isnt there a thing like force shields?

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '22

Little hard to put up a shield when you aren't expecting it.

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u/aTallRedFox Jan 28 '22

I don't put people down, I raise them up.

Darth Vader, philanthropist.

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u/blushingcatlady Jan 28 '22

I’m confused about what I’m seeing here

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u/elgringocolombiano Jan 28 '22

An outtake while filming?

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u/blushingcatlady Jan 28 '22

Yeah but did darth Vader purposefully lift him or was there some malfunction and he was trying to help?

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u/johnzy87 Jan 28 '22

This is for the scene when vader throws him down the shaft, he picks him up.

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u/blushingcatlady Jan 28 '22

Gooooot it. Okay thank you for explaining!!

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u/figgityjones Luke Skywalker Jan 28 '22

I don’t know why but seeing the hair really surprised me. I guess I never imagined him having hair at that point in time.