Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bigger on the inside... sorta

It's often said of the Millennium Falcon that the interior set wouldn't actually fit the exterior set used for filming. A lot has been written on the subject, but here's an illustration of just how badly the two sets fit together.




Essentially the ramp is the only place where the two sets can agree. After that point all hell breaks loose...


well here's a fine how-do-you-do...

17 comments:

  1. Movie magic! What are your thoughts on where the Last Jedi escape pod room fits in?

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  2. I'm going to wait until I can watch the scene frame-by-frame. I do know that the TFA set had a few more corridors than the sets in the original movies. Specifically there's a T-junction at the end of the corridor if you were to turn left after coming up the ramp. Never seen in the movie, but it's there in behind-the-scenes materials, and in blueprints found in the Art of Force Awakens. I'm curious if they filmed the escape pod scene in that part of the set on Last Jedi, but it remains to be seen!

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    1. I'm pretty sure they just had Chewie stand in from of the ladder well and looking into the corridor leading up to the flight deck for Rey's perspective. But you can't see the ladder well so it could pass for the rear-most portion of the central ring corridor.

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  3. https://twitter.com/pablohidalgo/status/956673260946509824

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    1. well there's a fine howdy-do, thanks for the heads up!

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  4. Great!!!!
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1706622866048909&id=851035548274316

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  5. The Millenium Falcon: Ship of Riddles website by Robert Brown
    https://web.archive.org/web/20030201092205/http://www.synicon.com.au:80/sw/mf/falcon.htm

    Compromise floor plan
    https://web.archive.org/web/20000914162355/http://www.synicon.com.au:80/sw/mf/frank666.jpg
    https://web.archive.org/web/20030404055814/http://www.synicon.com.au:80/sw/mf/mfplan.htm

    Mike Marincic's "what might have been" Millenium Falcon plans
    https://web.archive.org/web/20000914162415/www.synicon.com.au/sw/mf/mm-mf.jpg

    STAR WARS AFICIONADO MAGAZINE: ILM CLASSIC IMAGE: JOE JOHNSTON'S FALCON
    https://starwarsaficionado.blogspot.com/2011/05/ilm-classic-image-joe-johnstons-falcon.html

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  6. That seems to confirm what I thought. There is a widely spread misconception that the full scale Falcons (ANH & ESB) where built at 80% scale for budgetary and practical reasons, and so it's cockpits were too small compare to the cockpit inside set. I think people confused with the fact that ILM built only 80% of the ship for ANH, meaning they did not built part the port hull, not that they scaled down the ship.
    Could you make another image matching the cockpits? I'd like to see what it looks like. :)

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    1. It's closer than I thought but the cockpits are definitely a lot different, in the repair scenes in ESB you can see chewie barley squeezing in the exterior set cockpit.

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    2. I really don't think they are any different. I suppose the impression we have of Chewie in the scene you talk about compared to the usual inside shots of the cockpit is due to the camera angle, being outside, with the canopy, etc

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  9. I solved the riddle. It's simple. When we are in corridor of boarding ramp, just hide falcon body model and show interior model. I'll upload a gif with that "magic" soon :)

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    1. Here is a result video. Just wait for explanation :)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5g-ETKOKuU

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    2. Here is an explanation :)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic-V_wqP_S4

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    3. yep, I came up with the same solution a few years ago... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsFAZG2CkQI

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